ALL BEAUTIES AND WONDERS, all bright, blue skies,
All honest reflections or questions, “Why?”
Can lead to a sense of the presence of God.
But even mid terror, God’s near as our breath.
In all we can whisper, in life or in death,
“Now into your hands, I commit my spirit.”
Contemplative by Design
From page 10 of Contemplative by Design: Creating Quiet Spaces for Retreats, Workshops, Churches, and Personal Settings by Gerrie L. Grimsely and Jane J. Young. Copyright © 2008 by Gerrie L. Grimsley and Jane J. Young. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
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“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.”
Matthew 25:1-2, NRSV
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This week we remember: Antoinette Brown Blackwell (November 5).
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