Tuesday, January 28, 2014


* * *
once upon a time
there was a girl
who was Loved so well
that she Became
her beloved watched over
her waking and sleeping
he bore her
and bathed her
in morning light
and moonlight,
he kissed her with the kisses of his mouth
he told her stories of the
Great Wide World
and showed her
how to See
...together they walked
Hinds' Feet on High Places...
he poured himself,
his very spirit,
into hers
all that he had,
all that he was,
till the two could not be told apart
till they could never be divided...
so that he would
be with her....
he bid her,
to trade tangible shore,
to trust invisible Wind,
to leave terra firma for terra incognita,
to let go,
and Fly...
...she rose, higher and higher
with trembling heart
trembling wings
lifted on the breath
of his bitter-sweet benediction
to Be
to Become
all that he knew she could be
for a world
who had yet to See
His Beauty......
  ....Fly with me...
* * *
"Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away"
-Song 2:10

Sunday, January 26, 2014



I have been Blown
like a Dandelion seed
and felt myself floating
(fearfully, grasping for familiarity,
for something to hold on to
for the Dandelion that so gently held me
then let me go...)
Quiet now...
I See
That the Wind will carry me
to New Ground
Where the Life of the Dandelion
that bore me
will be born...
I am to be planted
and Become
not just one tiny seed...
But a Beautiful Blossoming Field,
a Whole,
Delightful Array,
"Now, oh Lord, what do I wait for and expect...
My hope and expectation
is in You."
-Psalm 39:7

Friday, January 24, 2014

In Spirit

"...though I am away from you in body
yet I am with you In Spirit"
-Colossians 2:5
Come now, My love,
and Rest for awhile
out of the cold and the bitter winds
out of the windiness and the wild...

I Am the fire which warms you
I Am the breath on your ear
telling you,
that All really is Well...

Zoom out from your narrow view
on life as it seems
and See what Is

Let it go now, My love
Let it go
Relax your tight hold
and feel, instead,
that you are Held...

.....all the plans, people, possessions you father
are in your Abba's Loving Hands...

Oh Beloved of Mine
Feel yourself now,
enveloped in Me
in Love,
in Rest...

...and Know
in this moment
as Mary did,

The Secret
The One Thing:

I AM with you

I AM with you

I AM with you
"Nothing in all of creation
can separate us from the love of God..."
-Romans 8:39

Thursday, January 23, 2014



thank You,
for my Life
exactly how it is,
for what has gone before
exactly as it was,
for the riches
of my past
folded beautifully into my present...
thank You
thank You
thank You.
"goodness and mercy follow me
every day of my life."
-Psalm 23:6

Monday, January 20, 2014

Prodigal's Prayer - a haiku

I ran, far and wide
and ended up with ashes...
now Your will be done
"...beauty for ashes..."
-Isaiah 61:3

Saturday, January 18, 2014


this is where we hope that
Prayer hits the road and sticks the landing,
that everything we've been taught and believed holds true...
That it's when we're outta cards,
God delights in slipping us aces
(I realize the potential perception of sacrilege there,
relegating God to the role of card-shark-in-the-sky....
why do I not think He minds at the moment?)
That when we've fumbled and bumbled
with our broken pieces,
with spit and glue
with a wing
and a prayer
(and maybe not even so much the wing)
when we've taped and patched
and plugged and pasted
and in general exceeded our
cosmic supply of duct tape
not to mention our quota of
flailing, thrashing, and gnashing of teeth...
...when we've thrown our hands up in the air
and given up entirely
(for the fourteenth time - no-really-this-time)...
That God Steps In.
to be continued......
"Stand still and see the salvation of your God."
-Exodus 14:13

Friday, January 17, 2014


broken cisterns
cannot hold water
broken baskets
cannot carry bread
broken hinges
cannot open doors
broken lanterns
cannot light a room.....
.....but the break of dawn
can light up the world
broken ground
can yield a harvest
broken bread
can feed so many
broken roads
still lead somewhere
and broken hearts,
in spite of themselves,
can still hold Love...
...mysteries of the universe......

Wednesday, January 15, 2014



life being cyclical
our beginnings
and endings
our comings
and goings
one and the same...
...in Nature's Rorschach test
is a shattered seed
an end
or a beginning?
what about a broken cocoon?
a birth?
or even a death....
Even God
at once
and Omega...
for me this duality,
dispels fear of finality,
and I find myself
in The End
for The Beginning
"from the first to the last, I AM He."
Isaiah 41:4

Friday, January 10, 2014

Redemption - two haikus

All is never lost;
The Ring was given again
to the prodigal
second chance?  no, friend;
seventy times seventh chance...
my Redeemer lives

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


"The land is like the Garden of Eden before them,
and behind them
a desolate wilderness."
-Joel 2:3

In the Beginning...

 "forgetting the things which are behind,
reaching forward to the things that are ahead,
I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call
of God in Christ Jesus."
-Philippians 3:13, 14
back turned
to back doors and bridges
which promise safe passage
into the past...
that never never land
which no longer exists...
eyes fixed like flint
on what is forward
what is for real
the Gift you have for me
and have for me to be...
sure-footed, walking
into Future's fallow ground
my very footsteps making fertile the soil,
seeding each day with the Seed Himself
till death defers
and Life becomes
the defining characteristic
of this Landscape...
As it was In The Beginning...
make it so In This Beginning,
Let there be Light
once again...
....and let it change
"Here am I, my Lord;
Send me."
-Isaiah 6:8