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A Certain Starvation

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Photo credit: Bob Adelman, 1965
The Mag #106

"You don't have a soul.  You are a Soul.  You have a body."  ~C.S. Lewis
We live in a world full of antidotes and answers there is a soup for every meal of the week and a cream for every wrinkle and bulge on your skin a diet for every body type known to man we have vaccines for many illnesses that once took lives and a cure for sleepless nights and many mental disorders a self help book for every subject you can think of a clinic around every corner and a church down each block yet there is still an epidemic running rampant across the country our souls have been abandoned in the process and are starving for the nourishment that only God's truth can provide.

Scientists and Clergy

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Poets United Think Tank #85 "Strings"



"String theory, often called the “theory of everything,” is a relatively young science that includes such unusual concepts as superstrings, branes, and extra dimensions. Scientists are hopeful that string theory will unlock one of the biggest mysteries of the universe, namely how gravity and quantum physics fit together." ~Andrew Zimmerman Jones (String Theory for Dummies)



I find this concept fascinating, but mind boggling and probably another hypothesis/theory that may or may not ever be proven.  Science was always a weak subject for me.  It went right over my head faster than a speeding bullet.  I barely passed Chemistry even with tutoring, so my opinion on any scientific theory does not carry much weight.  However, that will not stop me from using the whole notion to convey my own views of what matters in this life.  Please forgive me all you brilliant scientists out there for adding my own string theory to the equation.

I propo…

Holder of The Sails,

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Linking with Poetry Jam
So much depends on the strength of the sails the force of the winds the size of the waves  the courage of the man in the boat and the reliance he has on The One truly holding the sails  God.

An Extravagant Parade

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image: epic mahoney
The Mag 105
"All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem." ~Martin Luther King, Jr.


We march forward with ungraceful steps like cattle unto a trough. It is an awkward parade that in drought and rain knows not when to stop.  The further we go the faster the pace, and the more extravagant is the cost. For in the parade of progress pieces of humanity can get lost.



This week I was not able to get on the internet this weekend, so I had a friend describe the picture to me on the phone.  She did a wonderful job describing it to me, but somehow I visioned the man riding his bike in the desert heading to a neon lit phonebooth, and progress and its affects came to mind.  So that is why I went with  the progress parade.  After actually seeing the picture this morning, I think I could have gone other directions with it, but like progress there is no turning back for me now.  Hope everyone has a wonderful Monday. :-)

A Slow Lightening

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"Out of difficulties grow miracles."  ~Jean de la Bruyere 

In the fast paced world that we live in, it can be hard to see beyond our own worries and responsibilities, or should I say "noses".  We forget that there is more to life than just what is on our personal agenda.  We may have problems,and maybe things could be better, or easier, but there is always someone out there that has a much greater burden to bear.  All you have to do is turn on the six o'clock news and that is made perfectly clear.  There is adversity all around us, yet there are miracles as well.  I am not just talking about the beauty of nature, a new babies sigh, or a crash of lightening that reveals the face of God.  I am speaking of the miracles that do not happen everyday, but some fortunate souls have the opportunity to see take place in someone elses life.  Some miracles are not fast like lightening bolts, they are slow like road repair, but they are still miracles just the same.  I have…

A Thousand Voices One Solitary Cry

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The Mag #104
"Man is a knot into which relationships are tied. "
~Antoine de Saint


It begins at birth this ever yearning need to declare our feelings through sigh and scream we cry for connection we long for home a place to share and someone to hold it is a universal ache that all hearts have the hunger for expression that other souls will grasp
only one answer yet so many questions why
a thousand voices one solitary cry.




The need to be heard, accepted, and  understood is a longing that transcends all cultures and creeds.  We have many stories to tell, but the yearning between those lines is the same.  So no matter what continent he resides there is no man that  is really that different when it comes to the matters of the heart.   In honor of the human heart, I  hope that everyone at The Mag and in Bloggerland has a wonderful Valentine's Day!





Touch of Heaven

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a grave at the Novodevinchy Cemetary, Moscow
The Mag #103
We reach out beyond ourselves in a leap of faith touching eternity.

Beyond Our Recognition

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Red Spot II, Wallisy Kandinsky The Mag #102
"I think miracles exist in part as gifts and in part as clues that there is something beyond the flat world we see." ~ Peggy Noonnan



Sometimes we wander through this life distracted by all the mundane,
losing sight of what truly matters, like viewing abstract art we cannot explain.
Gods beautiful artwork is all around us, and miracles could lay at our feet,
yet, we stumble over the obvious not recognizing what could be seen.