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Morning Watch - Meditations

Morning Watch: Meditations

Product Attributes:

Product Code: 5798
ISBN: 9781558963764
Publisher: Skinner House Books
Publication Date: 
Pages: 64
Size: 5 X 7
Binding Information: Paperback 


Availability: In Stock
Paperback $8.00


34 poems and prayers on love, spirit, and the extraordinary significance of daily life. In her signature elegant verse, Barbara Pescan helps us step out of our routine existence and reflect on that which matters most. Whether musing about February weather, Memorial Day, or the meaning of a blessing, she distills her many years of ministry into a timeless, lyrical wisdom.

Back by popular demand, this classic UUA Meditation Manual from 1999 returns to print. Ideal for both personal reflection and public worship.



"I brought Morning Watch with me to a cafĂ© and began to read. The very first poem I turned to moved me to tears. The man at the next table asked me if something was wrong. No, I said, everything was right, but I was very affected by a friend's poem. He asked if he could read it—soon this complete stranger also began to weep. This is a numinous book that makes the English language sing like it ought to."
—Mark Belletini, minister, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus, Ohio

"Barbara Pescan's poems touch deeply and sing with earth-life. Her work gives voice to religious community."
—Carol Hepokoski, minister, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Rochester, Minnesota

"Whenever my heart needs to be opened wider, my spirit needs nurturing, and my heart needs calming, I find myself returning again and again to Morning Watch. Barbara Pescan's meditations and poetry are a balm to the soul. Gracefully written, insightful, and profound, they reflect a rich and deep inner life, and help us affirm that in our vulnerability lies our strength."
—Abhi Janamanchi, senior minister, Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, Bethesda, MD

"I return to this book often and would recommend it to everyone. Unitarian Universalists, liberal Christians, engaged Buddhists, practitioners of nature religion, scientists, humanists, skeptics, poets, and artists will all find a place for themselves within the pages of Barbara's writing. With the skill of a poet and the mindfulness of a minister, Barbara invites us to join her in naming the sacred and responding in compassionate practice. Every time I read these meditations, the world around me brightens with possibility."
—Jeremy Rutledge, senior minister, Circular Congregational Church (UCC)

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