Friday, January 17, 2020

our significance, our identity – v2

Our significance, our identity
is in God, our Creator
not in the world
the stuff of flesh, of clay.

Our significance, our identity
was bought by the blood of Jesus
the sacrifice, His resurrection
according to God’s plan.

Our significance, our identity
was foretold there in the Garden,
at the beginning, all in the promises
of God, alive in Christ.

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edited January 17, 2020
our significance, our identity – v2

January 14, 2020
our significance, our identity
January 14, 2020
8AM Live
our significance, our identity
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
8AM Live
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
&



edited December 30, 2019
thankful for this moment – v2
December 30, 2019
thankful for this moment
edited December 30, 2019
thankful in the moment – v2
December 30, 2019
8AM Live
heart of gratitude
by Pastor Ruth Foss
&
December 30, 2019
thankful in the moment
the poem was in response to a challenge in this Facebook post
by Theresa Stonewalker Chick
in her group, 21 Days of GRATITUDE
“what is the difference between thankful, grateful, and blessed”
&
December 29, 2019
8AM Live
heart of gratitude
by Pastor Ruth Foss
&
December 28, 2019
8AM Live
heart of gratitude
by Pastor Ruth Foss
&
December 27, 2019
8AM Live
heart of gratitude
by Pastor Ruth Foss
&
December 26, 2019
8AM Live
heart of gratitude
by Pastor Ruth Foss

All of my poems, photographs, and videos are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. All rights are reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss (raymondafoss@gmail.com)  for usage. See all 52,540+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

our significance, our identity

our significance, our identity
in God, our Creator
not in the world
the stuff of flesh, of clay

our significance, our identity
bought by the blood of Jesus
the sacrifice, resurrection
according to God’s plan

our significance, our identity
there in the Garden, the beginning,
all in the promises
of God, in Christ

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January 14, 2020
our significance, our identity

January 14, 2020
8AM Live
our significance, our identity
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
8AM Live
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
&



edited December 30, 2019
thankful for this moment – v2
December 30, 2019
thankful for this moment
edited December 30, 2019
thankful in the moment – v2
December 30, 2019
8AM Live
heart of gratitude
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
8AM Live
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
&
December 30, 2019
thankful in the moment
the poem was in response to a challenge in this Facebook post
by Theresa Stonewalker Chick
in her group, 21 Days of GRATITUDE
“what is the difference between thankful, grateful, and blessed”
&
December 29, 2019
8AM Live
heart of gratitude
by Pastor Ruth Foss
&
December 28, 2019
8AM Live
heart of gratitude
by Pastor Ruth Foss
&
December 27, 2019
8AM Live
heart of gratitude
by Pastor Ruth Foss
&
December 26, 2019
8AM Live
heart of gratitude
by Pastor Ruth Foss

All of my poems, photographs, and videos are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. All rights are reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss (raymondafoss@gmail.com)  for usage. See all 52,530+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

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Wednesday, January 01, 2020

placed in the garden - 2


placed in the garden
in the world you created
made in your image
to walk with You, Lord

placed in the garden
the world of wonder
made by your hand
by your love, oh  God

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January 1, 2020
placed in the garden - 2


All of my poems, photographs, and videos are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. All rights are reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss (raymondafoss@gmail.com)  for usage. See all 52,530+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

Christ, Faith, God, Spirit, grace, love, prayer, poem, gratitude, 8AM Live, Pastor Ruth Foss, Poetry Where You Live, grateful, nurture, cultivate, choice, heart, New Year,


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Monday, December 30, 2019

thankful for this moment – v2

thankful for this moment,
for the mountain before me
for the camera in my hands
capturing this image

grateful for my eyes
to see such wonder
for beauty all around us
if we would stop and find it

sure in this moment
to this place we cleave to
blessed to be placed
in this land of such beauty

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December 30, 2019
thankful for this moment
edited December 30, 2019
thankful in the moment – v2
December 30, 2019
8AM Live
heart of gratitude
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
8AM Live
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
&
December 30, 2019
thankful in the moment
the poem was in response to a challenge in this Facebook post
by Theresa Stonewalker Chick
in her group, 21 Days of GRATITUDE
“what is the difference between thankful, grateful, and blessed”
&
December 29, 2019
8AM Live
heart of gratitude
by Pastor Ruth Foss
&
December 28, 2019
8AM Live
heart of gratitude
by Pastor Ruth Foss
&
December 27, 2019
8AM Live
heart of gratitude
by Pastor Ruth Foss
&
December 26, 2019
8AM Live
heart of gratitude
by Pastor Ruth Foss

