06 February 2016

shake (day 273)

whether
it's the barnacles
of shame
clinging to the surface
of my soul
or the dust
of despair
coating the crust
of my feet
sometimes
need to 
Stop
Listen
to the rhythm
of Spirit
then
shake
it
off

Amen!

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05 February 2016

Ride (day 272)

i dreamed
waves
were swelling
tide
was rising
water
was crashing
over 
the railing
and i
was flailing
up 
the stairway
to hide
only 
to discover
surfers
still surfing
shouting
smiling
with confidence
and faith
beguiling
inviting
me
to Ride.

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04 February 2016

shells (day 271)

they're colourful
and constricting

they provide
a place
to resist
the remedies
that negate
and numb
the discomfort
and despair

they protect
and produce
through pressure
and pain
and patience
gifts dazzling
and delicious

transformational growth
transcendent Grace

Thanks.

Amen.

#40wordprayers


02 February 2016

Yet (day 270)

too often
possibilities
are draped
in the drudgery
of demands
restricted by
responsibilities
trapped in the 
tyranny of 
urgencies

may we
cast away
our fear
of impossibilities
and irrationalities
and play 
(and pray)
in the
power of 
(not) 
Yet

Amen.

#40wordprayers


review (day 269)

a box recovered
a past discovered
and wounds uncovered
but not healed
reviving the manifestation
of character assassination
and misdirected frustration
and agendas concealed
moisture in eyes
unveiling sheer surprise
reality from lies
and Grace revealed
and shame repealed

Amen.

#40wordprayers


27 January 2016

cliffs (day 268)

sometimes i feel like
throwing You
off a cliff
because 
You don't 
meet my 
expectations
or 
You do
challenge my 
presuppositions
and Your unconditional Love
crumbles the bedrock
of my assumptions
like a cliff
tumbles
into
the
Sea

Amen.

#40wordprayers


25 January 2016

views (day 267)

it's been so cloudy
since i moved here
i didn't realize
that when they clear
a brilliantly broader view
appears
Sunlight that evaporates our
tears
Radiance that reduces our
fears
and expands our ability
to actualize
acceptance
anew

Thanks.

Amen.

#40wordprayers

(© Greg Vaughn 2015)