The Daily Examen in poetic form

Daily Examen, August 14-16, 2017

Daily Examen, Monday, August 14, 2017

A busy week begins with a blur
and offering comfort.
The day ends, not much different than it started
with a rush from one thing to the next
with the underlying reminder
God alone is enough

Daily Examen, Tuesday, August 15, 2017

As I sit in the dental chair
I think of those
who cannot afford
a visit to the dentist.
Then the day rushes forward
ending with a reminder
by three deer
looking over their shoulders
at me.

Daily Examen, Wednesday, August 16, 2017

And on the third day
of the work week
the pace does not slow down
but neither do the reminders
of God’s love
and I settle in
to read a book
give as a gift.

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Daily Examen, August 11-13, 2017

Daily Examen, August 11, 2017

There are days
when you reach major milestones
and find
how much further you need to go
and work
later into the evening
than you want to
missing other important events.

Daily Examen, August 12, 2017

Preparing for a memorial service.
Watching the news.
Asking the Spirit to speak
to bring God’s love
in memory of a peacemaker
to a country that sorely needs it
right now.

Daily Examen, August 13, 2017

Amidst the grief and politics
the elderly still need to be visited
and prayed with,
the homeless still need to be fed
physically and spiritually.
There is more that I would have liked to do today
then I had time for.
So I end the day
both blessed
and exhausted.

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Daily Examen, August 9-10, 2017

Daily Examen Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Another day
of struggling to keep up.
At the end of the day
we gather to study.
The study is important
but we must remember
the additional importance
of simply gathering.

Daily Examen, Thursday, August 10, 2017

Slowly, surely,
the task gets completed
as the day, and the week
wind towards an end
and we think about the weekend tasks,
and the importance
of Sabbath.

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Daily Examen, August 8, 2017

Another busy day
of saying goodbyes
dealing with glitches
and overdue projects.

On my way to an evening meeting
a hawk swoops across the highway
and the hills stand firm
against the onslaught of the day.

I am told I don’t do enough
perhaps because I try to do too much
yet God alone
is enough.

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Daily Examen, August 7, 2017

And when they returned from the mountain top
the number of tasks to be completed
had grown
and yet they had been changed
so that even as they viewed the chaos of the day
and mourned those who had died
the peace and joy lingered on.

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