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Abusing others

The people who walk in darkness will see a great light (Isaiah 9:2; NLT).

True circumcision is… a change of heart produced by God’s Spirit (Romans 2:29; NLT).

Repent, and turn away from your sins (Ezekiel 18:30; NLT).

I pray for people who abuse
Those weaker than themselves.

May they see your light,
And have a change of heart.

May they repent,
Making their peace with you
And with their victims –
Never abusing anyone again.

faith, contemplation, Spirit, journey, heart, death,, Uncategorized

In sleep

In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe (Psalm 4:8; NLT).

I walk in the Lord’s presence (Psalm 116:9; NLT).

The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).


In sleep,
I rest in your arms.

In prayer,
I ask for your help.

In contemplation,
I seek your face.

In suffering,
I beg for your strength.

In joy,
I praise your name.

In life,
I dwell in your presence.

And in death,
I unite with you, for evermore.


evolution, contemplation, faith, prayer, exploration, science, discovery,, Uncategorized


In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1; NLT).

You created all things (Revelation 4:11; NLT).

The Spirit of God… lives in you (Romans 8:11; NLT).


You are the energy
Forming suns and stars.

You are the force
Creating heaven and earth.

You are the power
Driving evolution.

You are the Spirit
Living within us all.

faith, spirituality, prayer, contemplation, Quaker, birth, life, death, God,, Uncategorized

Shared darkness

Clouds and thick darkness surround him (Psalm 97:2; NIV).

Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me (Psalm 23:4; NLT).

Your hand will guide me (Psalm 139:10; NLT).

Darkness and light are the same to you (Psalm 139:12; NLT).

I form the light and create darkness (Isaiah 45:7; NLT).


You are surrounded by thick darkness,
As am I,
So I live with you in darkness
Every day.

Though I can’t see your face
I’m not afraid,
For you are close beside me
All the time.

And though I cannot see
The way ahead,
I know your hand
Will guide me home at last,

For light and dark
Are just the same to you,
The great, transcendent God
Who makes them both.



spiritual development, personal growth, faith, exploration,, Uncategorized

Light and darkness

God is light (1 John 1:5; NIV).

Clouds and thick darkness surround him (Psalm 97:2; NIV).

Come close to God, and God will come close to you (James 4:8; NLT).


When I close my eyes,

I enter either the light
Of your presence,

Or the darkness
That surrounds you.

But, whether I find myself
In light or darkness,

I thank you for letting me
Draw so close to you.