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EARTH (4 of 4, God in the Elements)

You made this earth in Your image, O God
Ground under our feet, solid and still
In the sacred garden, we rose up out of the soil,
dust children,
and we spend our lives never leaving it . . .

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WATER (3 of 4, God in the Elements)

You, God of Life
are the God of Water
Without you we shrivel and die
You built into our design
the craving for you . . .

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FIRE (2 of 4, God in the Elements)

We who sleep are awakened by your holy blaze
Glory and love infuse the earth with sweetness . . .

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WIND (1 of 4, God in the Elements)

Feather on the Breath of God
tiny feather, downy white
tucked under the wing
of mother dove
close to her breast
near to her heart
warm and safe
hidden, obscured . . .

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Elegy for the Good Little Girl

Let us remember and lay to rest
a creature so compliant
that she took the rules
and swallowed them whole
creating her own iron maiden

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Finding the Glimmer

“How do I know what my issues are?”
Our teacher looked dumbfounded. My perfectly innocent question seemed to stump her. It was 2004, and my husband, Keith, and I were in training to be lay counselors and support group leaders in our church…

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Beginnings, Part 2

I wrote that “For Celeste” poem in 2012 when I was in the middle of a health crisis that had set me on a path of desperately seeking a new way of living, a new way of understanding and treating myself, and deeper healing of the trauma and deprivation of my childhood. I had been […]

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