#BIGRead14: Untie My Depths

#BIGRead14 Today's poem gives a real sense of 'struggle', seeking to find 'meaning', but getting caught up and tangled in what we are already caught up in: Disentangle me, Lord. Unpick my inner knot. Unravel my complexity. Unweave my deepest confusion. Untwist the channels of spirit within. I'm not one…

#BIGRead14: Pain

#BIGRead14 Today's poem, on pain, makes me think of a number of verses in Genesis, where the ground is cursed, labour is cursed, and life is made so much more difficult through our own disobedience... Yet the truth is that the pain overcomes me. It invades, vanquishes and diminishes me.…

#BIGRead14: Hosanna

#BIGRead14 Just: Heroic Son of David: heal us, and give us the hope we cannot grasp. Amen. #Do1NiceThing: Thank people for the virtues they have Maggi Dawn Encouraged by coming across the Bethphage charity, as I googled for more information on the city... The poem, the church service I went to…

#BIGRead14: Generosity

#BIGRead14 A call to be generous with our time and our money.... My brain is whirling between 'responsible' and 'courageous' in our giving... Including of ourselves. As I'm spending a weekend with members of my family I felt rude to go off for a nap... But that means they've been…

#BIGRead14: Kindness

#BIGRead14 Beautiful words today (and read by a friend who has kindly offered me her sofa on several occasions...: Although I am grateful, I rarely appreciate the kindness of others as deeply or as warmly as I should. I love living in a digital age much of the time, so many…