Happy birthday old friend

To SC,

the happiness of contentment
the pleasure of peace
the joy of truth
the fulfillment of belonging, and of possession in belonging

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Opened and Poured Out

His Body was Broken

His Blood Poured Out

He Died for a Few Days

He is Alive

Happy Easter

Grateful — 2017

Sometimes we do not have the words that fully go with the feeling and associated expression. But ‘I am grateful’ is a simple summary that works very well.

I am grateful!

We went through several threats, uncertainties, buyers remorse, good choices, bad choices….
We had to recover several times, and we did.
We had opportunities come demanding a price that we paid happily although it cost us.
We made new friends, and reconnected with timeless friends.
People made our lives better; we made some other’s lives better
….

Again, I am grateful to God for the year 2017. 

Cheers

Happy New year, 2018

​Grateful — November 2017

When you see another rise
Maybe you played a part
Even with a cheer or a prayer
Or maybe with nothing to count
You rejoice and are glad
Glad for the good that has come out
Grateful for the success of another

You formed happiness in me
Sharing the joy in you
Gratitude grew inside
Stirred by the news

I am grateful
Happy
Joyful

Debts for which I am credited

Debt to spouse, by marriage

Debt to children, by parenthood

Debt to parents, by sonship

Debt to friends, by friendship

Debt to self, for Christ’s sake

Debt to man, for the dignity inherent in mankind

Debt to God, for the dignity inherent in God

Against our Sense

Progressing towards a shifting target
It looked like we were walking backwards
Things receding as we approached
The hill was within reach
A reach that simply extended
Like Sisyphean
Until we had come close enough to look so that we could see
All the while making progress against our sense.