Sunday, July 19, 2015

"Tell him everything..."

"If you are searching for God and do not know where to begin, learn to pray. Take the trouble to pray every day. You can pray anytime, anywhere. You can pray at work – work doesn’t have to stop prayer and prayer doesn’t have to stop work. Tell him everything; talk to him. He is our father; he is father to us all, whatever religion we are. We are all created by God, we are his children. We have to put our trust in him and love him, believe in him, and work for him. If we pray, we will get all the answers we need."  ~Blessed Mother Teresa

"Then he told them a parable about the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary."  ~Luke 18:1

Abba! Father! Who loves me so much! Thank you for making me Your child!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

"Thy face, O Lord, will I still seek." ~Psalm 27:8

"Misty Day" by Ann L. Krumrein

Sun of my soul! Thou Saviour dear,
It is not night if Thou be near;
O may no earth-born cloud arise
To hide Thee from thy servant's eyes.
~John Keble, 1792-1866

Saturday, July 11, 2015

"All the earth is full of His glory." ~Isaiah 6:3

"Lone Shell" by Ann L. Krumrein
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,
we must carry it with us or we find it not.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, July 10, 2015

Through death to life...

Onion Tops Going to Seed by Ann L. Krumrein

"Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat
falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone;
but if it dies, it bears much fruit."
~John 12:24

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Dancing and Gladness!

Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness, that my soul may praise Thee and not be silent.  O Lord my God, I will give thanks to thee for ever."  

~Psalm 30:11-12

"Do not fear then, that your past faithlessness must make you unworthy of God’s mercy. Nothing is so worthy of mercy as utter weakness. He came from heaven to earth to seek sinners, not the righteous; to seek that which was lost – as indeed all were lost if it were not for him. The physician seeks the sick, not the healthy. Oh, how God loves those who come boldly to him in their foul, ragged garments and ask, as of a father, for some garment worthy of him!"  

~Archbishop François Fénelon, 1651-1715

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

"Teach us to reverence..."

"Peony Petals" by Ann L. Krumrein

"Teach us to reverence in this world
not simply the great and impressive,
but all the minute and myriad-sided beauty
of field and flower and tree."
~W.E.B. du Bois

Monday, July 6, 2015

For the beauty of the earth...

"Scallions All-In-A-Row" by Ann L. Krumrein

"Lord, make us mindful of the little things
that grow and blossom in these days 
to make the world beautiful for us."
~W.E.B. du Bois