Sunday, April 5, 2015

lesson from the mundane. again.



i lost my 
dog
dog
doggie
moses
on wednesday morning
and
even though i was certain
he
was
dead,
tangled in brush or fence,
i searched
one
more
time
on saturday
and
when i found him 
(alive!)
tangled in barbed wire
i was
ridiculously overjoyed
i've never been convinced 
of death
only to be surprised
by life
so i would like to thank the
hillman solid brass round swivel quick snap
(its failure to secure my dog, really)
for
connecting me to the first-followers'
unfathomable
joy
upon finding Jesus
alive
and this lesson from the mundane
is
Easter's
hallelujah

what have you learned of Jesus in the mundane?

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Monday, March 16, 2015

collywobbles



i have the collywobbles today
what?
you don't know this word?
(col·ly·wob·bles
[noun]ˈkälēˌwäb(ə)lz/
a feeling of
fear
apprehension
or
nervousness)
i am often collywobbly,
walking into school in the mornings
on the jelly legs
of a 
world-class worrywart
or 
sending the husband a frantic
i-need-to-know-you're-alive text....
how can i see the blood root,
braving the cold spring mornings
and not believe that
the steadfast love of the Lord
never
ceases?
how can i see the sun rise bright orange over the knob
and not believe that
for those who 
love
God
all things work together
for
good?
i don't have 
answers
today
i just have
the
collywobbles

do you struggle with worry? what do you do about it?

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(thank you, brother cam, for the word of the day.)



Friday, February 20, 2015

feedback

dear arctic blast launch team,

thank you for considering
our
area
for your latest campaign.
the
sub-zero
wind
chills
provide a welcome
respite
from the tedium of temperate
here
in
the
south.
furthermore,
i would like to express my sincerest thanks
for the following:
numb toes
frozen eggs-from-the-coop
the chance to wear hats and scarves in the house
murdered rosemary bushes
and
canceled events.
while i have enjoyed your stay,
ahem,
i think it’s time for you to
purchase
your
jet-stream
ticket back home


sincerely,


a frozen southerner

if you could speak to your weather, what would you say?

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Monday, February 2, 2015

put-here-for-me

chris's dishes and daffodils and nepal-hiking and fathering
this man that
God
put-here-for-me
washes dishes
secretly plants eighty daffodils
in
october
for my february enjoyment
tends to
chickens and teenagers and driving
after
dark
this man
loves my age spots
are you sure they aren't birthmarks?
he
loves
my
every
fiber
he teaches his boys
wrestling
woodworking
wife-loving
and
the word
and
this man that
God
put-here-for-me
is taking his Jesus-walk
to
honduras in 47.5 hours
and
humbly covets our
prayers

for whom are you especially thankful this day?

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