Tag Archives: Quadrille

Better Than Magic

It’s in their DNA to sip then zip away Hovering in one spot as other birds cannot The agile hummingbird Magical is the only word That will adequately describe members of this tribe Even magic is not enough To illuminate … Continue reading

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Words That Stir

These words stir in my soul peace and angst, insight and confusion, mercy and fury. These words, this shortest verse: Jesus wept Cause me to weep and to jump for joy! What, dear heart, do they stir in you? Do … Continue reading

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Potatoes – A Quadrille

I expected to find Mom in the living room, smoking a cigarette and watching TV. Instead, she was in the kitchen peeling potatoes. I paused to watch her pull the paring knife toward her with each peel, like she’d done … Continue reading

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Filled to Pour Out

Holy Spirit Fill me with courage Fill me with joy Fill me with gratitude Fill me with mercy Fill me with grace Fill me with love That I might pour them out On my family On my co-workers On my … Continue reading

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Wandering in Fear

Forty years in the wilderness Should have been forty days But for fear Fear is a liar It traps us in the wilds Wandering without hope Not realizing fear itself Is the only thing we need fear Listen to courage … Continue reading

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Flustered Feline

He’d roar if he could I know it But chattering Is the best he can muster You can tell he’s flustered Because that dark-eyed Junco And the American Finches Are out of his reach He doesn’t know That even so … Continue reading

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Blue Sky Lies

No sunny Southern California blue sky watched over me the day everything changed. I grew up under an honest sun. Shining high in the cerulean sky it brought warmth. But here that celestial orb when it deigned to appear was … Continue reading

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Plenty

Don’t fret tiny hummingbird There’s plenty to go around The flowers all are blooming Still I hear your worried sound You chirp in the cedar tree When a fellow bird comes ’round As if you think there’s not enough Though … Continue reading

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The Truth about Riches

They say you can’t take it with you That’s probably true Money won’t pay your way to get into heaven Whether you are rich or poor the price is the same to atone for sin Only Jesus, the half shekel, … Continue reading

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Risen

We shout He is risen but do we understand the importance of the rising of the Son of man? Today on Easter Monday and tomorrow and the next we need not be fearful worried or perplexed Hope has risen freeing us … Continue reading

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