Cheryl Velk

In solitude and togetherness, living the poetry and trying to put it into words.

Tag Archive for ‘spiritual formation’


Physically, this past decade or so has held one thing after another. Somewhere along the way, outside of all the have-to’s, perseverance and caring for my body started to mean rest and acceptance more than anything else. I’ve lost physical strength, though other kinds of strength were gained in the process. But now it’s time to get up out of gratitude. To get up and walk. To take some stairs […]

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Turn These Stones into Bread

“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, ‘If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.’ Jesus answered, ‘It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Matthew […]

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