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God Thank you for the Further Proof of Your Existence   Leave a comment

For every living creature I have loved still is loved

Growing greater with every remembrance

May it be with Your love in me to deeply love all near to me

I pray to hold one another in the highest esteem

And when challenged by self-righteous judgment to first look in the mirror

For the prison bars of grievances to have no power

Over love that can never be hidden from your eyes

I claim this day to walk with You

To take time to embrace the beauty that can always be found when sought

For You who lives in each of us is always near

Exposing truth, expressing love, in both the obvious and sometimes mysterious

For your ways may be impervious to knowing

But we know without a doubt when You’ve been here

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New Day   2 comments

God help us with our addiction to news

And also those who’d rather snooze denying what’s apparent

Finding joy and peace and happiness

Is truly a treasure hunt

Worth the seeking and the finding

For You exist even amidst the rubble

Of what we call our troubles

There You are and have always been

Not seeking You is the only sin

For once we do discover You

Doubt and fears become dismissed

Replaced by faith to open hearts that reveal Your Majesty

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Let There Be Light   1 comment

Black and white gives me a greater sense of the power of light … and the power of light gives me a greater knowledge of the power of God … and the power of Love that is, where ever I choose to find it …

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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