CLOTH OF DESIRE

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HAIBUN

This beautiful cloth projects me back to the days when my grandmother Mame Jane took me to the fabric store and let me choose the cloth and pattern to my delight.  Now, the fashions mostly come from China – ugh! – unless one shops at high-end European boutiques, or you are a super seamstress for yourself – which I’m not…

Whimsical HAIKU

Cloth of desire

Fancy dress to done at the party

Those were the ‘good days!”

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“Everything you can imagine is real.”  —Pablo Picasso

“You can’t use up creativity.  The more you use the more you have.”  –Maya Angelou

…and so it is with writing…yes!

WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND?

HAIBUN

The Artic shivers are approaching.  With shorter daylight, many people become anxious even depressed.  As winter darkness looms yet there is a great light that awaits us in Wisdom.

“A spirit unique, keen, kindly, tranquil…the spotless mirror of the power of God”…where “wickedness prevails not over Wisdom.”  –Wisdom 7:22b-8:1

Fight those wild running thoughts, run to the Word, pray and trust God to deliver.

HAIKU

Striking the last match

the candle waves its magic

Wisdom is moving

…Let us pray for those who have no one to pray for them…

 

SAVOR THE MOMENT

HAIBUN

The holidays are fast approaching and maybe some of us are beginning to worry about the comings days.  I say, let not the worries bubble up in you.  There is an ever present light from God to guide and protect everything and everyone.  Say to yourself, “I can cope!”

HAIKU

Re-create the mind

Any day is a good one

Presence permeates…all the time

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“Our life is the creation of our mind.”  –Buddha

DAWN’S BEAUTY

HAIBUN

“Therese of Lisieux chose to direct her gaze inward so that the opinion of God alone would matter to her.”  –Marc Foley, O.C.D.

 She chose to live in silence to keep her sanity saying:

“Your Face is my homeland.”

HAIKU

As the shadows fade

from sunset to bright sunrise

Let your thinking soar

…be surprised by the silence of Providence…

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“I like the mountains because they make me feel small.  They help me sort out what’s important in life.  –Mark Obmascik

…what a noble perspective for us to consider as we live life…

 

RESPONDING TO GOD

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There are a gazillion ways to respond to God.  For Therese of Lisieux, it is simply this:

“He teaches without noise of words.  Never have I heard Him speak, but I feel He is within me, at each moment.  He is guiding and inspiring me with what to say and do!”

HAIKU

Between impulse and choice

or inspiration and choice

comes sanity of silence…in the mind

That’s having a rapport with God!

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“The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them.”

–Stephen King