Tag Archives: God

Morning Offering: 06. 07. 22

Today’s Reflection: Our true worth does not consist in what human beings think of us. What we really are consists in what God knows us to be. — St. John Berchmans.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.

Morning Offering: 06. 05. 22

Today’s Reflection: A Prayer for Holding And Being Held By The Earth
If you are feeling far away from God,
Go outside and sink your fingers into the dirt.
Whether it’s red clay or glacial till,
It was all brought forth by the great mystery of love,
Which set millions of unseen processes into motion—
Wind sweeping volcanic ash across the land,
Time and water compressing tiny bits of rock
Into the symphony of soil you hold in your hands.
Nudge it gently with your finger
Until you can see each individual grain,
Varying ever so slightly in color and size,
For the song of sacred creativity rings out in every place.
Remember: it was just such dust into which God breathed.
Remember: it is the very same God who breathes into you. Amen. — Cameron Bellm. (Cameron Bellm is a Seattle-based writer of prayers, poems, and devotionals. After completing her Ph.D. in Russian literature at the University of California, Berkeley, she traded the academic life for the contemplative life, informed by Ignatian spirituality and Catholic social teaching. She is the author of “A Consoling Embrace: Prayers for a Time of Pandemic” (23rd Publications, 2020). Cameron and her husband have two young sons, and, blessedly, playing with Legos often nurtures her spiritual life as much as reading the lectionary. You can find her at cameronbellm.com)

Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m. daily.

Morning Offering: 06. 04. 22

Today’s Reflection: Let us all, everywhere and always,
daily and constantly,
believe in God, sincerely and humbly. — St. Francis of Assisi.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.

Morning Offering: 05. 29. 22

Today’s Reflection: Let go of your plans. The first hour of your morning belongs to God. — St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.

Morning Offering: 05. 23. 22

Today’s Reflection: Thus we see that silence, which is so important in our growth in newness of life, is no negative barren condition, but the intense activity of creative love, the breath of God at work in the garden of the soul. — Estelle C. Carver, Newness of Life, 1956.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.

Morning Offering: 05. 16. 22

Today’s Reflection: Show your ways to me, O Lord;
teach me your paths.
Direct me in your truth, and teach me;
for you are God my Savior. — St. Peter Faber, SJ
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m. daily.

Morning Offering: 05. 10. 22

Today’s Reflection: For Seasons on Life
For seasons on life
When fall turns to winter
and winter to spring
let me embrace
the seasons of life.

From highs and lows
From joy to sorrow
and back again
From birth to breath
and life to death.

God, make yourself known. — Author Unknown.

Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.

Morning Offering: 04. 28. 22

Today’s Reflection: The special clumsy beauty of this particular cold on this April day in this field under these clouds is a holiness consecrated to God by His own Art, and it declares the glory of God. — Thomas Merton, Seeds of Contemplation, (1949).
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.