I have frequently referred to songs that speak to my Spirit as “heart songs.” Today I heard a new one and wanted to commend it to you. Josh Garrels’ song May You Find a Light is gentle, encouraging, and speaks to the real need we all have to find fellow travelers on this road. It makes … More A New Heart Song
I’m so tired of ugly words and mean people. Really ugly words. And really mean people. And I’m using vague and trite-sounding words because I can’t write the string of profanities that would flow from my mouth and melt my keyboard. I’m not kidding. That ugly. That @#*$!!! is mean. Here’s reality: hard things come … More Seek the beautiful
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. So says the writer of Proverbs, anyway. (16:18 if you’re playing along for points.) This evening just before things were completely dark outside, I heard our wind chimes singing mightily in the back yard. I rushed out the back door, grateful the rain had … More What cometh before a fall?
There is this strange idea in some strands of Christianity that we will never have problems or have “bad things happen” if we are truly Jesus-loving people. As if. From the first fig leaf, humanity has seen and known pain, discouragement and doubt. But that’s not what sells, is it? The kiddie Bible my kids … More O Joy?
I sat down at her piano and started to play… Joy to the world, the Lord is come… O come, O come, Emmanuel… The first noel the angels did say… What Child is this who laid to rest… She sat in her wheelchair and listened, eyes bright and focused. She hummed a little, tapped her … More Thank you for making me practice…
Patty Griffin singing “Rain”
I have played this song over and over… It touches my heart… May it touch yours as well. Prayer of St. Francis by Sarah McLachlan