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Eagle’s Flight – Guidance – lights in dark places – 12/2/16

I woke this morning early, exploring my “Room with 12 Doors”. It became apparent (after a time of wondering prayer) that I had entered the door of “Guidance” which I have now subtitled, “lights in dark places”. Here’s the poem … Continue reading

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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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Eagle’s Flight – rafting – Bonhoeffer – 10/4/13

I’m commuting 2 hours twice a week into the San Francisco financial district by CalTrain and Bart for work these days, and working from home 3 days. I’ve tried to work on the train but that seems to make me tired and its harder to work once I arrive, so I’ve found that reading interesting books is more relaxing and stimulating. My current interesting book is Eric Metaxas’ biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Continue reading

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Eagle’s Flight – rafting – just like us – 9/17/13

Looking at my own callings, and the clumsy way I grow up into Love. I get discouraged, but find a friend in Simon the fisherman, whom Jesus named Peter. I find, I too learn to see with God’s eyes in fits and starts, but all too often see through my own preconceptions or through the eyes of others who would like to believe the Universe operates as they have made it.
(see especially the story in Matthew 16, Luke 22, and John 21) Continue reading

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Betrayal

shit happens. To me, because of me, around me, to those I love, and those I have only heard of. In small doses and sometimes gigantic missteps with global repercussions. Maundy Thursday, the Last Supper is a day of betrayal, of last words remembered, of deeds done that can’t be reversed. These are rough doorways to walk through when hopes and promises look particularly dim. Continue reading

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The Parable of the Wicked Vinedressers – 3/31/12

A good story, that makes the listener take some responsibility for uncovering their own issues in connection to the story, I find more effective than a direct comment telling the other directly what I know to be wrong with them. It turns out, I don’t know what is wrong with them exactly, and need their help to have them uncover what their own motivations might be and what their next steps are.

We need each other on these journey’s we’re on. And sometimes these stories bring us all closer to the conclusion. As did this parable. Continue reading

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Promises 3/30/12

Daring to believe in a promise from a trusted source is a mark of a true relationship.
I’ve felt some promises grab me by the shirt collar, look me straight in the eye and say, “this is for you”, “this is who you could become”. And though it may take some time. This is the road I’m on, to walk into what I’ve been promised, what I’ve dared to believe could be me, just ahead. Now this is how I read scripture, receiving promises, bit by bit. Continue reading

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Prophecy and Parables – 3/19/12

At work, I often encounter a demand for surety. For things we can easily count, so others can assess my productivity, effectiveness or progress. And there is a place for such things. But, there is also a place for the uncountable, for a sense of purpose or vision for what we could become, of what we could help our customers become. And these are harder to count. Counting these things falls short of our vision, and may cause us to lose sight of our way forward, as we focus on the smaller, more familiar aspects of our work that we can count. Our visions, hopes, dreams and motivations need feeding through stories told that help us increasingly paint a brighter, clearer, more expansive picture of our future together. Continue reading

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Many Were Healed – 3/11/12

About 22 years ago now, I went to a conference at the Vineyard in Anaheim, on worship and healing. I went 3 years in a row, hearing a call and following through on it only by God’s grace through many small steps. At the third one, I went asking for a gift, a supernatural spiritual gift. And if possible, I wanted either the gift of healing or prophecy, so that’s what I asked for. During one worship time, while everyone was singing, the Holy Spirit fell on me as I was worshipping, and I found myself laughing and crying at the same time. When the music ended, I sat down out of breath and amazed, wondering at what had just happened. Continue reading

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and who will listen? – 2/23/12

A large part of my own journey through death into life, is becoming “finding my audience”. I discovered early that I couldn’t predict who would connect with which poem. I tried, but was always wrong, so I gave up the guessing and just put the poems out there (after a good period of writing only for myself), and let the people decide which poem or phrase they found a particular connection with. Continue reading

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