Stir up peace

“Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer

What responsibility will take you one step further?


Katangole/Rice in Reconciling all Things invite us into the ongoing process of confession and lament, “as we learn to go out of our way to draw near and tarry with the pain of the world in concrete places, the challenge is to keep naming the truth, keep being disturbed, keep remembering the awful depth of brokenness.”

Do confession and lament keep you going?

Drifting clouds

“Wind is the only one of the four elements that is invisible. The gift of air lacks any discernible form or color or texture, but it makes everything else come alive both literally, as in the gift of life-giving breath, and figuratively, as in the buffeting of things by the wind’s power.” ~ Christine Valters Paintner

When was the last time you lay in the grass watching the clouds drift by?


Anne Morrow Lindbergh wrote “It is only framed in space that beauty blooms.” I wonder how space allows for ordinary miracles that ground us and strengthen our hearts so we can keep them open in difficult times, turning and returning to the center when too many demands and chaos pull us like centrifugal forces off center.

What space nourishes grounding?