Someth-ing Summer

May 31

The strapping strong
fun loving father
with sons loving
life with ‘Dad’.

Every day [with its new reasons]
will I bless You

[affectionately and gratefully praise You];
yes, I will praise Your name
forever and ever.
Psalm 145:2

The son born second,
soon to be 20,
faces life ripping
& requiring him
to let go
of his stallion ‘Dad’
at 17.
The caring for the
shadow of ‘Dad’,
watching the stallion
respond to life as lamb
in all acceptance & patience
& gentleness,
bears an eternal fruit.
A 2 year letting go
enables a now taking
in of something eternal.
The saving of a soul
is good even
among the depths
of sorrowing
& releasing.


The vivid
reminder of brimming
elder son’s eyes,
cracking the mother
wide open, speaking
where is ‘Dad’
yet recognizing
some glimpses here
& there.
The yes
& no-ing
to opportunity-s
of adventure thus
bearing the fruit of an
anointed calling
& broadening shoulders
above a deepening well
of character
& kindness
is beautiful.

“Something beautiful.
Something good.
All my confusion
He understood.
All I had to offer Him
was brokenness
& strife
but He made
something beautiful
of my life.”

The redemptive words
that brought
this mother to her knees
in summer
35  years ago,
still standing true
as summer
begins
again.

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Return

May 27

A drop in visit
within
from the Word
upon awakening.
Easily heard
& needed.

“And there shall be
stability in your times…”
Isaiah 33:6

A pop in visit
from our old faded
shelled pond friend.

Easily spotted by his
bouncy – bumpy
3 legged gait.
Slowly carefully
taking in another
summer at our place.

Search for ‘Me’ this day.

Take courage.
Be confident.
Certain.
Undaunted.

Seek
inquire for
& require
‘My’ presence.

Yet, the Lord will command
His loving-kindness
in the daytime,
and in the night
His song shall be with me,
a prayer to the God
of my life.
Psalm 42:8

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Well then…

May 21

“ A man should go
where he won’t be tempted.”
{Movie – A Man For All Seasons}

For me…in this season…
i know where i am tempted.
I am tempted to lose hope.
Living in the seen…is how it plays out.
Lack of trusting anticipation…is how it feels.

“…For how can one hope for what he already sees?
But if we hope for what is still unseen by us,
we wait for it with patience and composure.”
Romans 8:24. 25

Hope that is seen should not be called
…hope.
Perhaps this is temptation’s root…
anticipating & trusting only the seen.
Surroundings.
Circumstances.
Plans.

The place i will not be tempted:
engaging my mind around
His controlling
when i can not see
…what’s ahead.

Precisely.
What to do with the seen?
The now.

Trust…i am living in His will.
Laugh…a faithful letting go.
Move…my lips aloud in praise.

May the God of your hope
so fill you with all joy
and peace in believing
[through the experience of your faith]
that by the power of the Holy Spirit
you may abound
and be overflowing
(bubbling over)
with hope.
Romans 15:13

Understand this…
i do not.
Yet

God is making this
have meaning.

He who did not withhold
or spare even His own Son
but gave Him up for us all,
will He not also with Him freely
and graciously give us
all other things?
Romans 8:32

The ultimate Hope.

Beloved, now are we the sons of God,
and it doth not yet appear
what we shall be:
but we know that,
when he shall appear,
we shall be like Him;
for we shall see Him
as He is.
I John 3:2

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Thinkin’

May 15

Just a little strugglin’
goin’ on ‘round here.
It’s been
2 years of saturdays…

with my limited perspective
& creatvity,
thinkin’ things
would be lookin’
differently.

No matter.
N
othin’ can make His Word
untrue
& who am i anyway
to be thinkin’ i know
just how life should look.

Casting the whole of your care
[all your anxieties, all your worries,
all your concerns, once and for all]
on Him,
for He cares for you affectionately
and cares about you watchfully.
I Peter 5:7

Oh…just to be
abidin’ in Him
un-offended by
His way.

And blessed
(happy, fortunate, and to be envied)
is he who takes no offense at Me
and finds no cause for stumbling
in or through Me
and is not hindered
from seeing the Truth.
Matthew 11:6

The daily moments
are teachin’ me
& uncoverin’
a whisperin’ peaceful picture.

“…He will never allow the righteous to be moved.”
Psalm 55:22

Doin’ it for Him.
Dwellin’ with Him.
A rememberin’  that growin’ opportunities
are those lettin’ go opportunities.
The openin’ of the hand
with the promise of enablin’.

“…a way out, by enabling you to sustain it.”
I Corinthians 10:13

A livin’ connected to His limitless resources
in a trustin’ dependence.
never warranted in feelin’
sor
ry for me
& owin’
what is true:
His love for me is limitless.
His will is always love.

“…Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love:
therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.”
Jeremiah 31:3

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A Place

May 04

it would be fun
to serve up
something
cute
light to the touch

nonetheless
i simply pour out
the ‘manna’
of the moment
when
lips & actions were
held tightly…
heart numb.

“How long…

How long must I lay up cares
within me

and have sorrow in my heart
day after day…

Consider and answer me,
O Lord my God:


lighten the eyes
of my faith
to behold Your face…

I have trusted,
leaned on,
and been confident
in Your mercy
and loving-kindness;

my heart shall rejoice
and be in high spirits
in Your salvation.

I will sing to the Lord,
because
He has dealt
bountifully
with me.”
Psalm 13

Warm tears.
Release.

“He makes my feet like hinds’ feet
and will make me to walk…
and make spiritual progress
upon my high places of
…responsibility!”
Habakkuk 3:19

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