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eagle’s flight – The Road Ahead Review Request – 11/14/15

I’ve been pretty silent on the poetry front for a while. I’ve been working on my book, “The Road Ahead”. It’s getting close to being done. I’d appreciate some added help here if you would. Here’s my Introduction and the Annotated Table of Contents.

Read it through and if you feel so inclined, select one of the chapters that seems to strike you, let me know via email and I’ll send you by return email the chapter you selected. Continue reading

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The Road Ahead – Introduction – 7/14/15

I’m well along in the process of writing a book. I’ll include a few excerpts from it in my email/blog. Here’s the Introduction, and an annotated table of contents.

I speak about God here. If that offends you, use “Love” instead. Its one of God’s primary names. Continue reading

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eagle’s flight – “That’s not the way. They shouldn’t do that.” – 4/28/15

Watching the news, seeking how to pray for and love people, in tragic circumstances, both in front of and behind our cameras, is become increasingly unavoidable. Encountering my own and friend’s difficulties in getting older, falling increasing out of touch with a culture running away from us and our aging parents. I am thrown back, again and again on prayer and a God who loves, who is not afraid of death, who is not afraid of life, who calls us up beyond our greeds into Love’s generosity. Lord, take me there. Take us there. Continue reading

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eagle’s flight – The Road Ahead – 2/19/15

I’m in a period of underemployment currently, working as a contract writer doing performance reviews of network switches. These 3rd party reviews are used by marketing departments to let people know how “my switch is better than your switch”.  And … Continue reading

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eagle’s flight – Sabbath walking – 2/4/15

At the urging of my cousin, I read Walter Brueggemann’s book: “Sabbath as Resistance”.

[ Brueggemann, Walter (2014-01-31). “Sabbath as Resistance”, Westminster John Knox Press. Kindle Edition. ]

And it struck a strong chord with me as I have been given to pray that generosity replace greed in and around me. The book looks at the 4th of the 10 Commandments in the Old Testament scriptures, and sees the Sabbath as demonstrating the restful nature of God and the provisioning for peaceable community. This is in contrast to the competitive, “more, more, more” and “never enough” environment we live in today.

And I also noted that greed is considered an idol, a false god in the scriptures. Continue reading

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eagle’s flight – Drawn in – 1/15/15

I’m in the process of reading through the book “Mansions of the Heart” by John Ashcroft. It’s a modern rendition of Teresa of Avila’s “Interior Castle” and St. John of the Cross’ “Dark Night of the Soul”. A small group of 3 of us have been having dinner together on Thursdays and talking about it, seeing where it resonates, and how we respond to Ashcroft’s comments. It’s been quite enjoyable to engage in such conversations each week. Here’s my take on the seven mansions which are stages in the spiritual journey, sometimes re-visited, each one never completely explored.

Warning – I’m using a bit more Christian specific language than I usually do. Replace “Christ” with “Love” or “The Word” if it’s easier for you. And on the “Holy 3” i.e. the “Trinity” … you’re on your own.

Let me know what strikes you. Continue reading

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eagle’s flight – gracious generosity – 1/1/15

I’m being prompted to muse, meditate and pray around replacing greed with generosity. So, I’ve done a quick survey of the Christian scriptures on generosity and this is a first resultant poem. Interesting the blessings tied to generosity, some of which would appear foolish to current mindsets, but perhaps can be an antidote to the greed which leaves so many behind.
[https://www.biblegateway.com/quicksearch/?quicksearch=generous&qs_version=NKJV] Continue reading

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