Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Stacking Up in my Inbox Again

I've had a few thoughts and quotes and things stacking up in my inbox again, waiting to be shared, so, while I'm waiting for my roommate to get home, so that we can grocery shop, I thought I'd seize the opportunity to clean up my inbox and share these bits and pieces with all of you!


Spirituality is about being ready. All the spiritual disciplines of your life—prayer, study, meditation or ritual, religious vows—are there so you can break through to the eternal. Spirituality is about awakening the eyes, the ears, the heart so you can see what’s always happening right in front of you.

— from Jesus' Plan For A New World


Jesus, sometimes I lose hope and cling to the darkness. Give me the courage to trust that you are present—even where I am broken and stagnant—bringing life out of death, hope out of despair and joy out of grief.

— from What Jesus Said and Why it Matters Now


The Moravian Daily Text Reading from Sunday:

Thus far the Lord has helped us. 1 Samuel 7:12

Paul wrote: The Lord stood by me and gave me strength, so that through me the
message might be fully proclaimed. 2 Timothy 4:17

Thank you, dear God, for your patience in teaching us your ways. Thank you for
helping us even when we did not want or ask for your help. Impart to us your
patient and loving ways that we may proclaim, with compassion and mercy, your
ways to others. Amen.