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”
Leaves and Life Lessons
Stepping gingerly onto fallen leaves under a quiet colorful canopy in autumn, I feel that I belong, though it’s my first visit on this mountain, through these woods, on this path. Yet it’s home. The unending grandeur surrounding me beckons participation. “Come deeper, further into this story of existence,” I hear Christ’s invitation. Every rockContinue reading “Leaves and Life Lessons”
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”
September dawns to cooling air. Opened windows, opened porch! Chirping wrens, cawing jays and running water please my ear. I walk to the pond’s edge to this surprise. Living worlds await my eyes: Flowing water, frogs, fish and flowering lotus. Lord, have mercy! You are a wonder to behold!
Berries beckon in autumn light, Promising birds’ and squirrels’ delight. As winter days approach ahead, God grants his creatures to be fed.
Green Domed Unity
Through raindrop-streaked windows, I see treetops reaching toward gray clouds, The highest trunks yielding healthy green domes. Scanning downward, some are cicada-stricken: Brown tips sagging limply. Further still: bare wood, all the way from branch tips Down, down, out of view. Living together – I imagine sharing memories of better days, perhaps – Appearing togetherContinue reading “Green Domed Unity”
A Winter Day