Blanchard

Blanchard What if… someone had cut down the cross before it.was.finished; that earth-shaking, soulchain-breaking echo lost… what if?   Who am I, then to bury my hands (hide them) in pockets deep before carrying the dank, rank soil of shame? Even such waste decomposed can grow a flower.   jfig   4/17 Brokenness and shame, words that are now […]

fringe in Gennesaret: a trilogy

The Fringe in Gennesaret   Recognition “After they had crossed the lake, they landed at Gennesaret.  When the people recognized Jesus, the news of his arrival spread quickly throughout the whole area, and soon people were bringing all their sick to be healed.  They begged him to let the sick touch at least the fringe of […]

Transfigure

  Today is day 2 of ‘springing forward;’ which usually feels like ‘dragging, one-step-at-a-time,’ in order to adjust to a new schedule.  As I accompanied my daughter, on her distracted and dawdling way to the bus, I marveled anew, that in spite of her profound array of special needs, she can pretty much daily  show up with a […]

Fissures

Sometimes life quakes, unsettling all our ground, even destroying things we thought were safe. This is a reflection for those times. jfig   Fissures   My earth splits and shifts Gaping at awkward angle as splinters race along the fracture lines. From aerial view, it might look like arteries On my heart, if the lines […]