This day’s images bring smiles and toe-tapping because they bring to mind this song by Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
Attune us to the music everywhere, Creator of Song.
Arrest us in your love-whirled yes.
Lift every voice.
“My desire for knowledge is intermittent, but my desire to bathe my head in atmospheres unknown to my feet is perennial and constant.” —Henry David Thoreau
“A benefit of a spirit aligned with God is the spiritual focus to resist those darker forces which might distract us.” ~Justin Coleman, Keep Watch with Me Lenten Reader
Justin concludes with this prayer: O Lord, we pray that you would attune our hearts to that of Christ. Show us your will and your ways. By our actions and through our prayers, make us a part of a sacred resistance against the powers and principalities of this world that your children might be free and know newness of life. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.
“… And the light shone in the darkness and / Against the Word the unstilled world still whirled / About the centre of the silent Word…” T.S. Eliot goes on to ask, “Where shall the Word be found, where shall the Word resound? Not here, there is not enough silence.”
“How can we support ELCA World Hunger to be a wrench thrown into the cycle of exclusion and insecurity that defines the lived experience of impoverishment?”~Curtis Kline, peace-building and human rights trainer, Colombia
Let my prayer rise up… notes from Living Word’s Wednesday at the Well last night
ash wednesday’s journal page from 2013
sermon notes from living word – sept. 15, 2013.