Spiritual Thursday: Renewal

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Today is the first Thursday in April and a group of bloggers are gathering at Dani’s place to write about “renewal.”  I am working on mindfulness daily.  Focusing my thoughts on light and love keeps worry at bay.  But sometimes the clouds cover the sun, and it’s hard to see the light.

Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51

Renew a right spirit in me, Oh God.
Help me walk in the path of light and truth.
Keep me from wandering far from you.
I am weak, but my heart is eager.

I open my soul to you
like a flower seeks the light, reaching.

Your grace is mine, I know.
Guide me to the light.

Lent: Day 23

Leaning Toward Light

I see in the morning
what I’m unable

to see in
the dark of night—

how flowers open
pink with promise

how slanted rays slice
golden through aged moss

I’m beginning to see
how every living thing

even in the shadows
leans toward light

the more I lean
the more I awaken

©️Wendi Romero

I love how Wendi uses the word “lean.”  Even if I am imperfect and often can’t see the light, I can lean in.  And the more I lean, the more I awaken to my higher self.

4 Responses

  1. Thank you for all the beauty in your post! The iris is glorious, and I also like the poems. Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com

  2. One of my favorite hymns is “Learning to Lean”.

    Psalm 51 was one that came to mind today also.

  3. Oh, how I love wandering the SJFT posts of our community. Your words, the gorgeous photo of the resplendent iris, and the words you shared from Wendi have all served to nourish and renew my soul.

  4. Thanks for all you shared, Margaret. It is comforting to read the poems you posted while listening to the song provided by Donna. Spiritual poetry fills my heart with joy. I love the picture of you and your grandbaby to the right.

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