Saturday, October 25, 2014

October 24, 2013

Today’s text
Philippians 4:4-5

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near.

Holy joy

Some days are so holy.
Yes, I know all days are holy,
gift and grace.

But today it is all ‘round,
golden leaves fall, covering
the yard, a blanket of color,
the bounty of summer,
giving themselves to the earth
and me, the gift of life for whatever
life will come when earth warms
again to delight my soul
in the new season

Fedora pulled low, shielding
my eyes from the sun still warm
penetrating the soul’s
inner room, painting the patio
cloister gold and blue, as tears
from hidden Source clear the soul’s
vision awakening thanks
for this moment, for the holiness
that surrounds and fills everything
and me.

Thank you for the gold and blue,
but more for eyes and heart awakened
to feel and know … the Love in all things
and me, too. Love that opens eyes
and heart to see and know the Mystery 
of what is right there, present 
every moment,beauty of Love untold, 
grace of the Grace beyond knowing, 
heart awakened by the Love within, 
warming me even more 
than autumn sun.

Pr. David L. Miller

Thursday, October 23, 2014

October 23, 2013

Today’s text

Psalm 90 (paraphrase)
You gather those who love You as friends returning from a long journey, giving rest to their souls. You anoint them with the balm of understanding, healing wounds of the past. … Increase the Light within us--O Beloved, hear our prayer.

Home once more

Long we wander, wondering,
doubting if ever we come
to the place Love filled
us, once more to know the
home we do not choose
but which chooses us.

Lost, our souls convinced
moments of heart-full
knowing forever gone
never to be known
once more in sweetness
of tears and faces
glowing, lit within by
Light uncreated
by human hands.

Sun rises, a new day
surprises birthing hope,
You the Lighthouse piercing
dark clouds once more
finding our lostness amid
waves that sicken
the soul, drawing us
home again to know
the Love thought lost amid
the living we must do.

Light finds and shines in
not only on souls once
lost amid the waves,
found and filled; prayer
answered once more, wounds
once bleeding find healing, no,
Healing Light, again finds
them, once more home in
the Love who is this
world’s Heart.

Pr. David L. Miller

Monday, October 20, 2014

October 20, 2013

Today’s text

Psalm 90:1-2
Eternal and Immortal One, You have been our refuge in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, before You had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting, You are the Alpha and the Omega.

Morning praise

Before star light
startled the ancient
darkness, before light
awakened hope that life
could be, that beauty
should blossom,
Love lived,
Present, unknown
abiding and birthing
all that is that all
that is may know
the Presence of Love
Present always.

we know You,
Love who lives
in every love
we know.

Morning comes again
with Mystery within,
Presence of Love
abiding, undeniable,
Spirit beyond my own.
You abide every where,
in all, but known only
by those who love,
known … dearly
as they know
the curve of their
beloved’s cheek.

They … I know
this … Something
Who is no thing but
Thou, Someone
Who is Ever More
than a person, Beyond all
the searching eye can
see, More real
than life’s breath, giving
life beyond breath, eternal
life, the Presence
of Love Immeasurable
simply there, abiding …
within the heart’s
secret room.

Sense? Can this be
sense at all? Can any
words speak what the
morning heart simply
knows as the gift
of the Giver?

No one can name
You; Alpha and Omega,
not nearly enough.
You are no thing; You
are Love Abiding every
time and place, beyond
all that is, yet held here,
in this soul privileged
to know …

Thank you for this
joy above all others.

Pr. David L. Miller