Tuesday, April 24, 2018

checking in

checking in
simply being
slowing down
abiding in God
in the Spirit’s calling
in the promise of Christ

loving more fully
trusting God only
cleaving to the present
to the gift of God’s grace
offered freely to us
on the rugged cross

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April 24, 2018
checking in

1 John 4:13-21
1 John 4:7-21
“God’s Love and Ours” (NIV)
The Upper Room Disciplines for 2018
“A Braided Love”
April 23, 2018 to April 29, 2018
by Ann Freeman Price
devotion for April 24, 2018
read April 24, 2018
&
April 23, 2018
a perfect love
April 23, 2018
abide in love - 2
1 John 4:7-21
“God’s Love and Ours” (NIV)
The Upper Room Disciplines for 2018
“A Braided Love”
April 23, 2018 to April 29, 2018
by Ann Freeman Price
devotion for April 23, 2018
read April 23, 2018

All of my poems, photographs, and videos are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. All rights are reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss (raymondafoss@gmail.com) for usage. See all 46,840 of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

Christ, Faith, God, Spirit, grace, love, prayer, poem, Poetry Where You Live, 1 John 4, abide,

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they all have been born after Columbine – v2


a whole generation, our children,
who have all been trained
for an active shooter in their midst
lock-down drills a part of their school days

they all have been born after Columbine
under the lengthening shadow
of the gun, the chaos, the tragedy,
the bleakness of this world

they have no memory, no sense,
of a time before Columbine, Parkland,
before the many mass shootings
the endless partisan debates

they all have been targeted, trained,
learning different lessons than we were taught
active shooters/ lock-down drills
all a part of their school days

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edited April 24, 2018
they all have been born after Columbine – v2

edited April 23, 2018
they all have been born after Columbine
April 22, 2018
born after Columbine
written during prayer time 4/22/18
about 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting
and fact no high school students today were alive before Columbine
April 20, 2018
&
April 22, 2018
I’m all good, at peace
April 22, 2018
Fourth Sunday of Easter
1 John 3:16-24 (The Voice)
John 10:14-18 (The Message)
Psalm 23 (The Message)
and sermon: “In the Name of Jesus”
video
text

by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
8AM Live
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog                             
Children’s Message
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
April 22, 2018
&
January 3, 2013
the cult of the gun - 2
Psalm 80:1-7
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 17, 2012 to December 23, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Janet Knight
for December 19, 2012,
read December 22, 2012
Fourth week of Advent
Candle of Love
&
earlier poems about Sandy Hook
Edited December 17, 2012
“when the monsters come – v3”
Edited December 17, 2012
“when the monsters come – v2”
December 16, 2012
“when the monsters come”
Children’s Message
&
Worship Theme: “I Believe in the God/ Joy”
Luke 3:7-18 (The Message Bible)
Zephaniah 3:14-20 (Common English Bible)
Philippians 4:4-7 (Common English Bible)
Call to Worship
Unison Prayer (Adapted from Isaiah 12:2-6 (Common English Bible)
Candle Lighting Liturgy (GBOD)
Prayer of Dedication (Luke 3:7-18)
and sermon – In God, We Find Our Joy
by Pastor Ruth Foss
A Handmaiden of the Lord
Suncook, NH
December 16, 2012
Third Sunday of Advent
&
Edited December 16, 2012
“There is light in the darkness”,
quote by
Rev. Matt Crebbin, of Newtown Congregational Church,
posted by Rachel Martin of NPR
Edited December 16, 2012
“Evil will not win”
quotes of Pastor of Newtown Congregational Church
on NPR this morning
December 16, 2012
&
Edited December 16, 2012
“An Audible Gasp – Newtown – v2”
Edited December 16, 2012
new poem – “An Audible Gasp – Newtown”
about the tragedy that visited Sandy Hook Elementary School
December 14, 2012
&
edited July 21, 2012
“The Cult of the Gun”
July 21, 2012
“For the love of the gun – v2”
July 21, 2012
“For the love of the gun”
day after the Aurora, Colorado shootings
&
posting my Michael Moore
on link to his film, Bowling for Columbine
Bowling for Columbine

All of my poems, photographs, and videos are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. All rights are reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss (raymondafoss@gmail.com) for usage. See all 46,840 of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

Christ, Faith, God, Spirit, love, grace, prayer, faith, Pastor Ruth Foss, Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church, poem, healing, Psalm 23, shepherd, Good Shepherd, sheep, John 10, 1 John 3,

