Tag: micro-poetry

My True Desire

My True Desire

sabbath, spiritual practice
I have to admit it. In my community, I sometimes get frustrated with people who want to always DO stuff. What they don't realize is that my vocation consists of doing things for people all. the. time. I'm a chaplain. And I'm a pastor. And I run a volunteer organization. And I'm a teacher.  And I'm a parent. And a spouse. And this...and that... All the co-identities that pull at my core consist of doing identities. This doing-ness is different from busy-ness. It is definitely focused on creating moments of grace, love, mercy, and justice in the here and now. But sometimes, I admit it, I want less doing-ness and more being-ness. This became apparent to me recently when I was meeting with my small group and the question arose, "What do you need?" We were meeting outside on a beautiful fall d
Bathing in the Light (an Advent Reflection)

Bathing in the Light (an Advent Reflection)

Advent, Poetry, spiritual practice, Spirituality
Our host today is Frank Watson of FollowTheBlueFlute.com. This is the final posting of Advent! For more about Frank, please scroll to the end. Bathing in the Light A micropoetry sequence inspired by Isaiah 60, 1-6 though he had only one book its withered pages contained the secrets he had wandered for decades to find lost from his path the woods were covered in fog between the trees between the leaves he followed a light that would bring him home for as the Earth revolves there is someone somewhere that bathes in the golden light of a warming dawn and above the Earth we see below the golden remnants of God’s reflection and birds that rise to heaven to leave their song behind ... ... 1 Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. 2 For darkness sha