Monday, July 06, 2020

toxic thoughts


#toxic thoughts
words, distractions
blocking out the #light
our #focus, our #purpose
needing to stop
to renew our focus
cleansing our #minds
of the #chaos, the #darkness 

#poem #poetry #hope


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the weight of gossamer threads - v4


#Invisible strands of #ether
weight of #gossamer threads
resting on my arms' hairs
new-formed #spider's #web.

#Silk fibers, a #curtain pierced,
pulled from the rafters
brought inside with me
draped across my arms.

Looking down to see
what is on my arms
invisible strings of gossamer
a #spider's #artistry.

#poem #poetry #imagery #nature #beauty #senses #touch

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Sunday, July 05, 2020

the weight of gossamer threads


invisible strands of #ether
weight of gossamer threads
resting on my arms' hairs
new-formed #spider's #web

#poem #poetry #imagery #touch #senses

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the weight of gossamrr threads - v3


#invisible strands of #ether
weight of gossamer threads
resting on my arms' hairs
new-formed #spider's #web;
#silk fibers, a #curtain pierced
pulled from the rafters
brought inside with me
draped across my arms
looking down to see
what is on my arms
invisible strings of gossamer
the #spider's #artistry

#poem #poetry #imagery

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the weight of gossamer threads - v2


#invisible strands of #ether
the #weight of #gossamer threads
resting on my arms' hairs
new-formed #spider's #web;

#silk fibers, a #curtain pierced
pulled from the rafters
brought inside with me
draped across my arms

#poem #poetry #imagery

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Friday, July 03, 2020

the gordian knot in the gut of democracy


the gordian knot in the gut of democracy,
on this day before July4th.
the tug to the right, to the left,
the pit, the pendulum,  no equilibrium
racism, destruction, open #rebellion
forces aligning, dividing,
ripping apart the united
the status of our nation
people inflamed/ authoritarian,
power, injustice, chaos
no peace in this moment
a pandemic spreading, rising,
people without income, desperate
for a leader, a hero, the Rule of Law

#coronavirus #Politics #DeclarationOfIndependence #America #UnitedStates #UnitedStatesOfAmerica #dream

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the gordian knot in the gut of democracy


the #gordian knot in the gut of #democracy,
on this day before #July4th.
the tug to the right, to the left,
the pit, the pendulum,  no equilibrium
#racism, #destruction. open #rebellion
forces aligning, dividing,
ripping apart the united
the status of our #nation
people inflamed/ #authoritarian,
#power, #injustice, #chaos
no #peace in this moment
a #pandemic spreading, rising,
people without income, desperate
for a #leader, a #hero, the #RuleOfLaw
#coronavirus #Politics #DeclarationOfIndependence #America #UnitedStates #UnitedStatesOfAmerica #dream

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Reading of the Declaration of Independence- NPR 2020

listen to the #power of the words The Declaration of Independence
#DeclarationOfIndependence
#UnitedStates #poetry #beauty
#UnitedStatesOfAmerica #inalienablerights #founders #revolution #democracy
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Wednesday, July 01, 2020

loved beyond measure


worth dying for
#beloved, of #sacred worth,
a #God-given #purpose
as we walk in this life

loved beyond measure
by our #Father
#blessed to be a #blessing
this side of #heaven


#coronavirus #Hope #love #poetry #poem #COVID19 #Jeremiah29:11

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

the comfort of our baggage


carrying the same weight
becoming so familiar
the comfort of our baggage
stones upon our lives

needing to leave them behind us
at the altar of #God
paid at the cross of #Jesus
raised from our earthly grave


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the God of Abraham


the #God of #Abraham
of #Love, of real #Faith
holding us closely
showering us with #Grace


the God who walks beside us
as close as #Breath,
guides us in each moment
trusting He is right.

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undeserved, unmerited favor


undeserved, unmerited favor
redeemed from death
from the wages of sin
raised from the grave, the pit
through #Christ's death and resurrection

undeserved, unmerited favor
a life of #goodness, of #blessing
walking in the footsteps
in the way, the path
of our risen Lord and Savior


https://t.co/2Hqtd52WfD #COVID19 #poem #poetry @PastorRuthFoss #fear #faith #hope #grace #gratitude

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grateful for God

#grateful for #God
for God's limitless #goodness
wanting always, only
to walk beside God

grateful for God
for your #calling, your #Spirit
seeking to guide, to protect me
to walk right by my side


https://t.co/2Hqtd52WfD #COVID19 #poem #poetry @PastorRuthFoss #fear #faith #hope 

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a word of Hope


a word of Hope
a #word of #Hope
a daily message of #light
#life to give us life
to set the world ablaze

a word of Hope
of the #goodness of #God
that God will never forsake us
that God will give us what we need


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we yearn to see God's goodness


we yearn to see God's goodness
our journey, our vision quest
seeking to see through God's eyes
to walk in God's light

when we focus on the good
our light shines more brightly
fire ignites more fire
the whole world alight.


