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Charged and Crushed

On a recent Lenten retreat the G. M. Hopkins poem, God’s Grandeur, was used as part of the reflection time. When I first was diagnosed a thoughtful friend sent me a copy of The Word in the Wilderness:¬† A Poem … Continue reading

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Embraced

The two women embraced But spoke not a word The emotion wrapped them tightly Fear, sorrow, uncertainty, gratitude, love, courage A deep understanding of all of it Gathered up in an eternal moment placed in one another’s heart Each painful … Continue reading

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Dusty Hands

At an acceptable time, Holy One, You scoop down and mix Earth dirt with Star dust Creating a human that shimmers, A soul meant to shine Through the darkness And brighten the world Work of your dusty hands, Joy of … Continue reading

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Surprise Visitor

The sound of eagle wings so close you can almost feel the fan of air kiss your cheek A whoosh ripples through the bay Startling, eye-opening delight Sudden, unexpected visit from on high I wonder if that is what an … Continue reading

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What’s Left?

  What’s Left? What’s left to say, my friend? You’ve been there through it all In the challenging times, a God-send In the joyful moments, a doll! You are light in the dark, Illuminating every dismal place On my heart, … Continue reading

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Beauty as Duty

We have¬†been given a duty In every day to find beauty Glimpse it hiding in the Light Always within your sight A splash of colour bright A flower in bloom that’s white Or catch it in the subtle joy Of … Continue reading

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One Life

  One life is given to each How many will use it to preach A message of joy and beauty, A story where to love is a duty? We only have this day, Use it well, I pray. Plant some … Continue reading

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Let Everything Happen

I read this tonight, posted on her Facebook page by a friend of mine who is celebrating tomorrow seven years of being cancer-free: God speaks to each of us as God makes us, then walks with us silently out of … Continue reading

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Love Stays True

I was on retreat this weekend with Malcolm Guite, a British poet, Anglican priest, professor, author, scholar, and singer-songwriter. He looks like a character out of the classics he studies–you might expect to run into someone such as him in … Continue reading

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Hatred Slithered

Hatred slithered into a church yesterday Exploded all over the sacred space from such a young heart a destructive force arose Who planted these seeds? Spilled blood cries out Hands up Who still cannot breathe? When, when will it end? … Continue reading

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