Brilliant Blessings, One Blazing World

He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed. And Moses said, “I will turn aside to see this great sight, why the bush is not burned.” When the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” Then he said, “Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” Exodus 3:2(b)-5 The desire is deep, isn’t it? For God to grab hold of us, to shine a burning…

Brilliant Gratitude.

Gratitude sparkles brilliant within an ordinary moment, a mere glance away. It’s an inhale of notice beyond myself, an exhale of thanks to the mystery of God. It’s an inhale of wide-eyed awakening, An exhale of silent appreciation. When I consider my restless mind, my envy, sorrow, anger and plain, busy life, giving thanks is the antidote. It takes the focus away from me, myself and I, slows me down to prayerful awareness. When I notice, I see what I already have. I hear the voice of the Prodigal God, hum low, with lavish love, “You are always with me,…

For the Teachers

As the school year comes to a close, I am incredibly grateful for another year of teachers who breathe into my children’s lives in their personal, unique way. Offering a prayer this day to teachers all over the world: Jesus, Thank you for teachers near and far. Thank you for wise teachers who create safe spaces for children to grow. Thank you for organized teachers who prepare, on their off hours, to give of their best. Thank you for writing teachers who spark imagination through epic tales. Thank you for logical teachers who instruct with strategy. Thank you for earthy…