We're blessed to live in west Oxford, which is essentially the English countryside. Public footpaths meander in all directions. This little farm sits just down the hill overlooking Farmoor Resevoir.
Weave Into Me
A Prayer for Today
Lord Jesus, weave into me. Leave your trace elements like minerals feeding my soul. I ram and rake, pushing through the thistle-brush of the daily muck. Pride does not scribble. It writes through me, and on me, in the cuts of self-sufficiency.
Give me heavenly bread. I want to believe in the magic food of wilderness. For my flesh bleeds, and my body aches—such is life lived unto the self.
I eat you, my bread and portion. You trace into me and weave light-erasing-guilt. Now I can breathe. I can cling and sing to you. Amen.
This is a late autumn shot as you enter Christ Church Meadow. The foreground explodes with the wildflowers of the War Memorial Garden, with Christ Church College towering in the background. One of our favorite things to do as a family is to walk the meadow on the weekends. The River Thames winds around it and creates a tranquility that makes you thirsty for more.
The famous Oxford skyline as viewed from the top of the Sheldonian Theatre.
Public footpath near Cumnor. Most afternoons I try to take a stroll along this beautiful countryside.