‘Good Friday’…

Hello Friends, It’s been a while since I wrote, because I have been working on another project. I’ll let you in on that in Just a moment… Well here we all are, sitting at home waiting for the storm to pass, waiting for the rainbow at the end of all this darkness.  None of us…

Climate Change

  Have we not sold our children to the highest bidder When our leaders bind themselves to business figures. When politicians wake in bed the morning after  Cheating on us and all our children’s futures. We fought so hard to separate church and state  But Money walks the halls of power, all in-state. Commanding all…

Incarnation

Incarnation ‘We think of him as safe beneath the steeple, Or cosy in a crib beside the font, But he is with a million displaced people On the long road of weariness and want. For even as we sing our final carol His family is up and on that road, Fleeing the wrath of someone…

My Two Favourite Poets…

Some blogs share the work of other authors, so I thought I would follow suit this month with a little of the work of my two favourite poets…  William Blake: 18th century poet, painter and print maker… ‘To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower  Hold Infinity in…

Standing on the Heights of Things

Standing on the heights of things, Wrapt in beauty so profound, Peace and wholeness dwell unscathed, In this land I once was from. But mixed now is my every thought,  Haunted, guilty, angry, sad, For I have gone beyond this grace, and lived and breathed in other lands. Lands who live on your loose change…

Brave

There will always be those days, Those days when they fire the starting gun And you begin to fly, But your ankle twists and clips your wings and you fall with a thud to earth. Those days when you find yourself sprawled on the sidelines, blinking back hot tears while the backs of others fly…

Catching God Out

I saw you today in the still hold of a raindrop on a curled fern frond, So small But I wasn’t fooled by the size I’ve seen your same design in the Whirlpool galaxy on high Your fingerprints there, Everywhere lazily left behind, for us to find. Did you think we wouldn’t catch you out?…

Leaning Into Light

Frailty flailing in the breeze leaning, green into the light,  saturating cells with life. Flowers lean, Lean into light. Unfurling, stretching Reaching, knowing, Weather calm or gale blowing nothing nourishes growing Like leaning into Light. Flowers lean because they must Not just because they like the warmth, not for fancy or for mirth But for…

God. Is. With. Us.

Originally posted on seeingbreathingliving:
I love Christmas. The carols, the wonder, the traditions, the too-much-food-only-eaten-once-a-year. It is the time of year I most miss being with my family, the time when living over seas is most costly, not in money but in feeling, the feeling that comes when you are surrounded by those who know…

Light in the Wake of the Storm

The rain fell so hard today that the earth felt like it might wash away in one long flood of tears. But when the dark lifted and the thunder drum gave up it’s final roll, the last word belonged to the light. For in the wake of the tempest trailed a thousand fluid diamonds,  clinging fragile…

That Day, This Day, One Day… Life in the Now and Not Yet

We live in the now and the not-yet, the space where darkness and light meet, the no-mans-land between the battle-lines of the Kingdom of God and the encroaching kingdom of darkness. As the battle rages around us, sometimes we fall, sometimes we stand, but always Light is on the move, confronting darkness with never fading…

Restoring Butterflies

 A butterfly’s struggle to free itself from it’s cocooning chrysalis is difficult to watch.  It’s easy to assume that a creature so small and delicate needs help against this ‘unnecessary’ struggle.  We can be quick to reach for our well-meaning tweezers to help.  However it is through this wrestle for freedom that essential chemicals are released and circulated throughout the butterfly’s…