Saturday, August 22, 2015

i have made, and i will bear

we've talked lately,
you and i,
in a parking lot
at the checkout
or
in the hall
we've shared text messages, emails
and
phone calls
so i know
the
burden
you
bear
how it feels too heavy
and
you wish it was
lighter
or
not as frightening
or
vanished, even
and you came to mind
this morning
as i read the livingandactive word -
even to your old age I am he,
and to gray hairs I will carry you.
I have made, and I will bear;    
I will carry and will save.
and
i wanted you to have
this
promise
today


i'm praying courage and peace and wisdom for so many women these days. what is your struggle? how can i pray for you this day?

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Monday, July 27, 2015

public weeping

the twins stood side by side,
matching in their
tank tops
plaid shorts
reeboks (original)
tan skin
wrinkles
and
white hair
their unison and emphatic yes
to my are you twins?
belied their fast friendship
but
one wore the green, hospital, i'm-having-health-problems bracelet
and
this one difference was my undoing....
i wept at the thought of the impending 
loss

what makes you cry in public?

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

noise



make a 
joyful noise
to the LORD,
all
the 
earth!
this day's joyful noise?
wave upon wave upon wave
and
the-world-noise drowns
as nature preaches God's
grace
upon
grace

To what joyful noise are you listening today?

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

on borrowed light

charles spurgeon wrote that
like the moon,
we
borrow
our
light....
and how foolish i must appear
trying to borrow my luminous from
running
clothes
books
teaching
good works
opinions
people
when nothing this world offers
shines
the loving-serving-forgiving-Jesus light
i
want
to
be

from whom or what are you borrowing your light?

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