WORLD ON FIRE

LOVE LETTER TO GOD

GOD’S CREATION – who are we, that each morning You fill us with your renewing mercies to accomplish our daily life.

UNCHANGEABLE FATHER – who are we, that You love us so perfectly, knowing us even before we were formed in our mother’s womb, each of us traveling in varying directions from continent to country, culture to language, from city, town or outback to anything in between.

ALMIGHTY SAVIOR – who are we, splintered by opposing values, contradictions and weak in faith, gasping for air – temporal sustenance – while family, society, government and country are under assault.

MERCIFUL ONE – who are we, who labor in trepidation and unexplained sufferings that only our gaze upon the Holy Cross can refresh us from pain to comfort.

BISHOP OF OUR SOULS – who are we, struggling with identity crisis, not as the world screams for more wealth, agelessness and power, but to find and fulfill our personal mission to live harmoniously towards paradise.

HOLY SPIRIT OF PROMISE – who are we – in all generations – that You are the air we breath and your Love stamps us with safety.

MIGHTY IN BATTLE – who are we, but your frail children.  Come save us.  Forgive our transgressions, fill our hearts with grace, compassion and forgiveness.  We still have time to change.  One by one, we can blare a trumpet, dispense random charity, smile, hug, be prayerful.  Unrelenting is our potential to reinforce God’s chain of Love to effect hope and healing.

KING OF GLORY – we belong to You.  Let us recommit our existence to goodness and justice.  Let us drop our weapons and damaging vitriol.  Let us crush the axis of evil for world peace, Amen.

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A BRILLIANT GIFT TO PURSUE

KUDOS TO SHARON GRAHAM, my docent Benefactor

Have you ever pondered about who you are truly and how to make sense of your life? Not by defining career goals but by delving into your heart to uncap your creativity.  The art of writing is a noble pursuit.  That is how I responded to a simple flyer entitled “Writing Your Way Home.”  This invitation was “casual and open to all seekers” for two months, facilitated by author and Spiritual Director Sharon Graham — that was the hook for me.  I followed my guarded notion to write stories with the intent of thanking God for my good life.   Magnetically drawn to this class with open mind, my first story was based on a Seattle postcard from my son.  The words tumbled onto the notebook page in less than 5 minutes, how fluid the plot developed as I pressed pen to paper, with tender emotions pouring out of me as I read the story out loud.  As Sharon urged us to “always write from the heart,” a whisper tickled my ears with a message of “write a collection of short stories” then a flood of topics and persons flashed into my memory. She was on point — “we were all called” to be there that Autumn evening.

Fast forward, our 8th session will resume in September.  We are a handful of original seekers still hooked on writing, exploring all art forms to birth a story.  We also write Haiku, which has become a favorite expression on my blog.  We boldly reveal our personal life lessons — all of them poignantly beautiful.

The art of writing is blazingly personal.  All my stories thus far were already nestled in my heart before I began this journey with God.  Now, I garner all promptings quickly in my notebook, allow the Spirit to work in me and voila!  Daringly, each time I have something to write about.

Come, try your hand at writing, even if you feel you don’t have talent.  Let yourself be surprised, unlock your heart, reveal your unique spirituality, let art project your life experiences and just begin writing.  Your life is well worth telling!

For “Writing from the heart is pleasing to God and gives Joy to my soul.”

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WELCOME

Photograph by Rodney Lough, Jr.

You are welcomed to this mystical garden, a wellspring of encouragement dedicated to honoring God, Life, poetry and true short stories from my heart, oftentimes inspired by the beauty of Art.

My hope is that you will find Courage and Peace for free mutual exchange of thoughts and experiences found in this place.

For more information, please contact your Scribe for Love at patricia-griggs389@att.net

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WHO DO WE BELONG TO?

Have you ever asked yourself:  Who do you belong to?

A quick, easy response might be, we belong to family, friends, the world or even God.  Whatever the answer, the sense of belonging is founded on the principle of friendship.  I faced that question recently with a dear friend and learned how political and personal conviction can tarnish a long-established relationship.  Ouch was that piercing moment.

Today there seems to be a crisis of authentic friendship.  Apart from a holy union between spouses in marriage, worldly friendship is oftentimes heralded by trifles or by how many “friends” one may have on Facebook or Twitter.  You could say these relationships may turn fickle, blur judgment and cause one to ere according to the trends of the day because they are rooted in fleeting passion, beauty or power.

Aside from friendly relatives, allies, neighbors and benefactors, true friendship comes from God and paves a path for a 2-way exchange of communication based on benevolence where the individuals give each other mutual support in virtuous aspirations.

Eight months have passed and my special friend has begun to communicate again.  My husband was right when he advised me patience in giving this situation time to heal.  I pondered on all the extraordinary memories we have made together; writing about this has made me less forlorn.  Seems like we are starting anew — hopefully becoming better listeners and accepting our differences with a grain of salt.

Don’t we all yearn for good friendships?  I am encouraged by Saint Francis de Sales when he wrote:

“Friendships begun in this world will be taken again (in Heaven) never to be broken off.”

I cherish that Hope.  Praying for holy friendships is even nobler.  May all your friendships be endearing and everlasting.

your scribe for love