Words From Beyond

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Here is one for those of us who think that God still communicates in specifics to His own. And, man, do I need specifics!  Just how do I apply this Bible verse?  What am I supposed to say to this person in pain?  I’m worried, confused, or just plain bored.

Please, somebody tell me I’m not alone here.

This beautifully refreshing offering by Sibella at Arts and Rhymes encourages me in that conversation.  She is also a very talented visual artist.  Be sure and check out her site!

Words flow
Resembling
A whispering
Mountain stream
Or
Fly high
On the wing
Of a crying eagle

They tremble
On the rippling
Water surface
Or
Break darkness
With power
Of the light within

And somehow
You know
They were
Meant for you
Or
At least
You hope

And if not
You’re still glad
They were
At the right place
At the right time
In your sight
And that makes you
Happy
And you even
Smile 
A little
As you look up 
And say
Thank You

It’s all about timing…

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There are several things I’d like to change in our culture.  Some of my opins are a bit incendiary, and so much has already been (and continues to be) written, that for now I’ll leave such topics for those so inclined to pontificate.  This, then, is not a biggie, but really, why in the world do we still expect new mothers and new widows to write thank you notes for their friends’ expressions of affection?  And worse, why would someone even think about being offended if such a note doesn’t arrive in a “timely” manner (whatever that is, although I’m sure that’s also covered in mother’s long-standing book on proper etiquette.)

Please don’t misunderstand, I’m all about saying “thank you”.  About acknowledging someone’s help.  Certainly, we all could use more of an attitude of gratitude these days. 

The same could have been said about a guy named (are you ready for this one?) Mordecai.  He was a Jewish Continue reading “It’s all about timing…”