Bare branches are a lovely sight (to some!) in cold dreary months: Their exposure allows us to see a tree’s foundational skeleton. Winter can be a time to focus inwardly: What are we truly made of? Look at our naked complexity! As baby green leaves emerge in early spring months, we see two seasons inContinue reading “Trees Bridging Seasons”
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The bush grows green at the tips of branches, While twisted vines lurk below. How do we see others? From what’s on top or Do we see the tangles that may snake underneath? I dare say: Some days gnarly notions arise, Surprising even me – how could I have such thoughts?! How do I stopContinue reading “Tangled”
waiting for a gentle hand
Heartbeat of God
I still myself enough, My cheek against the ancient tree, cut in half by lightning, then trimmed by machine’s saw. I hear the roots cry up to the large wide stump: “Listen!” Lo and behold: I feel the heartbeat of God. “I will keep growing.” Smaller branches sprout from the sides, Tiny heartbeats with newContinue reading “Heartbeat of God”
Standing at the ocean sand’s edge, never-ending waves of Wisdom rush toward me. My feet stay dry on the sand, as I observe, inwardly silent, listening to loud beach sounds of crashing waves and calling gulls. The vast ocean houses hidden life. I know that there are fish, creatures, dolphins, underwater plants, and debris inContinue reading “WISDOM WAVES”
I could have looked straight ahead, Or at my phone, Or at the busy people passing, Wondering what was their hurry. Meanwhile, a little seed that had been driven by the wind, Caught in a sidewalk’s seam, Falling into enough sandy dirt to be rained upon, Sunned upon, Had made it’s home. How long hadContinue reading “Little Surprises”
The window glass revealed leafy branches waving. Simply joyful for the morning light? Cheering new births today? Welcoming new souls to heaven? They swayed gently to wind’s whim, Waving. I lifted the pane, Allowing cool air Into my stuffy sleep’s breath. Good morning, Lord! How was your night?
Where’s the light?
Driving down the street one day in April, I spotted what most motorists probably failed to notice. As seen in the above photograph, an ordinary telephone pole support cable, wrapped in a yellow protective tube had an extraordinary story! With early spring rains, new growth began, including weeds, of course! At the base of theContinue reading “Where’s the light?”
Berries beckon in autumn light, Promising birds’ and squirrels’ delight. As winter days approach ahead, God grants his creatures to be fed.