Devastation….

I understand…

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Each one of us has lived through some devastation, some loneliness, some weather superstorm or spiritual superstorm, when we look at each other we must say, I understand. I understand how you feel because I have been there myself. We must support each other and empathize with each other because each of us is more alike than we are unalike.

Maya Angelou

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Firelight Praise

a song for when you are lighting night’s candle

Light of the world, of endless blessing, sun of our night, lamp of our days; Light of the world, of endless blessing, we raise our hearts in thanks and praise.

Evening lamps are lit, firelight all around. Evening lamps are lit, praise the only sound.


By: Ana Hernández

Produced @carriesbench.org

Hope is the match…

“Prayer is simply hope captured.”

So many people seek hope. So many stretch to find a spiritual path. Does it have to be so difficult? Do we make things too complicated?

My intuition is to think – yes. The path often lays out right before us and hope a natural way of connecting to something greater than ourselves.The words that follow are taken from the FaceBook page of Bishop Steven Charleston Visit if you get a chance. His reflections are clear, inspiring  and accessible.

In your search for quiet and reflection, may the flames of hope light your path to prayer…

“Hope is the match, prayer is the fire. If you know someone who needs a little help in getting a prayer life going, ask them if they ever hope for something. Its a safe bet that they do. And all the time. Humans are hopeful creatures. We are in an almost daily state of hope. We hope it won’t rain. We hope we get better. We hope we win. Hope is a constant for us in our emotional matrix. Prayer is simply hope captured. Rather than a fleeting wish, through prayer hope becomes a focused intention. Prayer matures hope by allowing God to light a fire.”