Listen to Nature

Today’s Reflection


LISTEN TO THE VOICE of the rainbow,
bend to morning sounds of the dew
hear the gentle tones of the flowers,
their songs they will sing to you.

For you were created for hearing
their lyrics more lucent than speech
that come to you through the silence
to comfort, inspire, teach.

– Gerrie L. Grimsley and Jane J. Young
Contemplative by Design

From page 76 of Contemplative by Design: Creating Quiet Spaces for Retreats, Workshops, Churches, and Personal Settings by Gerrie L. Grimsley and Jane J. Young. Copyright © 2008 by Gerrie L. Grimsley and Jane J. Young. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.

Today’s Question

What get’s your creativity flowing? Share your thoughts.

Today’s Scripture

Then Jesus said to them, “Prophets are not without honor, except in their hometown, and among their own kin, and in their own house.”

Mark 6:4, NRSV

This Week: pray an increase of love of neighbor. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section.

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This week we remember: Thomas (July 3).

Lectionary Readings

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