All of my poems, photographs, and videos are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. All rights are reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss (raymondafoss@gmail.com)  for usage. See all 52,530+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

Christ, Faith, God, Spirit, grace, love, prayer, poem, gratitude, 8AM Live, Pastor Ruth Foss, Poetry Where You Live, grateful, nurture, cultivate, choice, heart,


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thankful for this moment

thankful for this moment,
for the mountain before me
for the camera in my hands
capturing this image

thankful for my eyes
to see such wonder
for the beauty all around us
if we would go and find it

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&
December 29, 2019
8AM Live
heart of gratitude
by Pastor Ruth Foss
&
December 28, 2019
8AM Live
heart of gratitude
by Pastor Ruth Foss
&
December 27, 2019
8AM Live
heart of gratitude
by Pastor Ruth Foss
&
December 26, 2019
8AM Live
heart of gratitude
by Pastor Ruth Foss

All of my poems, photographs, and videos are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. All rights are reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss (raymondafoss@gmail.com)  for usage. See all 52,530+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

Christ, Faith, God, Spirit, grace, love, prayer, poem, gratitude, 8AM Live, Pastor Ruth Foss, Poetry Where You Live, grateful, nurture, cultivate, choice, heart,


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thankful in the moment – v2

thankful in the moment,
grateful in my bones,
blessed in my heart,
in my spirit, my soul

more than a feeling
a place of peace, of rest,
a choice we each can make
with each and every breath

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edited December 30, 2019
thankful in the moment – v2

December 30, 2019
8AM Live
heart of gratitude
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
8AM Live
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
&
December 30, 2019
thankful in the moment
the poem was in response to a challenge in this Facebook post
by Theresa Stonewalker Chick
in her group, 21 Days of GRATITUDE
“what is the difference between thankful, grateful, and blessed”
&
December 29, 2019
8AM Live
heart of gratitude
by Pastor Ruth Foss
&
December 28, 2019
8AM Live
heart of gratitude
by Pastor Ruth Foss
&
December 27, 2019
8AM Live
heart of gratitude
by Pastor Ruth Foss
&
December 26, 2019
8AM Live
heart of gratitude
by Pastor Ruth Foss

All of my poems, photographs, and videos are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. All rights are reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss (raymondafoss@gmail.com)  for usage. See all 52,530+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

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thankful in the moment

thankful in the moment,
grateful in my bones,
blessed in my heart,
in my spirit, my soul

more than a feeling
a place of peace, of rest,
a choice we can make
with every breath

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December 30, 2019
8AM Live
heart of gratitude
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
8AM Live
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
&
December 30, 2019
thankful in the moment
the poem was in response to a challenge in this Facebook post
by Theresa Stonewalker Chick
in her group, 21 Days of GRATITUDE
“what is the difference between thankful, grateful, and blessed”
&
December 29, 2019
8AM Live
heart of gratitude
by Pastor Ruth Foss
&
December 28, 2019
8AM Live
heart of gratitude
by Pastor Ruth Foss
&
December 27, 2019
8AM Live
heart of gratitude
by Pastor Ruth Foss
&
December 26, 2019
8AM Live
heart of gratitude
by Pastor Ruth Foss


All of my poems, photographs, and videos are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. All rights are reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss (raymondafoss@gmail.com)  for usage. See all 52,530+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

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minister to Jesus (repost, after almost 2,900 views of original post)

minister to Jesus
in our pain, our waiting;
serve God while you walk
on the earth, right now

even in our pain,
in our active waiting;
seek to serve God
in the here and now

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minister to Jesus – v6
editing original again
edited June 11, 2019
minister to Jesus – v5
merged edits to two stanzas of original
with version 4
edited May 25, 2019
minister to Jesus – v4
edited July 4, 2018
minister to Jesus – v3


edited June 23, 2018
minister to Jesus – v2
April 2, 2018
asking me to let go
John 20:1-18
“The Empty Tomb” (NIV)
“Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene” (NIV)
The Upper Room Disciplines for 2018
“In the Leaving, Love”
March 26, 2018 to April 1, 2018
Jan Richardson
devotion for April 1, 2018
Easter Sunday
Resurrection Sunday
April Fool’s Day
my 58th birthday
read April 2, 2018
&

