How to sing out for the long summer days

  Here is a hymn for this mid-summer moment of Solstice and the longest day. For, the Sun is now 'travelling back' to the Equator and autumn will come again. But we still have many warm days ahead, so let us sing a song in thanks to God: Summer suns are glowing over land and [...]

Find in a Sunrise

Uplifting poem for summer.

DarylMadden

Find in a sunrise
A wonderful view
Discover in light
What it says to you

Warming the heart
Mercy so true
Lost in the drawing
A falling into

Acceptance complete
Love, its embrace
A drifting within
A gifting of grace

Peace is prevailing
Spirits direction
Soul of arising
A divine connection

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The trees are talking

Dodging the showers, I went for a stroll in the woods this morning. And as I wandered, I also wondered. For the large trees that surrounded me must have seen many more years than I. They would have lived through times of peace and trouble, times of calm and turmoil and periods of continual change. [...]

The last perfect summer

Job 1.1-12 John 9.1-7   The book is called something like 'The Last Perfect Summer'.  It is the story of a summer of over 100 years ago which was full of warmth, calm and golden light. The Foreign Secretary of that time, Lord Grey, said he loved this time of year.  In fact, he enjoyed [...]

Holding onto Summer

In the recent film The Monuments Men, George Clooney gathers together a group of art experts during World War Two and drafts them into the US Army. This rag tag platoon’s eventual role is to join the Allied advance across Europe and save the art works stolen from occupied countries by the Nazis. Actually, although [...]