… Seeking Light and Hope to Guide our Way
“Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen
We enjoyed a weekend together on Cape Cod that was blessed with sharing, praying, reflecting, singing, laughing, playing, enjoying nature (rain and shine!), creating, exercising, eating, and dwelling in the presence of God’s amazing grace!
Hope is all about the future
It is a turning away from the past,
the jagged memories, the fearful thoughts that circle in
a tightening spiral.
Hope is a choice, an opening to the
possibility of change.
It widens the view and restores the heart
Beating, like the wings of a flying bird,
on its way somewhere.
Just as I am and you are.
Inspired by a line in Carrie Newcomer’s song A Light in the Window…”I’m throwing seeds on a winter snow…”
I’m casting good bread upon the water I’m shoveling earth from off the ground I’m hanging my coat from the lowest hook I’m saving the best for first.
I’m throwing a long glance over my shoulder
I’m listening to what the little bird said
I’m hesitating before I’m lost
I’m walking a mile in my shoes.
I’m laughing with the doves of mourning I’m taking that leap of standing still
I’m planting feet firmly in the clouds
I’m forgetting who I thought I was.
Shelli Jankowski-Smith May 6, 2017