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Tue, 02/13/2018 - 11:16pm

sky sighed to the earth

let us make a world


mountains thrust


wind and rain

so soft



wore down all






primordial soup


fed by sunlight




the mind of God

a million million years ago


planned a cell


life began




till capable of carrying

a soul


container for speck

of God’s love


so we could love in return


adding a particle of love

to the universe

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Tue, 02/06/2018 - 11:18am

It’s late at night

A dangerous time

on the computer


Conscious mind drifts


Out comes my soul

to lead my heart


I am closer to God

when my mind is less –

perhaps grieving, scared

tired, confused


And I remember

There is nothing I can do

to be worthy of God’s love


And I need do nothing

to earn that precious gift


God loves me

Is with me


I am

because God is


All powerful,

I could have been made a bug or tree


I was instead assembled as me

Just the way intended


Set down with only

the faintest memory

of living in God’s heart


Free to wander

this three-dimensional world

trying to figure out


my only task is to love




I feel led to publish a poem each week. Writing in my ministry, and this is a way to let others know how God can work in people’s lives. My prayer is that they will be useful.

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from George McPherson

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 5:58pm
by Mariellen Gilpin Chris Jocius presented me yesterday with a booklet containing our late Friend George’s State of Society reports for Rolla Meeting, which had an attendance of 7 or 8, over the years. This is the conclusion of the one he wrote for ILYM in 1977. (The first evidence of Rolla Meeting even existing was in 1975): This meeting has had an important influence on every person who has attended with any regularity. Not that every meeting has been a thrilling spiritual experience. But  it has been enlightening to see the Spirit that was in Jesus quietly at work in receptive hearts and minds. The spirit of Christ is its own best evangelist.
The late George McPherson wrote the State of Society report for Friends’ Meeting of Rolla, Missouri – Preparative to Illinois Yearly Meeting in 1977. Reprinted in Friends’ Meeting of Rolla (MO): A Collection of States of Society 1975-2012, written by George McPherson, Jr.
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