Theme for August 2019: Bright

Bright and early

Bright and early

Florence in half light  (Photo: Irene Bom)   Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. (Mark 1:35)   A prayer Lord, teach us to pray. ...
Slow learners and bright ideas

Slow learners and bright ideas

Display at Botanic Gardens Edinburgh  (Photo: Irene Bom)   Call to Worship inspired by James 3:13-17 and Mark 9:33-37 We come here today not because we are clever but because God welcomes the slow learners. We come here not because we are wise, but because God loves us in spite of our folly. We come … Continue reading "Slow learners and bright ideas" ...
Bright and beautiful

Bright and beautiful

(Photo: Irene Bom)   Did you know? Cecil Frances Alexander’s hymn, “All things bright and beautiful” (published in 1848), was inspired by the words, Maker of heaven and earth, from the Apostle’s Creed. I’ve included the lyrics and a video below. But first, an intergenerational story of creation (Genesis 1-2) from the Kairos Canada website … Continue reading "Bright and beautiful" ...
In the school of prayer with Pádraig Ó Tuama

In the school of prayer with Pádraig Ó Tuama

(Photo: Irene Bom)     From 2014 to 2019, Irish poet, Pádraig Ó Tuama, led the Corrymeela Community, Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation organisation. Drawing on the spiritual practices of the community, in 2017 he published Daily Prayer with the Corrymeela Community. Here are some excerpts on prayer from the Foreword, and a prayer celebrating … Continue reading "In the school of prayer with Pádraig Ó Tuama" ...