Theme for February 2020: Night

“A Good Night’s Sleep” inspirations

“A Good Night’s Sleep” inspirations

  Do not try to cover more than one good day’s journey at a time. Ann Siddal, from #15   In July/August 2019 I decided it was time to address my struggle to go to bed on time, and I foraged for Bible verses and prayers to help me turn over a new leaf, writing … Continue reading "“A Good Night’s Sleep” inspirations" ...
Evening prayer #3

Evening prayer #3

Coolhaven, Rotterdam  (Photo: Irene Bom)   “- Night is drawing nigh -” For all that has been – Thanks! For all that shall be – Yes!   by Dag Hammarskjöld, from Markings, p. 89   More of/on Dag Hammarskjöld dag-hammarskjold.net Desiring Peace: A Meditation on Dag Hammarskjöld, by Roger Lipsey Dag Hammarskjöld (westernmystics website) A … Continue reading "Evening prayer #3" ...
Sparks

Sparks

Road worker on night shift  (Photo: Irene Bom)   Jesus said, I tell you this: if you had even a faint spark of faith, even faith as tiny as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and because of your faith, the mountain would move. If you had … Continue reading "Sparks" ...
Sister moon

Sister moon

Misty moon at tramstop in downtown Rotterdam  (Photo: Irene Bom) Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars.   Psalm 148:3 (NIVUK) / Francis of Assisi   Full Solar Spirituality vs Lunar Spirituality In her book, Learning to Walk in the Dark, Barbara Brown Taylor makes a case for “lunar … Continue reading "Sister moon" ...
Winter = long nights

Winter = long nights

(Photo: Irene Bom)   For this season of long nights and often sombre days, a prayer by Cal Wick to open us up to God’s warmth and light, and the power of resurrection.   A prayer Lord, in the midst of Winter, when the days are cold and wind can pierce …. remind us of … Continue reading "Winter = long nights" ...
Good night

Good night

Rotterdam  (Photo: Irene Bom)   Some months ago I posted A liturgy of the morning by Pádraig Ó Tuama. Here is the companion piece, to launch our theme of the month, “Night”. A liturgy of the night On the first night God said: ‘Let there be darkness.’ And God separated light from dark; and in … Continue reading "Good night" ...