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Living as One   4 comments

Aware you’ve drawn to me your sole attention

I freeze in wonder where to turn

Readying to swiftly spring to speedy flight

Then as usual in calm composure you casually stroll away

You see my likes most every day

But how often do you take the time

To contemplate my being

Or comprehend the miracle that we are all connected

Not by Easter or sadly not by stew

But rather that the same Creator

Loves as much both me and you

 

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Things are Looking Up   Leave a comment

You can float — And you can fly

And even walk if the ground is dry

Your very presence offers me

Reminders of endless possibilities

 

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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 New Chapter   Leave a comment

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A requiem of imaginations

Reeling from the world’s machinations

Caught up in a plot that guaranteed a happy ending

 

Slipping from a familiar shore

Believing to cross and suffer not

Growing stronger with each stroke

 

You Oh God of heaven, Oh God of earth

I know you saw me there

And hoped, did I, that You my God

 

Would deliver me safely to new shores

All in tact and better fit

For the course I had endured

 

Did I ask at anytime, Oh God if this plan of mine, is also a plan of Yours?

How often do I set about to do what I believe

But outcomes prove another end

 

A twisting turnabout in the mystery of life

For my Creator, our Creator

Sometimes has a different plan

 

My faith led me to a distant shore

Hope gave me strength to stay afloat

My expectancy still had failed

 

Disappointment weighed me down

Then faith and hope returned

With wisdom from above

 

Assuring that the only fault

Is the frailty of humanity

Relying on a vision of mortal short-sightedness

 

God’s plan includes us all

To bring about a healing, and a victory that still reveals

That God’s ways are incredible and indecipherably supreme

 

Remember and retell the story of salvation to all nations

Bringing comfort to weary souls

That will bring us to a clear new day that rings with everlasting joy

 

The promise of our heavenly home – and this struggling no more

 

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When Bombarded . . .   Leave a comment

Media alerts, and each day’s chatter, mix with prayers of thanks and the many needs for all

Thoughts unknowingly, unwantedly seep deeper while we sleep

Does the vividness of dreams beckon our dissection of a possible prophetic message

Hoping for comforting assurance, and the semblance of desired truth

 

Seeking a life purpose will never be in vain

For the Lord of all proclaims to always guide our path

For the better part of self; the Spirit truly speaking

Engender faith and hope with all your heart for all the lives that you keep reaching

 

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Fruition Takes Time   2 comments

What I imagine to be the the best or highest possible achievement is always less than what is possible with God —

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Every Moment is a Lifetime   1 comment

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