Batter My Heart

What is hammering at you for attention? Carole Crumley invites us to deepen our trust, come to the Gerald May Seminar this March.

Living Contemplatively

Breaking Waves By Carole Crumley. Carole is Shalem’s senior program director. This blog was excerpted from an article in the 2012-13 annual report. If you’d like to read the entire article or other articles therein, please follow this link.

“Batter my heart, three person’d God; for, you
as yet but knocke, breathe, shine, and seeke to mend;
that I may rise, and stand, o’erthrow mee, ’and bend
your force, to breake, blowe, burn and make me new.”
John Donne, “Holy Sonnets”

I recently stumbled upon a cable television art auction and was totally transfixed as the auctioneer placed item after item on the block. Evidently bidding was very slow that particular evening. The auctioneer, trying to energize his audience, began to hammer loudly with his gavel calling out, “Wakey, Wakey. Come out from wherever you are and bid on this piece. Bid on it! This is extremely rare!!! Wakey, wakey. This is…

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