This little light of mine

I grew up in a culture that embraced/adhered to/entertained/was influenced by, an edition of the Christian faith as understood during the time in history known as the reformation. I’m no expert in History or church history, but I know that it felt stale by the time we were partakers in the tradition and that I…

Self-portrait, 2017

  Runner Writer Pen-to-paper freedom fighter Fighting for light for the freedom of our souls long enough suppressed, oppressed, depressed by critics judgements schedules and lack of sleep So as I journey finding my way sometimes dead ends sometimes detours always lessons to learn and badges to earn I’ve been searching for and finding keys…

A signpost to guide the way

This is just a bit of lightheartedness as I look back on the start of a new chapter in my running journey. It is the event that made me a marathon runner.   Signs and wonders messages from above or within how would I navigate without at least a signpost now and then Voices of…

Nostalgie/Nostalgia

This is another post of long ago memories and remembering. I have been leafing and reading through old journals and precious sheets of paper given to me by dear friends: Poems written by the poets and the artists, the extraordinary people that have blessed my life with rich friendship. I miss most of them, because…

Less is more

Less darkness means more light, less daylight means more night. Since I’ve slowed down I seem to have more time, but time stays the same around the clock. It’s the things that I do with time that changes this perception. More time means less rushing. Less rushing means more peace of mind. With this then,…

As Time Flies

Originally posted on Real as the Streets:
As time flies, Life implies She complies With its lies. Darkened skies, Teary eyes, Choking sighs, All the, “Whys,” Bring despise. She replies: *Seeks demise* God denies. Real life faith, In disguise. So she tries, And applies His Advice To revise Her surmise. As time flies, Each tear…

Ready for Christmas?

Ready for Christmas? Absolutely, finally I am ready for Christmas Ready to ignore  the pressure to  do more buy more have more want more of stuff Ready to join in and laugh more sing more dance more risk more give more of me Ready to slow down and follow my own star Ready to rejoice…

A cold, dark night

It’s dark tonight and there are clouds in my sky It feels like            I have no faith            no beliefs only anger and pain regret and shame It’s cold tonight and I feel all alone with my memories           of hopes disappointed…

Still water

The water is still It does not speak Yet I hear its promise “I will embrace you.” “I have no arms but I will wrap myself around you.” The water shimmers and invites me to come rest to be carried to find stillness on this quiet day to find it’s reflection and see the sky…

No more stinking thinking

Take off those blinkers they really are stinkers as long as you wear them they make you want to hang around with thinkers who think along the same stinking blinker lines as you carving deep lines of bondage into the minds of the blinking stinking thinking caterpillars that refuse to die grow wings become beautiful…

Essential beauty

Beauty is no luxury It’s an absolute necessity for a healthy soul like breath and water for the life of the body The presence of beauty is not enough it’s all around the sky the stars the sun the moon the birds, flowers, trees sound of wind and waves even people, broken humanity It has…

No longer afraid

I’m not afraid of being alone in the dark anymore As long as I remember I first met Him there Easy to remember is my first encounter when joy filled my heart when tears turned to laughter for the very first time It was and is a divine connection forever He holds me forever I…