Friday, February 17, 2012

An Open Letter To God

Dear God, 
I have spent my entire life knowing about you and knowing you on some degree and level... yet, half-way through this journey I feel the most estranged from you as though we are virtual strangers. We had one of those deep childhood friendships that has faded and become distant as the years have passed by.
As is so often the case with you, paradoxically, I simultaneously have never been so intimately aware of your constant presence. You are closer than my skin, you flow through my veins,  you sit deep within. You promised me years ago that you would never leave me or forsake me you would never leave me orphaned. And I know that  I know that I know, that you have made this a deep, irrevocable reality between you and  I.
So why this feeling of such distance, like we need to get to know one another again.  I feel like we need to start over again from scratch, yet because we have been so close and you and I are really quite intimate, I am at a loss how to begin again... do I initiate, or do you?

Monday, November 28, 2011

For Christmas: I Want the Super Hero Power to Halt Time...

I long for the ability to halt time and stand in the stillness and savor the sights and smells and people and
the moment
to be able to linger
in a space and time without it racing on
the luxory to soak in the experience, especially the mundane
the everyday ones that blend together and get lost in their sameness.
To choose
when to let it all begin again...
when the full penetration of the sensations, emotions, memories have saturated the body and mind...
to live
to learn to relish and not relinquish
to give everything
to hold nothing back while holding on with absolutely everything that is
to be completely abandoned in total awareness

Monday, August 29, 2011

Please check out my guest post on Caleb Wildes Blog: Confessions of a Funeral Director Working at the Crossroads of this World and the Next
Working at the Crossroads of this World and the Next

Friday, August 19, 2011

Have You Ever Wondered...

Have you ever wondered
Where God goes when it rains?

Have you ever wondered
Why the Silence echoes its quiet refrain?

Have you ever wondered
Where the Doorway to Heaven opens when you're all alone?

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Mothering God

I have walked with God on an intimate level for over 20 years and still I continually struggle with my image of God and 'knowing' how that image shapes me as a Child of God. The Bible is very clear in the images of God as He, Him, Spirit, Father, King, Ruler, Son, Master, etc., but feminine images are harder to come by, and when they are alluded to, it seems it is just that, an allusion.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Peace Comes Softly

Highway rides on
Swallowed by the miles
Stretching a horizon away

Speak, cry out loud
The Voice responds in haste
Faster than miles fly

Words to comfort
Words of rebuke
Words for life