&
March 27, 2018
minister to Jesus
March 27, 2018
the pain of this Mary
March 27, 2018
Actively waiting - 2
merged March 27, 2018
living in the now, the not yet
March 27, 2018
living in the not yet
March 27, 2018
living in the now
March 27, 2018
For now, we wait
March 27, 2018
this is God’s servant
Isaiah 42:1-9
“The Servant of the Lord” (NIV)
John 12:1-11
“Jesus Anointed at Bethany” (NIV)
The Upper Room Disciplines for 2018
“In the Leaving, Love”
March 26, 2018 to April 1, 2018
Jan Richardson
devotion for March 26, 2018
read March 27, 2018

All of my poems, photographs, and videos are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. All rights are reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss (raymondafoss@gmail.com)  for usage. See all 52,530+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

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Saturday, December 28, 2019

Did You Hear Her Cry, Her Moan – v2


Dad, were you awake, aware,
when ice grabbed and flung you
when Winter pulling you into its frozen grip
that night in the mists, the sands,
that instant of fleeting time

Did you hear Mom cry out, her moan
when strangers told her
you were gone, that you were no more
when mile marker 19
pointed to where our grief was born


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edited December 28, 2019
Did You Hear Her Cry, Her Moan – v2

edited/new name December 28, 2019
Did You Hear Her Cry, Her Moan
edited January 22, 2016
Did You Hear Her Cry – v3
(merging original and version 2)
edited January 21, 2016
Crushed – v2
posted March 6, 2004
written 1/9/04 – 14:35-14:40
Crushed
– about cleaning out my father’s car the day after his fatal accident. The weather was very cold and the passenger door was where the gearshift would be. The license plate of the car that ran into his was there too. The glasses he wore were in the right rearmost spot and his watch was in the left rearmost part of the car. The driver seat was broken backward from the force of the accident and his blood was on the backseat where he landed.
&
edited January 11, 2016
Black Ice – v4
(editing version 3)
edited September 1, 2012
Black Ice – v3
Edited August 31, 2012
“Black Ice – v2”
December 12, 2007
“Black Ice”
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edited December 29, 2015
Demons – v2
edited December 29, 2015
Did You Hear Her Cry – v2
edited December 29, 2015
The Crash – v2
posted February 14, 2004
(the 13th anniversary of my father’s fatal accident)
written June 18, 2001 10:54pm
The Crash
about my father's death
February 14, 1991
and my car accident
the day I applied to law school
edited December 18, 2015
The Submariner – v2
&
edited December 17, 2015
Meticulous – v2
&
edited December 18, 2015
Adam Asked – v2
==========
edited October 22, 2015
Did you brace for impact – v2
edicted October 22, 2015
Mile Marker 19 – v8
(editing original)
edited October 5, 2015
Like the Venus Fly Trap – v9
(editing version 5)
&
edited October 3, 2015
Why on this day – v3
(editing original)
edited October 19, 2014
Why on this day – v2
July 1, 2014
Why on this day
“My Prayers Weekend!”
“Next Day Stretch”
draft a note to God
about a day when you struggled
with a big question
for June 29, 2014
read June 30, 2014
&
edited June 27, 2014
A vivid memory – v2
June 27, 2014
A vivid memory
Matthew 28:20 (NRSV)
Romans 8:31-39
Upper Room Daily Devotional
“In Dark Times”
by Don Greeley
about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
for June 26, 2014
read June 27, 2014
Upper Room Daily Devotional
for March and April 2014
&
edited August 15, 2015
Here it comes – v3
(editing version 2)
edited January 12, 2014
Here it comes – v2
January 12, 2014
Here it comes
January 12, 2014
I am not ready
(conversation by Dean McKenney about his
bad car accident 40 years ago)
January 12, 2014
an accounting to God
January 12, 2014
Honor their walk
Romans 14:10-12
Romans 14:1-12
Romans 14
Men’s Bible Study
led by Steve Curtis
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
January 12, 2014
&
edited August 4, 2015
Like the Venus Fly Trap – v8
(editing version 5)
edited May 9, 2015
Ten Years – v2
April 23, 2004
Ten Years
see also
