Saturday, December 21, 2013

threads pulled

other branches joined
made part of the tree
other threads joined
coming into union
into a beautiful image
a tapestry, on a loom
intertwined colors, pulled
coming together;
as the roots of the redwood
woven one to another
healed in the union
standing throughout time

stronger in union
against the winds, the storms
seeking the Christ,
longing for comfort
safe from all harm;
braced together
joining in the struggles
like a Chinese finger trap
tighter when we are under stress

but what happens when
the tapestry unraveling
threads pulled bodily
out of the tree, the body
when some are judged unworthy
by code, our rule, or finding
unable to serve God
to speak within the body
pulled from the tapestry
the picture incomplete
together the face of Christ
his hands and feet

edited February 18, 2017
threads pulled – v3
edited December 21, 2013
threads pulled – v2
new poem, December 21, 2013
threads pulled
Romans 11
on the UMC and the trial, judgment, and defrocking
of Rev. Frank Schaefer
and the responses of some UMC bishops
and some UMC Churches
edited September 28, 2013
Intertwined – v4
edited July 2, 2012
Intertwined – v2
(adding second verse)
started writing after reading
June 2, 2012
at the Poet’s Corner
monthly poetry readings
Suncook Senior Center
July 2, 2012
2 Corinthians 8:7-15
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
June 25, 2012 to July 1, 2012
“Health and Healing”
by C. Michael Gibson
for June 28, 2012,
read June 26, 2012
June 23, 2015
retying the threads
June 23, 2015
shooting within the circle
edited June 23, 2015
Together within this Circle – v2
June 22, 2015, typo corrected June 23, 2015
together within this circle
June 22, 2015
Come Holy Spirit
New England Conference of United Methodist Church
Annual Conference 2015 (#NEAC15)
NEUMC Photos
my photos
Worship Director Marcia McFee
Guest Preacher Bishop Gregory Palmer
Guest Preacher Thom White Wolf Fassett
Recap of Thursday sessions
Recap of Friday sessions
Recap of Saturday sessions
opening prayer for morning session on Saturday, 6/20/15

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