English: St. Paul's, London. One of Sir Christ...

St. Paul’s, London. One of Sir Christopher Wren’s Masterpieces. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Now that we have been put right with God through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. He has brought us by faith into this experience of God’s grace, in which we now live. And so we boast of the hope we have of sharing God’s glory! We also boast of our troubles, because we know that trouble produces endurance, endurance brings God’s approval, and his approval creates hope. This hope does not disappoint us, for God has poured out his love into our hearts by means of the Holy Spirit, who is God’s gift to us.”
– Paul’s Letter to the Romans 5: 1-5
(Good News Bible)



English: Minnesota state photograph "Grac...

Minnesota state photograph “Grace” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Almighty Father we thank you for bringing us around this common table;
We thank you for the gift of food,
For those who produced it
For those who prepared it
For those who served it
For those who will be nourished by it.

© Millicent Danker
2 August 2009

The Moon

Earth and Moon from Mars, imaged by Mars Globa...

Earth and Moon from Mars, imaged by Mars Global Surveyor on May 8, 2003, 13:00 UTC. South America is visible. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A new moon.
I am tasting your goodness.
I move through one door after another.
I am a student of grace.
A river of grace.

Is so much joy allowed?
Should I pause?
I want to contemplate
The value of your offerings
There’s no need to rush.

I bask in your presence.

© Millicent Danker

31 July 2004 / 27 April 2013