Cape May Sunrise…Sunset…

6 09 2013

Because of Cape May’s orientation on the East Coast,  there is the gift of sunrise and sunset over the Atlantic…

 

cape may sunrise januaryCape May sunset

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Loss and Life…

24 02 2013

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Creative with eye and hand…

Relationship treasured…teacher, role model, friend;

 

monsters rise from within…

reckless abandon chosen…

a life changed…

a friend lost…

 

and now I do what I know to do this morning – grieve and pray;

then I water the sun-bathed plants that gaze out my office window…

wanting to add to life in whatever small way I can…





Open the door…

23 01 2013

Cape May remnants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Like waves upon the shore, anxiety continually breaks over me;

concerns of the future pound at my door;

and I am unaware of the fullness in living pregnant in this moment;

I give myself away too easily . . .

 

Yet there is Another pounding;

growing louder . . .

quieting the voices that want to own me . . .

Spirit dawning in every breath;

awakening the passion of Life deep-rooted in the now . . .

 

Open the door . . .





Waiting…

14 12 2012

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“Our desire is to banish waiting time in order to get on with our life!

be productive . . .

don’t sit around . . .

don’t waste time!

 

“But what if our life can be found within the waiting?”

Waiting . . .

In the not knowing –-  ”I just want to know!” . . .

but we don’t;

In blindness — ”Please, just show me!” . . .

but we can’t see a thing;

In discontentment –- “I need to move!” . . .

but to where?

 

I am afraid of this lingering time . . .

of what I might learn about myself;

that my loneliness will be fully revealed to myself and to others;

that my inadequacies will be exposed;

my faithlessness –- will be broadcast . . .

 

What courage it takes

to circumvent the “cut-and-run” instinct –-

holding our ground in this waiting place . . .

to embrace the fear and chaos that seeks to keep us undefined:

 

and slowly –- sometimes imperceptibly –-

our awareness dawns,

and we find our spirit freer than it has been before —

settling into what once seemed desolate.

(The quote is from Daily Hope: A Winter of Reflection, A publication of reflections from Well for the Journey, Inc.)

 





Cape May, NJ

6 10 2012

Just thinking of some friends on a Well for the Journey retreat in Cape May, New Jersey this weekend…





Perspective and Hope…

8 08 2012

 

 

 

What was cannot always be –

abiding in these waters births loneliness…

 

So from where does my heart gaze?

 

May it be from the light of hope – which daily rises…

 

Then what was, abides still –

transformed moment by moment by the dawning of life-giving Light…





A descriptive moment:

9 06 2012

 

 

 

 

A descriptive moment:

A window into who I am – who we are…

illumination and darkness

cloudy and clear;

Yet, life still stirs underneath…

crashing and calm

The hope? Light continually, consistently rises into both…

producing hues beyond imagination –

no matter where we find ourselves.

 

(sunrise over Cape May, NJ)