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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Refining Words


Follow where He
leads no matter
the path or where
another goes
tend feed lambs,
sheep, for as little
or as much time
exists in life
in death—follow
“This testimony is true.”

John 21

Monday, June 25, 2012

Refining Words


Woven in the heavens
star lit reminders
whole world
read in the darkness
of the night skies


dark clouds can only
not contain
story written
from the beginning

John 20

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Refining Words


Why does fear
decide our choices
holding fast we
cling to status
real or imagined
censure or affirmation
from others form
our parameters
we walk within lines
carefully drawn
reject the voice
calling us with love
and lose even more.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Refining Words


“What is truth”
asked once now
often quoted in conversation
repeated again
and again as excuse
as ploy, as strategy

or silently as heart hunger

When do we hear—
really—hear the answer
standing before us
speaking words of hope
offering life.

John 18

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Refining Words


Seeds sown in glimmer
thoughts—a flash,
a shadow,
a hope.

Take root in heart
form purpose
breathe in truth.

Stamina, courage,
commitment, mark
days unfolding
to completion.

Brings glory.

John 17

Monday, June 11, 2012

Refining Words


Chosen to bear words
to the world
silent and spoken truth
continue work.

Rarely received
with open arms.
left wounded.

Called to serve
follow worn path
give comfort
compassion seeds.

John 15

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Refining Words


Embers glow

sparks scatter

like fireworks

in the sky unexpected

snaps, quick crackle

of dry branches

devoid of sap

end fruit bearing days.

Bruised branches now

pruned hear—sigh

still abide.

Growth comes again

in time.

John 15

Monday, June 4, 2012

Refining Words


Love kneels to wash

away the dirt-

layers clogging heart,

mind, soul.

Refreshed by care

soothed by presence,

held close until restored

again and again without


Beyond end of days;

Love kneels.

John 13

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