Author: Terri

windows

windows

Christianity, Poetry, Religion, Spirituality, Theology
as i look behind i see a path of aged stone worn away at the edges cementing to its neighbor existing since the apple flew from the tree as i look ahead i see tangles and brambles and flowers and warmth and my foot reaches out as the stone peeks through the grasses for a moment while i hesitantly test the ground of all being as i place my foot down on the rock the path is solid and the tangles and brambles dissolve into nothing as the daisies lean towards the sun gesturing for me to proceed as i look up i see a mansion welcoming me with the scent of lavender and love calling out like mama greeting me after a long summer away at camp as i reach the door i turn the handle shaking and trembling with fear and awe standing at the portal that leads to a new place of belonging as i step fo
Guardian of the Threshold

Guardian of the Threshold

Religion
the wall extends into the misty mountainswhere signal-keepers watch warilyas the madoffs steadily advanceready for a frontal assaultstealing the liminal and marketing itseduction causes a wall to crumbleas the sweet music of comfort callssinging a hymn of joy to the worldthe guardian rushes to defendthe child tempted by the sparkleand luminosity of the siren songroaring with anger striking at tables topped with filththe guardian casts a sacred net stopping the advancefor today Poem: ©Terri StewartPhoto credit: ©Christine Valters Paintner, www.AbbeyoftheArts.com
Timeless, A Hymn to our Spiritual Ammas and Abbas

Timeless, A Hymn to our Spiritual Ammas and Abbas

Religion
   Verse 1 The mystery of God floats through the cool air. Approaching my heart with timeless despair. With courage and fear I look to the sky. I follow you up the ladder to die. Verse 2 In places away from the city I roam I go to stay and give my heart home The passions I fight are not alone the virtues of Love found in the heart’s home Verse 3 The earth and the sky speak of my true heart My wrapping does hang wherever thou art A journey to God is now my life’s goal to see you and feel you within my soul. Verse 4 To be in the world is my truest call But faith is alone, the great gift from God A justified faith without the good works Is lost in confusion drowning out mirth. Verse 5 Love calls us to God when we can sit still to ponder a vision until we are filled or to set us free