Sunday, July 27, 2014

Modus Operandi




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To Live

So that we Leave

A shadow of a doubt,

A wondering,

If we were,

Indeed,

Their angel

Sent From God

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"As He Is, so are we in this world."
-1 John 4:17

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Finished?


"It is Finished."
-John 19:30

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Finished.
Done For.
Down for the Count.

So was Jesus.

Hanging
Helpless
Bloodied and Beaten

The words, "It is Finished" on His lips.

And yet

And Yet,

That agonizing utterance precipitated
The Greatest Beginning
in History.

When we, too, are hanging,
When even that all-important Last Thread has snapped,
When the dreadful feeling fills our hearts,
the one in our terrified bewilderment that we barely dare to utter,
"My God! My God?!  Why have You forsaken me??!"

We may also be,
Paradoxically and Providentially,
At The Beginning.

...and this very paradox, agonizing as it is,
would dictate that when we, too, are Finished
what has been Authored can finally come to pass

In this Divine Economy,
Death sets the stage,
becomes the Doorway,
and is servant to,
Always
and Ever,

The Resurrection.

"Life comes back.  Life Always comes back."

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"Death is swallowed up, utterly vanquished forever, in victory.  Oh death, where is your victory?  Oh grave, where is your sting?  Thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory and makes us Conquerors with and through the Lord Jesus Christ."
-1 Corinthians: 15:55-57

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Soak


(Chincoteague Island, Virginia)

~~~

Soaking with You,
in You,
You in me...

Every cell, every synapse
engorged
in this ethereal effusion,

Heart, Mind,
Body, Spirit

Enjoined,
Beautifully,
One

Thus saturated,
Thus enmeshed,
I emerge,
Brimming withYour Being,
Your very Essence...

...Through me
Slake the thirst of thousands,
Let tears be traded
for the Torrent
of Your Presence

Into this desert, wring out the Deluge of You,
once again, drench dust with the Divine,
Quench the deepest place in every parched heart,
Rain out of me,
and Flood
Your Beloved.

~~~

"Passing through the Valley of Weeping, 
they make it a Place of Springs;
The Rain also covers it and fills the pools with blessings."
-Psalm 84:6

Friday, July 11, 2014

Flying Dreams...



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Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Offering


"The people will come to your light,
and Kings to the brightness of your Rising"
-Isaiah 60:3

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Burned

Utterly Consumed

Ashes

Alter empty of All-that-was
The body that held
Life,
Love,
Breath

Fed, Mercifully,
to Flame

Now Spirit, Caught Fire,
Can Burn,
No longer suffocated,
starved of Air,

~~ It Rises ~~

Engulfed in this Gorgeous Fiery Light,
Flesh burns away in a few painful hours,
But Spirit is Fuel for Eternity,
Spent like the Sun,

For The Son

A Lamp
For All who are lost,
Lovely Luminary Shining

For Worlds upon Worlds,

Showing

Weary Warriors,
Languishing Lovers,
and Every Precious Prodigal,

The Way to go Home

~~

"Those who would be Light
Must endure Burning."
-Dr. Viktor Frankl


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Out of the Woods.....


"Who is this, coming out of the wilderness,
leaning on her Beloved?"
-Song of Solomon 8:5

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Come Out of the Woods now, Beloved..

Just this Way...

You see the Light
begin to Flood your Path
from the Clearing up ahead.....

.....Just Up Ahead......

And you know

And you Realize

Afterall

After All,

That I AM,

Indeed,

The Good Shepherd

~~


Monday, July 7, 2014

...a little slice......


Blue Ridge Sunset from the top of Wintergreen...

...i.e. "Heaven"

Friday, July 4, 2014

Freedom


(Blue Ridge Mountains seen from the top of Wintergreen)

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"God gives Wings to those who are not content to ride an ass."
~Rumi