Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Being Tired

Being worn out is a bit like the all you can eat buffet
I take in so much because it is so delicious
Gorging my self on conversation
And tasks
My inbox never stops refilling
My mind is worn down by its demands
And so to stop eating, to stop
working and to stop stretching to do one more thing
Is a spiritual exercise
Not easily mastered
When there is so much to taste.

Thursday, June 22, 2017


If I told you God loves you,
Would you believe?
Believe it now
Believe it tomorrow
Believe it forever?

Or would doubts rise each morning
freshly persistent?

Would you find more reasons to believe
Or to doubt
Or would the love fall off a cliff
with only uncertainty left?

Love, God's love becomes certainty for those who
can shake off the doubt long enough to accept
and put it away in the holiest part of their being
Feeling courage to live a beloved life, no matter
What the if has to say.

SPM 6/19/17