Awesome Melody

(Above) Horse studies from the sketchbook of Jacqueline Perry, 2012

One afternoon in June, my friend and I went to the stables at Glendorn to sketch horses. The horses moved every few seconds to keep the bugs off; at least they looked uncomfortable to me–swishing their tails, shaking their heads, shifting their great weight from side to side, trading positions every few minutes.  They appeared ‘antsy’, but maybe it was just me.

Highs and Lows: My low today was being a poor listener; I felt ‘antsy’. I interupted a colleague a few too many times and talked more than was helpful. My high came near the end of the day, while listening to a friend share some awesome stories of when she was growing up.

Prayer: Thank you, God, for delighting my ears through the melody of your work.*

When did you hear God’s awesome melody today?

* A phrase borrowed from a Baha’i peace prayer available from Peace Prayers from the World’s Faiths, by  Roger Grainger

About tobeamazed

My name is Jacqueline Perry. I am an artist and a pastor serving a congregation in the Midwest. In addition to my usual duties I lead art workshops as a way to explore lives of faith. Before I was ordained, I received an M.F.A in Painting from Boston University. I have been an art teacher and exhibited work over the years. Living on the Great Plains has awakened my love for nature. I am amazed by nature, art and people.
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3 Responses to Awesome Melody

  1. Heidi Hulme says:

    My low yesterday, too, was not listening. My high was sitting with Karsten on my lap at the end of the day, and having him fall asleep there. My melody was hearing him breathe in and out, just like I used to listen to him when he was a baby. I need to remember-one mouth, two ears. I need to listen twice as much as I speak, and maybe I won’t feel so antsy. Thank you for the “devotion” this morning!

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