Surf’s Up

I received your invitationIt was earlyI wasn’t sure why I should goOther than to seeWhat I had not seen You had awakenedMy curiosityAnd I wandered into the lightOf a new dayBeginning to shineOver the dancing waters You are relentlessStubborn no doubtAlways calling my nameAlways reaching out Into the party I cameWith my head bowed lowBecauseContinue reading “Surf’s Up”

The Healing

The HEALINGI The grace that is the health of creatures can only be held in common. In healing the scattered members come together. In health the flesh is graced, the holy enters the world. II The task of healing is to respect oneself as a creature, no more and no less. A creature is notContinue reading “The Healing”

Relationships

We have been told from oldLove God, Love neighborThis is our callingThis is our labor Our elders have spokenTime and againAbout the need for communityIn order to be a friend Witnesses of truthHave spoken at lengthHow in the endPersonal relationships save everything Community, they sayHolds the cureTo the long lonelinessAnd the sin of despair Emerson,Continue reading “Relationships”

Come on- fight the good fight

Fight, struggle, strain and give everything you have been given to be the absolute best human being you can possibly be. As you do this, you will lose what was needed to be lost. You will shed what was keeping you from growing and you will defend yourself, without even trying, from getting stuck inContinue reading “Come on- fight the good fight”

You have forgotten

As long as we have forgotten that everything we have ever been given is a gift, then we will continue to compete, compare and complain. Consequently, our hypocrisy will shine like the sun and our callous hearts will grow harder and harder. But if we 🛑 and take big inhale of free air and startContinue reading “You have forgotten”

Talking vs Speaking Love

Remember- there is a difference between talking and sharing your experience, strength and hope.Of course we (Christians) are familiar with Jesus’s warnings about the use of our tongues and our idle words (words that are spoken to guilt, shame, humilate, boast, brag, incite fear or violence, encourage gluttony, pride and mindless consuming, nourish nonsense, offerContinue reading “Talking vs Speaking Love”

Summer Prayer

Let me be transparent as the airfor your love to pass through me Help me to embrace my weaknessso my neighbors can know your strength Plant your holy spirit in my souland pluck out the weeds that remain Cover my fragility with your powerKeep me vulnerable to your presenceShine out of me like the morningContinue reading “Summer Prayer”

My God

My God is the creatorOf all creationsOf all creaturesHis creativity has no end Nature in all her gloryTestifies to God’s faithfulnesspeace, patience, gentlenessSelf-control and goodness Even more, to his glory and beautyAnd infinite imaginationWhich is given to us to seeTouch, smell, hear and taste The green grassThe sunshineThe blue skyAre more than sublime They areContinue reading “My God”

God didn’t make girls

God didn’t make girlsFor boysTo find their worth in menOr to be given their worth by men God didn’t make girlsTo be a man’s emotional tamponTo get them to churchTo complete menTo satisfy their superficial pleasuresTo entertain or tolerate any form of objectificationTo justify their existenceOr make them feel better about their arrogance or ignorance.Continue reading “God didn’t make girls”

Injustice and Totalism

Just reading and pondering, and trying not to quickly read over Paul’s words in Romans but take them in and ask some questions. It seems like I have landed on the word injustice and so I ask myself if I am filled with “every injustice” or what that means, how could that be, why andContinue reading “Injustice and Totalism”