From the sea.

December 26, 2008

saltandpepper

But it must not be sought for or–heaven forbid!–dug for.  No, no dredging of the sea bottom here.  That would defeat one’s purpose.  The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient.  To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith.  Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches.  Patience and faith.  One should lie empty, open, choiceless as the beach–waiting for a gift from the sea.

-Anne Morrow Lindberg from Gift from the Sea

Image via Samantha Lamb.

XO, me


Lights, please?

December 24, 2008

Luke 2:8-14

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.  And the angel said unto them, “Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.   And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.”   And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,  “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”

Merry Christmas!  XO, me

p.s.  Am I the only one that didn’t know that the shepherds were sore afraid?  KJV says people were sore afraid a lot.

Light and dark.

December 24, 2008

sparkeopenspace

To live by grace means to acknowledge my whole life story, the light side and the dark. In admitting my shadow side I learn who I am and what God’s grace means. As Thomas Merton put it, ‘A saint is not someone who is good but who experiences the goodness of God.’

XO, me

Quote from The Signature of Jesus by Brennan Manning.  Read it, I know you’ll like it.

Image from sparke.