Wednesday, March 2, 2011

avalanche

forgetfulness
leaking radiator
a stack of unpaid bills
piles of ungraded papers
three places to be at one time
scary blinking orange light on the computer
husband making preparations for a trip to ghana
trivial
buried under the
trivial
and i breathe heavy sighs
and i utter petty complaints
but i crawl out of my snow cave
to listen to my brother
and he speaks of
rainbows
and
steeples
and he chokes it out
it was
cameron and god
watching
from
heaven
and i'm undone

what love is this
that rescues
us
from
the
avalanches?

linking:

emily for imperfect prose
tiffani for word women wednesday
bonnie at the faith barista for the faith barista jam
christy for as of late
beki at the rusted chain for fingerprint friday
michelle for caffeinated randomness
studio jru for sneak peek friday
jennifer v. davis

23 comments:

  1. Kendal,
    You have such a way of pulling readers into your world, and truly making them feel like what it's like to be there. Thanks for your words.

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  2. beautiful.....love ya lots and lots

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  3. buried under the trivial, and then found by love... i feel this every day, dear kendal. and what love is this? it amazes, over and over... this reads like a psalm. i love it, and you.

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  4. And to hear your brother notice, praise and get choked up. Yeah , that would undo me to. There is something about that bond, my bro has a freeway to my heart.

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  5. it is so easy to get caught up in the trivial, which has a way of feeling so burdensome. I am glad you found a way out of the cave.

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  6. Trivial buried under the trivial, yet we make mountains with it. What a wonderul reminder of living in the moment.

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  7. stunning, kendal... beautiful. and that picture! :)

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  8. oh, yes. praise be to the Love that is this.

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  9. As always, you capture so succinctly moments in "every woman's" day. Blessings,
    Cindy

    And, what a picture of the steeple!

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  10. what love is this
    that rescues
    us
    from
    the
    avalanches?

    amen!

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  11. Precious . . . "undone" with you. Thank you for sharing.

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  12. Kendal, I read your post the other day but am so far behind on commenting. Anyway, I love it, and I feel your words. Way too often I am 'buried under the trivial.' How blessed we are to have those who can pull us out from the avalanche.

    And what a beautiful picture! Thank you so much for linking up with me!

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  13. Trivial buried under trivial...I feel it invade my mind in just the thinking of it, but just as quick He swoops in and everything changes!

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  14. You're right everything is trivial, except for Him and the grace that He alone gives us. Thank you for sharing this Kendal. It has made me reflect on my own ice cave.

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  15. His hand reaching down, our feeble arm stretching out to Him, our eye lifting up and our gaze fixed on our Hope. God bless your day!

    Visiting from Studio JRU's Sneak Peek - amkreations.blogspot.com

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  16. beautiful words you have written.

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  17. Beautiful Kendal. Trivial... now that is something to really remind myself of. Did you take that photo? It is so gorgeous!!

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  18. my brother took the photo. his 22-year-old son died a little over a year ago - quite unexpectedly. he sees him in all things beautiful and takes hundreds of photos capturing that beauty. he took this last week at his church.

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  19. How beautiful. Just love reading your poetry.

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  20. Cameron in the rainbow and the steeple. I have a lump in my throat.

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  21. I have stopped in my tracks after reading your B E A U T I F U L post. What a message... thank-you for sharing your incredible heart. What LOVE is this that rescues us from the avalanches? I'll be thinking of these powerful words

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  22. "what love that rescues us from the avalanches." ok, kendal. this is a soul masterpiece for rest. Thank you God for beauty in kendal...

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