My Soul, the Same

bravery, Faith, grace, rest, Trust, Uncategorized, Vulnerability, wonder

Groggy because of the rain barely falling and the ceiling fan’s dull wobbly sound. It is rhythmic, the way I’m drawn to notice.

I’d nap if there were time or if my mind could remember the way back to settled. I’ve lost the gift of napping and I’ve no idea why except there always seems to be something else I need to know, new words, the expressions of them. I’m introspective unable to stop soaking in, seeking the more to know.

My loyalty is to the inner vision, whenever and howsoever it may arrive.

Mary Oliver

A poet’s book of essays on my lap and

the kind words of the morning still close.

Someone said they’d heard a soul described as clear as glass.

My day started this way, a message, a kind word.

I heard a reference in the story that instantly reminded me of the path you are on. It is when Joshua referred to a woman having a “soul that is clear as glass”. I can’t think of another person who fits that bill. Keep writing.


This evening, hoping to summon autumn, I decide on a cup of tea.

The tiniest bit of sugar crystallized clumped now on the bottom, I notice the word “soul”.

I smile because I’m reminded my heart is known, the desires of them, by God.

Clearly, my soul the same.

One thought on “My Soul, the Same

  1. What a fascinating description of the soul. It’s funny because just today I was thanking God for the gift you are to me because you’re so real- so truthful about your struggles, but precisely because of that you are so encouraging because we get to see God move into these struggles- rather than your own effort/striving to solve/get through the struggles.

    It is so interesting to see how God leads His people. I have only just been talking to one of my spiritual Mamas about the soul. I told her that I have Psalm 42:11 stuck to my fridge: “Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Why are you crying the blues? Fix my eyes on God – soon I’ll be praising again. He puts a smile on my face (MSG).” because she’d shared how she’s been looking up all the soul goes through in the Bible (lots in the Psalms). We are meeting next week to study the verses together. And now reading your post confirms His leading so beautifully. He always has a reason for calling us to pay attention to things like this. I can’t wait to discover more.

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