Hope

A Light in the Darkness

Hope
finds me
in darkness,
shining its light,
illuminating
pathways through challenges
I face along my journey.
Hark! There’s mystery in the air!
Angels proclaim Christ will come again.
With anticipation, I wait and watch.

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Resilience by Faith

Seek
balance.
It takes strength
to sway and find
the center again.
Formed by God’s gentle hands,
our hearts and minds are opened
to life in its fullest moments,
bound together by love and not hate.
Shaped by our faith, we can bend and not break.

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Stirring the Pot

As
I walk
with Jesus
this holy week,
there is brokenness
around me on all sides.
The world seems out of balance.
I feel at loss for what to do.
Stir in me the compassion to bind
the wounds of those who cannot feel your love.

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Let There Be Light

Light
shines through
the cracks of
my brokenness,
illuminating
my soul, my life, my all.
My spirit is renewed by
love so amazing, so divine.
Though the journey is fraught with danger
I fear not, for my times are in God’s hands.

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The Age of Uncertainty: A Cloud of Unknowing

The
sanguine
truth about
uncertainty
is we cannot know
what is about to be.
The future holds the answers.
When we look back, we see clearly
what was in a cloud of unknowing…
what is and what was, but not what will be.

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The Age of Uncertainty: Moving Forward

Move
closer.
Open it.
Walk through the door
of uncertainty,
boldly with intention.
The window offers only
a glance of the present moment.
The world cannot stand still forever.
Open the door to God’s kingdom on earth.

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The Age of Uncertainty: Calming the Storm

In
times of
confusion,
the mind is like
a rushing river.
Focus with awareness,
guiding thoughts to something kind.
Hear the voice of God in the wind,
letting energy flow unhindered
into the joy of an uplifted heart.

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The Age of Uncertainty: Flowing in Action

Each
day is
a journey.
New challenges
are coming in waves.
Trust the Lord to guide you.
Move through every obstacle
like water flowing to channels
that empty into open spaces.
Do not dwell in the depths of your despair.

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The Age of Uncertainty: Present Tense

A resurgence of uncertainty looms
as the newest year is ushered in
to muted fêtes mixed with longing
for a return to days past.
But ahead we must go.
Each present moment
leads to the next.
There is no
turning
back.

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Advent 2021

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