Author: Leslie Scoopmire

Salt and Faith

“You are the salt of the earth… and the light of the world.” Matthew 5:13, 16 Reminder of the warm seas of our primordial wading

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Bless. Be.

Matthew 5:1-12 O God, You bless us in every moment, and uphold us by the strength of your Love: hear our prayer, for our hope

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A Fortress Not of Stone

Psalm 27:1, 5-13 Into your courts, O Most Holy,we come bearing our weights and burdens,to cross the threshold and breathe in the cool airredolent with

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Shining Forth

We know now   the night sky as ancient record-   the ages and eons requiredfor the light of each star to fall on our eyes.If we

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At the Gate of Advent

Mary is waiting,    every new ache       ironically raising a stir of hope. Joseph is waiting,    wide awake      

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Dreamer

Matthew 1:18-25 No, that was another Joseph. I am not the onein many-colored coat, braggart boy, Daddy’s petwho told his brothers they’d grovel before him,

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Winnowing

By Leslie Scoopmire Bedeviled by thoughts ominous and thoughts profound,wreathing fog about my noggin, sheathingperspective, restive, Idid not know how to spy the blue sky,to

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Praise Now

Inspired by Caedmon’s HymnO God the Maker, whose creation brings forth stuttering praises of awe and wonder from the untutored tongues of your children,our hearts overflow now

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