We are all building monuments, . We build monuments to our successes, monuments to our pain. We build monuments to our offenses and monuments to our gain. . We build them with stones or stories, rocks from along our way, Our thoughts polish and cut them, our words place them, Putting them where they … More Monument Building
Abraham Heschel writes ” There are no proofs of God only witnesses” . My story is one of turbulent seas of trouble mitigated by the ever-present hand of the master mariner. Really! He showed up when I was a child of four. To young to question, or dismiss he spoke; I listened, His question implied … More No Proof, Only Witness
This is a hard story to share, but it is true, full of grace and it ends in peace. It helped me to understand how grace really works, it might help you. Nancy was his fourth wife, the best for him, the worst to us; perhaps. She could be simply wonderful, full of love and … More Ode to Nancy Ruth Parry (1929 – 2018)
The Scriptures say we are a royal household, Kings & Priests, One day we will cast our crowns at the feet of our Lord – King of the Universe. Consider now the jewels in our crowns. I see them as trouble, troubles that pressed us to grow. Troubles- our pain and suffering, Troubles … More Jewels for your crown.
Living from the center out, not the outside in; this is the call, A call to life. We start in needing to receive. Receiving love, nurturing, care, We move into knowing. To know and preserve our person-hood, our humanity, our identity, we grow into knowing ourselves. We become in nurturing, nurturing our own souls to … More Life is lived best from the inside out!
How do we see the true artist? “I saw him with his white rapt face, looking out like a prophet of the living God, sent to speak out of the heart of the mystery of truth. I saw him as he sat staring at the paper before him, scratching all over as with the fury … More The artist is?
A prayer for Now Lead me Lord*, Now While there’s yet life and presence, Before the diminishing that is yesterday. Lead me not in the fantasy that is tomorrow, Lead me while it is yet today. Show forth your purpose and your will, Your presence and Spirit in me, through me now! Lead me Lord … More A Prayer For Now
Dappled light with the razor’s edge of cutting shadows, Dawn has gone now; morning yet wanes. Place within my skull a new thought; a new appreciation of your work, Your hand in my life and my time. Rip away the fog and dismay that are my thoughts, My actions and plans are … More Dappled Light
My Tomb Oh God break forth once and for all. Break forth from the tomb of my doubt, Break forth from the tomb of my apprehension, The tomb of my comforts that are the cancers of my self-serving soul. Break me forth into true life! Your life glorified, in my mortal flesh, … More My Tomb, Your Life
Flayed before the throne of God, My heart, My soul, This emerging, this growth, this transformation It is hard, but good. Flayed before the throne of God, Gratefully; Truth manifest as the flesh quivers before His power, I am undone, yet he is released. It is good with my soul, It is good. william mark … More Flayed