Reflections on Returning

This morning—Monday morning–early, I climbed up the front steps and walked across the porch of the Upshur Parish House.  I wasn’t certain how I felt or what to expect on this first morning back as Director of Upshur Parish House and Crosslines.  Earlier this spring, I left Buckhannon for a three-month renewal leave.  After 29 … Continue reading Reflections on Returning

Take Thou Authority

This poem, written at the end of a deep, emotional, life-giving renewal leave–April 5–July 5, 2018, is an expression of three months of reflection on God’s call in my life. Take Thou Authority This morning This day Under a canopy of Green summer leaves Gently dancing in an unseen breeze Under a canopy of blue Chagall … Continue reading Take Thou Authority