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Thoughts on gratitude…

Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.”
~Psalm 139:7-8

In Your Midst 
There is so much,
just so much to be grateful for.
But some days I don’t see it.
Or more importantly,
feel it.
Mind-made problems cover me in fog.
Mind narrows.
Heart hardens.
World becomes small.
Some days,
even in your midst,
I don’t see you.
But I catch glimpses.
The veil is lifted.
However slightly,
and briefly.
And then I remember.
I am humbled,
and tears well.
In gratitude.
Beauty overwhelms.
I have everything.
You are closer to me than I can imagine,
closer than my very breath.
There is so much to be grateful for.
In the midst of everything.
In the midst of you.
Every day; every hour.
Each second.
Right now, in fact.
All I have to do is look.

Urban Simplicity

A poem and a picture…



when I think everything is going along as planned,

it’s not.


when I feel I’m becoming more self-aware,

I’m not.

It’s self-righteousness.


I forget to feel.

To really feel.

To look around.

To look at what’s right in front of me.


when things are going smoothly

there is roughness ahead.


things are a test.

A test of morals.

A test of character.

A test of faith.

Sometimes; sometimes,


I’m really asleep.

But it is love.



These things awaken me;

make me alive.


it comes unexpectedly 

and in unlikely ways.

And yet sometimes,

it scares me,

makes me uncomfortable.

But this is good.

It gives me hope.