Thursday, September 29, 2011

plastic moment

now that it is almost October

I decided to finally take down the spring wreath

hanging on my porch wall

and put up a more seasonal fall one

to my surprise
I found a nest had been carefully built
into the top of the wreath

this wreath that is very colorful
but absolutely false


and fake

and it reminded me
how discerning we must be
about the place where we give birth

to the things of the Spirit

things can look real
smell real

feel real

and yet be totally false

scripture warns us about casting our pearls .............

if the babe in your womb
does not leap

when you are with the people who surround you

you are surrounded
by the wrong people

Friday, September 23, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

hug moment

there are times
words not only aren't necessary
aren't needed
aren't wanted
times only a touch will do

and sometimes
that touch
is a hug

there are hugs
and there are hugs

last Saturday
I was hugged
by a gentle man from Australia

it was a beautiful hug
a totally asexual hug
a heart hug

it was a safe hug

I was hugged

and today
such a difficult day
filled with such difficult news
it was the echo of that hug
that carried me through

fickle moment

hope and despair
peace and angst
like dancing with a fickle lover

wind moment

the wind
causing fingers of water
to lift up
and reach out in anticipation

the wind
glorious in its dance
then suddenly gone
leaving only the echo of its sigh
as a remnant upon the land

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

value moment

those who know the exact price of things
often don't know the true cost
or value
of anything

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

midnight moment

the supply of Bread
the fullness of the Spirit
comes on the other side of midnight

Thursday, September 08, 2011