Category Archives: Poetry

The Prophet

Easter is the high season of sorts for Christians. It is the hope of a new future marked by healing and flourishing for all people. It’s a time of sacrifice and an offering of new life to those who believe. It comes after the lowest and darkest day for Christians. Good Friday is upon us...

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What winter means to me….

The Winter has a way of bringing us to a place of deep reflection. Curious inquisitiveness and a longing for home; the home our hearts desire past our mortal years. That’s what Winter does to me. It is my favorite time of year in all it’s coldness and warm celebrations of incarnation. Winter has a way...

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Remember the Grace that is your life…

…and the God that holds you in his hand. Remember the way in which you were spared, from the slavery of Pharaoh in Egypt’s land. Remember the hope lavished upon you at Sinai, of God’s provision and abundance, his leadership and care, his dream. Remember that God made you alive, and shook you awake from the...

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My favourite telling of the Christmas story….

This is my favourite Christmas Story video. The kids are adorable and the message is clear and full of wonder. As we approach Christmas, eagerly waiting for the coming of the King, let’s remember the story and how it serves as the genesis for transformation in us and through us.

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Easter Beautiful

I was trying to explain Easter to my 3 year old daughter today and when I asked her what was significant about Easter Sunday, she said: “Jesus died on the cross for us.” “Ok, Anna, that was on Friday and that is true, but what about today, Sunday?. “Um, um…” “Today, Anna”, I said, “is...

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A Celtic Blessing

celtic cross at oakwood cemetery Originally uploaded by fubuki “May you have – Walls for the wind And a roof for the rain, And drinks bedside the fire Laughter to cheer you And those you love near you, And all that your heart may desire” via TSK

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Merry Christmas

If they were mine alone to tell, the blessings of abound. I would surely cast one across to you. But what good is that which comes by way, Of human folly and conjecture. If not the breath of divine life, Then emptiness rests behind words. But instead I bow down and allow the one, Who’s...

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Mary’s Song

Blue homespun and the bend of my breastkeep warm this small hot naked starfallen to my arms. (Rest…you who have had so farto come.) Now nearness satisfiesthe body of God sweetly. Quiet he lieswhose vigor hurleda universe. He sleepswhose eyelids have not closed before. His breath (so slight it seemsno breath at all) once ruffled...

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If…

If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you But make allowance for their doubting too, If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being...

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Quote of the week – Annie Dillard

“On the whole, I do not find Christians, outside of the catacombs, sufficiently sensible of conditions. Does anyone have the foggiest idea what sort of power we so blithely invoke? Or, as I suspect, does no one believe a word of it? The churches are children playing on the floor with their chemistry sets, mixing...

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Bono

I simply could not resist posting this. It is Bono’s acceptance speech for an NAACP award. I have seldom heard a more prophetic voice in our time that was graced with such poetic elegance and piercing flair. Please watch and tell me if your heart is not touched. [HT Mike Todd] Technorati Tags: Christianity, Kingdom+of+God,...

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The Spiritual Discipline of Writing

I’ve been blogging for a few months now and am realizing that my love for the written word is growing. Creativity and new ideas are flowing and I am perceiving that writing is more than words on paper in a Christian context: it’s a spiritual discipline that can have an impact for the Kingdom of...

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Sacred Reading and Creative Word

Let the word of God speak, be still, let the Word wash over your soul, Let it fill your mind, fill your will, Like rain filling the fields, in the cold Autumn chill Will you prepare your soul to meet the King? Or will you rush through the story overlooking important things, While thinking of...

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George MacDonald – Poetry

I said, "Let me walk in the fields."He said, "No; walk in the town."I said, "There are no flowers there."He said, "No flowers, but a crown." I said, "But the skies are black,There is nothing but noise and din";And He wept as he sent me back;"There is more," he said, "there is sin." I said,...

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A Poem About Vision

Dream deeply my beloved,Dream to see with eyes not your own.What might the world be?If hearts of stone became flesh and love flourished,Can you dream the Patmos dream? Instead of despair, let hope be your eye’s fixture.Still violence, make peace be real.People flourishing as God-image bearers.Let the door of trust swing open to heal hearts.Allow...

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