A Dialogue

“Do not let your heart be troubled…in my father’s house there are many dwelling places.”  John 14

Hosta Greeting the Sun
Hosta Greeting the Sun

She: Rest……….. listen.
Me:  Birdsong, I hear birdsong, and new leaves rustling.
She: All of my creation spreads out before you.
Me: My heart might explode with the joy of it!
She: I will make your heart bigger.
Me: Will the joy fit into a heart filled with sadness?
She: Rest… I will carry the sadness for you.
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Me:
Thank you,
Light Leading Me,
Source of  All My Joy,
Companion of My Soul,
Carrier of All My Sorrow,
My Every Heartbeat,
My Breath,
My Eyes,
Ears,
All.

I Heart Macro
Macro Monday 2

“Everything Has Become New!”

“So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!”  2 Cor. 5 

April Willow
April Willow

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I want to wear              an Easter heart
and bloom like the     willows in the woods
let me put on the Easter cloak of love
let my old heart pass away,
empty it to make room
for the heart of Jesus
to dwell in me
forever
amen

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Whenever You Pray

“Whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret.”  Matthew 6:6

 Morning Surprise
Morning Surprise

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The invitation is 

to meet God in silence,
deep in my own heart;
He patiently waits for me
to open the door to his word
and to sit quietly 
letting it soak into my being,
there are many doors to close on my way to this 
sacred place where God waits for me.
Today, I close the door on guilt and worry.
Jesus , I desire the grace to
 open the door to the compassion that resides in my heart ,
to the place where you abide.

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Longing

“Oh God, you are my God – for you I long!
For you my body yearns; for you my soul thirsts,
Like a land parched, lifeless, and without water.”
                 Psalm 63

Dunes in March 2014
Dunes in Late March 2014

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Suddenly,
remembering
God’s ever-Presence,
my thirst is quenched,
even in winter desolation.
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You comfort me in my desert places, Lord.

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Heavy Rains

“In your presence there is fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11

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thoughts bombard me
like heavy rain pounding the roof,
slowly my mind clears
the clouds float away
taking my cares.

the Sun breaks through
and there comes a moment of rest
an awareness of God’s presence
my thoughts are suspended
sparkling in the sunlight

the Sun holds them outside of me;
inside, there  opens up
a spaciousness that vibrates
with peace.
Here in your presence, I find joy.

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It Is Good

“It is good to wait patiently for the Lord ..”Lamentations 3:26

First Buds - March 2014
First Buds – March 2014

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 In the winter woods
there comes
 a lightening in my step,
and the scent of blue sky,
 as the air gentles my cheek.
Yonder tree beckons
with a whisper in the thicket,
and when  I
 see
the wee necklace of buds,
it sets my soul a-vibrating.

Teach me Lord, the patience of the trees.

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Holy, Holy, Holy

” Holy, holy, holy the Lord God almighty, who was and is and is to come.” (Revelations 4:8)

March Pansies in the Snow 2014
March Pansies in the Snow 2014

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At the moment we are about to give up,
so weary of winter,
the earth begins to soften.
The last of the snow is melting
and tiny snow drops, crocuses and pansies begin to appear.
The earth embraces the melting snow,
accepting the life- giving water with open arms.
God, the immense holy one,
calls us back to his tender ever-present embrace.
My heart cracks open,
trembling like the pansies in the snow.
I long  to fall into this bottomless pool of love.
My God, touch me today with your presence.

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Resting in Silence

” My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14

March Woods©2013 B.Kaufmann
March Woods©2013

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Lead me, Lord
with  your still, small voice
to the Wisdom you have placed deep in my heart,
the door to this place is silence,
and though the world is noisy and messy,
you guide me to this inner room
a dwelling place,
for you and for me,
There, I rest in Silence.

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Lenten Rose

“Let us know, let us press on to know the Lord; his appearing is as sure as the dawn; he will come to us like the showers, like the spring rains that water the earth.” (Hosea 6:11)

Lenten Rose - Hellebore
Lenten Rose – Hellebore

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During the last days of winter,
dreary and cold,
comes the Lenten Rose a-blooming,
pushing up right through the snow,
coloring the barren ground
with the promise of green!
Hope sings in me, Lord.
Thank you!

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