you know who you are

just be still now i will lead you out of this abyss “all the wicked endeavours of suppositional demons”* can never change the clean that you are the pulsing precious irrepressible purity of you the darkness cannot find you pristine witness clothed with the sun** warrior of undaunted light the world moves but it cannot… Read more »

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say not

say not i am a child* perched on precipice raw, bare, unfinished caught between wondering spotted open mouthed clinging to the air say rather i am a child child of wonder child of light no unfinished urgency no reckoning to reclaim just magnitude of heaven’s hands etched, sung in specific song joni overton-jung *Jeremiah 1

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you, sweet witness

what a thing it is to discover that you were never ever in a day responsible for the revolutions or distributions of the world (you, sweet witness) step aside behold the steady hands at the helm divine Love “kindling the stars, rolling the worlds”* the whole world (and you) minutiae to magnitude in Love’s everlasting… Read more »

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“go easy…be filled with light…and shine”

I love this poem by Mary Oliver. She has such a way of condensing light, as if the writing itself is a baptism, where poet and reader emerge swept clean. “When I am among the trees, especially the willows and the honey locust, equally the beech, the oaks and the pines, they give off such… Read more »

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through God’s lens…

Today I went to hear my friend Stephen Vail preach at St. John’s Anglican church in Port Hope. He starts out casual, simple, direct, often funny, a matter of fact kind of humility, never judgmental, immersing you in a keen assessment of  day to day life. And then when you least expect it, just easily… Read more »

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