Primitive religion is not believed, it is danced!

Arthur Darby Nock

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Browning

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

It's a good day to live

It is a good day to live…


Let me embrace each dawn as a gift

Let me walk the hours of day unafraid

With grace and faith unbounded.

Let evening find me close to those I love

Warming my soul by the fires of their laughter,


Let me sleep believing tomorrow will be a blessing.

          Steven Charleston  (Spirit Wheel)



I am sitting in the dark

Waiting for the light to come


There is always that moment on long winter nights

As the snow falls and the wind howls

When I wonder

If the light will once again return


Will the sun rise over the frozen hills?

Will the clouds break and let

The brilliance of the sun

Set the world afire?


Sometimes if feels as if the light will never come

Or if it rises will do so weakly

Pale light

Which brings no warmth

No resolution to the cold bleakness


It is hard to have hope these days

So much of the world lies in the cold darkness

Of human suffering, oppression, inequality

Hate is piled on top of hate

Violence begets violence


And our eyes have become adjusted to the light

And daily we trod


Picking our way through the darkness

Leaving it untouched


Yet we are called to the light

To embrace it

And carry it


To be, not candles in the wind

But angel fire

People who set the world aflame

With hope


So let us rise

Let us raise our voices to the heavens


It is a good day to live…


Let embrace this day as a gift

And walk through this troubled world unafraid

Full of grace and truth


May the Spirit burn like a fire

So that we walk in the light

And become light in the darkness


And may we join with others

In singing the song of hope and love

Joining our light together

So that the fire of God’s love

Sets the world aflame


And our souls are warmed

And hope is birthed


This is a good day to live

And serve



His Word is a lamp unto my feet

A light upon my way

And I do well to pay it heed

Until the final day

Until the day dawns

And the morning star

Arises in your heart

Take this lamp and light your way

To your eternal home

                     John Fischer

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