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AMEN

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EVER NOW IS SPIRIT PRESENT,EVER-NOW

Rising up from this ground

From feet to head

From head to heart,

As open as Now I can be,

I feel for Thy Presence –

 

To attempt to  frame The Holy

With thoughts and names

Is to attempt to limit

The Limitless,

Instead, I attempt to be still

Quiet

Expectant emptiness

Awaiting fill-ment –

 

The Windy Spirit, a-roaring,

Sweeps into my maze of halls,

Banks a turn,

Slips around all the reflexive barriers

Of my frightened will,

Confounds all my reasons,

And sends me tumbling down

Headfirst against the

Great Rotund Bell

Of my inmost sanctuary,

Where Now, All set a-ringing,

Holy Spirit Now Here-In In-Dwells.

Vibrant Silence

Radiant Light

 

…in slow dance, all elements of my being

toe to new patterns, tap out new rhythms

all haunting, familiar –

but clearly there is a new

Caller-of-the-dance::

Most gentle and Mighty

O’er-Arching Father, All-Holy Spirit

Now,

In-dwelling Love

 

 

 

Now where gone all my fearing?

This hollow reed awaits Your Hallowed Breath–

Breathe through me as You Will —

 

–reworked 2/6/18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A SMALL LEARNING

I THOUGHT  IT MEET,

BEING BLESSED WITH PRIVILEGE,

THAT I SHOULD  SING,

BUT I SLOG HEAD DOWN.

COVETOUS,  I STOP AND GAZE UPON

A BLACK CAT’S SLEEK PELT

RIPPLING IN THE SUN

AS SHE CUTS ‘CROSS MY PATH –

FERVENTLY I WISH MY LIMBS

COULD SO SHIMMER AS I STALK —

AH BUT NO SUCH HEEDLESS GRACE FOR MAN,

RATHER SUCH AS A DANCER CAN

WITH HEART AND SWEAT

PUT ON ~~~

WITH LOVE I SPEAK TO LOVE — Dwelling in the House of Holy Spirit

Solitude is learning to live in the awareness of God Present. I can not transcend the limits of my humanity. I seek to empty myself before the Holy One. I seek to be filled as God wills. I read in the Scripture. I let my roiling river of thoughts come and go. I love and feel loved. I am more and more aware of being cradled in God’s Peace. As opportunity comes, I share what I have received; my cup can not be emptied, as I have so long feared and hope is substantiated, and trust justified by the experience of giving love freely. It is like childhood all over and I trust my Father will push me into fledgling flight as He judges I am ready… Peace and blessing to all who care for me. It is well with my Soul.

GO FORTH AND BE FRUITFUL — I AM ALWAYS WITH YOU

Hebrews 11, v. 1 – 3, NEB — And what is Trust (Faith)?  Trust gives substance to our hopes, and makes of certain of realities we do not see.

It for their Trust that men of old stand on record.

By Trust we perceive that the universe was fashioned by the word of God, so that the visible came forth from the invisible.

Hebrews 12 , v. 5-6 — My son, do not think lightly of the Lord’s discipline, / nor lose heart when he corrects you; / for the Lord disciplines those whom he loves;–

v. 12-13 –Come, then, stiffen your drooping arms and shaking knees, and keep your steps from wavering.  Then the disabled limb will not be put out of joint, but regain its former powers.–

Such precious exactitude of teaching, this whole Book of Hebrews! I lifted up my head, for my help had come. Lord strengthen me now to do, in Your name, I ask….