what wondrous love!

 

greek word “agape”

God’s unconditional love

reaches for rebels

 

he humbly disrobed

to wash Judas’ dirty feet

king assumed servant role

 

he lay down own life

to pay ransom for captives

sweat pressed in garden

 

Jesus’ sacrifice

blood shed on altar for sin

perfect Lamb of God

 

remembering him

my first love, true love, best love

sing with gratitude

walking partners

turn off devices

put on comfortable shoes

meet ourselves outdoors

inspire real love of nature

learn the real nature of love

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Joining weekly tanka challenge at Ramblings of a Writer

sign of his presence

Exploring new (old) form of poetry,  the ghazal, at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

 

symbol of peace whose spirit we know

surprised by shadow, white dove in snow

 

swift owl or coyote’s bloody salvo

moonlight reveals white dove, still, in snow

 

on pilgrim road, choose which way to go

follow the sun or white dove in snow

 

cemetery where winter winds blow

watchman on headstone, white dove in snow

 

soft, lynn, pure sign of his love to show

alights branch above, white dove in snow

 

 

valentine mine

Artist: Sherry Evaschuk     Artwork Title: Hearts afire


two he(art)s ignite fire

heat waves of desire

old dreams be yearnin’

new memories burnin’

but just lust is lyre (liar)

trust stirs flames higher

real love colors bright

true blue lovers right

veins bleedin’ energy

he(art)s needin’ synergy

married love k(not) hot!

hope for renewal

 

Linking a quadrille on theme of “dawn” with dVerse Poets this week…


now

aurora breaks

this fresh beginning

pink bud of day’s flower

best chance to start again

chosen expect a new dawning

resurrection of men and women

of every tribe, nation and race

new beings recreated, whole

tread gently on new earth

live together in love

 speak peace

then

friendship first

 

friends love each other

not all loves are marriage but

spouses should be friends

 

best-friends

meme – CDHK

 

advent reading (2)

 

Light a candle on this 2nd Sunday of Advent

We watch with eyes wide open.

What does a shepherd know of Love?

Sacrifice offered

Blood poured out like water

All:  Yes, Christ is our Advent of LOVE!

 

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for love of mums

Linking to Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor prompt:  Chrysanthemums


 

 

summertime wedding

promise of faithful love

lattice arch and fence

baskets of chrysanthemums

gift to bride and groom’s mothers

reformed quote #7

3 Day/3 Quote Challenge:  People celebrate Halloween but many have forgotten that October 31 is Reformation Day for the Church.  So I will post a series of quotes by Protestant Reformers.  Yes, a good marriage is “friendly”!

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photo by lynn

reformed quote#4

3 Day/3 Quote Challenge:  People celebrate Halloween but many have forgotten that October 31 is Reformation Day for the Church.  So I will post a series of quotes by Protestant Reformers.  That “ugly duckling” may become a swan!

duckling2

conflagration = heat + light

A quadrille (poem of 44 words) on De’s theme of “spark” at dVersePoets  


the

essence of

Love

broke into

this broken world

held hostage by

Fear

to cast it out:

let go and

Believe!

holy Fire

inflamed

disciples to

witness to Word

fearlessly;

now spark a

new reformation

of Body

as living organism

ignited by

Spirit’s

wildfire.

wet lump of humanity yields

 

clay in Potter’s hands

chosen, held firm, gently shaped

fired, purified, filled

vessel to pour out His love

beautiful, useful purpose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linking to Carpe Diem prompt: clay

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