Author Archives: Clark W Johnson

About Clark W Johnson

I am a poet, interested in using poetry to explore my interactions with the spiritual. I find poetry captures tension, paradox and flow well enough so I can hold experiences at arms length and reflect on them from multiple vantage points. As I walk deeper with my God, I'm finding such a record invaluable for myself, and I find that pieces and parts touch others as well. I love and long for more points of contact along those lines.

Eagles Flight – Psalm 22 – The Road Through Suffering Into the Kingdom Promise

The Road through Suffering – 2/7 In our journeys with God there comes a time (or times) when the first verses of Psalm 22 seem to be violently appropriate. “ “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me!!”  (NRSV) … Continue reading

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Eagle’s Flight – The Whales – a dream – 1/22/18

The Whales — a dream — The whales came, we captured them and trained them to pull us through the water. Finally one came with us through some severe trial and learned the dream speech going on the arduous journey. … Continue reading

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Eagles Flight – The Wedding of the Lamb

After washing my shins in the lake near the Stanford Sierra Camp, I continued down the road back to our base where people were getting ready to leave.  As I walked that road, I asked, “so what are You calling me into?”

And God replied, “To Raise the Bride”. Continue reading

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eagles flight – Voices – Christmas 2017

Hearing angel voices, getting a flash of insight and inspiration, training up our intuition
is not a very scientific way to operate, but sometimes things happen and we have no
hard facts to go on so we make a decision and go with it. Continue reading

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Re: [Panhala] TIRED OF SPEAKING SWEETLY — Hafiz (Redux of a personal favorite)

I subscribe to this poetry list and find I love many of the poems he sends out. This one particularly hits home to me as I find I learn the most when Love turns me around to face forward, when … Continue reading

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eagle’s flight – Naming God – 10/25/17

I woke up this morning rested and came to pray with pens in hand creating pictures, scribbles and words to discover and capture the Love from God that was healing my little scrapes from yesterday. Continue reading

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eagle’s flight – 8th Day of Creation Musings – 10/5/17

In trying to find a way to live and love well in such a time as this I keep coming back to:
 
I love because God first loves me
 
I am called / commanded to love God back
I am called / commanded to love my neighbor just as I love myself
 
and that all the other law, prophets and musings on what is the right way to live hang from these 2 commandments.
So somehow love needs to be what all our our talk and actions hang from.
 
In these days of lies and misleading statements and actions with love given lip service but being largely left out as weak and cheap, it’s a bit hard to see how love could overcome the barrage that is driven by money power and desire for ME and MINE at any cost.
But we are told in the scriptures that love is over all things and that without it we are just making noise.
 
There is much noise these days. Here is my attempt to find Love’s road through it all.
 
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