Category Haiku

A look at the Samaritan this Sunday

Even though the “Good Samaritan” story is familiar and still oft referenced in our culture and world, I’m glad to see that it’s in the lectionary for this Sunday.  It’s always timely but certainly so as religious folks are having so much trouble identifying who their neighbors are and, if doing so, showing them mercy. […]

Haiku for Galatians 6

  Burdens we carry Helping others bear their load Fellowship divine

“Discerning God’s Plan” sermon from Epiphany Sunday

“Discerning God’s Plan”   Matthew 2:1-12 Delivered to Church for the Highlands Sunday, January 6, 2013   [Clip from The Nativity Story:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Lpv77EdxF4%5D What a night that must have been for Melchior, Balthasar, and Gaspar, these three wise men from the east.  Though there are some historical issues with putting the wise men at the manger […]

Lectionary Haiku

2 Samuel 7:1-14a Well You have no house A God without a big house? This tent isn’t so bad ——————————————– Jeremiah 23:1-6 See their matted fleeces A diaspora of ruminents Woe says Chief Shepherd ——————————————- Psalm 23 Enemies over there While I enjoy this table Goodness and mercy ——————————————– Ephesians 2:11-22 Ya’ll are now up […]

A Bit of Haiku of Sunday’s Scripture

2 Samuel 1:1,17-27 The heart is heavy Deep love for friend and enemy The Song of the Bow ——————————————– Psalm 130 The way I’m praying It’s more than a morning watch Here in the depths ——————————————– Lamentations 3:22-33 A piece of the Lord Fruit of sitting in silence Unceasing God love ——————————————– 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 […]

Haiku of Scripture for Sunday

1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 Grieving in Ramah Call of God and horn of oil Who has a good heart? ————————————- Psalm 20 Chariots and horses Glittering yet not real gold Hear us when we call ————————————- 2 Corinthians 5:6-17 Wallenda walker Death below, darkness ahead Something new is made ————————————- Mark 4:26-34 Jesus teaching ag Wow. […]

Lectionary Haiku

Haikuing this Sunday’s lectionary texts   Isaiah 6:1-8 Hot coal in the air Whole lot of shakin goin’ on Here am I send me.   Psalm 29 A breaking cedar Echoes in the wilderness Speech patterns of God   Romans 8:12-17 No songs of slavery An Agent for adoption A call to Papa John 3:1-17 […]

Bleating Love

Lectionary Haiku Acts 4:5-12 Coward thrice before Spirit having its way now Peter now his name —————- From Psalm 23/John 10:11-18 Bleating all around A table prepared for me Living love laid down —————- From  1 John 10:11-18 So what is true love? Fruit borne from us abiding Actions not just words

Haiku Maundy Thursday

His own agenda 30 shekels of silver Garden betrayal ————————– Upper room at night Reclining with wine and bread A Maundy Thursday ———————- Upper Room to tomb It causes me to tremble Verses of Passion

Still Haiku Thursday

Wearing a hoodie Packing a bag of skittles Race issues persist ———————————- In ice cold water Close by there is a Rainbow Fishing Beaver Bend ——————————— Fluttering my way Almost everywhere I go Monarch butterfly