@PastorRuthFoss 8AM Live 6/26/20 
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Failing to see God's goodness


through #eyes of #humanity
temporary, temporal
failing to see God's goodness
to trust, to truly #believe 

lost in the #chaos of this world
the push and pull of life
failing to receive a #blessing
to walk in God's pure #light
#poem #poetry #hope

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Monday, June 22, 2020

I've strayed from the #Word


I've strayed from the #Word
my grounding in #Christ #Jesus
I've listened to the world
not the #Spirit's #calling.
#Pray for me #Lord
that I would be more #faithful
that I would answer, "Here I am"
at the calling of the Spirit.

#sermon @PastorRuthFoss https://www.facebook.com/groups/2096806100400276/permalink/3060968173984059/ #God #HolySpirit #purpose #gifts #poem #poetry

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Sunday, June 21, 2020

the eager Father

The eager #Father
watching the horizon
longing for each of us
to come, to follow,
to come back home.

The #loving Father
loving each #Prodigal
calling to each of us
to come, to follow,
to come back home.

#Luke15:20 @PastorRuthFoss #FathersDay #sermon #church #God #poem #poetry

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Listen to the Lord - v2

Boldly follow #God
the #Sprit's gentle #whisper;
cleave to the path
the #Father has written.

#Listen to the #Lord,
the #Father's gentle #whisper;
cleave to the path, the #way
#God has #written.

Stay #faithful to the #calling
of #God, of the #Spirit;
#Follow the way of #Jesus
our #risen #lord and #Savior.

Hold fast to the #Hope
the #Faith growing within you;
don't turn from the way
written in #scripture.

#Psalm119 #1Kings22 #prayer #FathersDay #poem #poetry #trust #dream #purpose #calling

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Listen to the Lord

Listen to the #Lord,
the #Father's gentle #whisper;
cleave to the path, the #way
#God has #written.
Stay #faithful to the #calling
of #God, of the #Spirit;
#Follow the way of #Jesus
our #risen #lord and #Savior.

#Psalm119 #FathersDay prayer poem #poetry #trust #dream #purpose

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Boldly follow God


Boldly follow #God
the #Sprit's gentle #whisper;
cleave to the path
the #Father has written.
Hold fast to the #Hope
the #Faith growing within you;
don't turn from the way
written in #scripture.

#Psalm119 #1Kings22 #prayer #FathersDay #poem #poetry #trust #dream #purpose #calling

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Monday, June 15, 2020

Drink in the Fire


#breathe in deeply
#drink in the #Fire
the living #HolySpirit
given to us

#taste #Christ 's #promise
the coming #wind
#flames of #change #alive
#burning within

#Pentecost #sermon
@PastorRuthFoss #FollowersoftheWay #poem #poetry #JesusChrist #church #hope

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receive, be set free - v2


receive, be set #free
#fire, the #HolySpirit
#Pentecost #flame
filling your #body
filling you, a #commission
shining #God's #light #love
#Christ's #GoodNews
our #witness
out in the street


#Pentecost #sermon
@PastorRuthFoss Followersofthe Way #poem #poetry #JesusChrist #church

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receive, be set free

receive, be set free
fire, the Holy Spirit
Pentecost flames
filling your body
filling you, a commission
shining God's light, love
out in the street

June 15, 2020
receive, be set free

Pentecost sermon
Pastor Ruth Foss
Followers of the Way


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Saturday, June 13, 2020

Share the Light


#Share the #light
the #holy #fire
#winds of #change #burning
ablazen with you #Love
All of us #equal
#flawed yet #perfect
all lives matter
both black and white.

#poem #poetry #hope #Pentecost #BLM #BlackLivesMatter #GeorgeFloyd #MedgarEvers #MartinLutherKingJr #prayer

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

from Hosannas to the cross

from shouts of praise
to the crucifixion
from Hosannas to the cross
the Passion of our Savior

forgotten by the sheep
cursed by the naysayers
giving His life over
to save the deserters

June 11, 2020
from Hosannas to the cross

John 12:13
John 19:3


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Monday, June 08, 2020

sowing seeds of the kingdom


#sowing #seeds of the #kingdom
in the #fields #Christ has prepared
#commissioned as He was
to share #God's loving word;
sent to be a #blessing
to offer #love #hope
sent into the fields, the #vineyards
#beloved #children of #God.

