On day two of creation God separated earth and sky, creating a horizon. Horizons beckon us beyond ourselves toward a vision. Though visible they stay just beyond our reach, thus beckoning us onward in our journey while staying present to where we are.

What horizon is beckoning you? What imagination does it take for this journey?


In Genesis 18, Abraham and Sarah receive three visitors with generous hospitality. Both, the three visitors as well as Abraham and Sarah are cared for. The Psalmist asks in Psalm 78:19 “Can God really spread a table in the wilderness?”. Hospitality is shaped by culture, values and faith.

What does hospitality look like these days when we cannot host each other in the ways we are used to? What creative ways to extend hospitality have you seen or come up with?

In the beginning

 “In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while the Spirit of God hovered over the face of the waters. “ Genesis 1:1-2

In times of chaos, I need to know that God’s spirit is still hovering. In that space before creation, my eyes see the chaos while my soul knows the breath of God. How does one paint what the eyes can not yet perceive?

What emerges as you sit with these words from Genesis 1?