Monday, April 28, 2008

wonder moment

when was the last time
you were lost in wonder
simply at the mention
of His Name

Saturday, April 26, 2008

garden moment

14 years ago today
my very best friend was stolen from me
she fought hard
for a long time
but grew weary
and slipped away
she loved me unconditionally
she was a rare friend
a true friend
she did not always agree
or understand
my thirst for the things of the Spirit
she never wavered in her love
and her friendship
I planted a garden in her memory
and now that we are moving
I have to leave the garden behind
and yet
the garden of her love
travels with me
its fragrance is very strong today
dance for me
see you soon

Friday, April 25, 2008

unity moments

For unity to be achieved,
each of us must be in the process of being purified of our need
to excel
and to prove
that we are the best.
We must all seek to open ourselves to others
and welcome their gifts;
we must be ready to become vulnerable to others.
Unity is something we all have to work at constantly.
- Jean Vanier

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

birthing moment

locked in dark blackness
not even waiting
just motionless
gradually tiny pin holes mated
causing an occasional gulp
a burp
absolutely silently
what had been locked
was freed
the frozen casing quietly gone
no crashing
no yelping
no great drama
the happy dance began
fingers stretching
diamonds flashing
the whole lake smiled
as it welcomed the geese
the ducks
the loons
that suddenly appeared from nowhere
a new season birthed
right before my eyes

authority moment

do we live our authority in obedience
do we live our obedience with authority?

wednesday moment

we need to know how to tell stories
our own stories
and to laugh
and sing

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

confrontation moment

the process of making art
is a process of coming face to face
with one’s lack of talent
one’s lack of confidence
a magnificent struggle
involving a confrontation with oneself
that can be surprisingly uncomfortable

friend moment

for two people to be friends,
they must eat a sack of salt together;
they must share many meals

Monday, April 21, 2008

kind moments

compassionate God
help me not to walk behind others
or to walk in front of them
but to walk beside them
with kindness

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Saturday, April 05, 2008

new moment

this season
presents life all around
new babe
new home
new church
new hope
new community
new blessings