Theme for April 2019: Dust

Thank you. For dust

Thank you. For dust

(Photo: Albert Goedkoop)   Easter blessings to you all. In light of the resurrection, here’s a different take on the word, “dust”.   A poem: Dusting by Marilyn Nelson, 1946   Thank you for these tiny particles of ocean salt, pearl-necklace viruses, winged protozoans: for the infinite, intricate shapes of submicroscopic living things. For algae … Continue reading "Thank you. For dust" ...
Dust and transformation

Dust and transformation

(Photo: Albert Goedkoop)   Ash Wednesday was weeks ago, I know. Still, you might derive some spiritual nourishment from this Ash Wednesday benediction, even now in Holy Week, as Jesus’ death looms large and his victory over sin and death is imminent. Ash Wednesday Benediction Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall … Continue reading "Dust and transformation" ...
On dust and glory

On dust and glory

(Photo: Albert Goedkoop)   As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust dust dust   (Ps 103:13-14)   From Ash Wednesday to Easter and beyond A reflection     Remember that you … Continue reading "On dust and glory" ...
New dust

New dust

(Photo: Albert Goedkoop)   This is the first post in our new series, “Dust”. Prayer for Lent O God, who makes all things new, new stars, new dust, new life; take my heart, every hardened edge and measured beat, and create something new in me. I need your newness, God, the rough parts of me … Continue reading "New dust" ...