Faith For A New Year

What We Need Is Here

Geese appear high over us,
pass, and the sky closes. Abandon,
as in love or sleep, holds
them to their way, clear
in the ancient faith: what we need
is here. And we pray, not
for new earth or heaven, but to be
quiet in heart, and in eye,
clear. What we need is here.

- Wendell Berry

After a few weeks of quiet here on the blog, I find myself carrying these words into the new year.  What words do you carry to remind you of that which is essential?  

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  1. The words I'm carrying these days are from Psalm 27--"one thing." One thing, Lord, have I desired, to be with you. God is showing me that dwelling with Him where He is--outside, at my desk, at His feet, in my walking around life, that if I stay close all other life will flow from that.
    I look forward to your exciting news, Kelly.

  2. . God gave us the benefit and privilege of faith-filled prayer so we can move the mountains in our lives.