deep breath

roll your stiff neck:
right, slowly
left, slowly
right, slowly
left, slowly

deep breath

listen:
you are god’s testimony,
a sign of god’s repentance

deep breath

pause from your race-of-a-journey:
curl your toes, slowly
flex your toes, slowly
turn your face upward in delight
turn your face downward in gratitude

deep breath

listen:
the lowlands are not too close to the sea for stillness
the mountains are not too close to the thunder for quiet

deep breath

prepare yourself:
wash your head of shame
dress your shoulders with gladness
melt the regrets that weigh you down
set your heart on wonder for what is to come

deep breath: in

deep breath: out

deep breath: in

deep breath: out

on today’s Revised Common Lectionary texts


The Rev. Rachel G. Hackenberg‘s book with co-author Martha Spong, Denial Is My Spiritual Practice (and Other Failures of Faith), searches for faith through life’s trials. Rachel has also written Writing to God, a popular Lenten devotional, and other books.


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