Tag Archives: creation

1. You are Creative.

The artist is not a special person; each one of us is a special kind of artist. I, Kelsey, play with words and phrases and letters and punctuation as a child plays with Lego’s, Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs, Barbie Dolls…with each letter and word having a place, a spot, a connection to something around it, a […]

Seeing a Body-Not Just Extremities

The Church is the body of Christ here on earth. Just as Christ loved the unlovable, touched the blind, fed the hungry, and ate with the outcasts–so to do we clothe the naked, visit those in prison, encourages and breathe light and hope into those with none. So many times the pulpit calls down to […]

Oh Lord, let my soul rise up to meet you

A daily call to worship from: Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals. Oh Lord let my soul rise up to meet you As the day rises to meet the sun Some days-most days-I can’t rise to meet you, or even lift my hands. My soul feels too heavy to find its way up to […]


Unpredictable. Misunderstood. Miserable. Foreign. The opposite of the ideal. We think: Blazing sun. Burning sand. Empty horizons. No water in sight. Barren, forsaken, and deadly. A desert is only hot during the day. In some places, down in the valley, the nightly temperature sinks so low your body is carried from one extreme to another. […]


Stones ~Kester Brewin Before plants, before animals, before fish; after light, but yes, many days before you, He called us up from the sea. Hard, and strong. we were the firstborn of all creation, not you–soft, malleable, pliable, always yielding, you who were created from our very dust. We remained silent then. You inhaled His […]

Seeing through the Snow

A couple days ago, my region was pounded with quite a snow storm. Apparently, it was the biggest/most intense storm Iowa has seen–in nearly 20 years. Everything shut down- restaurants, businesses, public transportation, everything…even giant- chain stores- gave in to the freezing temperatures and the drifts that continued to climb higher and higher. Wished for or not–everyone […]

A Sound Thought

When I got in the car to drive home I saw lightning in the distance. As I drove home on the interstate, the northwest sky was a deep purple. Without warning a giant, white ribbon of light ripped across the sky-tearing it all the way to the horizon.  Normally these flashes are quick and seem […]

how does the langauge of God speak

When the lights have gone out and only darkness is left, blow on the coals of my heart. Rekindle the love that was once inside me–so that I may go to others to help them let their own light shine and begin to scatter the darkness. For God is not the one who snuffed out […]

“Let me out-I’m stuck in your pocket!”

While in Guatemala this summer I worked with 7 other interns. Together our team of 8 trained and then dispersed all over the country to our different sites for the seven weeks. I met a diverse group of people, some older and some younger, but all interesting. Two guys on our team were best friends […]

the never-ending-Conversation

What if reality-time, nature, all things seen-were really all encompassed as one continuous and on-going conversation between the human and the divine..between the Creator and the creation? Paul says that creation is groaning and crying out. God hears the cries of the oppressed and is constantly whispering hushed lullabies in tired ears. Could it be […]