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edited January 11, 2014
Mile Marker 19 – v7
(editing version 6)
Edited November 9, 2013
Mile Marker 19 – v6
(editing version 3)
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edited March 21, 2015
Like the Venus Fly Trap – v7
(editing version 5)
edited December 3, 2014
Like the Venus Fly Trap – v6
(editing version 3)
Edited November 9, 2013
“Like the Venus Fly Trap – v5”
Edited October 24, 2013
“Like the Venus Fly Trap – v4”
Edited October 11, 2013
“Like the Venus Fly Trap – v3”
Edited December 26, 2012
“Like the Venus Fly Trap – v2”
December 20, 2012
“Like the Venus Fly Trap”
edited February 11, 2014
“hiding in the ice – v9”
edited January 4, 2014
“hiding in the ice – v8”
(editing version 5)
Edited September 28, 2013
“hiding in the ice – v7”
 (editing version 3)
Edited September 28, 2013
“hiding in the ice – v6”
(editing version 2)
Edited September 25, 2013
“hiding in the ice – v5”
Edited August 2, 2013
“hiding in the ice – v4”
Edited December 26, 2012
“hiding in the ice – v3”
Edited December 21, 2012
“hiding in the ice – v2”
December 21, 2012
“hiding in the ice”
Edited December 26, 2012
“Animated / Evil – v2”
December 20, 2012
“Animated / Evil”
Edited December 26, 2012
“A latent danger – v3”
December 20, 2012
“A latent danger – v2”
“A latent danger”
Edited December 26, 2012
“Smiling in the freezing – v2”
December 20, 2012
“Smiling in the freezing”
Edited December 26, 2012
“A frozen trap – v2
December 20, 2012
“A frozen trap”
Edited December 26, 2012
“was the road innocent – v2”
December 21, 2012
“was the road innocent”
Edited December 26, 2012
“Did the ice know – v2”
December 20, 2012
“Did the ice know”
series of new poems
also about my father’s death,
after reviewing poem by Jacob Montgomery,
“Icy Lanes”,
(see more of his poems at:
and exchanging emails with him about that poem
and my father’s death
2/14/1991
&
Edited August 22, 2013
“eyes not shut – v2”
August 22, 2013
“eyes not shut”
a poem in conjured after reading poem
TATTOOS AND ATTITUDE”
by Chip Bergeron
&
Edited September 20, 2012
new poem, “Did you brace for impact”
&
Edited September 20, 2012
“Mile Marker 19 – v5”
&
Edited September 12, 2012
“Mile Marker 19 – v4”
editing version 2 below
&
Edited September 12, 2012
“Mile Marker 19 – v3”
editing the original again
inspired by reading it at Poets’ Corner
monthly poetry reading,
at the Suncook Senior Center
September 10, 2012
&
edited June 6, 2012 (adding an additional last stanza)
“Mile Marker 19 – v2”
&
October 2, 2011
Did You Hear Her Cry
after rereading earlier poem,
“Mile Marker 19”
&
Edited April 23, 2013
“No Life in Your Eyes – v2”
February 11, 2011
“No Life in Your Eyes”
remembering the 20th anniversary
of my father’s death, February 14, 1991
written at the House of Purpose coffeehouse
Hillsboro, NH
February 11, 2011
&
new poem February 11, 2014
Where you are scattered
posted March 22, 2004
written 2/26/2001
Adam Asked
posted March 18, 2004
written March 6, 2001
Meticulous
posted March 17, 2004
written 3/2/2001 and 3/5/2001
The Submariner
posted February 18, 2004
edited April 25, 2015
Home Again – v2
edited April 23, 2015
Your final resting place – v2
edited April 25, 2015
Ashes – v2
March 2, 2001
“Ashes”
posted February 18, 2004
March 2, 2001
“Home Again”
&
posted March 10, 2004
written April 3, 2001 8:47am
Demons
&
posted February 8, 2004
original version written 5/20/2000
“Mile Marker 19”
posted to my blog on February 8, 2004,
as the 15th poem put on the site -
about my father’s fatal car accident
near Mile Marker 19
on the Spaulding Turnpike
Rochester, NH
February 14, 1991 at 7:02pm
Valentine’s Day

All of my poems, photographs, and videos are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. All rights are reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss (raymondafoss@gmail.com)  for usage. See all 52,540+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

chaos, control, creator, December, face, Faith, Family, God, hope, ice, Methodist, Nature, UMC, New Hampshire, Poetry Where You Live, senses, sight,

#chaos #control #creator #December #face #Faith #Family #God #hope #ice #Nature #NH #senses #sight #memory #death

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