Simply Lent 26…

Coming to the mid point of winter, short dark days. Life is uncertain, surprises are likely. If you are ….in a dark place, you still have what really counts.
If you are in a predicament, there will be a gate.

The gate is growing closer. Spring reveals hope in many corners. Much of life is uncertain… we have to watch for the “likely” surprises and trust the invitations to move forward – out of our predicaments into the light.

Quote: John Tarrant, It Would Be a Pity to Waste A Good Crisis

Advent I- at the threshold of discovery

You have looked
at so many doors with longing, wondering if your life lay on the other side.

For today, choose the door that opens
to the inside.

Travel the most ancient way of all:
the path that leads you
to the center of your life.

No map
but the one
you make yourself.

No provision
but what you already carry and the grace that comes to those who walk
the pilgrim’s way.

Speak this blessing
as you set out
and watch how
your rhythm slows,
the cadence of the road drawing you into the pace that is your own.

Eat when hungry.
Rest when tired.
Listen to your dreaming. Welcome detours
as doors deeper in.

Pray for protection.
Ask for the guidance you need. Offer gladness
for the gifts that come
and then
let them go.

Do not expect
to return
by the same road. Home is always
by another way
and you will know it not by the light
that waits for you but by the star
that blazes inside you telling you
where you are
is holy
and you are welcome here.

Quote: Jan Richardson and Image: Pinterest

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