Theme for April 2021: Alive

Lively concern

Lively concern

  A blessing Bless, O God, all who dedicate their powers today       to the making of peace in the world; bless all who give their training and experience       to feed and clothe and house the destitute; bless all who lend their energies and skills       to teach impoverished people to till, water and harvest their land. … Continue reading "Lively concern" ...
Thank you. For life

Thank you. For life

  In the silence I receive once more this gift of my life from you.      Hold me in your stillness,      simplify me,      and take possession of me,      my God.   by Angela Ashwin, from The Book of a Thousand Prayers by Angela Ashwin, #613     From the blog First love Who do you work … Continue reading "Thank you. For life" ...
Tree of life

Tree of life

    Recently I’ve been experimenting with frottage, often using the bark of a tree as my substratum, and posting results to my instagram account (@irene.bom). Here I’ve used the technique to help illustrate Proverbs 15:4a (NLT): “Gentle words are a tree of life”. My main inspiration for featuring this particular verse was a blog … Continue reading "Tree of life" ...
Newness of life

Newness of life

(Photo: Irene Bom)   A prayer Risen Christ, bring newness of life into our stale routines, into our wearied spirits, into our tarnished relationships.   from Prayer Rhythms: Fourfold Patterns for Each Day by Ray Simpson, p. 29   A blessing The God of life go with us, the Risen Christ beside us, the vibrant … Continue reading "Newness of life" ...
In the school of prayer with Michael Mayne

In the school of prayer with Michael Mayne

  Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed! And that makes all the difference.   To quote Michael Mayne from Alleluia is our Song: Reflections on Eastertide, “Our struggles haven’t ended, nor has the world changed, because it is Easter Day. And yet because of Easter, everything has changed, all is different, because we have … Continue reading "In the school of prayer with Michael Mayne" ...