#John17:18
#poem #poetry

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commissioned for a purpose


#commissioned for a #purpose
made in the #image of #Christ
sent into the world as He was
a #mortal #child of #God;
sent to be a #blessing
to #shine the light of #Christ
sent, commissioned
a #beloved #child of #God.

#John17:18
#poem #poetry https://t.co/ZQF43Nux4W #GeorgeFloyd

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what we sow


what we #sow we will #reap
first #fruits of our efforts
where we sow our #seeds
our #time, our #energy, our #resources
sowing seed into ourselves, the world
or sowing seeds for the #Kingdom

#poem #poetry #hope @PastorRuthFoss https://www.facebook.com/groups/2096806100400276/permalink/3022791087801768/

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we are sent by Jesus


we are sent by #Jesus
to be His #love, His #Light
we are sent as He was by the Father
our #Creator, our #God
we are to be His #witnesses
His Hands and His Feet
we are to be the voice in the wilderness
cring for #justice in the streets

#COVID19 #BlackLivesMatter #poem #poetry #hope


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Sunday, June 07, 2020

we must be the change


a prayerful reminding
binding us in worship
living out the dreams
of Martin, of our elders.

we must be the change
the hopes of our people
the change we want to see
no exceptions, no dividing walls.

everyone, anyone, welcome
part of one circle
our nation, our family,
one nation under God.

6/7/20
we need to be the change

Followers of the Way
sermon by Pastor Ruth Foss
https://www.facebook.com/groups/343150586366899/permalink/553577121990910/


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we need to be the change


a prayerful reminding
binding us in worship
living out the dreams
of Martin, of our elders.

we need to be the change
the hopes of our people
the change we want to see
no exceptions, no dividing walls.

everyone, anyone, welcome
part of one circle
our nation, our family,
one nation under God.

6/7/20
we need to be the change


Followers of the Way
sermon by Pastor Ruth Foss
https://www.facebook.com/groups/343150586366899/permalink/553577121990910/
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what is worship


our response to God's goodness
deep down within us
gifts of our hearts
flowing like oil, like water
on the lives of others
out into the world;
gathering as believers
worshipping God as one
rising from our beings
from the well of our souls.

6/7/20
what is worship

6/7/20
what is real faith

6/6/20 8AM Live
Pastor Ruth Foss

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what is real faith

a rock to stand on
a certainty, a trust
believing in the unseen
deep down within us

the seed planted deeply
faith of a mustard seed
faith the move mountains
knowing what we believe

6/7/20
what is real faith

6/6/20 8AM Live
Pastor Ruth Foss

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Saturday, June 06, 2020

I'm sorry you stayed

I'm sorry you stayed
in the face of #injustice;
I'm sorry you were #silent
when #evil took voice;
I'm sorry you stayed
when you knew what it cost them
stripped of what they knew
their place, their #life

#BlackLivesMatter #AllLivesMatter #GeorgeFloyd #America

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Monday, June 01, 2020

set the hills ablaze

set the hills ablaze
with #fire, #God's passion;
#Spirit fill our lives
with His #love, #compassion.

seek God, our heavenly Father
in this #Pentecost season;
offer hope to the others
the forgotten, the stranger.

#poem #poetry #COVID19 #BlackLivesMatter #GeorgeFloyd #Anonymous


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may your pain be my pain

may your pain be my #pain
your grief my grief
may I not be complacent
may I not be complicit
may your #anger be my anger
at the injustice, brutality
for more than 400 years
since the first slave was captured
dragged from their home in Africa
down to the present day

George Floyd
#poem #poetry #empathy

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Sunday, May 31, 2020

flames lit

#flames lit,
#fires blazing
#windsofchange;
May #hope rise
like a #Phoenix
#PentecostSunday, #love

#amen; receive the #HolySpirit #Spirit; shine the light https://t.co/Ztq9oy7D1A #Pentecost #worship #Sermon #hope @PastorRuthFoss #FollowersoftheWay #God #RuachElohim #preach

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Pentecost sermon Pastor Ruth Foss


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Pentecost sermon of hope by Pastor Ruth Foss May 31, 2020

#amen; receive the #HolySpirit #Spirit; shine the light https://t.co/Ztq9oy7D1A #PentecostSunday #Pentecost #worship #Sermon #hope @PastorRuthFoss #FollowersoftheWay #God #windofchange #RuachElohim #preach


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Sunday, May 24, 2020

staggering numbers -v2

Staggering numbers
new cases, new #deaths
100,000 #Americans #dead.
Numbers numbing
so many lives lost;
restrictions rolled back,
what will be the true #cost?
No new normal
our innocence lost;
#coronavirus a legacy
for generations beyond us.


