You may have heard of three dimensional thinking; considering past, present and future. As we close out 2014, and welcome the new year, I’d like to propose we consider not just 3-D thinking, but four dimensional thinking as well.
Untimely for we who stay,
Torn in sore lament–
Time and distance
Ne’er to be breached again;
Not from our doing.
Resigned unto eternity
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“Has anybody told you today?”
“Well, just in case, I’m telling you again: I love you.”
It was his trademark; his brand, calling card. If you saw Mickey, you could count on hearing these words. You could count on a hug and a smile. If not from him directly, from many around you, as he facilitated groups and classes to “get up, tell someone you love them, hug a neck.”
He was the Cowboy Preacher. The Drunk Preacher, some called him. He’d chuckle. I doubt he’d ever had a drop of alcohol in his life.
He sought out drunks, with a purpose, to share God’s amazing love. Read the rest of this entry
heading up the street
toward heavy traffic
stroller with baby inside
thinking it should end right here
for her, for me, end the suffering
what if it fails
what if only one of us dies
what if one is paralyzed
what about the person who hits us
will i kill them too
or torture them forever
what if it’s a whole family
wiping the tears
calming the thought
i go home
i went home
as much as i hated it
in this hell hole
no one cares
i found a way
i am so glad i stuck it out
i hope you will too
In gratitude and response to this wonderful blog event:
Surfing around WordPress and the blogging communities, one occasionally stumbles upon a pearl of great price. Pearls that delight the soul, engender camaraderie and inspire creative joy! One of the beauties of blogging is sharing these pearls. In that light, this post is a Blog Event, so that we can share pearls of encouragement with one another.
So, here is your challenge: Write about a time when you needed encouragement and then stumbled upon a pearl of great price. Try to stay within the topics hope, joy and/or expressing love in the mundane (i.e., chores). Your comments should include your story (or a link to your story) and a link to the site that you feel is a pearl. The list will grow and we’ll have a read-a-fest that’s sure to encourage!
Here are a few blog posts that lit me up this week–just click on the orange links to read them:
Some of my Haiku from 1975, I was 17. . .
Under the shade tree our love withstood all falsehoods that summer, long ago.