https://vimeo.com/7932500 An Advent sermon by Jennifer W. Davidson on Luke 21:25-36 preached in the chapel of American Baptist Seminary of the West on Nov. 30th, 2009. Images of the film 2012 are contrasted with the unremarkable (yet astoundingly remarkable) actions of women who enact the kingdom of God.
Praying Psalm 1 with the understanding that sometimes wicked self-judgment is what leads us down our own paths of devastation--and God's gentle grace is powerful enough to dissipate our storms of self-doubt.
Dad didn't give up. He just turned his mind to the next thing. He made his decision and he went all in. And he would not be moved.
a breath away, your presence
...this is how your help & hope comes / through gentle, beautiful things...
For a breath or two I believe I can tumble forever in the joy of you. But I don't. I forget again.
Trust washes away like sand in rough waves Time washes over me I am swept up in it.