Growth involves unfurling. When I can step back from the experiences that stretch me, many levels of beauty become obvious.

Photo ©Jill K H Geoffrion, Ph.D., www.jillgeoffrion.com

My prayer

May I cooperate more fully with the natural cycles that flow through my body-mind-spirit-life. Help me to release resistance as I become aware of it.

Biblical touchstones

  • Come, my beloved…let us go out early to the vineyards, and see whether the vines have budded, whether the grape blossoms have opened and the pomegranates are in bloom. Song of Songs 7:11-12
  • I [Paul] planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. 1 Corinthians 3:6
  • The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the crocus it shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice with joy and singing. Isaiah 35:1

Invitation to prayer

Bring to mind and heart an area of growth that is unfurling in your life. As you consider it, and feel its presence, what prayers are emerging in  your heart, mind, body and imagination? Pray them now.


Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus Carota) in different stages of blossoming. Photographed growing on a labyrinth in Random, Wisconsin (USA).


One comment

  • Dear Jill – Queen Anne’s Lace is absolutely my favorite summer wild flower (some would say “weed”). But, I’ve never notice that tiny, red, heart center before. Thanks for sharing your lovely photo. I enjoy receiving your daily e-message. Thanks, Norma

    PS Random, Wisconsin??? — I wonder what the history was in choosing this name for a town?!

    Norma Smith Olson Co-Publisher/Editor Minnesota Women’s Press, Inc. Changing the Universe through Women’s Stories 970 Raymond Ave., Suite 201 St. Paul, MN 55114 651-646-3968 x301 nolson@womenspress.com http://www.womenspress.com


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