The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made them both.  Proverbs 20:12

perception of the eye

not just what it sees

optical illusions trick of the eye

paralex vision 


perception of the eye

what is there that is not seen

yet it is clear

knowing the invisible

God’s eye


NaPoWriMo prompt from Theodore Roethke poem In a Dark Time – “In a dark time, the eye begins to see…….”


Bread and Wine

Melchizedek brought bread and wine

Canaanite King of Righteousness

way to meet with God

in the Valley of Shaveh

after Abraham’s victory

and Abraham praised God


David wrote a psalm after faining madness

Taste and see that the LORD is good!   How happy is the man who takes refuge in Him!             Psalm 34:8. HCSB

Eat Him

He is tasty and good

knowing this you will be happy

because you will be in God


Jesus said

Whoever eats my body and drinks my blood abides in me and I in him.   (John       6:56.  (Aramaic Bible in Plain English)

many walked away

later at the Passover while they were eating

Jesus took bread and broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said,”Take and eat it.  This is my body.”           Matthew 26:26. HCSB

then He took the wine

“For this is My blood that establishes the covenant; it is shed for many for the forgiveness of sins.”         Matthew 26:28.  HCSB

bread and wine

communion with God

Bread and Wine

The Size of Faith

And He said unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?     Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.          Matthew 8:26 ERV

What size is faith?

Is it small like the disciples

who cried out in the storm drenched boat

thinking they would die,

“LORD are you trying to kill us?

Save us from this storm.”

Or is it medium size like Jonah

who pleaded with men

“Throw me overboard!” to calm the sea

Jonah who had to be taken under

drowned at the foot of Mt Carmel

washed up on the shore to save Ninevah

Or is it large like Jesus

who became man

spoke of a kingdom that was other of this world

obedient to the end

cried out in a loud voice

“Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.”

PAD prompt on faith

The Size of Faith

The Handyman


Just enough to get by

fix the car and feed the kids

all my tools right here

Can I help you?


Who has seen the handyman?

He went away without his pay

most of the work was done

and I expected him at dawn


All I really want to do

is sweep your gutters

tear down that facade

trim your trees and rosebush too


Perhaps the handyman is ill

or down on his luck

maybe this time he got drunk

or lost his tools and ran amuck


Where was that house I was working at

was the house on fourth or fifth or sixth?

maybe if I drive around

but my trucks in the shop   no luck


Is that the handyman outside

standing perplexed with a cig in his hand?

his rolling cart of tools I recognize

I call out eagerly for the handyman


There it is that’s the one

I heard a voice in the distance call

it called me by name

now I can work and get my pay


Handyman Handyman

there is so much to do

today tomorrow the whole year too

your job for me is never through



NaPoWriMo Day 6 prompt point of view

The Handyman

Low Tide

Sanibel Island low tide before sunrise

still night sky waning crescent moon

so many stars in the blackness

it is hard to look down from this


did I come to search for shells or

hear the gentle lapping of the water

after the storm of last night or

marvel in the quiet of the air


a few others with their lights

shining down among the sand and shells

are searching in the low tide pool

small beacons along the beach


this moment when God said look at the sand

then God said see the stars

Low Tide

Body of Christ

I am not standing in the line of a church buffet

forgetting to eat I walk past the mashed potatoes

that the elder delivered to the table

Some eat and are poisoned by the free dinner

hospitalized and dying this year

it is not good for holiday business

The body of Christ is walking around

a leg here a nose an eye

the organs directing themselves

Does the nose thank the eye for seeing?

What can the fingertips feel that the ears

are forever longing for?

The skin most precious container

holding the outer remnants together

rising and falling with breath

How many followers left when Christ said

“unless you eat of my flesh

and drink of my blood”?

They were not ready to consume Him.

Body of Christ