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Wedding (night)

Wedding (night)

We’re sitting on the end of a bed large enough for a whole family to camp in Thankful for a room purchased by parents’ Tesco coupons In the Hilton hotel, “fancy” you say Well yes indeed, for it’s our wedding day So yes the bed […]

Wept

Wept

The desert father spent weeks meditating on a single phrase from the Bible. Like, Jesus wept.  The shortest verse in the Bible.  Jesus wept.  I started thinking about it. Jesus wept. Not like, his eyes watered. Or a solitary tear ran down his cheek.  Not […]

SEEDS

SEEDS

We plant seeds with the little with the lot with the light you planted in us In the still-dry places in the cracks in the concrete we plant seeds One at a time carefully wholeheartedly hearts in an open palm the whole messy pulsing raw […]

Body

Body

Head, heart, body Seeking unity Sometimes stumbling and strained Sometimes searching searching There is An anchor deep A compass That tells me when I am home I know it in my bones My bones know who shaped them My heart doesn’t question its reason for […]

Resurrection

Resurrection

Unless a grain of wheat is buried in the ground, dead to the world, It is never any more than a grain of wheat And the code for a new crop Can’t be realised   Every seed is a miracle The plan for a forest […]

(Good) Friday

(Good) Friday

What did you call it?? Good Friday? Good? How? How, when the light has been stamped out How, when we lost our best friend How, when heaven is silent And the night echoes with men screaming out for blood And the earth soaks in the […]

Jam

Jam

Sweet but, not fake – not just ‘nice’ sweetness of earth and growth and life and sun and rain and fruit and careful hands and fire and movement and waiting and seasons and sharing you are far from ordinary yet so often ignored; left on […]

Sparrow

Sparrow

His eye is on the sparrow does that mean that no sparrows will fall? I don’t think so winter whispers violently through crisping leaves branches break black hunters threaten times to hide times to take cover   But His eye is on the sparrow, little […]

Glory

Glory

‘The whole earth is filled with His glory’… LIKE that slice of golden sunlight which overtook the purple wedge of cloud casting a warm glow across hill tops and tips of leaves OR the dew drops clutching lacy spider webs bejewelled strands lavishly draping straight […]

Rock

Rock

When Moses said, when David said, when the Bible says, when the song says, when I say… That ‘The Lord is my Rock’, What do you think of?   Do you picture a mountain? Standing proud, chasing clouds Challenging you to scale its heights Overcome […]