#COVID19 #poem #memorialdayweekend2020

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staggering numbers

Staggering numbers
new cases, new #deaths
100,000 #Americans #dead.
Numbers numbing
so many lives lost;
restrictions rolled back,
what will be the true #cost?


https://www.nytimes.com/section/todayspaper @realDonaldTrump @JoeBiden #memorialdayweekend2020 #COVID #coronavirus #poetry #poem #pandemic

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Monday, May 18, 2020

harvest the fruit of our hope


#harvest the #fruit of our #hope
#seeds planted in #SpringTime
reap the bounty of your #love
which is so freely given
harvest the fruit of hope
into the storehouses of #heaven


#8AMLive #church #coronavirus, #COVID19 #God @PastorRuthFoss #poem #poetry #sermon #FollowersoftheWay

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awaken our dormant hope

awaken our dormant #hope
rekindle the fire within us
#faith to move mountains
faith of a mustard seed

awaken our dormant hope
as the #world in #SpringTime
fire us with Your #love
oh #Father, oh indwelling #Spirit


#worship #God #sermon #poetry #poem #COVID19 #coronavirus

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Friday, May 15, 2020

a moment of encouragement


a moment of encouragement
a moment of hope
feeling a calling
to share the good news.

uncertainty,  helplessness
weighing us down
needing hope, a message,
grounding somehow.

https://t.co/BCaCf6qPtI #COVID19 #coronavirus #poetry #poem

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we have hope

we have hope
a spirit of thankfulness
God is in control
nothing is pure chance.

no matter our struggle
the storms swirling around us
our Father God resides
in the eye of the storm.

#hope
https://t.co/BCaCf6qPtI #COVID19 #coronavirus #poetry #poem #God

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thanks in everything

thanks in everything
in every situation
feeling God with us
in control.

thankful to God
in each moment
a spark of God
within everyone.

guided by #God's peace
a calm place within
knowing God fully
in every situation.

https://t.co/BCaCf6qPtI #COVID19 #poetry #poem #hope

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Monday, May 11, 2020

a word of hope - v2

We can share
a word of hope
light piercing the darkness,
a message of healing;
God is present with us
in the midst of the storm.

We have assurance
one promise in Jesus
we can be certain
of the love of the Father;
God is right beside us
in the midst of the storm.

5/11/20
a word of hope

8AM Live


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a word of hope

A word of #hope
a message of healing
#God's presence with us
in the midst of the storm
We can be assured
of the love of the Father;
God is right beside us
in the midst of the storm.

5/11/2020
a word of hope
8AM Live

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#8AMLive #COVID19 #coronavirus #poetry #poem @PastorRuthFoss #Fear

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Sunday, May 10, 2020

you are that woman


You are that woman
the woman of noble character;
you have passed on a legacy
of love to your children.

You are that woman
heralded in the gate;
preparing garments of crimson
keeping your family safe.


#HappyMothersDay #proverbs31 #poem

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you are each that woman

You are each that woman 
the woman of noble character;
you have passed on a legacy
of love to your children.

You are each that woman
heralded in the gate;
preparing garments of crimson
keeping your family safe.


#HappyMothersDay #proverbs31 #poem

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she is that woman


She is that woman
the woman of noble character;
she has passed on a legacy
of love to her children.
She is that woman
heralded in the gate;
preparing garments of crimson
keeping her family safe.

May 10, 2020
she is that woman 


#HappyMothersDay #proverbs31 #COVID19 #poem #poetry #love

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Forever is the Mountain


Surety, stability
as with the presence of #God,
Forever is the Mountain
whatever may come.
So much is fleeting,
temporal, changing,
Forever is the Mountain
dwelling place of God.

#COVID19 #coronavirus #MothersDay #Katahdin #MountKatahdin #poetry #poem https://t.co/TwikWy5wjU


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Friday, May 08, 2020

spreading hope in crisis

we must share peace, mercy
spreading hope in crisis
encouraging others
in the midst of the storm.

we must share our hope
in this chaos, the pandemic
all of us need encouragement
the assurance of God.

May 8, 2020
spreading hope in crisis

Psalm 33



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Hope in the end-times

#Hope in the end times
sure of our future
all of this a breath
a phantom, a nothing
unimportant truly
a field to be crossed.

Hope in the end times
no matter the present
holding onto the promises
of #God, of the Father.
Sure of our future
the second-coming of #Jesus;
Hope for eternity
in the courts of God.

