“Whether we are poets or parents or teachers or artists or gardeners, we must start where we are and use what we have.  In the process of creation and relationship, what seems mundane and trivial may show itself to be holy, precious, part of a pattern.”

-Luci Shaw

take off your grave clothes

When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!”

 The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face.

Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.”

-John 11:43-44


“What is it, namely, that connects the temporal and eternity,

what else but love,

which for that very reason is before everything and remains after everything is gone.”

-Soren Kierkegaard, Works of Love

seal it

O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!

Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee.

Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;

Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.

-Robert Robinson, Hymn: Come Thou Fount