Is it hesitation or is it careful consideration? Is it “being nice” or is it “being fearful”? Is it doubt or merely kindness? Is it being in my power or is it being mean? There was a myriad of emotions which presented these last few weeks from these questions. And when the resolution arrived, it… Continue reading Pragmatic hope
One faith is bondage. Two are free. In the trust of old love, cultivation shows a dark graceful wilderness at its heart. Wild in that wilderness, we roam the distances of our faith, safe beyond the bounds of what we know. O love, open. Show me my country. Take me home. ~ Wendell Berry, "A… Continue reading A homecoming
Sun is shining…I’m feeling fine
A rhythmic song from Lost Frequencies...to take you into the weekend. "How many more days can you hold out "How much longer can you wait?" ... Glory, Glory - Hallelujah I'm alive and I'm feeling, feeling fine ... ~ FlorenceT © 2019 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights… Continue reading Sun is shining…I’m feeling fine
A little protest
I marveled at the opulence and grandeur of the place, the awe inspiring visage it presented … for the glory of God, as it is proclaimed. Oh, I am speaking of St Peter’s Cathedral which I visited recently in Rome. The direction to the Treasury of the cathedral took me into a dimly lit room,… Continue reading A little protest
So after many years, I am attending a church service… at St Paul’s Cathedral, London. Choral Evensong is a different experience, one that I didn’t get to attend often. When words are spoken at me, my intellectual and rational mind gets to work. But when worship and reverence is sung, the heart is called and… Continue reading Positive space
“What is” #Haiku 204
This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #204. This week's prompt words are choice and faith. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes with "how-to" if you are new to writing haiku. Challenge yourself! 🙂 be mindful, choose well human prerogative,… Continue reading “What is” #Haiku 204
Renewal and inspired, by whom?
I crept into the back of the Hall as the speaker began. I had made sure I would be a little late so everyone was seated and facing the stage at the front. I didn’t want her to see me, not quite sure what that reception was to be – pleasure, anger, embarrassment… This was… Continue reading Renewal and inspired, by whom?
The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen. Ralph Marston I know I haven’t said much, if fact anything at all, about you, here. Yet you have been with me… Continue reading Direction
#Haiku Challenge 87 @RonovanWrites
RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 87 with prompt words - Class, Firm A class of his own Unyielding in his beliefs His faith plain simple. - FlorenceT © 2016 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
Haiku Challenge 55 @RonovanWrites
RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 55 with prompt words - Five, Thrive Five senses compel A life lived well, no regret Will thrive tho' in pain. - FlorenceT The painting above is by Peitro Paolini, titled "Allegory of the Five Senses'. © 2015 Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance DANCE.” ~ Mark Sanders/Tia Sillers This is the third and final post for the Three Day Quote Challenge which I was nominated to participate by Greg of Potholes in the Road of… Continue reading Promise me…dance
Desire and faith
Follow the stream
Follow the stream, have faith in its course. It will go its own way, meandering here, trickling there. It will find the grooves, the cracks, the crevices. Just follow it. Never let it out of your sight. It will take you. - Sheng-Yen Image: Hawkesbury River by William Piguenit (1881)
When facts don’t exist
It is the absence of facts that frightens people: the gap you open, into which they pour their fears, fantasies, desires. Hilary Mantel This empty space, the unknown, the silence... where our brain has been trained to search for proof, evidence, facts and found none. Where do we go then? Is it an opportunity… Continue reading When facts don’t exist