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Tag Archives: fire
Breaking open pistachios by the Friday fire, pitching shells toward the pit. I wonder whom the meat of casements that arrive empty fed. Others refuse to open, peeling back my thumb nails; I surrender, hurl them to the fire. A … Continue reading
Between fire and the sky- cold stars trading embers, we are smoke: dust, ash, and air rising and falling
Jesus said, “I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under, how I am strained, and constrained, and … Continue reading
(For the fire and water demo that accompanies this sermon, see last year’s offering: https://rosalindhughes.com/2012/04/07/easter-vigil-sermon-new-fire-and-living-water/) New fire and living water. Extremes of existence, held together by the cross and the resurrection, like life and death. Fire. It falls from the … Continue reading
It was bedtime, so I gave the fire a stir to make sure it really was dying down, and of course, as fires are wont to do when stirred up, it sprang back into life. So the cat and I … Continue reading
the seraphs, shimmering as if aflame flew on strong winds bellowing the coals to life; even the heavenly hosts used borrowed tools to take cleansing fire to touch my lips, set loose my tongue. Burning from the outside in, swallowing … Continue reading
Apostles on fire, unconsumed; baring their souls before holy ground.
One on the plain, with water and a dove falling from the mouth of God, feathers chalking words onto the sky, its beak a piercing kiss; one on the mountaintop between the cairns, with fiery Spirit, lightning bright and thundering love, hailing acclamation … Continue reading