faith’s holy flame

 

when faith fails,

humanity refuses the Light

rebel hearts and minds

enveloped by darkness

devolve to beasts.

 

seek stranger sex but

cannot commit to love;

civilization crumbles,

children are crushed.

 

when wind blows,

flickering flame will

be snuffed out…OR

burst into blazing torch!

 


Connecting with dVerse Poets for 6th Anniversary and “flicker” quadrille (44 word poem) prompt.

non-resistance

 

christians in egypt

men, women, children of faith

shot dead on the sand

do not resist their captors

when asked to deny their faith

 

 


Coptic Christians martyred on way to worship as reported here in NY Times

garden variety philosophy

Marie hosting haiga prompt on “philosophy” at The Syllabub Sea

 

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built on a rock

 

Jesus asks question:

who do you say that i am?

profession of faith

 

spirit descends from sky

father love declares favor

 

 

santiago-cross

Way to Santiago – January theme at CDHK 

faith simply believes

 

shift angle of prism

to see full spectrum of light

adjust focus of camera

to zoom in clear reality

turn dial on radio

to tune in magnificent music

 

leave childish stubbornness, embrace childlike wonder

leave small expectations, embrace great expectancy

 

whatever you stand to lose

is already lost to your control

let go of whatever it is

you’re holding with tight grip

open the clenched fist

to receive grace with open hand

 

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photo by lynn

perfect peace

 

gentle soul possessed of quiet strength

her name, Faith, was her legacy to all

who witnessed her living…and dying.

 

she was familiar with pain and heartache:

her husband, seriously disabled in an accident,

needed nursing care ’til his death left her a widow.

her precious twin granddaughters lived only briefly,

she herself suffered multiple sclerosis and cancer.

 

yet she clung to promises in God’s eternal Word,

and at sixty-one years young, she has received the

reward of an undying faith in her faithful Lord.

 

You took her up into Your presence: her faith is now sight!

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“Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” (John 20:29b)

 

 

simple request

 

Give us faith (and knees) to be “heaven-bent”

on praying for Your children.

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(“Jacob praying” download from Photobucket)

 

 

singular beauty of one

one root

one stem

one bloom

 

one cry

one night

one newborn

 

one life

one chance

one choice

 

one word

one phrase

one story

 

one faith

one Father

one only Son

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