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SKY

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

sky sighed to the earth

let us make a world

 

mountains thrust

 

wind and rain

so soft

weak

 

wore down all

 

made

sand

rivers

 

primordial soup

 

fed by sunlight

warm

nurturing

 

the mind of God

a million million years ago

 

planned a cell

 

life began

 

evolving

 

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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DRIFT

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

 

everything

 

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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