A world without a sabbath would be like a [person] without a smile, a summer without flowers, a homestead without a garden. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

How would you describe a world without sabbath?

Morning rise

May my mind come alive today
To the invisible geography
That invites me to new frontiers,
To break the dead shell of yesterdays,
To risk being disturbed and changed. ~ Jon O’Donahue

How do you awaken to the landscape of this day?


“For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.” ~ St. Therese of Lisieux

What is prayer for you?

Afternoon on a hill

I will be the gladdest thing

under the sun!

I will touch a hundred flowers

and not pick one.

I will look at cliffs and clouds

with quiet eyes,

watch the wind bow down the grass,

and the grass rise. ~ Edna St. Vincent Millay

How do you settle into contentment?


In her chapter in the book Embodied Spirits Rosalie Norman-McNaney speaks of birth quakes. And I was intrigued. The shaking and shifting and opening of a quake not to swallow or destroy but to bring new life.

What is breaking forth from your soul?