A Pastor's Ponderings and Such

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Beauty As Sustenance

I will find beauty
It is a treasure I seek
Beauty at its core
Substantial beauty that I might miss
When I only look on the surface

In the morning upon rising
It is my inspiration
After a long day
It is a reward for my sometimes tattered heart

I will find beauty
In the likely places
Of nature, friends, and creativity

I will seek beauty
Especially
In the unlikely places

I seek this treasure of beauty
As my food and drink
As my shield against bitterness
As my strength to stand in grace

Peace,
Pastor Kneebone

Drinking Deeply

Yesterday I spoke about Genesis 1 and 2. Both accounts of creation are inspiring and filled with images of God’s love for us. From the creation of light and time to the surgery that God performed on the earth-person – making 2 out of 1 – the story of our Divine Beloved creating both through word and action can fill us with hope and wonder.

When I took the pictures of the gull at the beach I didn’t realize I had gotten one where it’s beak was fully immersed in the water, drinking deeply. That’s what I long for all of our lives to be like … our beaks fully immersed in the River of Life … and we are drinking deeply.

drinking gull