May 8, 2020
Hope in the end-times

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Sunday, May 03, 2020

pearls captured


pulled by gravity
forces of nature
pearls captured
from heaven above

dew of heaven
moving closer
gathered together
jewels of love


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we can move out

we can leave
we can move out
we are not stuck
in #fear, #scarcity,
we have a choice

#God's love binds us
His love transforms us
we are reborn
new creations
to be light and love

5/3/20
Sermon by Pastor Ruth Foss
Followers of the Way 

#COVIDー19 #poem #poetry #FollowersoftheWay @PastorRuthFoss #sermon #Church

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lead us out of scarcity (Scare City)

lead us out of scarcity
our vision limited
show us the world
the abundance of your love

break our chains
our self-inflicted prisons
free us to love
as we are loved by the Father

5/3/20
Followers of the Way

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healed into His presence

walking with our Maker
a journey of promise
healed into His presence
the loving arms of God
hope within the sanctuary
abiding under your wings
held within the loving arms
of our Father God


5/2/2020
8AM Live
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2096806100400276/permalink/2925817274165817/
Psalm 73:17
Psalm 73:21-28
Hebrews 11:1

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our sanctuary


set apart in a moment
cloistered from the world
our sanctuary, our refuge
communing with our Creator
finding space for God;
sitting quietly, in the presence,
with our first love
our Father God

5/3/2020
our sanctuary

8AM Live yesterday morning
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Psalm 73:17
Psalm 73:21-28
Hebrews 11:1

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Friday, May 01, 2020

translucent leaves


after the snowfall, melt,
phantoms of autumn
translucent leaves
in the wet spring woods

translucent leaves
almost transparent
clinging to the branches
before the buds burst


#poem #poetry #nature #Spring #woods #Maine

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Monday, April 27, 2020

a word of hope

a word of hope
to raise up the morning
to offer peace
in the midst of dis-ease

a word of hope
light in this darkness
to put oil on the waters
calm in the storms

 https://t.co/4YWMnziUv8 #COVID19 #coronavirus
#COVIDー19
#hope #poem #poetry

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tear down the walls

tear down the walls
our self-made prisons
seeing only ourselves
not God's perfect vision

tear down the walls
barriers to our futures
believe in the promise
of our risen Lord and Savior

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open the doors of our prisons

self-made walls
higher and higher
fear, paralysis
stifling dreams

open the doors of our prisons
tear down the walls
chart a way forward
to abundance untold

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Sunday, April 26, 2020

#Followers of the Way - #worship #video #church

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gather the other sheep


light, love, a future
a good, good shepherd
offering love
to the sheep, the others

gather the other sheep
those who are still lost

enter into the gate
increase His kingdom, His flock
follow the way of the Savior
the Son of our Father
oh gather the other sheep
to the ends of the earth

#psalm23 #John10 #goodshepherd @PastorRuthFoss
#coronavirus #COVID #God #Christ
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Monday, April 20, 2020

calm their storms - v2

calm their storms, their disquiet,
their chaos, their struggles;
spread oil on the waters
offer them faith, comfort
hope for tomorrow

bring them love
of God, of the Father;
share your trust
in God's promise,
in the return of Jesus

#COVID19 #coronavirus

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Sunday, April 19, 2020

calm their storms

spread oil on the waters
calm their storms
their chaos, their struggles
offer them faith, comfort
hope for tomorrow

bring them love
of God, of the Father,
share your trust
in God's promise,
in the return of Jesus


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fear and uncertainty

fear and uncertainty
at this time, in this moment
in the midst of the pandemic
no past, no future,
frozen in this present
quarantined, unsure
a time of indecision
unease in our spirits
in our homes, our nation.

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Monday, April 13, 2020

a whisper, a word - v2

did you hear the rumor
a whisper, a word,
a breath of condemnation
an epithet spit
today's new scarlet letter

"truth" shared, hushed,
speaking a curse,
a diagnosis, gossip,
carrying the mark
of the coronavirus.

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Sunday, April 12, 2020

a whisper, a word

a whisper, a word,
a breath of condemnation
an epithet spit
a new scarlet letter...

speaking a curse
a diagnosis, gossip,
carrying the mark
of the coronavirus.


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Monday, April 06, 2020

Katahdin, Mount Katahdin 7:06 to 8:00am Bradford Rise and Ash Hill, Patten, Maine




















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Sunday, April 05, 2020

1st sermon - Scarcity - part 1 - Pastor Ruth Foss, Followers of the Way

https://www.facebook.com/pastorruthfoss/videos/10220815933135836/


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