Wednesday, August 14, 2013


recently hung from my kitchen window

Yesterday Cherice taught her six-year-old, Espen,
what "abundance" means.
He had heard it in a song at camp and came home asking.

I asked her what she taught him.

"I said,
abundance is when something is gratefully so much more than what we need or asked for,
and we can't even believe it."

I love that.

Cherice and I picking green beans tonight

...we celebrate Your abundant goodness
and joyfully sing of Your righteousness.

For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings,
so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort, too.

"I have come that they might have life,
and have it abundantly."

the community garden's colorful abundance.

1 comment:

cherice said...

Yay! Love this. So glad you were there, and feeling abundantly grateful for friends... =)

Human Needs Global Resources Covenant, 2009

As fellow travelers on this journey, we commit to this covenant before God. Lord, in Your mercy, hear these our prayers:

When confronted with scarcity, need, and inadequacy, may we be nourished by the Bread of Life and the Cup of Salvation. Abundance overflows from Your table, sustaining all who come in faith. Father, help us.

When monotony blurs our vision and dulls our senses, may we encounter others as Christ did, through intentional presence in daily life, submitting as clay to be formed into vessels filled with the Spirit. Christ, guide us.

When wounded by the fractured condition of Your people, may we be united by Your Lordship in faith, hope, and love; seeing, as through the facets of a diamond, the beautiful spectrum of Your light reflected onto Your holy Church joined in praise. Spirit, empower us.

When all Creation groans, afflicted by injustice and driven to despair, may the promise of redemption root us in the hope of Your Kingdom: "Behold, I am making all things new!"

Holy Trinity, send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve You with gladness and singleness of heart.