14 November 2013

all my colours

one week
seven days 
in the pre-dawn hours
I will step into a airplane in Winnipeg
and after a brief stop in Chicago to change planes
(impossible to think that was home for forty-three years)
I will step out in the Texas air, alone
to meet friends
unknown in the flesh
yet in deeper ways fully recognized
all they have is words I have shared
years of my heart bleeding here on screen
exposing all my colours
at the same time
instead of taking the path
both easier and more complex
of trying to change 
showing one shade at a time
to fit, blend in
or disappear into the background

am I nervous at this?
remarkably so
remind me then, Lord
my approval comes from You alone
and all the rest?
sweet icing on the bread

next week, by the Frio
when we all see each other 
heart to heart
eye to eye
face to face
I pray we will see You shining

jamming with Bonnie today



Tammy@If Meadows Speak... said...

Looking forward to seeing ya...I'll be the nervous giggly 44yr old. :)

Kadi Basdeo said...

Hello! Stopping from Bonnie's place at FaithJams.... I'm Kadi, it's nice to meet you :)

Sounds like you're heading out on an adventure, maybe it be an amazing, life changing one for you! Blessings!

Kadi Basdeo said...

This poem was beautiful by the way! :) :)

diana said...

Oh, yeah, I know all about those 'nerves.' I had 'em, bigtime before my first trip to Laity. Lean into them, Karin, and lean into Jesus. It will be good.

Laura Boggess said...

I am so excited to finally get to meet you, Karin. Counting it down with you!

Carol said...

The picture and poem are beautiful together. May God bless you on this adventure!
I'm glad you stopped by my blog.

Bonnie Gray said...

Oh, Karin! I wish I could be there to see you in Texas! What gathering is it? May you feel the love in person that we all have for you in our hearts. "years of my heart bleeding here on screen exposing all my colours" -- thank you for not taking the easier path -- I've been so blessed by your heart and words. Thanks for sharing in the faith jam.

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