Day 179, Evening

Today’s evening meditation is available below in audio and script formats. The audio version is also available for free download on the player.


Does the heart have a narrow door? Will it allow in just one more of every beast and flower and bird and every song it has ever heard?

Just one more child, just one more flower, one more relinquishing of power to that sane and sacred foolishness of living by inclusiveness?

Does the heart have a supple, elastic latch that makes it easy to dispatch all pettiness and bigotry and opens it to what makes us free?

You who can heal all wounds and hate make my heart open, free, and great.

—Carol Bialock


Above all else, I want you to know that you are loved and lovable. You will learn this from my words and actions—the lessons on love are in how I treat you and how I treat myself.

I want you to engage with the world from a place of worthiness. You will learn that you are worthy of love, belonging, and joy every time you see me practice self-compassion and embrace my own imperfections.

—Brene Brown


• for those living in poverty and suffering injustice

• for the equality of women

• for those who struggle with self-esteem



BC The Belgic Confession

CAC The Center For Action & Contemplation

CD The Canons of Dort

CIB Church In Bethesda Prayers

HC The Heidelberg Catechism

NT The New Testament

OT The Old Testament

RP - Ryan Phipps

WC The Westminster Confession

WLB Words To Live By

WLC The Westminster Larger Catechism

WSC The Westminster Shorter Catechism