Theme for October 2021: Tree

Like a tree

Like a tree

  Blessed is the one        who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take        or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,        and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted … Continue reading "Like a tree" ...
Thank you. For fruit-bearing trees

Thank you. For fruit-bearing trees

Apples ready for harvest  (Photo: Irene Bom)   Then God said, ‘Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.’ And it was so. Genesis 1:11   Thanksgiving Litany For summer’s passing and harvest home — we thank you! For … Continue reading "Thank you. For fruit-bearing trees" ...
Big strong tree

Big strong tree

  One of my early children’s song was inspired by a verse from Hosea 14 where God likens himself to a tree.   “Israel, have nothing to do with idols. I, the Lord, am the one who answers your prayers and watches over you. I am like a green pine tree; your blessings come from … Continue reading "Big strong tree" ...
Inspired by trees

Inspired by trees

  A poem   Lost Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here, And you must treat it as a powerful stranger, Must ask permission to know it and be known. The forest breathes. Listen. It answers, I have made this place around you. If … Continue reading "Inspired by trees" ...