Monday, January 19, 2015

dear north carolina weather,

you don't fool me
with your
bright blue sky
and
balmy breezes
maybe you lured me outside today
with your
sixty-two degrees
but i know you
i've seen the calendar
and
listened to Chief Meteorologist Van Denton's
forecast
you
are
a
fickle
one
but today?
i love you

sincerely,

sun-seeker

have you had a spring-like day lately? what did you do with it?


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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

a nine-word sermon

the run down the mountain
was
quiet
save for my feet
slap
slap
slapping
and the dogs' nails
tip
tip
tapping
on frozen country road
the air was
crisp
smoky
pine-needly
the wan blue winter sky
welcome after an
eternity
of
gray
and
the frost was gone where the sun shone through
the frost was gone where the sun shone through

in what small ways does God speak to you?

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Monday, December 22, 2014

on losing and finding


this is my living room lately....:)



on the wal-mart floor -
a roll-back price tag, $2.62
a teenage mutant ninja turtle, donatello
one dead stink bug, on its back
a package of men's boxers, hanes
just dirt
a battery, aaa
a regular price tag, $9.99
but
not my missing earring

in my living room -
young love, a joy-giver
ruthkatecharlie puzzling and building
with hankandjack
time, a friend now, slowing and allowing us
to find what's been missing -
together

in the word -
a promise, fulfilled, found
in 
tiny
baby
i will be their God,
and they will be my people
amen

what are you finding this holiday season?

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Monday, December 8, 2014

lessons on walking, from a high school chorus





dark
descends
early now
and
this is 
disconcerting
because light 
is
an
anchor
holding steady the stumblers
is this why i love 
Christmas's light
so much?
is this why i love
celebrating the
overcoming-darkness light 
that
came
to walk with us?
oh 
stumbler
may you walk in the light
through this season


how about you? what reminds you of Christ the most in this season?

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