Emotions · flesh · Heart · Love · Spirit · Stirred Up

emotions stirred…

I find emotions stirred… caught up in a competition… One in which I have no stake… emotional or otherwise… I don’t know the competitors… except by reputation… but I find my heart rate increased… attention riveted… My own loud exclamation… grabs my attention… And I wonder…¬†Why…? why do I care so much…? so much… I…… Continue reading emotions stirred…

Heart · Silence · Spirit · Understanding

where to start a pilgrimage…

Last night… after considering my failure of living silence… understanding comes this morning… To live a life of pilgrim words… inner silence… is the key to outer silence… This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength but…… Continue reading where to start a pilgrimage…

Faith · Growth · Spirit · Spiritual Discipline

fan the flame…

Chilly days… cold nights… mean fires in the fireplace… Each morning… waking to what seems cold… dead… still… where fire blazed bright and warm the night before… The wood consumed… gray ashes in their place… But under the gray… hide coals… which need stirring… Using the poker… they are uncovered… revealing a fuel for flame……… Continue reading fan the flame…