Tag Archive for ‘poetry’

40th Birthday Poem

I have not read a Scripture verse where Jesus says, “I love you.”   I have wanted to say that to strangers, at times   Although no one is a stranger anymore.   All hearts live in my heart.   All paths mirror my own. –Jana Rose “Balloons”by Preston Kemp is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0  

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The Holy Spirit Is a Weaver

Curving back within myself, I create again and again –Bhagavad Gita Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes. –Walt Whitman   One issue with spiritual or prophetic writing is that the niggling mind will always find holes, will always look for exceptions. Situations where a statement doesn’t seem to work, or can’t be put into practice because of the reader’s/student’s personal […]

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First Day Sermon: The Female Warrior Saint

You were born one part saint one part warrior woman. Loving yourself  without shame is the most important thing you will ever have to fight for. –Titilope Sonuga, “Becoming”   “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn a woman against her father A daughter against her mother A […]

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Embrace Your Sorrow

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. –Rumi, “The Great Wagon” I have this bad habit of asking God to take away all my pain, particularly my sorrows. I’ve always sort of thought if I could walk through life like a robot, making all the “right […]

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