Rootedness as a Spiritual Practice

“They are like trees

planted by streams of water,

which yield their fruit in its season,

and their leaves do not wither.

In all that they do, they prosper.” Psalm 1:3 (NRSV)

As I reflect on this verse from the Psalms, I am aware of rootedness. I also am aware that along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast that tremendous wind and rain are uprooting and flooding trees, land, and homes. Many people may not have anything to come back to if they evacuated before the storm and those that remained may have their lives in great danger. Life as they knew it has been uprooted.

I pray for them that they may find safety, that their needs may be met in the weeks and months ahead, and that they may know their roots in the Holy One that is with them in all of life’s journey. Please join me in praying and responding to those in need.


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