Archive for the ‘Nature’ Tag

It is Always Now   5 comments

I pray here now to declare

Your presence ever vibrant here

To speak aloud Your glories

In the eyes that meet You in the mirror of Your creation

To not absorb my self with self

But rather selflessly release

Free will to become one with Yours

Harness thoughts that seek an unknown future

Speed the track from past to present

Memories that shackle when dwelt upon too long

Or living in an impossible tomorrow

In an air that only You can breathe

Bring me back to this moment

Where I can be of love and service to live in full expression

Like a flower blooming on the vine

Never minding fate of wilting, falling

Back to earth then heavenward where the journey never ends

While still unfurling petals grow to magnify its beauty

With nature all surrounding giving homage to You near

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The Signs of New Beginnings   3 comments

Angels woo me with their murmurings

Assurance that they’re near

Taunting, almost haunting their energy so clear

Like water purified and rushing to carbonate the soul

To inspire one to inquire how to reach the highest spire

While still tethered to the earth

Prayers authored by the heart

Rise above this graven gravity

Informed by the eternal, ignited by God’s love

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Slowing Down   Leave a comment

The train has left the station — but my mind, that is speeding forth on a faster track, has already arrived at its predetermined destination — Unable to recount where I have been the rationale disguised as truth insists — “What you’ve missed is worth the price to get where you are going.” 

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It requires a necessary discipline, halting tracks to slowing down — To reconnect with the source of life, that in its disregarded elegance seems to beg for my attention. How could I give Creator and creation praise … blinded sometimes by my own intentions?

I wind down, breathless and amazed … as though it is a first. This free, most precious gift exciting senses, calming soul with Spirit’s peace — bares a beauty that abounds with seeds for endless blooming.

 

Living With Nature   Leave a comment

There were bulls and calves and mothers of calves jumping like puppies when a trailer overflowing with rolls of hay pulled up to the gate.

One of the proud and muscular bulls stood not far off on a hill watching, waiting, wise, protective, wary for all that he has seen – All that’s gone before in his still unsure, all enclosed, forever-dependent life.

A smile wide with joy inside soon was stung by sorrow… Surrounded by town-homes and billboards of new homes coming; a strip mall in the distance – How long before this scene and all of its inhabitants soon shall be no more.

Tears that follow  joy are steady streams transporting the Spirit, released through love, ever resident in our heart.

 

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Living by Our Daily Bread   Leave a comment

When we truly care about what we may have stored in faith

Our material desires seem to become far less

For the Spirit requires that we travel light

Unencumbered by our yesterdays

And not living for tomorrow

 

Before I could put another letter on this page

A young man walked into the store

Shoulder length matted dreadlocks, mustache, and a beard

The uncustomary looking customer asked for a cup of water please

In what felt like time stilted slow motion I complied

 

Finger nails black with residue

Hands so soiled too

Holding up coins, he offered an exchange

Can I give you my pennies for a little tea?

 

Oh no I said – The samples here are free

Refreshed by the herbal that I offered

 This twenty something fellow said

Oh this must be hibiscus, and thanked me at the door

Turning, smiling broadly, he added a parting word

Only yesterday I ate hibiscus, picked fresh from a tree

 

Like John the Baptist in the wild

This young man might have been

A 21st Century apostle

Or an angel in disguise

 

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A Very Good Day   2 comments

First we read and then we prayed

Together as a group

Acknowledging our Creator

And how the Spirit is revealed to us

Moments later … Steps away


The day was ending in a blaze


God revealing another majestic moment


The gift of a day well lived

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Mother Earth   4 comments

If we called it home instead of earth

Would we treat her differently

 

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