Welcome to Blest Be the Tie,
a blog committed to wrapping language around the presence of the Sacred amid the absolutely ordinary.
Travels Near and Far
“Prayer in My Boot” by Naomi Shihab Nye For the wind no one expected For the boy who does not know the answer For the graceful handle I found in a fieldattached to nothingpray it is universally applicable For our tracks which disappearthe moment we leave them For the face peering through the cafe windowas … Continue reading Poem for a Tuesday
Sabbath Day Thoughts – Mark 10:35-45 When the economy cratered in 2008, the St. Louis-based manufacturing and consulting company Barry-Wehmiller took a big financial hit. For CEO Bob Chapman it was clear that employee cuts were inevitable, but instead of sending out pink slips, Chapman made a surprising announcement. He implemented alternating furloughs of four-weeks … Continue reading “Servant Leaders”
Poem for a Tuesday — “Risk” by Lisa Colt “My teacher says, You’ve got to stink first. I tell her, I don’t have time to stink– at 64 years old I go directly to perfection or I go nowhere. Perfection is nowhere, she says, So stink. Stink like a beginner, stink like decaying flesh, old … Continue reading “Risk”
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