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.

Improving the Flow

Lentoffersa rare chancefor breathing room,contemplative spaceto carve new grooves, startingon the inner path, the oneat the center of our being.New channels of energy open,flowing out into God’s whole creation.

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Bare Necessities

Shedthe pounds.Emotionsare heavy, likeunwanted baggage,crowding into spacestoo small to hold excesses.Gently unpack your convictions,and with care, do not replace with guilt.Travel lightly for the journey takes strength.

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The Heart of the Matter

Whatwe doand don’t dodoes not matterto God, who loves usas we are, sins and all.It matters we are awareof the impact of our footprint,as we live within God’s creation,so that we can love ourselves and others.

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Inner Space

Whereis yourholy space?Altars in church?Sands by the ocean?Summit on the mountain?Look no further than within.Meditate in your own stillness.For where you are, God is there also,making beneath your feet a holy space.Holy spaces are not in just one place.They are … Continue reading

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Living Lent

Whatmakes aHoly Lent?Contemplation?Prayer, atoningfor acts done and undone?Fasting from hasty judgements?Perhaps we will find the answerby living the questions, wanderingin the wilderness, with a contrite heart. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because … Continue reading

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Wander in the Wilderness

Lentbeckons.Walk intothe wilderness.Challenge heart and mindto see through spirit eyes.Do not lead, follow the Way,wandering unknown heights and depths.Go inward when the darkness descends.Trust that Divine light will guide the way home.

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Advent 4: Love

Seek and Ye Shall Find Lovesurroundsthe Christ child.Shepherds draw near.Angels adore him.Wisemen arrive with gifts.His birth is a miracle.We watch thousands of years laterfor angels. Lo, Christ is among us.Seek where love is, for there ye shall find him.

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Advent 3: Joy

Keeping Watch With care and trepidation, the shepherdsare watching their flocks under the stars,when an angel proclaims to themthere will be a holy birth.Imagine you are therewhen the baby comes.Fear becomes awe.Your heart fillswith greatjoy. Joyis foundin waiting.Observing thosestanding in … Continue reading

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Advent 1: Hope

A Light in the Darkness Hopefinds mein darkness,shining its light,illuminatingpathways through challengesI 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

Seekbalance.It takes strengthto sway and findthe center again.Formed by God’s gentle hands,our hearts and minds are openedto 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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