The First Hour


How can this be? My first waking thoughts wrung with worries.

My mind disobeys my heart.

Can’t you think good things? My husband asks.

I try, I reply.

If thoughts need purging, so too the heart. Who is the keeper of this heart? I’ll go there.

Can You choose my thoughts? I ask.

Let’s look at your heart, Wisdom speaks. What are you holding there? The mind needs the heart’s guidance.

Draw open the curtains

Pull up the shades

Lift the window

Remove the storm

Place there the screen so the air pours in until the whole room is refreshed.


Draw open your soul

Pull up these thoughts

I’ll lift the resentments

Remove the sins and place there My Delight

Beauty pours in umtil your whole being is renewed.


Those living far away fear your wonders; where morning dawns and evening fades you call forth songs of joy. Ps 65:8


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