Glimmers of Grace

Where I Want to Live My Life

Where I Want to Live My Life

The visible world is an active doorway to the invisible world, and the invisible world is much larger than the visible. St. Francis Being in God's presence in meditation is more "real" than the world where I can touch, taste, and see. I want to live my life so...

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Lessons from a Monarch

Lessons from a Monarch

O, Lady! Queen of summer I watch you choose With lilting grace Perfect blossom for farewell kiss. Wings open, close, open, close Say to me Slow down Gaze Breathe. Wings closed reveal etched stain glass Solemn and beautiful as Cathedral windows glowing in sunlight. Yet...

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2018: Beauty of the Dance

2018: Beauty of the Dance

The visible world is an active doorway to the invisible world, and the invisible world is much larger than the visible. St. Francis Being in God's presence in meditation is more "real" than the world where I can touch, taste, and see. I want to live my life so...

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Overcoming the Enemy (Part 1 of 2)

O, Lady! Queen of summer I watch you choose With lilting grace Perfect blossom for farewell kiss. Wings open, close, open, close Say to me Slow down Gaze Breathe. Wings closed reveal etched stain glass Solemn and beautiful as Cathedral windows glowing in sunlight. Yet...

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Broken Open

Broken Open

I Immersed in shaft of January sunlight, I open last year’s journal to reflect on what’s gone before. I pull used tissue from pocket, and with breath through nose tiny particles of tissue explode. White fireworks dance in slant of sun in which I sit, rise, fall,...

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Tiger Lily: Reflections of God’s Love

Tiger Lily: Reflections of God’s Love

She stands, eyes cast down, face thin and pale. Mother Mary, who said yes to carrying the Son of God in her womb. The fear! The joy! The expectancy! The submissive spirit, casting reputation to the wind! Nine months to wonder—who will he look like? What kind of...

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Emmaus Eyes

Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about] these things. (Philippians 4:8, NRSV) As I...

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Autism Took Us On a Detour

Autism Took Us On a Detour

For World Autism Day, and Autism Awareness Month, I'm re-posting this meditation on autism and detours:  We ran into a host of orange barrels coming home from our third son’s birth. Our daily route, parenthood-by-the-book, ended. No detour sign in sight. No big, black...

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The Zeal of the Lord

The Zeal of the Lord

Christmas day has come and gone, but we are still within the liturgical year's twelve days of Christmas. I love these quiet days, past the busyness, to ponder the mystery of the incarnation! I open my Bible to these familiar words from Isaiah 9: The people who walked...

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Do Not Yield to Fear

Do Not Yield to Fear

Do not yield to your fear, Mary, for the Lord has found delight in you and has chosen to surprise you with a wonderful gift. (Luke 1:30, The Passion Translation) Do not yield to fear. Wind whispers winter, Guns thud in distance, Relationships teeter on brink, And yet…...

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Eden Lost and Found

Eden Lost and Found

Eyes wide open I meditate in kitchen garden, Eden spread out as visual feast. Spiritual eyes weep with what was lost… Joy in simply soaking up beauty of pulsing green growth punctuated by birdsong and riots of color… Ecstasy of sinking into love made visible to naked...

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