Category Archives: Etheree

The poetry form, Etheree, consists of 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables. Etheree can also be reversed and written 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Dad

I watch as he walks slowly to the car. Back crooked and one leg much shorter. The years have not been kind to him. Everything takes such effort that going out is hard. But he keeps moving smiling mostly. It … Continue reading

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Seeds of Hope

We are seeds planted and nurtured by God. Within each of us grows mind, body, spirit- gifts to be cherished and shared with the host of humanity. Even though we are both grain and chaff, seeds of hope are cast … Continue reading

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Breath of Ages

In and out, the cycle of our own breath is life and spirit. Breath moves through the body, soothing, creating, healing. As we breathe out, energy flows through the sinews of our whole being, becoming one with the Holy Spirit. … Continue reading

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Blessed Assurance

The context of the world trades and markets on fear, using it to generate despair and extinguish hope and faith. Fear is an enemy of hope. Faith is our anchor in times of fear. God says to not fear, calling … Continue reading

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Core Strength

How can I be open to sharing grace when I am afraid, feeling vulnerable to implacable forces? I have what I need within me to connect to my divine heartspace. There I will find God’s strength to transcend fear.

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A Place in Time

Place matters. Socially distanced from all my familiar spots wrests me from my moorings. No cup of tea with a friend. No snuggles with my sweet grandsons. I am thankful to be safe and well, but this place in time … Continue reading

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Easter Reprise: A New Stanza

God gave us free will, not to rule the world but to love, cherish, and share in creation. It is through Christ, we cross the borders of the holy and are entreated to love one another. Lord, take us, renew … Continue reading

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The Power of Pain

The cross calls us to ken the mystery of Christ’s suffering as an act of great love. It’s difficult to bear pain, experience anguish, and yet, if we do not turn away, we learn abundant life dwells on the other … Continue reading

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Peaceful Surrender

As I walk with Jesus this holy week the world is writhing in pain and agony. Our Lord surrendered to Love becoming one with the Divine. I pray for the healing of the world. May we find peace in surrender … Continue reading

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Sacred Heart

First, we feel, move and react from the gut in a full-on visceral response. Next, the head thinks, plans and reasons. Human ego hard at work. The real instrument where humility meets the Spirit is the heart. It just knows.

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