1. “Would you be willing to speak at our Stephen Ministry meeting?” Linda’s message on my voicemail surprises me. “We’d like you to talk about gratitude.” I have a testimony to prepare for the whole congregation. I have blog posts to write, not just for my site but for Tweetspeak and Deeper Church and Godspace, [...]
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“…forget not all God’s benefits.” —Psalm 103:2 a vine— red leaves tremble a wire— two crows snicker lavender floret— purple scent clings to my fingers damp drizzle— magenta dahlias stretch petals to catch rain saffron, crimson, scarlet— fallen leaves carpet sidewalk a single motion— knees, hips, back bend, arms scoop, lift, toss dying leaves flutter [...]
1. A stranger’s hands dig clay a potter’s hands shape: a teapot, two cups. 2. Rain falls, pools in lakes, streams into rivers. Men clad in jeans and yellow vests bury pipes that carry water from mountain lake to our front yard. Another man, in jeans that need a belt or suspenders, squats before an [...]