At the conclusion of my sabbatical, I penned this reflection in honor of the space given. Even as a little girl I loved words. My calling as pastor and opportunities as writer have continued to push me to create, shape and articulate. And with hope, I share this tribute again, in hopes of what might yet to be with the gift of words.

I gather words

Collect, hold, savor them

Those that shimmer 

With meaning and solace

I try them on

Turn them over

Trying to prepare

I gather words

Copy, print, repeat them

Whose descriptions are perfect,

Capturing the sense and soul

I hunt for them

Carefully examining them

Selecting the right fit

I gather words

Sit, hold, surround myself with them

Filling a void

At times avoiding the silence

I arrange them 

Choose and edit them

Telling truth

I gather words

Arrange, edit, release them

Catalyst for making sense and meaning

placeholders of hope


2 thoughts on “Words

  1. I am inspired by your thoughtful reflection and consideration of ‘words.’ It is also a challenge and admonition. Thank you!

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