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Psalm #139

  PSALM #139 I praise Your decision to make Eve and Adam free with the stipulation that they walk humbly. There was no valid excuse when they overstepped Your boundaries and none has appeared since they lost Eden. May I remain in this Paradise to which You have led me. Although I am surrounded by…(Read More)

Blinding oneness

  I live for those fleeting and rare moments of commUNION, when everything is joined, including me. They are so alive, so vibrant, so red and burning. I never know when to expect them. They just come as a gift, which I graciously accept.     Cathy Barney is a writer, storyteller, artist, non-profit…(Read More)

Like a child

Gage, one of the Philadelphia Quaker Voluntary Service Fellows from the 2015-16 year, has a special gift. He sees the world with child-like wonder. I watched all year as a sensibility fostered in the majestic beauty of the Pacific Northwest struggled to find the glory of God in the cracks of Philly’s…(Read More)

Along the Way

    For the fourth of July, my son and I took a short road trip to Mounds State Park in Anderson, IN. We had put this trip off for far too long. The rainclouds followed us to the park, and we both decided we didn’t care—the rain was warm and the thick…(Read More)

For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies, for the love which from our birth, over and around us lies; Lord of all, to thee we raise this, our hymn of grateful praise.   1. To the south of my parents’ house, past the “seasonal access only” sign, lies a big…(Read More)

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