Monday, June 20, 2016

The lament of the seagulls echoes off the cliffs.

For God alone my soul in silence waits; truly, my hope is in Him. Psalm 62:6

Sunset in Santorini

Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire,
Unuttered or expressed,
The motion of a hidden fire
That trembles in the breast.
The upward glancing of an eye,
When none but God is near. 
-James Montgomery

The will of God is not a 'fate' to which we submit but a creative act in our life producing something absolutely new . . . something hitherto unforeseen by the laws and established patterns. Our cooperation (seeking first the Kingdom of God) consists not solely in conforming to laws but in opening our wills out to this creative act which must be retrieved in and by us. –Thomas Merton

Strawberry moon just before sunrise

He that planted the ear, does He not hear? He that formed the eye, does He not see? He who admonishes the nations, will not punish? He who teaches all the world, has He no knowledge? The LORD knows our human thoughts: how like a puff of wind they are. Happy are they whom You instruct, O LORD! whom You teach out of Your law. Psalm 94:9-13

Let my heart be full of Your praise and Your glory all the day long. Psalm 71:8, revised by Christy