There’s the cacophony within:IMG_0019
Lists – To Do today, To Do this week, To Do in a lifetime
Regrets – things said and unsaid, done and undone
Worries – real and imagined

There’s the cacophony without:
Home – humans, animals, objects, all with needs to tend
Work – unpacking boxes, unpacking scriptures, unpacking relationships
World – the inexorable creep of consumerism, militarism, racism

Almighty God, All-Mighty God, Mighty God –
Grant me the grace of your harmony.
Help me to see all that today brings
not as noisy chaos, but as music
following your majestic signature.
Nothing sounds the same note.
But all moves, tunefully,
toward Your resolution.



Jennifer Garrison Brownell serves as pastor at Vancouver United Church of Christ in Vancouver, Washington.  She contributed to the Revgals book There’s a Woman in the Pulpit and is the author of the not-really-about-a-triathlon memoir Swim, Ride, Run, Breathe: How I Lost a Triathlon and Caught My Breath. She blogs at There Is a River.

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