When the Blue Heron Flies: Prayer-Poems to Nourish the Spirit

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Here Sr. Melannie hopes to pique the curiosity, slow us down, and reaffirm for the mystery and beauty of daily life with its light and shadows, joys and sorrows, perplexities and understanding. She also hpes these prayer-poems will nudge us to prayer. Great spiritual reading!
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Overview

Here Sr. Melannie hopes to pique the curiosity, slow us down, and reaffirm for the mystery and beauty of daily life with its light and shadows, joys and sorrows, perplexities and understanding. She also hpes these prayer-poems will nudge us to prayer. Great spiritual reading!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585958665
  • Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications/Bayard
  • Publication date: 4/24/2012
  • Pages: 117
  • Sales rank: 1,288,158
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Introduction 1

1 Ambiguity 3

2 Ask not why 5

3 Babies are a good idea 8

4 Bartimaeus 10

5 The Beatific Vision 12

6 The bent woman 14

7 The blue heron 17

8 Courage 19

9 Don't see all you see 21

10 Earth tilts 23

11 Every act 25

12 Every encounter is sacred 27

13 Friend, you are home to me 29

14 God the Creator is not prim and proper 31

15 The greatest sin 33

16 Grief 35

17 Habakkuk the prophet 38

18 The hawk 40

19 Heaven is closer than we thought 42

20 He calmed the raging tempest 44

21 Homesickness 46

22 I am a wooer of words 48

23 I cannot take your pain away 51

24 Jesus, you cleansed the Temple 53

25 Jonah 55

26 The Magi 57

27 Make up your mind 59

28 Matthew 61

29 Mr. Spider 63

30 My mother's yellow jacket 65

31 No matter what 67

32 The obituary 69

33 Perfectionism 71

34 Poison ivy 73

35 President Lincoln 75

36 The river 77

37 The road to God 79

38 The shortstop 81

39 Singing all the way home in the dark 83

40 The skunk 86

41 The snake 88

42 Space 90

43 Thank you, God 92

44 This is your task in life 94

45 The to-do list 96

46 Two days before he died 98

47 Uncle Joe 100

48 Upon reading Moby Dick 103

49 We are all breakable 105

50 When God calls you by name 107

51 The world is charged with the snares of God 109

52 You've got four grandparents 111

Suggested Scripture References 114

Index of Themes and Topics 116

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