A Peel Like Yours

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A peel like yours

leaves nothing to the

imagination. It reveals

your soul-shape,

what you wear

under your game face

on market day. My

heart sees underneath,

to the freshly squeezed

fruit, the way you

drip with flavour

and leach nutrition

and satisfy my

thirst for

transparency.

 

 

Grow Patience

apple tree frost

Grow patience when you can’t grow fruit,

and soul and heart will follow suit

as character rears heaven’s taste

in disposition wisdom-laced.

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This apple tree waits patiently for the days of frost to end.  So too, I will wait for the blessings to follow soul’s winter season…

The Bride

Powerfully surrendered,

The Plain becomes the Chosen Bride.

She dreams of warmth and hearth and home and children.

She blooms under Groom’s watchful expectancy;

His love and choosing make her alive and whole.

His gaze infuses hers with dignity and strength,

And her diet becomes his words.

And as Groom speaks Life into her soul,

Her beauty becomes the fruit

That will feed the the sons and daughters of earth…

The power of being chosen by God to fulfill a uniquely crafted purpose gives a woman true inner beauty – one that will not spoil or fade with time.  Her source of power is in the assurance that she can do all things through Him who gives her strength.  What she can bring to the world healed and whole, is unstoppable – a rich harvest with which to nourish a starving world…