Tuesday, April 06, 2010


My reading for this week, so far, has involved scripture, a book about labyrinth journeys,  authors - Thomas Merton, John Baillie, Annie Dillard, Christine Valters Paintner, favorite bloggers, and 4 books currently on my Kindle. Chapters and quotes from these sources send my mind off smiling and pondering at the selections that, excuse the pun, seem to kindle my spirit's fire and bring my pen straight to journal pages. This popped onto the page this a.m.

Waiting, praying, hoping,wondering
When will I see, truly see
When will I know in my heart
and all my fragile being that your
Holy Spirit is present

Practicing, striving, yearning
for the revelation
for the wind on my skin
for the whisper in my ear

Continuing, questioning as a child-like disciple
Where's the evidence
Prove it to me
Or is this all just a waste of my time and energy

Oh God - I am so dense
Good morning
and must you always surprise me?!

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  1. This is so lovely. A great conclusion.

  2. Maureen,

    Thanks. I have to laugh at myself as I've gone back into this piece about 5 times since I first hit the post button changing first this word and then that. There's a final version now that I won't be changing.....thanks for reading whichever version you did - the conclusion remains the same:)


  3. smiling here. xoxoxo

  4. I thought you would smile:)

  5. SS - you made my day mentioning my name along with Merton and Dillard. :-) Love the poem, made me smile too. :-)

  6. Christine -

    Oh yeah, it takes courage to consider a "new" title for oneself - I think Author fits you well:)