When a dark…

night of the soul pushes it’s way into the light of day and creates a dark day of the soul as well, the valley deepens into an abyss deeper than one has ever traversed before, the consolation is that his/her savior Jesus has walked that same path for his/her sake! And He walks it still with those who find themselves there on sacred ground where Grace is yet able to allay fear and anxiety and bring fellow travelers into the Light of His Presence and strength!

Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. -Proverbs 3:5

**Photo taken in her yard by Natalie

My little cedar box


“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes, because for those who love with their heart and soul, there is no such thing as seperation.”
― Rumi

a cedar box

I own a little cedar box,
and inside it
I placed a token of your heart,
a souvenir
with numbers
in metal,
just a memento
of the day the ocean
lovingly received
your mortal remains.

The crematorium’s
a tag of evidence
that you once breathed
and sang Earth songs,
the flames
your fingerprints
and you returned
to light.

And I’ve always loved this cedar box,
because its fragrance
and fondly bears my attention.
Its scent now contains
a halo of hope
for life everlasting.

When I bought this cedar box
long ago
before sorrow
blew me apart
it appeared lost,
as if it were waiting for an
eternal treasure
to hold
and absorb
with tender loving care.


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Moods of Saffron


the ocean
can calm itself,
so can you.
are both
salt water
mixed with
― Nayyirah Waheed

saffron auras

Moods of saffron
my eyes,
cerulean waves
of depth mesmerized.

From indigo blues,
splashes of heaven,
tickled my toes.

Silent reflections
translucent guides,
peaceful sensations
of warmth inside.

And love poured out in luminous light,
held by presence,
my soul became bright.

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