Monthly Archives: January 2013

endings and beginnings – 1/31/13

I seem to have come to the end of my poems on “the way”.
And that makes room for a new chapter, called “endings and beginnings”. I’ve been reading Walter Brueggemann’s “The Prophetic Imagination” which I’ve enjoyed quite a bit. As I told him in a thank you email,

“In it you keep explaining to me why I write the poems I write. You are putting words and theological connection around why I do what I do, and a bit more about the context these poems are written and read in. I’ve enjoyed the connecting with Moses criticizing and energizing, with the “royal consciousness” of Pharaoh (which I have seen up close and personal working in the corporate tech world). And with the connections with the avoidance of death and having the status quo go on “forever”.

The avoiding death has particularly struck home and in fact has caused me to start a new “chapter” of poems on “endings and beginnings”. I’ve been writing a poem a week for a while, and now seemed to have finished my previous chapter called “the way”. So thanks for the brain push to go deeper in to some of these things. ” Continue reading

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the way – the way – 1/24/13

My faith keeps me walking forward, when I don’t see very far ahead. I fall back into myself and what I believe is tested by the emptiness around me. My cues and prompts that have guided me from outside, are silent or find no purchase on my soul.
So I come back to the God I know, and take another step. I have nowhere else to go. Continue reading

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the way – I forget – 1/17/13

… and then I stop, open my heart with my Golgotha key, the cross I’m given to carry, my light burden and breathe, just breathe in the living water buried deep below the rock, and let it wash through and clean out my heart, through all its hidden corners, and then rest in the mansion that is being prepared for me, that seems to keep growing the more I explore, and I remember. Indeed, I am loved. Continue reading

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the way – ah, to deny myself – 1/10/13

I’m trying to figure out, or otherwise get to know, what it means to take up my cross and follow after Jesus. My heart wish and choice is to bring more and more of such words to life in my life. That’s one of the reasons behind my poetry.
Sometimes I wonder if that is such a wise choice.

I hear him saying …. Continue reading

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the way – I love you – 1/4/13

Some days I need this way more than others. Continue reading

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