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Can We Bring Back the Color   Leave a comment

There is so much of me you do not see

You’re blinded by the color

The details, clear and sharp, are blurred

Like words that drunkards slur


You paint a stroke so careless and so broad

And gather all you can to self

As though there’s no one else


Changes occur so slowly; you’re too self absorbed to notice

Then like a storm of unrelenting lightning strikes

Realizations, undeniable, and frightening

The world as you once knew it

Has begun to disappear


Your hoarding, greed, and fear, and doubt

Sucked out all the color of your life

The choice is sacred, now supreme

And there’s only one to make

Will it be black — Will it be white


What you perceive as gray — is held together by grace

Like a reckless child, the rest you have erased

Only black and white remain

And that too, is fading fast


Oh God, I pray bring back the color to our world

When care-free choices once were many

I frolicked through each season

Taking for granted, there would be a next


 The evidence, the knowledge, is a stark and grievous burden

One more chance, I beg to see

To save what’s left of me

Then with hope, to save another

That we, with You, bring back to life, the wonder, and the color




It’s All Good   Leave a comment

On New Year’s Eve, our friend wrote this on our blackboard where we see it every day here at the Inn.  And there it will remain, where it is needed to be seen, for these have  been trying times.  The simplicity of this message is so powerful that I would stop to remind myself to look at its message, breathe it in, and be reminded that ALL IS GOOD.

“All things work together for good, for those who love God.”

You oh Lord who keeps me in the now

Who gives sight to the blind

Leaves no searching soul behind

Relieve me of all fear and doubt

To You, oh God, I shout

With praise and love

For all You are

And for the unmerited gifts

Bestowed on me 

Grateful seems too small a word to express my thanks to Thee


It's All Good

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