love’s thorns

 

Rose of Sharon

wore crown of thorns

as he stretched out arms to die

…for me

 

 

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A Rose Amongst the Thorns by Reaper xxiv

 

hope will arise

September is Suicide Prevention month…linking with Ramblings of a Writer for “emotions & healing” prompt.

 

We never know the black hole into which another soul has fallen…

 

darkest emotions
troubles press into death wish
Stop! glimpse healing light

 

 

In U.S. call:  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Call 800-273-TALK (8255)

tropical flavor

 

Why do chocolate covered macadamias taste BEST in Hawaii?

 

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ironic icon

 

Careful drivers can chuckle at sign on street next to cemetery…

 

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image from pixabay

 


This “american sentence” (17 syllables) describes actual sign seen in Edgerton, Minnesota.  Sharing with Mish and friends at dVerse poetics…

proverbs for pondering

IMG_2389Thankfulness for the small stuff enlarges heart with joyful gratitude.

When heart is broken open, make no demands, simply let love spill out.

Forgive as you have been forgiven is the crux of Jesus’ teachings.

Beauty of diverse colors be found in kaleidoscope of people.

Integrity is found by building identity on solid rock.

egg painting

An “American sentence” is made of 17 syllables…usually not so pretty  🙂

 

Easter egg moon waxes yello-quently on indigo sateen sky.

ocean of space

 

Full moon is like white halibut, slipping through nets of fishermen trees.

 

 


Inspired by full moon and book, Crossing the Waters, by Leslie Leyland Fields, an Alaskan fisher(wo)man.

restless

 

I sleep like an american sentence – in bursts of dreams and waking.

my dust bunny’s bigger

 

The day you tell your vacuum to “suck it up” but bag’s full to bursting.

 


An “american sentence” of 17 syllables.  Here’s to a clean new year!

good news

Janitorial job filled: Messiah comes to clean up our sins’ mess.

to Whom do you give thanks?

Thank you cards are never general; they always have an addressee  🙂

children of God

(written as “american sentences” of 17 syllables each)


 

Yes, Paul quoted poetry in his speech at the Areopagus —

As even your own poets have said, “For we are indeed his offspring” *

Athenians made many gods, even built an altar to “unknown god”.

(Ever wonder how people who knew so much, understood so little?)

Man cannot create God; his Spirit moves, unconfined to our image.

 

 


*from Cilician poet, Aratus, in Phaenomena, and also Cleanthes, in Hymn to Zeus.

Taken from historical/biblical account in Acts 17:16-31. Beth Moore’s Portraits of Devotion gives fresh insight (sentence #4 is hers).

 

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