River rapids with large rocks in the center, bounded by green grassy banks with evergreen trees and mountains in the background on a bright sunny day.

© Beth A. Richardson, betharichardson.com


Great God of life, your Spirit flows around me and over me every moment. Help me open myself to your presence, that I may join with you and be carried along in the steady flow of your Spirit. Amen.

Carry These Words in Your Heart Today

Carry me in the steady flow of your Spirit.

Today’s Picture

Sometimes being carried along by God’s Spirit is a swift, cold ride like this stream. Other times, the God’s Spirit is more like the calm meandering of a broad river. I took this picture below Long Lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness area in Colorado (one of my favorite spots on the planet).


We’ve nearly come to the close of our journey. What has gone well for you? What has been challenging? Share your thoughts on the question or on today’s entry in The Uncluttered Heart.

Book of the Day

Wrestling with Grace
Robert Corin Morris

The subtitle says it all: “A Spirituality for the Rough Edges of Daily Life.” This is Morris’ first book with The Upper Room. In it, I learned a lot about Robert Morris; I learned even more about me. This is a book for ordinary Christians who want to learn to be better — more connected, quieter inside, facing the internal challenges of depression and anger. I’m grateful to Bob Morris for this gift in the pages of a book. I’m sorry to say this book has recently gone out of print. More about the book on Amazon.