As I talked and listened and laughed and played with the young people in detention, my heart was filled to overflowing. My throat, unfortunately, was becoming a parched desert! I was done after about 4 hours. I quickly ran back to visit one of the administrators in the 3 minutes before quitting time because I needed a signature. On my way to his office, I longingly glanced at the soda machine. Hey, I know soda isn’t great for my body, but I was way past caring. I went into his office, came out and had to walk by *the machine* once again. Sigh.
I couldn’t quite get past it without remarking, “I wish I had the change to get a soda-pop!”
And lo, there she was. An angel with quarters buying me a Diet Coke.
Thank you, Mary!!
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A haiku moment is a point in time where you “honor, hold, and fully experience a fleeting moment that takes you out of yourself, a moment that hints at the deeper unity that lies beneath the surface of things.”(1)
What is your haiku moment today?
climbs into my lap
vibrations of love
(1) Margaret D. McGee, Haiku-the sacred art: A Spiritual Practice in Three Lines, (Woodstock, VT: Skylight Paths, 2009)
lions lay with lambs
coexisting in mercy
Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’
For I have come to call not the righteous but sinners.”
For I desire mercy and not sacrifice,
the knowledge of God rather than burnt-offerings.
From The True Story Of A Vegetarian Lion
Inspired by the Lenten Journey reading of Matthew 9:2-13
People on a Lenten Journey
Becca Givens at On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea
Terri at What About God?
Roy DeLeon at Expressive Prayer
dreams walking in webs
For information on the Furrow Orbweaver Spider go here:
another trip out
nutritious treasures to find
trails of dedication
becomes king of the jungle
live life fully
let imagination fly
become your dream
glutinous mud muck
blankets abandoned playgrounds
marring a child’s joy
songbirds trill lightly
whispering secrets of love
each note breaking hearts
rivers of refuse
carry destroyed homes and waste
brought to me
mother earth’s thoughts
In extravagant journeys
Rejoice! Delight! Bliss!