Friday Poem

Daisies  by Mary Oliver It is possible, I suppose, that sometime,we will learn everythingthere is to learn: what the world is, for example,and what it means. I think this as I am crossingfrom one field to another, in summer, and themockingbird is mocking me, as one who eitherknows enough already or knows enough to beperfectly contentContinue reading “Friday Poem”

Explore the Gospel of Mark This Fall

Beginning this Sunday, August 29, we go back to hearing from Mark’s gospel at Sunday Eucharist. These two books will open the gospel for you. Mark’s Gospel: the Whole Story is a short (88 pages) and very readable introduction to Mark. Each of the 11 chapters covers a portion of his Gospel. The questions after each chapter stimulate sharingContinue reading “Explore the Gospel of Mark This Fall”

Summer Refreshment

Summer is about taking time to garden, to read, to sit on the porch, to visit. We will send you a poem now and again this summer that might help you find a place to be peaceful. The one here is from Hafiz, the most beloved poet of Persia who lived over 600 years ago.Continue reading “Summer Refreshment”

Ash Wednesday Prayer

Ash Wednesday is next week, February 17. We have prepared an Ash Wednesday prayer service for those of you who cannot make it to church or who would like to celebrate with those in nursing homes, or with family and friends online. If you have a little bit of palm from last Palm Sunday, burnContinue reading “Ash Wednesday Prayer”

We have Lent resources!

Check out our Lent Resources page at goodgroundpress.com for free downloads, prayers, retreats, and other Lenten activities that you, your family, and your parish can participate in.

Harmony

I was lucky to have a mother who never stopped teaching, even on a shopping trip. – S. Joan “Now stay on the second note when I go up,” mother coached me. So for the 50 miles to St. Cloud in the car we kept singing, mother repeating, “When it’s spring time in the Rockies…”Continue reading “Harmony”

Praying the Advent Names of God

Make December brighter, more prayerful with the Advent Names of God. Seven images and prayers rooted in Israel’s longings for a messiah, reimagined in our evolving cosmos today. Only $10! Read sample pages and order online at https://goodgroundpress.com/product/advent-names-of-god/.

Celebrate Women of the Gospel

Today, July 22, is the feast day of Mary Magdalene. Mary Magdalene is first witness to Jesus’ resurrection in all four Gospels. She was among the women from Galilee who follow Jesus and provide for him out of their resources. From early Christianity she has been called “the apostle to the apostles”, the bringer ofContinue reading “Celebrate Women of the Gospel”

The Summer day

The Summer Day by Mary Oliver Who made the world?Who made the swan, and the black bear?Who made the grasshopper?This grasshopper, I mean–the one who has flung herself out of the grass,the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down–who is gazingContinue reading “The Summer day”