The Sacred Mess: Update

Blog Update

To everyone who reads/has read my blog:

It’s been a year since I’ve written consistently. I admit some laziness, some busyness and a whole lot of re-thinking. Re-thinking what and how I want to write.

I believe in the written word. The post-modern world is influenced more and more by social media and 140 character snippets.

But that’s not me.

I’m a big believer in the long form article. The unpacking of ideas. The details of research.

I also believe in the power of words. If not to challenge readers, certainly to challenge the writer.

Over the last months, I have not submitted any posts, but I have been gathering ideas. I’ve been reading. I’ve taken some online writing classes – and while this blog is still going to be the place I find my voice and learn – it’s also going to be more focussed on the spiritual path – of myself and the wider world. I hope to remain transparent and honest, while asking difficult questions.

Being completely honest: I don’t know exactly where this is going to go – I know the path I want to take, but have no idea of the terrain that will greet me.

I hope you’ll join me in my adventure. More than that, I hope you ENGAGE! If you disagree – tell me. If something touched you, leave a comment. Feedback is desired and necessary for growth – so please WRITE.

Thanks for being patient with me.

Look for new posts after the Labour Day long weekend!

Sandra

More Than A Whisper

Do we feel loneliness in equal measure? Or do some of us feel it deeper? I don’t know. Not necessarily a “happy” song, but the words of this Nanci Griffith classic have always rung so true for me…
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Oh, I wish that you would call
We have not spoken since last fall
That smoky conversation’s coming home
Do I just read between your lines
Yeah it could be this winter wine
So sweet upon my tongue tonight
It recalls your tender eyes
And I need more than a whisper
So much more than a whisper
It takes more than a whisper
To wake this weary fool
Oh give me more than a whisper
If you’re saying I love you
Cause it’s the whispers that I’ve never understood
And it’s snowing up in the northlands
I read your warm words from the plains
While the poets say that I should never
Be thinking of you this way
They say that I misread your lines
Because I’ve been lonely all my life
And I’d be reaching for some silver
And leave my heart out in the fire
And I need more than a whisper
So much more than a whisper
It takes more than a whisper
To wake this weary fool
Oh give me more than a whisper
If you’re saying I love you
Cause it’s the whispers that I’ve never understood
Well I will drink my winter wine
When I get home I’ll change my life
I’ll only whisper that I love you
In those smoky bars at night
And though the poets say I’m lonely
There’s still this woman here inside
And I’ve never been a fool
When my heart was on the line
Cause I need more than a whisper
So much more than a whisper
It takes more than a whisper
To wake this weary fool
Oh give me more than a whisper
If you’re saying I love you
Cause it’s the whispers that I’ve never understood
Songwriters: Bobby J. Nelson / Nanci Griffith
They say that I misread your lines
Because I’ve been lonely all my life
That sums it up, doesn’t it?

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So Will I… (Good Friday Promise)

God of creation
There at the start
Before the beginning of time
With no point of reference
You spoke to the dark
And fleshed out the wonder of light
And as You speak
A hundred billion galaxies are born
In the vapor of Your breath the planets form
If the stars were made to worship so will I
I can see Your heart in everything You’ve made
Every burning star
A signal fire of grace
If creation sings Your praises so will I
God of Your promise
You don’t speak in vain
No syllable empty or void
For once You have spoken
All nature and science
Follow the sound of Your voice
And as You speak
A hundred billion creatures catch Your breath
Evolving in pursuit of what You said
If it all reveals Your nature so will I
I can see Your heart in everything You say
Every painted sky
A canvas of Your grace
If creation still obeys You so will I
So will I
So will I
Songwriters: Joel Houston / Benjamin Hastings / Michael Fatkin
So Will I (100 Billion X) lyrics © Capitol Christian Music Group

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