Dawn’s light

As the light of dawn awakens earth’s creatures
and stirs into song the birds of the morning
so may I be brought to life this day.
Rising to see the light
to hear the wind
to smell the fragrance of what grows from the ground
to taste its fruit
and touch its textures
so may my inner senses be awakened to you
so may my senses be awakened to you, O God.

Quote: Philip Newell
Photo: Frances Dawson


the only gift I have…


Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.

Photo: Free Walking Tour Salzburg on Unsplash

from Gratefulness.org



I studied the bird, deeply impressed that she seemed to know instinctively that in stillness is healing.  I had been learning that too, learning that stillness can be a prayer that transforms us.

Quote: Sue Monk Kidd, When the Heart Waits

Image: Frances Dawson

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