Fierce

She is above the law and does not wear a badge. she is beyond the rule and does not need a shield.   With wide open eyes, she mocks blind justice. With wide open arms, she gives peace and mercy.   Without empty threats, she feels my pain with me. Without leaving a scar, she […]

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The Beatitudes

Blessed are the weary, for they will have rest.   Blessed are the builders of bridges, for they will be received.   Blessed are the stewards, for they will be sated.   Blessed are the givers, for they will be forgiven.   Blessed are the searchers, for they will be found.   Blessed are the […]

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Shortstop

We sing in unison, then settle in to “Play ball”   He turns and squats before Her, he bows his head and prays   “Help me”, he asks silently, “I beg you, keep me whole.”   Ready, he springs to his feet, filled with Her mercy   He plays with abandon on his toes   […]

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Let Go Let God

It’s hard to give over control, as if, I ever had control. It’s hard to say, “I’ve lost control”, assuming I was in control.   I’ve noticed some just want answers, and there are really no answers. I’ve noticed some make up answers, despite questions without answers.   I cannot create solutions grasping at straws […]

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Acceptance

It is not always about change; it is about transformation. Being one expands my range – fulfillment is in transition.   Of course, I will never be the same; and, indeed, I may be different. Being one expands my heart’s claim – contentment is embracing bent.   Some strive to make it happen; rather than […]

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Ride Along

What is my role, driver or passenger be? What to do, drive or passenger be?   As a driver, there are many decisions not just right or left but forward or backward.   As a passenger, there are many choices not just looking or averting but complaining or enjoining.   In life, I am both […]

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Sock It To Me

i struggle with life’s work my walk in the labyrinth is fraught with cant be done to start     when i vest in the morning i dread to some extent putting on my socks i find a place to perch knee pulled under my chin heel tucked under my butt thus carefully balanced with minimal effort […]

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Silence

Quietly wander without making noise, or in stillness embrace the emptiness.   It takes skill to be heartily refreshed, listening is work done with a purpose, to communicate with silence opens me.   In silence, we don’t take more than we need – being present can be a huge ordeal, being present can provide a […]

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State of Emergency

There is a state of emergency – be careful and be alert. Indeed, there is no plan, no control of what will be.   Being emergent, regardless of “supposed to” and “have to” allows me to be responsive and receptive in the moment.   In harmony with what is left, I’m one with in between […]

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Forgiveness

The heart of forgiveness is mercy. The key to embracing forgiveness is embracing healing atonement.   Forgiveness cannot be demanded. “Woe is me” and “it’s because of you” wallows in the past and holds me back.   Mercy is love just for the asking. It does not require permission – “I’m sorry” is completed with […]

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