Monday, December 10, 2018

The Green against the Gray – v4


Winter afternoon bright & sunny
green against gray
eastern hemlock luminous
on asphalt shining
drawing me to bend
to lift its branch to my eye

Not knowing what to do next
transferring sprig to snow pile
green warming,
cocoon forming,
soon to be encased
in its own cave of ice

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edited December 10, 2018
The Green against the Gray – v4

(edited to fit on Twitter)
edited December 10, 2018
The Green against the Gray – v3
edited July 12, 2014
The Green against the Gray – v2
February 12, 2010
The Green Against the Gray

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, and 2018. All rights are reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss (raymondafoss@gmail.com) for usage. See all 48,210 of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live


green, gray, nature, senses, sight, touch, texture, rough, smooth, winter, Poetry Where You Live, Raymond A. Foss, hemlock, asphalt, writing poetry, sun,

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The Green against the Gray – v3


Winter afternoon bright and sunny
the green against the gray
eastern hemlock luminous
on the asphalt shining
drawing me to bend
to lift its branch to my eye

Not knowing what to do next
transferring the sprig to the snow pile
green warming,
a cocoon forming,
soon to be encased
in its own cave of ice

====
edited December 10, 2018
The Green against the Gray – v3

edited July 12, 2014
The Green against the Gray – v2
February 12, 2010
The Green Against the Gray

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, and 2018. All rights are reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss (raymondafoss@gmail.com) for usage. See all 48,210 of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live


green, gray, nature, senses, sight, touch, texture, rough, smooth, winter, Poetry Where You Live, Raymond A. Foss, hemlock, asphalt, writing poetry, sun,

#green #gray #nature #senses #sight #touch #texture #rough #smooth #winter #hemlock #asphalt #writing #poetry #sun

Sunday, December 09, 2018

12/9/18 Second Sunday of Advent - sermon, When Love Came Down, by Pastor...

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 48,200+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.



12/9/18
Pastor Ruth’s 8AM Live
&
December 9, 2018
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Second Sunday in Advent
Sunday of Love
Worship Theme -
“God’s Love in sending a Savior…”.
Sermon Series:
“The Advent”ure…
Where Hope Begins”
“Hope for things to be turned “Up-Side Right” again…”
Psalm 103
Luke 1:68-79

and sermon, “When Love Came Down
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
December 9, 2018
&
December 8, 2018
Breathe Your Peace upon me – 2
John 14:27
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.
 I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
Isaiah 9:6
“For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
12/8/18

Pastor Ruth’s 8AM Live
&
December 3, 2018
the bread of life - 2
December 3, 2018
The hope of that manger
December 2, 2018
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
First Sunday in Advent
Sunday of Hope
Worship Theme -
“Hope for the world to be turned u-side right again”.
Sermon Series:
“The Advent”ure…
Where Hope Begins”
“Hope for things to be turned “Up-Side Right” again…”
Psalm 25:1-10
Acts 1:1-10
John 14:1-3
John 3:16
Genesis 3:15
Hebrews 6:19a
Isaiah 2:1-4
Jeremiah 33:14-16
and sermon, “A Hope for All Nations”
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
December 2, 2018
&
edited December 1, 2018
the baby climbed the cross – v2
December 1, 2018
the baby climbed the cross
day before the First Sunday of Advent
John 1
12/1/18
Pastor Ruth’s 8AM Live

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, and 2018. All rights are reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss (raymondafoss@gmail.com) for usage. See all 48,200 of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

Christ, Spirit, God, Faith, love, grace, Pastor Ruth Foss, poem, communion, bread, cup, prayer, sacrifice, Messiah, manger, cross, Advent, First Sunday of Advent, Immanuel, Christmas,

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Christ, Spirit, God, Faith, love, grace, Pastor Ruth Foss, poem, communion, prayer, sacrifice, Messiah, manger, cross, Advent, Second Sunday of Advent, Immanuel, Christmas, peace, joy,

#Christ #God #Spirit #Faith #love #grace #poem #prayer #hope #thankful #USA #communion #America #King #mercy #compassion #sacrifice #Messiah #Advent #manger #cross #SecondSundayofAdvent #Immanuel #Emmanuel #Christmas #joy #peace

12/9/18 Second Sunday of Advent - Childrens' Message by Pastor Ruth Foss...

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 48,200+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.



12/9/18
Pastor Ruth’s 8AM Live
&
December 9, 2018
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Second Sunday in Advent
Sunday of Love
Worship Theme -
“God’s Love in sending a Savior…”.
Sermon Series:
“The Advent”ure…
Where Hope Begins”
“Hope for things to be turned “Up-Side Right” again…”
Psalm 103
Luke 1:68-79

and sermon, “When Love Came Down
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
December 9, 2018
&
December 8, 2018
Breathe Your Peace upon me – 2
John 14:27
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.
 I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
Isaiah 9:6
“For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
12/8/18

Pastor Ruth’s 8AM Live
&
December 3, 2018
the bread of life - 2
December 3, 2018
The hope of that manger
December 2, 2018
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
First Sunday in Advent
Sunday of Hope
Worship Theme -
“Hope for the world to be turned u-side right again”.
Sermon Series:
“The Advent”ure…
Where Hope Begins”
“Hope for things to be turned “Up-Side Right” again…”
Psalm 25:1-10
Acts 1:1-10
John 14:1-3
John 3:16
Genesis 3:15
Hebrews 6:19a
Isaiah 2:1-4
Jeremiah 33:14-16
and sermon, “A Hope for All Nations”
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
December 2, 2018
&
edited December 1, 2018
the baby climbed the cross – v2
December 1, 2018
the baby climbed the cross
day before the First Sunday of Advent
John 1
12/1/18
Pastor Ruth’s 8AM Live

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, and 2018. All rights are reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss (raymondafoss@gmail.com) for usage. See all 48,200 of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

Christ, Spirit, God, Faith, love, grace, Pastor Ruth Foss, poem, communion, bread, cup, prayer, sacrifice, Messiah, manger, cross, Advent, First Sunday of Advent, Immanuel, Christmas,

#Christ #God #Spirit #Faith #love #grace #poem #prayer #hope #thankful #bread #cup #USA #communion #America #table #King #mercy #compassion #sacrifice #cross #Messiah #Advent #manger #cross #FirstSundayofAdvent #Immanuel #Emmanuel #Christmas

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Christ, Spirit, God, Faith, love, grace, Pastor Ruth Foss, poem, communion, prayer, sacrifice, Messiah, manger, cross, Advent, Second Sunday of Advent, Immanuel, Christmas, peace, , joy,

#Christ #God #Spirit #Faith #love #grace #poem #prayer #hope #thankful #USA #communion #America #King #mercy #compassion #sacrifice #Messiah #Advent #manger #cross #SecondSundayofAdvent #Immanuel #Emmanuel #Christmas #joy #peace