Monthly Archives: November 2013

Sh’ma By the River: Loving God with One’s Body

As I walked the riverbank, I was thinking about the water versus the stones. Stones look a lot stronger than water. Water is so changeable, shimmering and glimmering around all over the place. A baby can shove it aside. A … Continue reading

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Sh’ma by the River

I have been considering the depths of the ancient prayer known as the Sh’mafor several years now. There is a great deal to consider, just in the first two lines. Sh’ma Yis’ra’eil Adonai Eloheinu Adonai echad. V’ahav’ta eit Adonai Elohekha … Continue reading

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Be, Like a Tree

I climbed a hill today and leaned in the arms of an old silver birch. Neil Diamond’s Be, from Jonathan Livingston Seagull was floating in my mind, and I thought, Be Like a tree Stand patiently through whatever weather comes … Continue reading

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