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Gathering for Discernment of God’s Guidance
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BLESSINGS

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 10:36pm

For uncounted generations
priest told congregation

Dominus vobiscum
God be with you

They replied

Ed cum spiritu tuo
And also with you

Marvelous blessings to share
Grant one another

What a change
if instead

We blessed
May you know that God is with you

Responded with
And may you know as well

The difference between
Uncertainty
Fear
Loneliness
Shame
Anxiety
Longing

and

Joy
Companionship
Serenity
Peace
Love
Gratitude

How to let people know
God lives
tucked warmly behind
each person’s heart

Waiting to be found

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CONSOLATION

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 7:15pm

Slowly
I learn to forgive myself

Human needs
overlaid with
inconsolable aches

You made this
human animal

So must bless
hungers

Acquired emotional voids
are mine to bear

and no fault of yours

Indeed, blessings

For they drove me
to despair

Where I found You

waiting

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NOTES

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 11:48am

I know not why you chose me
limited
damaged
willful

preoccupied with self

Thank you
Thank you

for turning my life
inside out

Claiming my heart

Leaving me to marvel
at your great love

Taking in gifts
wondrous

Will I ever become
an inert string

Waiting to be plucked

Sounding of me
playing notes of You

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TESTAMENT

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 10:58am

Wind blasted cedar
clinging on rocky outcrop

A stunted
twisted
record
of straining
for nourishment
adapting

Random dead branches
some with sparse green shoots
Last vestiges squeezing past flesh
lifeless from
neglect
assault

Tortured twists
testify
storms
drought
fire
overcome

Not a beautiful column
adorning a formal garden
admired for its symmetry

Magnificent
runt

Failing to conform
to beauty’s standard

Imperfections
wounds
limitations

revered

gift for God

 

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HOME

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 10:55pm

 

Don’t weep for me

 

I am bliss

Forever

 

Lost to your senses

 

Still here in your soul

 

Watching

Praying for you

 

Till you too return home

 

And freed from physical blather

 

We can

in all innocence

intertwine

 

Loving boundlessly

Endlessly

 

For now

reach inside

 

And again

 

Till you

feel me

 

Curling round your heart

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MOON FULL

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 10:48am

Holy one, I love you

more than life itself

come, oh come to me

 

You pull me

as the moon pulls the sea

gentle, hidden, soft

irresistible

 

I ache for your embrace

never enough

couldn’t be enough

 

My soul sags

mind weary

Heart hopeful

ever hopeful

 

To know you

hear you

be touched

comforted

 

The crickets and I

will sing this song

through the night

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REFLECTION

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 10:39pm

All creation

sings Your praise

 

Wind

whispers

shrieks

hums

 

waves reflect heartbeat of the universe

waterfalls thunder

streams babble and gush

 

Flowers

their beauty

 

Trees

their majesty

 

Animals flow

with life force

 

People worship

in a thousand thousand traditions

 

Each bountiful community

loving each other

and You

 

Orchids don’t criticize daffodils

 

Wind doesn’t condemn water

 

Each reflecting glory

 

Where then do ugly words come from

apostate

infidel

heretic

heathen

 

Blind to relationships

 

We all are

beloved sister and brother

cherished companions

 

Part of me

 

I a reflection of you

You a reflection of me

 

Let us search

for a hymn

we can all sing

 

In glorious harmony

 

Praising God

as fittingly

as a flower

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HURTLE

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:19am

My heart is full of joy

I revel in ecstasy

For God loves me

I carry that piece of god’s love

deep in my soul

Flowing

Warming

Mine

God is in me

Never to be taken away or lost

I AM

A piece of the universe

hurtling through

Pulled by the spark within me

to that great conflagration

Thank you

oh thank you

my beloved

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