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Retired archaeologist and governmental tree-hugger. I'm a: United Methodist lay pulpit supply preacher; semi-professional photographer; and poet.

Tiwago

Tiwago
Tiwago

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Mutuality

(This portion of Hebrews is a hodgepodge of proverbs and commandments. Yet, in this jewelry-box, there are several gems from the Crown of the Greatest Commandments.)



Love the Lord, your God, with all your spirit and all your essence -
Let mutual love continue.
Love the Other, your neighbor, with all your spirit and all your essence -
Let mutual love continue.

     Be welcoming to strangers; 
     For strangers may be angels.
     Be helpful to prisoners;
     For you have your own chains.
     Be with the tortured;
     To mistreat one is to mistreat all.

Respect the mutual covenant of marriage.

Do not be married to things and money.

Do not fear being alone - Emmanuel is there. 

Consider the righteous and be righteous too.

     Jesus always was.
     Jesus alway is.
     Jesus shall be always.

What is the precious sacrifice that God wants from you?
     That you thank Him and praise His works.
     That you testify to His presence within you -
     That you share who you are.
     That you never miss an opportunity to do good -
     That you share whatever you have.
     That you love the Lord, your God.
     That you love the Other, your neighbor.
This is the precious sacrifice that God wants from you!


~ Tiwago (Based on Hebrews 13)


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Artist's Touch



a shift of the wind;
a passing of a cloud;

yesterday's rain evaporating;
growth and its partner decay;

the shadow of a hunting hawk;
my mood as i meditate upon it;

the world is a painting,
with living brushstrokes


~ tiwago







(photography by tiwago)