relational theology

 

work is not the curse

cultural mandate to serve

as garden stewards

 

observe sabbath rest

cease work, rest mind, worship, feast

to restore one’s soul

 

creation frolics

play is good theology

praise Lord of the dance

 

kindred spirits touch

in friendship’s heart commitment

soul intimacy

 

study the scripture

engage thinking brain in church

inspired intellect

 

time for refreshment

spirit’s story of kingdom

what if “myth” is true?

 


Senryu series based on Pastor John Lee’s “refreshment” sermon series.

rooted faith

 

tiny mustard seed

birds find shade in its branches

surprising kingdom

grows into life-spreading tree

from minuscule beginnings

 

 

 

Luke 13:18 & 19

we can only imagine

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God…    Ps. 46:4

joyful
river of
liquid glass
crystal clear
stream of
perpetual
living water
flows, grows
ever deeper
cleansing
quenching
refreshing
as peace
passing
through
the new
jerusalem
eternal city
of God’s
kingdom
and our
forever
home

advent reading (3)

 

Light a candle on this 3rd Sunday of Advent

We watch with eyes wide open.

What does a shepherd know of Joy?

Exiles follow Lord

Until kingdom restored

All: So Christ is our Advent of JOY!

 

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a noble cedar

“I myself will take a sprig from the lofty top of the cedar and will set it out. I will break off from the topmost of its young twigs a tender one, and I myself will plant it on a high and lofty mountain. On the mountain height of Israel will I plant it, that it may bear branches and produce fruit and become a noble cedar. And under it will dwell every kind of bird; in the shade of its branches birds of every sort will nest. And all the trees of the field shall know that I am the Lord; I bring low the high tree, and make high the low tree, dry up the green tree, and make the dry tree flourish. I am the Lord; I have spoken, and I will do it.”
 

man on his mountain

bible’s holy poetree

lofty sovereign grace


 

(Ezekiel 17:22-24, ESV)

dear desire

 

build me a mountain

cabin by the sea where i

will write poetry

_____

play me softly slow

making music like cello

strum hum legato

_____

let children live loved

proclaim peace throughout the land

kingdom of heaven

 

what if it’s true?


My God’s not dead, He’s surely alive!
  (Newsboys)

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(photo from Free Bible Images)

 

evelation of

aster account

urely moves

s to share

eality of

isen Savior,

nthroned

hrist, whose

rue kingdom

nevitably will

verwhelm all

N ations and skeptics.

 

 

“…that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow…and every tongue confess 

that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” -Philippians 2:10 & 11

 

kingdom come

Happy Tree artwork  http://www.khedekars.com/about-sunita/

(Used with permission on d’Verse Poets prompt by Grace)

Image

 

nations gathered in

names written in royal blood

no longer any curse

 

jeweled city walls

rainbow children feast with king

music paints the sky

 

healing tree of life

father’s house of many rooms

paradise restored