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the world as she stands now

the world as she stands now
she was good at birth

her age
like cracks
in a foundation
spidering away
from crabgrass

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Song of Arising

Hearken, children, to the sound
A bird dives, screaming, to the ground
Rise out of the water!
Stand up from the water!
Children, children, rise!

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Topics: Fiction and Poetry, Peace and Justice, and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 6: Peace and Justice. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Poetry and Readings.

A Candle Burns

A candle is burning yellow near the rail of an altar
In the church setting its flame will likely not falter

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Discoveries

Look at me! Check it out! I am grinning like a kid again!
I am one with the world in a flow of wonder!
Land, sea and sky join in my delight

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Fear

Fear makes you crazier than safer,
Not worth the protection you pay for.
Fear’s what you feel about what you don’t know
That prevents you from knowing.

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Working Together

We know it won’t be easy to turn the world around
We know it will take time to climb to higher ground

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Topics: Peace and Justice and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 4: Act As We Believe and Point 6: Peace and Justice. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Poetry and Readings.

Without Doubt, Beyond Meaning

What is my reality?
Let doubts be cleared

Faith seeks insights whose truth bring freedom
When I struggle with preferences

The great way blurs
Hope unwraps positive insights

If I allow their insights to open

The great way clears

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Topics: Spiritual Exploration & Practice and Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Meditations and Poetry.

Psalm 8

O dear One
whose name is more than a name
whose power I cannot tame

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Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 7: Integrity of the Earth. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Texts: Psalms. Resource Types: Poetry and Readings.

Canticle of the Sun

Inspired by St. Francis of Assisi

Let us celebrate the life of Francis of Assisi who loved all of creation. With him, let us give thanks for:
Brother Sun, who brings the day; and who radiates the divine. He is beautiful and radiant in all his splendor

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 7: Integrity of the Earth. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons and Earth Day. Resource Types: Poetry, Prayers, and Readings.

Night Sky Wonder

As I step outside a crystal-clear night awaits me
Star gazing’s my passion and the sky views are free

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Topics: Fiction and Poetry and Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Poetry.

Asilomar Beach

My eyes cut a sliver of the lighted moon for your glory
I watch the darkness clear the sky for stars
Standing in the silent sound of your name
I claim this sand for your kingdom

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Topics: Fiction and Poetry and Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Poetry.

Moving Toward Christ Consciousness

When we needed the outer form of a savior You were there for us.
When our conscious mind matures we turn within rather than without

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