Archive for December, 2013

Birthday

Womb to wings-
Many years
I have wept
knowing this time
would arrive…
Yet your flight
brings Joy
as I see you soar
upon the wings
of Faith!
No…
there is not
an empty nest;
It is full
of Memories
and those
waiting to be made.

A Type Of War

“I dare ya!” – mere child’s play…. What’s so tempting ?
If I accept,
what consequences
Will be faced by me …
And possibly countless others?
If I walk away ,
don’t I determine
the outcome
for all involved?

Hanging Around

Lessons From Hangers

 

  1. They have no ears, but two shoulders to carry weight.
  2. The bar that connects the shoulders, holds more than just pants.
  3. Twisted with no complaints.
  4. Their hook, which is part of their purpose, provides great security for the weight they carry.
  5. Have been known to open locks and reach the unreachable.
  6. They are said to multiply when thrown into a closet.
  7. When bent out of shape, they are still used for many purposes.
  8. People have cut them into several parts for various needs.

 

What I’ve learned:

 

  1. I can help others as I am able.
  2. My Core enables me to “do” more than just “be”.
  3. I can learn how to be more thankful.
  4. Who I am created to be will be used to bring others security.
  5. God has used people to “unlock” and “reach” me…I need to be ready to “listen”.
  6. I need to spend time in my Prayer Closet, so my strength may be multiplied.
  7. I need to realize that through my mistakes, God works to show Grace and Forgiveness.
  8. When I feel all is lost…there is still a mighty Plan that includes me.

A Canadian U-Turn

A Canadian U-Turn.

Wonderful Or Wonder Why?

Birthed from a cloud…
a unique design… Cascades from unknown whereabouts
parachuting onto stage..
each with a solo performance:
To reflect light at night…
the strength
of their illumination growing
as they join together.
Some boo and hiss
each pageant
as others are
almost teary eyed watching
their whimsical dances
to classical music
while sipping favorite hot beverages before treasured novels.

Me First

In less than a week
countless people
will gather together to celebrate….
yet I must ask, “what is there to celebrate?”
It’s supposed to be 2014,
The New Year….
But what’s different about it
if I am unwilling
to change?

A Type of Cartography

Leaves from trees
fall gently
down
upon the next page number ….
Without a map,
I watch
Pen and ink
draw each character
through surroundings
that untangle story lines
as time unravels….
Perhaps one day
I will find you
among the pages
of A Good Book.

The Greatest of These

The Greatest of These.

Guilty As Sin (12/24/13)

Guilty As Sin (12/24/13).

Merry Christmas!!

Today most people will gather together, traveling either across the street, or across the nation to celebrate Christmas with loved ones. Perhaps someone brings a casserole, a dessert….maybe some bring gifts…creating memories through laughter and tears…there might be some songs heard.

 

Whether from a feast, to presents, or whatever …our trashcans are a necessity; taking on all the waste of the moment. They hold various amounts of yuck: from the tiny bathroom size, the medium kitchen size, to the 30 gallon party size….a container for every need.

 

People may lose track of time as they draw closer…..assuming someone else may take out the garbage….but loved ones keep packing the waste down, excited to get back to visiting. Before it’s realized…it’s an overflowing mess….with oozing germs everywhere! Usually at this point, when the garbage is to be changed, it is lodged in the container….which gives quite the fight of letting go of the plastic bag!! A lot of times there will be a rip (or few) in the bag in the process of hauling the garbage out.  

 

Sometimes it’s best to tip the wastebasket upside down and let gravity work, pouring the trash into a fresh bag, then wipe down the container with cleaner and realign with a plastic bag.

What’s more, is if the garbage can has a foot operated pedal…..those styles of containers come with a basket to give the rods room to work. These are nice, indeed, but if the garbage keeps getting pushed down…eventually the basket will get jarred under the lip of the frame of the basket….making it seem like it’s impossible situation ….but fear not. The garbage can doesn’t need to be replaced.

After much turning, twisting….and churning….sometimes it’s necessary…first to remove the garbage. Then, once all of the garbage is removed….tip the can upside down. Gently push on the bottom of the basket ….and the basket is removed quite easily….to be scrubbed and realigned with a plastic bag…ready to serve its purpose once again.

 

As I mentioned in my post “More Than A Meal”, people are like containers.  We hold compassion, joy, love, wisdom, among many other things. Yet we also take on a bunch of junk too….sorrow, anger, pride….there are a lot of others to add to this list. 

 

Just like the garbage can it’s important to empty the trash often….or it can be very messy.  There may be times where it feels like life is tipping us upside down…..I want to suggest that we trust Gravity and let go of those heavy weights that hurt us….that are bulging out our limits….and allow ourselves to be scrubbed with Truth…that we are worth our purpose!!  May we feel the Presence of Compassion aligning our whole…ready to begin again!

I’m looking forward to the New Year that waits with fresh possibilities!! See you there!!