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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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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