#Christ #Faith #love #grace #Spirit #God #hope #journey #prayer #poem #resurrection #Acts4 #stone #builders #salvation #Psalm23 #shepherd #GoodShepherd #sheep #promise #protection #comfort #John10 #1John3 #compassion #mercy #healing

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Faith, law, love, America, freedom, Christ, Spirit, God, grace, calling, death, crisis, guns, NRA, gun violence, second amendment, Newtown, Sandy Hook, Columbine, Parkland,

#Faith #law #love #America #freedom #injustice #God #grace #calling #purpose #poetry #death #crisis #NRA #violence #Christ #Newtown #gunviolence #guns #USA #lament #NationalWalkoutDay #ParklandShooting #Columbine #ColumbineHighSchool #massshooting

Monday, April 23, 2018

they all have been born after Columbine


they all have been born after Columbine
under the lengthening shadow
of the gun, the chaos
the bleakness of this world

they have no memory
of a time before, simpler,
before the mass shootings
the endless debates

they all have been targeted
learning different lessons at school
active shooter/ lock-down drills
part of their school days

==============
edited April 23, 2018
they all have been born after Columbine

April 22, 2018
born after Columbine
written during prayer time 4/22/18
about 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting
and fact no high school students today were alive before Columbine
April 20, 2018
&
April 22, 2018
I’m all good, at peace
April 22, 2018
Fourth Sunday of Easter
1 John 3:16-24 (The Voice)
John 10:14-18 (The Message)
Psalm 23 (The Message)
and sermon: “In the Name of Jesus”
video
text

by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
8AM Live
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog                             
Children’s Message
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
April 22, 2018
&
January 3, 2013
the cult of the gun - 2
Psalm 80:1-7
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 17, 2012 to December 23, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Janet Knight
for December 19, 2012,
read December 22, 2012
Fourth week of Advent
Candle of Love
&
earlier poems about Sandy Hook
Edited December 17, 2012
“when the monsters come – v3”
Edited December 17, 2012
“when the monsters come – v2”
December 16, 2012
“when the monsters come”
Children’s Message
&
Worship Theme: “I Believe in the God/ Joy”
Luke 3:7-18 (The Message Bible)
Zephaniah 3:14-20 (Common English Bible)
Philippians 4:4-7 (Common English Bible)
Call to Worship
Unison Prayer (Adapted from Isaiah 12:2-6 (Common English Bible)
Candle Lighting Liturgy (GBOD)
Prayer of Dedication (Luke 3:7-18)
and sermon – In God, We Find Our Joy
by Pastor Ruth Foss
A Handmaiden of the Lord
Suncook, NH
December 16, 2012
Third Sunday of Advent
&
Edited December 16, 2012
“There is light in the darkness”,
quote by
Rev. Matt Crebbin, of Newtown Congregational Church,
posted by Rachel Martin of NPR
Edited December 16, 2012
“Evil will not win”
quotes of Pastor of Newtown Congregational Church
on NPR this morning
December 16, 2012
&
Edited December 16, 2012
“An Audible Gasp – Newtown – v2”
Edited December 16, 2012
new poem – “An Audible Gasp – Newtown”
about the tragedy that visited Sandy Hook Elementary School
December 14, 2012
&
edited July 21, 2012
“The Cult of the Gun”
July 21, 2012
“For the love of the gun – v2”
July 21, 2012
“For the love of the gun”
day after the Aurora, Colorado shootings
&
posting my Michael Moore
on link to his film, Bowling for Columbine
Bowling for Columbine

All of my poems, photographs, and videos are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. All rights are reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss (raymondafoss@gmail.com) for usage. See all 46,840 of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

Christ, Faith, God, Spirit, love, grace, prayer, faith, Pastor Ruth Foss, Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church, poem, healing, Psalm 23, shepherd, Good Shepherd, sheep, John 10, 1 John 3,

#Christ #Faith #love #grace #Spirit #God #hope #journey #prayer #poem #resurrection #Acts4 #stone #builders #salvation #Psalm23 #shepherd #GoodShepherd #sheep #promise #protection #comfort #John10 #1John3 #compassion #mercy #healing

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Faith, law, love, America, freedom, Christ, Spirit, God, grace, calling, death, crisis, guns, NRA, gun violence, second amendment, Newtown, Sandy Hook, Columbine, Parkland,

#Faith #law #love #America #freedom #injustice #Faith #God #grace #calling #purpose #poetry #death #crisis #NRA #violence #Christ #Newtown #gunviolence #guns #America #lament #NationalWalkoutDay #ParklandShooting #Columbine #ColumbineHighSchool