Lent: Flame of God

Flame 🔥 of God… (Lent) From prayer that asks that I may be Sheltered from winds that beat on Thee, From fearing when I should aspire, From faltering when I should climb higher From silken self, O Captain, free Thy soldier who would follow Thee. From subtle love of softening...

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Lent: Willing?

willing? (for Lent) Am I willing To be bread of life for others, Crumbs of truth and kindness Scattered ‘mong my future sisters, brothers? Am I willing To be river of life flowing, To those in deep unknowing As they walk the path of death, With no hope-filled, eternal breath?...

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Epiphany: Even Here

even here… “Jesus, come,” I cry, As Martha when her brother died, Yet He does not appear; My soul recedes in fear, Doubts. While truth swirls ‘round, “I am Resurrection and Life,” My feet stumble on; Yet within and beside Walks the Holy One. O, may my soul in patience...

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Epiphany: Steps Toward Epiphany

steps toward Epiphany… “Look before you leap,” We’ve heard it said before, So tell me why our loving God, Expects of us much more… “Leap before you look,” His words to those He calls; “Follow Me, Accept My will, Forgive, Rejoice, Give all.” For if our trust is truly real,...

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Epiphany: Another’s Epiphany

another’s epiphany… 54 years ago, Bill and I (age 22, 3 months married) were bouncing over ill conceived, dusty Peruvian roads in a dilapidated bus. We were young, with only a small amount of theological training and practical experiences tucked under our belts, but impassioned, compelled by the Living God...

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Epiphany: Intentional Space for Epiphany

intentional space for Epiphany… I hear You call, my Lord, I feel Your knock upon heart’s door, Insistent now as oft before; “Come to Me and rest.” Labor, thoughts, the pen, Place me into circles, ’round; Yet You, my closest Friend, Desire I be unbound From struggles deep, Thoughts so...

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Epiphany: Unknown Yet Known

In the breaking of the bread, Their eyes were opened – grand; Who were these two, Intentionally brought to understand, The mystery of The Christ? On ancient path they walked, Only one name, Cleopas, given, Yet Jesus knew and found them, Knew their heavy footsteps driven By pain, doubt, and...

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Epiphany: Blinded in the Treasury

Blinded in the Treasury… Encircled by mammon moguls, “Light of the World” shines bright, Yet blinded by glitter of more, They choose walking in darkness of night. Questions erupt from their pit, “Where is your father?,” they ask; “Know Me; know the Father as well; Seek Me, in His favor...

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Epiphany: Anna’s Epiphany

Anna’s epiphany… Oh make my heart A quiet cell- Wherever I go, Whatever I do- Where You can dwell. A quiet cell Was Anna’s heart; A place apart, For God to dwell, To transmit awe, In silence sweet, Rejoice her heart, Good News to speak! Oh make my heart A...

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Epiphany: Dangerous

Dangerous… We’re on a dangerous journey, Prophesied before; Killing, fleeing, grief, Some delivered by the Lord. We’re on a dangerous journey, Fire, flame, and flood; “Do not fear,” says our God, “My called, created, loved.” We’re on a dangerous journey, Accept all gain as loss; For Christ, the Ancient Always,...

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