Saturday, July 27, 2013

Timeless and True, the Heart of You

Crateva religiosa

Timeless and True, the Heart of You

Dear One,
Love is waiting for you;
And it is here now;
It's your storehouse!
All the love you give
All timeless and true;
Your indomitable Spirit:
The God in You--
Will never fade
Nor diminish
Never over or finished;
There are a million messages
Shapeshifted to you - 
Music (you're tied to)
That flows mysteriously from prayer;
Birds that linger longer than most dare;
Love messages--everywhere;
Faith is the sun that 
Never sets
Rest your heart within it;
And know God 
and the Angels
send you both
grace--and protection
with every lesson;

When you're weary,
Giving up--
 Both life & eternity are
 just beginning
in this moment
You're the Splendor,
The Splendor--
Endless innings!

By Connie Nelson Ahlberg

July 28, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013

Ode to Saint Joseph

The Holy Family
by Raphael

Prayer to Saint Joseph

  Dear Familial Father of the Christ,
So many are hurting:
without jobs
without work
without green cards
without hope;

We need 
your staff of protection,
the comfort of a shoulder,
the belief
we will be heard!

Please protect the lost
the homeless
the poor &

I believe
if we humble 
quantum physics
and prayer will meld--
Unite us then with your Son,
O Earthly Father of the Christ Child,
Save us All!

By Connie Nelson Ahlberg
July 26, 2013

The Saints are there for us; 
St. Joseph is a great protector,
and one of my "Heavy Hitter Saints."
This prayer is for all who need it
from every land.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Song of the Gardener

Helianthus Flower
Bannerghatta, Bangalore
by L. Shyamal

Song of the Gardener

I am your humble gardener;
Lord, you are the Greenhouse! My Divine Thumb!

I am fern with fronds misted with occasional tears
meant for my growth;

And then, Lord, a weed who has survived a drought
and doubled in size!

I am a flowering plant taking rests in order
to bloom again!

And, Lord, when I do, my open petals are, yes,
exquisite rich velvet, growing deep, yet delicate;

Admired by all, Lord! Take me, in my blooming
and resting; in my tears, and in my testing,
in my growth, and my surviving...I am Yours.

©1995 Connie Nelson Ahlberg