Worship & Waves

Forgiveness

Forgiveness

isn’t overlooking

transgressions;

it’s seeing them

in the their

fullest, most potent

essence,

and choosing

to reconcile anyway.

 

(Happy Palm Sunday!)

Testimonies of Nature

Now that the world is silent for a moment, may we again hear the cries of the wind, the whispers of the trees, and the cadence of the river, all, and at once, singing the song of their Creator, the source of trembling power and unexpected life.

Firestone Friday: Poem XXI

A powerful freedom

exists in knowing

that your identity,

your unchanging essence,

and your inextricable value,

do not rest

in production,

so whether you produce

triumphs or failures

or nothing at all,

you remain

as richly radiant

as you always have.

Wordsmith Wednesday: Poem X

We all want to be the
person
community
business
country
with the bigger stick.

When are we going
to start building something
with all of these sticks?

Strong Language

 

__________________

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

 

Touchstone Tuesday: Poem VI

It’s not that most connections

carry no love;

it’s that so many loves

can exist only in one space —

can survive only at the bar

or breathe only within an app.

To uncover a connection

worth pursuing

is to find a love that can flourish

at home

and in the streets —

Saturday night

and Sunday morning.

On Thunder & Power

Whence come tyrants, oppressors and despots,
castles, aristocracies, and upper classes?
Where of the earth comes this power
When none, more than another, knows what the thunder says?

Strong Language

_____________

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

On Possession

I said she was mine
and he was mine.
They were mine.
And I swallowed them whole,
cherishing the explosive flavor of control.

Then, He came,
and pulled them from my throat.
He told me they were His.
They were all His.

But he didn’t devour them.
What kind of revolution is this?

Strong Language

____________________

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases

Wordsmith Wednesday – Poem III

Praise to poetry
for expression,
for its cure to depression —
for the wild thoughts it raises
for its universal phrases –

for culture and for flavor
for being a mental place saver —
for fervor and reflection
for emotional resurrection.

Strong Language

___________________________

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.