Friday, July 8, 2016

Colorful

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You created 
the world 
with 
color
various
vibrant
multi-hued
sometimes soft
and all
calling out
alive alive alive
all calling out
glory
to You

if even one 
were missing
the world would be
less

and if I am unable to see them
or
to appreciate them
my world is smaller, too
more dull
but
they are still there
whether I see or not
(what I see
is not even all there is...)

they are still there
shouting glory
to You


You
don't want me 
to ignore
to close my eyes
or
to pretend 
that it's all the same
(it's not)
as if the lights were off

the night is beautiful
but so is the day
and 
the brighter the light
the more varied and vibrant 
the hues
You
are true light

You call me
to exult
to rejoice
in all the differences
the shades 
too multiple to count
(only You know how many)
You want me 
to dance through them
to understand
all these colors
come from You
reflect You
teach me about You

embrace them all
love them all
as they make 
our world
our life
full
complex
RICH
GLORIOUS
You
all our colors
are in You
You
are full of color, too.  


Linking up with Velvet Ashes at The Grove where the theme this week is "Colorful"

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Read? Yes, Read - But....

Read?
Yes, 
but 
I've been reading 
too much lately -
I think
or 
not enough
of the right thing
or maybe just
not enough
for the right reason
or 


not enough 
with You

I am just escaping (am I?)
filling my emptiness
with more emptiness
and hoping to be filled
hoping to find life 
in the words and phrases
but 
there is no life here
without You
and  
Only You 
can fill me. 


You do not say not to read.  

Read - yes.
but read
looking for You

in the words
in the story

expecting You
to speak

through
or about 
what I read
discussing it all with You
(our own little book club)

Read? 
yes, read.
but read
with You.


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