R's Commonplace Book

God in the details

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A Stronger Wine

From loneliness, fear, and pain we flee, We seek a stronger wine; Our weakness hides in the deepest sea, Where never the sun will shine.

📅 26 February, 2018 | Scritto da


Our Limits

Our limits may force us to tough decisions, That in the end bring greater blessing; God finds a wider field for provisions, As circumstance becomes more pressing.

📅 28 January, 2018 | Scritto da


No more private life

Our private life is in the street, Beyond our walls and doors; In public we uncover our feet — Man upon all fours.

📅 25 January, 2018 | Scritto da


Aside spoken

The aside spoken twixt thee and me in whispers, Or else is muttered only to my whiskers — The worldly need not hear at first our struggles, But see the Spirit of God in human troubles.

📅 20 January, 2018 | Scritto da


The World Has Little Use

The world has little use for the old and infirm: “What can the powerless do for me?” they ask. To them the low and helpless hold little charm, But God — to welcome them is his loving task.

📅 19 January, 2018 | Scritto da


To each his own and mine is this…

To each his own, and mine is this: a space for words, the quiet of thought, a line to order the power of swords.

📅 12 September, 2017 | Scritto da


To see what you can do with me…

To see what you can do with me, To know what I can soon become, I seek, O Lord, the fullest sum; I ask your grace to do and be.

📅 31 August, 2017 | Scritto da


Mind and body need control Potential requires the…

Mind and body need control, Potential requires the whip; The might of God must power the soul, And close the moving lip.

📅 22 August, 2017 | Scritto da


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