Like Willows By Flowing Streams

Thus says the LORD who made you, who formed you in the womb and will help you… For I will pour water on the thirsty land and streams on the dry ground I will pour my spirit upon your descendents, and my blessings on your offspring. They shall spring up like a green tamarisk, like willows by flowing streams. –from Isaiah 44:  1-4 I can’t remember my life making more sense than when I had a nursing newborn.  What I needed to do with my time was so clear—feed the baby, change the baby, help the baby get to sleep, … Read the full post

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Hear my prayer

Hear my prayer, O LORD; let my cry come to you… I am like an owl of the wilderness, like a little owl of the waste places. I lie awake; I am like a lonely bird on the housetop… My days are like an evening shadow; I wither away like grass… But you, O LORD… endure through all generations. You will have compassion… You will regard the prayer of the destitute, and will not despise their prayer… Let this be recorded for all generations to come… that God came close to the earth, to hear the groans of the prisoners, … Read the full post

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Presbyterians and Pleasure

  Protect me, O God; I trust in you for safety. I say to God, “You are my God; all good things I have come from you.” How excellent are God’s faithful people! My greatest pleasure is to be with them. Those who rush to other gods bring many troubles on themselves. I will not take part in their sacrifices; I will not worship their gods. You, God, are all I have, and you give me all I need; my future is in your hands. How wonderful are your gifts to me; how good they are! I praise God, because … Read the full post

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Swimming in the living waters

“The earth is the LORD’S and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it; for God has founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers.” Psalm 24: 1-2. Oil is hemorrhaging and starfish are dying— dolphins blinded, pelicans lacquered/grounded, and wide-eyed fish kills suffocated by humanity’s habit for annihilation. Has God retreated from these waters? Has God pulled away from the brutality—chemically unable to abide in water contaminated this way? How do we go on, knowing we have set this biocide in motion? All I can do is conjure questions. Observations are … Read the full post

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