Sunday, June 7


Shabbat Shalom

Grace, Hope, Lament, Religion, Spirituality, Theology
Often we think of Sabbath as Sunday. In fact, traditionally, Sunday is the Day of the Lord and sundown Friday to sundown Saturday remains the Sabbath time. Recently I went to Shabbat service at Kol Ami to experience the beginning of Sabbath, a dedicated time of reflecting on giving our lives and all there is to God. Going to a Jewish service is a little unnerving as it is generally in Hebrew, however, the Siddur (what would be like a hymnal) is written in Hebrew and English. It also has the transliteration so you can follow along. Whew! That allowed me to sort of keep up. When I entered the Narthex to join Kol Ami during Shabbat, I was a little nervous. After all, I know what we think when new people come and visit us! Often it is “Hooray!” How odd would it be to become the new person aga...

autobiographical monk

Discernment, Grace, Hope, Love, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality
pigtails and freckles playing in the rain creating a world beyond in the world gathering flowers for soup and pine cones for bread and planning nothing present to the threshold of water and light of darkness and breath of alone and communion seeing really seeing the boy who lives across the way in a ramshackle home noticing beautiful skin a smooth cocoa noticing all the colors are across the way not here or there but in the disheveled and disturbed and distressed across the way dropping the soup and bread and screaming unfair flailing fists at ghosts picking up a rod and a staff and striding into the blaze

amazing grace

Christianity, Discernment, Grace, Lenten Journey Participants, Love, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality, Theology
amazing grace i was blind, but now i see the message of amazing grace that calls to me from where? that building on the corner with the pretty windows? that one with the sign board outside? that edifice over there with the golden columns? no.  closer.   (c) 2010 T. Stewart Lenten Reflection I will make with them a covenant of peace; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them, and I will multiply them, and put my sanctuary among them forever. My dwelling shall be with them; I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Thus the nations shall know that it is I, the LORD, who make Israel holy, when my sanctuary shall be set up among them forever.   -Ezekiel 37:26-28 Thoughts I will put my sanctuary among them forever. It is I, the Lord, who makes Israel holy, when my sanctuary s...