And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.1 Corinthians 13:13 Faith Trusting that our lives are looked afterBy an unseen, love-driven God,Who will be there to catch us,To bless us and keep us,To guide us through lifeWith steadfast love.Such is theGift ofFaith. Hope A sure, steadfast anchor…
Sometimes, the poet R.S. Thomas reminds us, the meaning is in the waiting. Here is a poem, prayer, psalm, and promise featuring the poem, "Kneeling," by R.S. Thomas.
A sonnet inspired by the celebration of the Baptism of Our Lord.
As part of my ongoing series of "Poems, Prayers, Psalms, and Promises," here is a wonderful poem celebrating the Epiphany by Malcolm Guite, alongside some of the scripture readings appointed for the Epiphany of Our Lord.
Here is a nonet poem celebrating God's love for us and the ways in which we can reflect that love into our world.
The Work of Christmas by Howard Thurman When the song of the angels is stilled, When the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and princes are home, When the shepherds are back with their flocks, The work of Christmas begins: To find the lost, To heal the broken, To feed the hungry,…
A "Poem, Prayer, Psalm, and Promise" as we prepare to enter a new year together, featuring Dietrich Bonhoeffer's poem, "By Powers of Good."
Psalm 131 offers us a beautiful but challenging image for prayer - our souls resting in God's presence like a weaned child with its mother. Here is my sonnet for this psalm, reflecting on this wonderful image.
Christmas, Then and Always Past and future come together this night, Forgotten, forgiven, by Love's pure light, Bowing before this loved, unknown stranger, Wrapped now in cloth, asleep in the manger. A promise fulfilled, for all who feel lost, Sin’s firm grip to be unbound by the cross. God's beloved Son, begotten before time, Now…
Here are two poems by Madeleine L'Engle to share with you for Christmas as part of my ongoing series of "Poems, Prayers, Psalms, and Promises."