Dying in Beauty Reveals God in Goodness

Dying in Beauty Reveals God in Goodness (Palindrome for Autumn) by Michele Morin Leaves fall down (for life is short), and dying in beauty reveals God in goodness. For goodness in God reveals beauty in dying, and short is life for down fall leaves.     Michele Morin is a wife, Mum to four greatContinue reading “Dying in Beauty Reveals God in Goodness”

Steps to Picking Raspberries

Steps to Picking Raspberries by Jody Collins First, avoid the bumblebees zooming in for latent sugar dripping in the rain, their heavy soaking reflected in drops from satiated rubies you hope to pop in your mouth. Second, beware the mildew, mold and bursting moisture of berries too long on the vine, having missed the summer sunContinue reading “Steps to Picking Raspberries”

Autumn on the Island

Autumn on the Island by Jodie McCallie The wind sighing high in the tree tops sounds like the surf until I reach the beach where the waves crash ashore with a louder declaration until they reach the sand where they sough up the shoreline and sound like the wind high in the treetops where doesContinue reading “Autumn on the Island”

Light Dancing

Light Dancing by Charlotte-Anne Allen Light dancing on splashes of gold, red, and orange beckons to passers-by. Greens and browns wave their fronds, seasons past and to come. Evening’s chill brings thoughts of tomorrow, as time tolls; prepare! Day’s warmth welcomes memories of life, laughter, and tears. And so we dance, welcoming light’s hope, inContinue reading “Light Dancing”

The Artist

The Artist by Wemi Omotosho Each blade of grass is a brushstroke on His canvas. His fauna of diverse beauty of many colours embroidered. Nature in full swing tells of Him. The glory of the Divine in shades of greens and happy yellows, new life springs with His Spirit surge as flowers bloom and saplings emergeContinue reading “The Artist”

Incarnate

Incarnate by Leslie A. McLeod Feet that walk in Garden cool, Stride atop tempestuous seas.    Voice that speaks Creation’s all. Hands smear clay:  a blind man sees. Weary head on pillow stone, Laughing eyes in knowing love, Jordan’s droplets in his hair Spirit-kissed by Heaven’s dove. Borrowed flesh paid debts not owed: Shattered torso, hands,Continue reading “Incarnate”

The Women Heard

The Women Heard by Michelle Henrichs ”Very early in the morning on the first day of the week, the women went to the tomb, bringing the fragrant spices they had prepared.” (Luke 24:1, CEB) The women heard that something happened in the garden after dinner. The men were overcome by exhaustion unable to keep watch. ThereContinue reading “The Women Heard”

Restoration

Restoration by Hadassah Treu I need you in the ruins of my heart, in all the wounded, desolated places where darkness comes in as a flood, I need your tender, healing grace. Restore the ruins of my life search out all the cracks and gaps, invade them, filling them with light, erase all paths toContinue reading “Restoration”

December Grief

December Grief by Stacey Nalean-Carlson Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. Lights through tears are a living thing moving in place, now blurred, now brilliant, magnified. Eyelids close in unbounded regret, squeezed shut in a silent scream, but even then the light lives— rainbows dancing on water, Advent hope magnified.   Stacey Nalean-CarlsonContinue reading “December Grief”