Category Archives: Poetry, Reflecting on Scripture

Think and discovering Scripture through poetry.

2013 Re-run


Another re-run: In that One Week, in the World In that one week, there was an anniversary party, with 60 years remembered and celebrated and re-lived, and friends found and met and recalled. There was cake and movies and photos. … Continue reading

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In the Exodus


Exodus 16:15-19 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) When the Israelites saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, “It is the bread that the Lord has … Continue reading

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To Heal


Healing Reading Isaiah 53:5 Scourged To Heal Near lictors, nauseated and sweating, we seek to know our ailing, to confess our place, and there to seek wellness. The scourge, so devious, so malevolent, made most evil by man, is laid … Continue reading

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From Abstract to Living


As I was reading Mark 3: In a Concrete World Some days in this world, the law is such that the silence is deafening, or comments are shouted so harshly that ears ache and minds are crushed. The doing that … Continue reading

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Then Lifted


Reading Psalm 52            Estranged, then Lifted As David, angry, and yet aware of flourishing olive trees–fruitful and beautiful! These sinners around me, and of me, are big shots, boasting in our own minds. The saints are here too, laughing, … Continue reading

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From Sin


Upon studying Genesis 11:                               Sin Proud, alert, important, in charge, in control, I am me, alone, lost. A creator, a builder, a survivor, I too am a destroyer, lost, alone, and proud still. Why am I so sad? Why … Continue reading

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Generations


Genesis 26:18 and Deut. 6:6-9                  Continuity I would re-dig the wells in this day, and renew the covenant in this way. Covenant waters, clogged and war-polluted, I seek the waters for me and for mine. Contention, Enmity, Broad Places, … Continue reading

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