stained glass


church is his Body

diversely stained cut pieces

peace through unity


grace gifts from Spirit

blooming flowers of the field

beauty incarnate


love sets hearts aflame

bathes whole world in true light




Photo inspiration from Chèvre at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

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!


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



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