Category Archives: Poetic Contemplations

Small Gift at the End of a Dark Day

It reminded me, too, of how little it takes
to ease the darkness of a dismal day:
a friendly wave, a gentle smile, Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Morning ’22

A harsh wind, a muted sunrise, a fiercely blue sky above broken clouds… and farm chores… Continue reading

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A Prayer of Worship

How wonderful is his majesty;
how majestic are his wonders! Continue reading

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Rescued

Those who have escaped the aching aloneness of depression understand the value of connection. Continue reading

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Meditation on Love

Love labors, cares, comforts, connects… and is anchored to the very heart of God. Continue reading

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A Contemplation of God

Though all the universe testifies of the existence of God, his fullest revelation is expressed in Christ. Continue reading

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My Father’s Tools

I have chosen not to work with some of the tools my father had; but am putting them to better use. Continue reading

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Smoky Mornings

On a misty morning like this, With the low hills of northeast Kansas Caressed by fog and covered with dew, And the fresh new of a September morning Muted by such clouds as this, It is hard not to miss … Continue reading

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Dance of the Monarchs

… in a world where things as fragile as butterflies
fight as best they can… Continue reading

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Welcoming the Cool of an August Haze

It’s good from time to time
to keep the mind from ruining a thing
by trying too hard to explain it.

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