vanquished is the lonely night

look, light has broken
on the darkened world
vanished is the lonely night —
eternity dawns

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everything — and us

poor, his bed is not
even his to claim
at least in human reck’ning
could this be the one
ev’ry soul longs for?

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The art of noticing

For me, wonder flows from paying attention to the world around me, whatever or wherever that happens to be at the moment. Paying attention to what is outside and beyond myself is necessary to get my eyes off me and onto the world God made, and then on to Himself.

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passionfruit in november

some grey days
when my soul is
consumed with wanderlust
i remember our
belated birthday date
at the sidewalk cafe

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even this

and is it possible even on Easter even on the day when all things began being made new is it possible that even on this day of days i could with one breath bless God and with the next curse humanity? o, my God, what is it in me that responds this way? what pride…

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