The book pens a journey with Mary, the mother of Jesus, as a framework for pondering life lessons, or songs, of grace-filled "yes" to God.

This blog continues to explore the implications of these songs in daily life. Here you will find ten additional reflections on each of Mary's "songs." May they continue to encourage your heart. ~Carla

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Heaven's Breath: Advent Meditation #3

Peace whispered
to her troubled heart
Be still, the Holy One
will rest deep within your waiting womb

Direction given
to her astonished feet
Elizabeth with child
Blessed community in her great need

Joy spread
from mouth to elder ear
Baby leaps and cousin speaks
while world is wrapped in veiled wonder

Dust stirred
from a more ancient song
As mercy's stream tumbles
O'er second Hannah and second Eve

(A meditation on Luke 1: 34-50)


  1. Oh how lovely. I've never thought of E. as "second Hannah" or M. as "second Eve." Beautiful, Carla. Thank you.

  2. Thanks, Leigh. It is a lovely connection of "all generations." Last June our IWS chaplain, Darrell Harris, pointed out the Hannah connection. My first thought: "Could I please have the book back?" The second thought, "No, it is just good to continue to learn.

  3. Beautiful. Thank you.