Monday, July 14, 2014

Transcendance Movement Four- soul

encounter- hope embraced

soul

peeking out from the paved path...
...life within my soul
good intentions trapped the new growth for a time
but could not deprive that which was rooted in truth
the sprouts of faith broke free into the world


human depravity can never pave over the divine 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Transcendance Movement Four- Silent cries from the Heart

encounter- hope embraced

Silent cries from the Heart

If it could mean that for just a moment I might embrace the divine

I’d give my life to love
laying my soul at the feet of my friend

I’d endure the suffering of this life
believing in hope not of this world

I’d bow my knee in praise
worshipping You with all I am

I’d respond to your call
giving every breath to serve your passion


If it could mean that for just a moment I might embrace the divine...

Monday, June 30, 2014

Transcendance Movement Four- Grace

encounter- hope embraced

Grace

softness as mist
Your spirit wraps me in beauty
my brokenness exposed
then healed
revealed then washed away
peace settles around my soul...


...i am in Your presence...

Monday, June 23, 2014

Transcendance Movement Four- Light

encounter- hope embraced

 Light

your light rains around me in glory
filling my heart with your grace
Your warmth wraps me in your presence 
my soul opens itself to your gentle hand
as you touch my innermost places with your light
glory and majesty wash throughout my being 

i am filled with awe as i rest in your arms

Monday, June 2, 2014

Transcendance Movement Four- Wholeness

encounter- hope embraced

Wholeness

sweet salt down my cheek
as I enter into your presence
filled with warmth and love
I am able to drink from your living well

you are my maker and I am your creation
whispers float from within my soul
I am silent in your majesty

wrapped in the sacrifice of your grace

Monday, May 26, 2014

Transcendance Movement Four- Prayer

encounter- hope embraced

Prayer

Prayer is a response to life...

the quiet breath released into the heavens
sorrow
anticipation
a longing to connect

the warmth of silent  presence arrives
joy
healing
relationship embraced

majesty found in the shared moment
grace
worship

wrapping me in divine

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014

Blatant Rudeness and subtle sexism

Let’s keep in mind as we are entering the primary season for the 2014 mid term election cycle, that Hillary Rodham Clinton has not even announced her bid for the 2016 presidential race and the smear campaign has already begun.  

Here are few snapshots of ridiculousness in action:

1.  The media blitz around the idea that welcoming a grandchild might somehow derail a presidential bid that hasn’t even been declared yet.  How many grandkids does Mitt Romney have?  And how many grandchildren did he welcome into his family while campaigning for the 2012 presidential race?   And was the growth of Mitt’s extended family even a part of the discussion about whether that makes him fit for the highest office in our country?  Has being a grandparent even entered into the national debate...ever?  My memory says no.

2.  Karl Rove’s comments about Clinton’s supposed traumatic brain injury.  On the surface this argument did not trigger the sexism warning signal to me, only the what are you so afraid of warning signal...but then...

3.  Reince Priebus, the Republican National Committee chairperson, followed that up on Meet the Press with this:

"I think that health and age is fair game," Priebus said. "It was fair game for Ronald Reagan. It was fair game for John McCain."
Yes, Priebus it was fair game and it was pretty short lived in past elections.  Only, I’m pretty sure you’re attempting to play off of the “equality card” out of one side of your mouth and the “tisk tisk an old lady shouldn’t be trusted card” out of the other side.  So let’s be real.
Statistically speaking women outlive men, so the age factor is quite inconsequential if you ask me.  Yes, she had a fall and dealt with some health issues...so what.  If you want to treat this next presidential cycle with the equality it deserves, then let’s stick to character and policy.   I know you said you were sticking to qualifications, but then again, your message was mixed.  Who knows which two people will face off in the 2016 race, let’s take our time tearing the allusion of opposition down before the time has come. 

FTR I was this riled up when witnessing how the press and opposition dealt with Sarah Palin in the 2008 election cycle, so I'm not just slinging mud because of ideological differences.  I hated the Newsweek cover and several other photos they released....for similar reasons.  Blatant Rudeness and subtle sexism.
I won’t vote for a president merely because they share the same anatomy as me...I vote for president based upon which person I place the most trust in.  Political party isn’t necessarily a factor, gender isn’t necessarily a factor, faith background or ethnicity isn’t necessarily a factor.  Potential FLOTUS/FMOTUS isn’t necessarily a factor.  

Getting the job done well is the factor I rest my decision on.  My crystal ball informs me that we have a long political journey to November 2016.  Off to cue up House of Cards, Alpha House, and my old standby The West Wing.  I can handle the ridiculousness in fantasy...