the air crackles with the energy of a storm to comeas preparations are madefor a calling of vigorentering places and crossing borders tongues of flame dance as spirit is renewed andreplenished once againafter heart-breakingwork in the desolationof the desert the rhythm of the seaflows in and flows outwashing away the dustyremnants of that past trekrevealing jewels carved in stone and shell new creations birthed in the spectacle of the cosmosdiversity of shape and colorlove and desirewith the texture and smell of the ground of all being © 2009Terri Stewart Photo by Christine Valters Paintner of Abbey of the Arts
pink hair, ponytailsoutrageous make-upsilicone breasts poppingthe buttons of a polyester shirtrainbow scarf waving in the aira neon-green mini-skirtrevealing muscled legsin tattered fishnetswith size 11 feetin 6 inch heelsmade in the image of God brown hair, styledlike Clark Gablelightly speckled facefrom a long-ago shavebaggy Fitch shirt over a naturally expanding chestfaded jeans worn at the hips and a rainbow beltwith size 7 feetin brown loafersbeloved child of God the bread of lifegiven for youto live a life as you weremade and createdloving as you were made to lovethe cup of a new covenantgiven for youto create a spaceto meet the onewho loves youcommunion with God June 29, 2009Terri Stewartafter participating in open communion at PrideFest, Seattle
Gracious God, Everyone fed is bigger than us. It is the Kingdom realized on earth when you fed the 5,000 with meager supplies. Take this gift, multiply it and transform it so that we can say that everyone has been fed today. Through Jesus Christ, the bread of life, Amen.