Thursday, July 2
Shadow
bonded

bonded

Spirituality
bonded i have seen youplayingbuilding castlesin the sand thengleefully knocking them down. i have seen youlaughingscreaming atthe sudden freezeof ice-cream topplingfrom its perch. i have seen youcryingsobbing whena beloved hasbeen hurt senselessly. i can never escapethe light thatradiates fromyou slicingthrough mydarkness. i cannot runfast enough tobe separated fromthe brilliance thatreflects off ofyour joy. you are always there.                 Poem: © 2009 Terri Stewart Photo:  Christine Valters Paintner,http://abbeyofthearts.com/

Caitlyn’s Confirmation Poem

Spirituality
I believe in thisThe world is a dire placeI don’t believe God’s creatures roamingUntamedIs the solutionThe Lord our GodIs feeble and weakOur lifeAnother discarded failureThe devilThe Lord ofBetrayalLeading us all astray isIts pathI am a young Christian, and this is not what I think. Its pathLeading us all astray isBetrayalThe Lord ofThe devilAnother discarded failureOur lifeIs feeble and weakThe Lord our GodIs the solutionUntamedGod’s creatures roamingI don’t believe The world is a dire placeI believe in this. Caitlyn S.For Confirmation on May 31, 2009
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...