Earth's crammed with heaven.
And every common bush afire with God;
But only he who sees, takes off his shoes.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Today I am grateful for: MH, a restful day away from work; vigilant, honest people; Barbara Brown Taylor's fine skill with the English language; the healing properties of the silver thread noodle soup at Taste of Thailand; Julie Ingebretsen and her care and attention to the community along Lake Street, KJ's great photos; the beauty of Timberlee.
Holding in prayer: NS and JZ dealing with new cancer diagnoses; J & R going down a dead end road; JP, JK, PM, RH, ML, JG, and others with serious health issues; S, K, M, C, D, K and others staying sober; Colin Powell; Michelle Bachmann; people running for public office; SK, JC and all immigrants; people who work for ICE; sisters of St. Joseph discerning leadership; sisters of St. Joseph in Uganda.