Sustenance

Weather not always balmy obstacles appear amid swirling wind and storms former experiences illumine strong ropes: faith, hope, love Biblical passages apply over centuries these guide provide balance become sources of courage and strength when mountains overwhelm grasp ropes tightly     I Corinthians 13 “ And now these three remain: faith, hope, love. ButContinue reading “Sustenance”

Kindness

Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in your hand, what you counted and carefully saved, all this must go so you know how desolate the landscape can be between the regions of kindness. HowContinue reading “Kindness”

A Trail of Poetry

Over the years I have written to friends needing support and encouragement.  Learning my words helped another gave me a great feeling. Several years ago, poetry sparked my interest and I attempted this genre.  A friend said a poetry group met at a local library.  With some trepidation, I decided to attend.  The poets haveContinue reading “A Trail of Poetry”

Consider the Lilies

Through heavy curtains Morning steals in– Gray, sullen, frowning, As though carrying a grudge Against yesterday’s tumultuous birth That scattered its gold everywhere, Bursting through windows, Streaking through the willows, Blushing the face of the pond, Then rousing soft twitterings Tucked under feathered wing. But this day arrives, perfunctory, On schedule since its Genesis. DutyContinue reading “Consider the Lilies”

God’s Glorious Contrary Ways

Who’d ever put treasure in frail jars of clay? Come to us in our failure not strength, Choose the weakest and least, The discarded, not kings, Recruit from the gutter for His family? Who’d take objects of scorn: Vile cross, crown of thorns, And die to slay death, Conquer hell, sin and grave? Who’d pickContinue reading “God’s Glorious Contrary Ways”

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