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Eagle’s Flight – the way – a love walk – 4/10/14

12 years ago, I decided to write a book of poem reflections on my readings of Isaiah, an old Testament prophet. I had read through Isaiah about 12 times looking for particular parts that somehow stuck out as being “just … Continue reading

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endings and beginnings – an ending (but I’ll be back) – 6/24/13

to my poetry email and blog people –

I need to take some time away from my weekly poetry emails / blog postings to put what I’ve got thus far into a book.
It will be a follow up to “Love’s Signatures” which I released in January of 2012, titile yet to be determined. It will include the poems I’ve written since “Love’s Signatures” and sent out via emails and my blog since the previous book. Continue reading

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endings and beginnings – conversation – 6/20/13

Each poem I write and send out, starts a small conversation among a few back to me or onward with others, or within one who is touched in some particular. Each one that works, sets us to play out an expression of God or Love or some other aspect of being alive, in our head and heart. And I delight when that personal experience breaks out and becomes conversation. I delight in the glimpses I get from time to time, of the community of conversation. Continue reading

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so what …

I just read a time magazine article on the Millennial generation
and talked to my 20-something daughter and I wondered, in and around all that is changing, yet again, where God is walking, working, loving this generation of internet people. So what do you think?
[see: http://nation.time.com/2013/05/09/millennials-the-next-greatest-generation/ ] Continue reading

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endings and beginnings – how much to say – 3/30/13

I find I’m growing up, taking time, and finding a way forward that moves past my fears and matures into something that lets me express and walk out, my true loves in a way that doesn’t scare folks off, but rather draws some in for further conversation. Continue reading

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the way today – 10/25/12

Holding both an urgency to get to work, and a desire to play to my strengths and callings in this chapter’s job hunt is exercising my faith that somewhere these things will come together in a way that fits, even if only for a time. I’m letting the poet, musician, worship leader, software test philosopher come out more. I’m trying to stand up straighter, more internally truthfully, and connect with an audience that will work with me in creating better software, better poetry, or better music, better people in touch with their giftings, or perhaps all of these. Its a bit dangerous hanging out in the open like this. (I wonder how long it will take me to return and hide under other people’s expectations.) Continue reading

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the way – impact – 10/6/12

Since I was young, I learned to be careful with what I said and to whom I said it.
When I went too far, got too excited and told someone more than they could deal with, something that was too far outside their current world view, I would cause the conversation to grind to an awkward halt. The few who delighted in things I delighted in I found refreshing and quite wonderful to talk to.
But now, I’m better at finding my audience and modes of story telling, and a current
growing edge for me is to do more truth telling than I’m used to whether I think people will hear it well or not. The work wilderness is pulling me this way. And at times it works and something changes because I spoke up. Continue reading

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