Monthly Archives: April 2011

Two Post Easter Poems

Redemption

Taking broken pieces of pottery

Once beautiful in their wholeness

Now scattered in the ground

Found and gathered

Painstakingly pieced together

Into a magnificent mosaic

The Connection

Love is the strong bond that grows and tightens

Our connections with one another

It is tested frequently

And when the result is acceptance

And the choice is to continue to love

The bond becomes ever stronger

Love gives us the desire to know the beloved

To see the one loved in a true and forgiving light

This knowledge means I know to some degree

The unhealed pain in the heart

That drives the madness

We all have at times

Yet, choose again to love

© 2011 Julie Clark

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Morning

Taking time to listen

To the Voice of peace speaking

Calming

Reassuring

Centering myself in the Center

I can rest here

I can live from here

I can order my day here

Choosing what is best

What is best for me

Is good for those around me

A peaceful me

Is a blessing to others

A frantic me

Brings tension and chaos

To those I love

© 2011 Julie Clark

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My Measure

Let my measure be large

Not of cake or pie

Or gold or silver

Or stocks or bonds

Or oil futures

But of

That which I give away

Of love and mercy

Kindness and peace

Forgiveness and acceptance

Then I will be like

My Father in heaven

And what could be better

Than that

© 2011 Julie Clark

“Give and it will be given to you.  A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap.  For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Jesus

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Birthday Prayer

Thank you for my life

Creator of all life

On this day marking my birth into this world

I acknowledge you

Your goodness

Your love

Your purpose for my life

May I bring you

Joy, honor and glory

May I grow in knowing you

In pleasing you

In becoming more like you

Thank you for the  rich blessings

That surround me

That speak to me

Of your tender mercies

I am grateful to be part

Of your creation

Father God

Amen

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