From A Mystic’s Point of View

Category: Smoke

  • The Broken

    Weary, Kingdom Workers Thursday, November 2, 2023 https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/live-updates-whats-happening-in-the-israel-hamas-war-as-israeli-airstrikes-hit-gaza-refugee-camp-for-second-day Out of Sinners, God Makes Saints, Is that us, today? Isaiah 50:4 The Lord God has given me the tongue of a teacher, that I may know how to sustain the weary with a word. Morning by morning he wakens— wakens my ear to listen as those…

  • Listening

    Listening and Speaking To Breath Thursday, October 26, 2023 Like Smoke From the Fire, Always Present, Always Needed, The Holy Spirit’s Breath Voices the Word of Christ Each and Every Day. Isaiah 50:4 The Lord God has given me the tongue of a teacher, that I may know how to sustain the weary with a…

  • Promises and Shame

    Thursday, October 5, 2023 Remember the days of wildfire smoke that turned the sun orange? Even then we stilled breathed! And survived. Joshua 21:45 Not one of all the good promises that the Lord had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass. Luke 13:17 When he said this, all his…

  • It Will Get Better

    Eventually … Friday, August 25, 2023 Fires Spot the Ground, Eating Everything in Their Paths. Smoke Takes Our Breath Away Isaiah 49:4 But I said, ‘I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely my cause is with the Lord, and my reward with my God.’ James 5:7…

  • Gifts

    Gloriously Plenty Tuesday, August 8, 2023 Gloriously Plenty … Dandelions? Jeremiah 31:14 I will give the priests their fill of fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my bounty, Says the Lord. 1 Peter 4:10 Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has…

  • Fickle Love.

    Sure Love. Thursday, August 3, 2023 Challenged, Human Love Fades Like Sunlight In Smoke Making Cowards Out Of More And More Of Us. Hosea 6:4 What shall I do with you, O Ephraim? What shall I do with you, O Judah? Your love is like a morning cloud, like the dew that goes away early.…

  • On That Day

    But Not This Day? Saturday, July 22, 2023 Amid the Smoke and Fog, Beyond the Weeds One Sees Two Loons, and By Faith One Can Trust That Their Chick Is With Them, Safe, Growing, Beautiful. Isaiah 25:9 It will be said on that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, so…

  • Skipping

    Into The Day Thursday, June 29, 2023 Learning From the Sun, Which Even On Smoky Days, Skips Across the Evening Waters, Our Days Begin With Celebrations: 1, 2, 3 … Jeremiah 8:4 You shall say to them, Thus says the Lord: When people fall, do they not get up again? If they go astray, do…

  • At Sunrise

    And At Sunset … Saturday, June 17, 2023 The Sun Sets, Through the Smoke From Wildfires. Psalm 50:1 A Psalm of Asaph. The mighty one, God the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting. Luke 17:20-21 Once Jesus was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of…

  • Inherit

    This Mess!? No *&^! Thanks? Saturday, June 3, 2023 The Beauty of Creation Messed Up By Climate Change=Wildfires=Smoke=Can’t See, And Can’t Breathe! Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter Jerusalem! Lo, your king comes to you; triumphant and victorious is he, humble and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the…