Gallery Showing - Light and Joy
All leaving is betrayal.
-- Dan Maguire – Leavings
Over forty or fifty years our houses
Waited for our stories to begin like a wind
Chimes hesitant first notes.
I came over for a game of chess
All I wanted was to play a game,
But your children wanted to laugh out loud,
Forget they are old men and the games must stop.A friend of mine often quotes, "A poem is never finished, only abandoned." I cannot remember who it was who said that, but it's true. I've been puttering away at this stupid thing for three years. Still no title (secretly, I hate titles, don't like reading them, don't like coming up with them), still the feeling that it needs something, but not knowing what that something is. Unless the Holy Spirit decides to give me an epiphany I bid it adieu. The epigram is a line from my friend with the quote.
|You Are 48% Abnormal|
You are at medium risk for having a borderline personality. It is somewhat likely that you are a chaotic mess.
You are at medium risk for having a narcissistic personality. It is somewhat likely that you are in love with your own reflection.
You are at high risk for having a social phobia. It is very likely that you feel most comfortable in your mom's basement.
You are at low risk for obsessive compulsive disorder. It is unlikely that you are addicted to hand sanitizer.
|You Are Emerald Green|
Maybe I am reading a lot into this, but it seems to me that by loving and serving others we are able to point others to the Love of God and in turn bring glory to Him. Worship and prayer are the other side of the same coin.
In my journey through the desert I have forgotten I am not alone. For six days I have been focussing on myself, becoming self obsorbed, ignoring the people around me who are going through their own desert experience. Several people recelty talked to me abou ttheir own experiences here in the desert. So it is for you that I make this prayer:
That God may renew the broken relationships in your life,
for guidance in the difficult choices you are going to make, both the ones that come by choice and ones that do not.
May you seek Him in all you do and desire to know God in his holy and righteous love.
I love you all, you have my support, my prayers, and my encouragement.