Tag Archives: philosophy

Of Worry and Trust

Night’s passing does not depend
until the ending of our fear
nor the nearness of our faith
but it is faith
that keeps us quiet in our sleep. Continue reading

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Invocation of Blessing

to forgive fervently
and adore all that is pure and good,
to walk quietly in the midst of turmoil Continue reading

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Trial and Error

Too much time
put into a thing
reaching for perfection
can become a reproach. Continue reading

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Shadow Boxing

Last night’s hard freeze followed by this morning’s breeze is sending leaves falling to the ground like cereal shaken slowly from a box held high above the bowl. Continue reading

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Ah, Troubles

But in the dark aloneness, when our deepest hurts are most our own, we bare ourselves before our Maker, wounded, weakened, ashamed and angry of our suffering. Continue reading

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Getting There

Theology at times seems to me like trying to explain the universe to a tree frog. I have found faith much more satisfying than theology. Continue reading

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Warm Front

Though we may not like the thunder
and lightning may scar the tree,
it is oft times the storm
brings the rain that feeds us.

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Over the Hump Day

It is worthy, too, to remember that doing what is good and proper and loving is not to be dependent on the perception of progress and result. In many cases, the doing itself is the desired result.
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Still Night

Perhaps it is the whispering of God, drawing us in the beauty of the coldest night, joining us in our closest encounters, urging us to love as we are loved.
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Shadowland

We spend our lives in shadows,
embracing a warmth of sun
that is done too soon:
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