Thursday, April 23, 2015

Thursday April 23 Blessings and Gratitude to God for His Goodness to Us.

Daily Prayer for April 23

Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt
I look for your deliverance, Lord. Genesis 49:18, NIV Lord our God, help us in these days that are so difficult for us. Help us never to lose our expectation of the time that is to come, the time of Jesus Christ, Lord of heaven and earth. Strengthen us, we pray, and strengthen those all over the world who have to endure great suffering, especially the destitute and the dying. May your heavenly hosts come down to the many who are in misery, so that your name is praised in life and in death, in whatever we have to go through. For we shall praise you, no matter what happens now or in the days ahead. May your glory remain in our hearts, with the joy that you, O God, are the Father of all. Amen.

Daily Dig for April 23

Carlo Carretto
If God exists, why evil? If God is love, why sorrow? If God is a father, why death? If I have knocked, why has he not opened to me? Wait! Believe in him not out of self-interest, but out of love! If you want to reach the Promised Land, you must accept the scandal of all the things you don’t understand right to the limits. Having faith means believing that he fills all space, that no leap can cast me out from his arms. Having faith means believing that he knows everything, that before I arrive he runs through the infinitely complicated plan of my existence all the way to its conclusion, like an ever new problem solved by his infinite love: my final entry into his kingdom.
Source: The God Who Comes

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Ortronics: Earth Untouched 2015 Photos April 22, 2015

Daily Dig for April 22

Eberhard Arnold
We love the soil because God’s spirit spoke and created the earth,
 and because he called it out of its uncultivated natural state
so that it might be cultivated
 by the communal work of human beings.
We love physical work –
 the work of muscle and hand –
and we love the craftsman’s art,
in which the spirit guides the hand.
In the way spirit and hand work together
and through each other,
we see the mystery of community.
 God – the creative Spirit – has formed nature, and he has entrusted the earth to us,
 his sons and daughters,
 as an inheritance but also as a task: our garden must become his garden,
 and our work must further his kingdom.
Source: Plough Quarterly No.4: Earth

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

April 22, 2015 Earth Day

Our Sister gardeners  love the earth and tend it well after the example of  Francis and Clare
It is our  Franciscan Tradition to love all of creation after our patrons Saints Francis and Clare.
Saint Francis of Assisi rejoiced in all
the works of the Lord's Hands.
In beautiful things he intuited Beauty itself.
Francis savored in each and every creature
----the goodness given them by God. (St. Bonaventure's Major Work of St. Francis)
Clare considered herself the Little Plant of Francis
and followed his love for creation.

Monday, April 20, 2015

April 22 Earth day - San Francis - The Canticle of the Creatures" -

Earth Day April 22 - I Am The Lord Of The Dance, Cover by Beth Cassidy

  Meister  Eckhart says, " Every creature is a Word of God".
and N.T.Wright says in his new book "Surprised by Scripture,
               " The resurrection of Jesus is the reaffirmation of the goodness of creation, and the gift of the Spirit is there to make us the fully human beings we were supposed to be precisely so that we can fulfill that madate at last.  What are we waiting for?

                     Jesus is coming.
                     Let's go plant a Tree.

                      Large Tree Collage  jane desrosier

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wednesday April 15 God so loved the world


Daily Dig for April 15

Søren Kierkegaard
And this is the simple truth: that to live is to feel oneself lost. He who accepts it has already begun to find himself, to be on firm ground. Instinctively, as do the shipwrecked, he will look around for something to which to cling, and that tragic, ruthless glance, absolutely sincere, because it is a question of his salvation, will cause him to bring order into the chaos of his life. These are the only genuine ideas; the ideas of the shipwrecked. All the rest is rhetoric, posturing, farce.
Source: Provocations

Daily Prayer for April 15

Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt
But I trust in you, Lord; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies, from those who pursue me. Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love. Psalm 31:14–16, NIV

Dear Father in heaven, we turn to you. Hear our longing, hear our hopes, hear our faith! Our future lies in your hands. Free each heart from discouragement and sadness over the many evils of the world. Make us free from earthly things, free yet bound in spirit with you, O God. Help us on our pilgrimage toward eternity. As we walk with you, fill us with hope that the whole world will see the light, for in your light alone can we find fullness of life. Protect us and bless us through your Spirit. Amen.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

April 14 Tuesday God is all around us.

Even when we don’t sense God’s presence, His loving care is all around us.

by achristianpilgrim
Jakarta, 14 April 2015
A Christian Pilgrimage

Daily Dig for April 14

Eduardo Galeano
I don’t believe in charity. I believe in solidarity. Charity is so vertical. It goes from the top to the bottom. Solidarity is horizontal. It respects the other person and learns from the other. I have a lot to learn from other people.
Source: Louder than Bombs

Daily Prayer for April 14

Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25–26, NIV Dear Father in heaven, to you we entrust everything, for you have given us life and will call us to resurrection. You will help your children, your humankind, to reach what you have called them to. Protect your Church on earth. Let her soon see your glory. Let her see Jesus Christ intervening in people’s lives and destinies until, shaken and trembling, they have to recognize that they should love and honor Jesus alone, to your honor, O Father in heaven. We thank you for all you have given us in your Word, which enables us to become your children and to find your way for us on earth. Bless us and give us the Holy Spirit. Protect us this night. Protect us so that nothing evil can harm us. Amen.
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