“…and you said I had to take a bath first!”


Lenten Journey – Day 5
Biblical Scripture: 1 Peter 3:18-22
Open Invitation to Join Terri from
Cloaked Monk

26-Feb-12: 1 Peter 3:18-22

18 For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit, 19 in which also he went and made a proclamation to the spirits in prison, 20 who in former times did not obey, when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were saved through water. 21 And baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you—not as a removal of dirt from the body, but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers made subject to him.




“……..and you said I had to take a bath to see the angels!”



Now galumped and gallalopped ye olde Cross-Eyed Sheepdog,

“Let me see, let me stare, let me blare out for all yon stragglers

“Whatsumever this New Light Be,whatsumever for this leapdog,

“Let me turn and twist and snort all bout new glories for scragglers.”


So all critters and folksies did mash and mush aside

So all friends did make path for clumsley bumsley Crosseye

So all friends soon fell to ground as new choir brief choir brief tide

Did sweep to sing one sweet note of hope and peace just for doggly sigh!







14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. cloakedmonk
    Feb 28, 2012 @ 10:31:40

    Just for doggly….sigh.

  2. becca givens
    Feb 28, 2012 @ 12:54:03

    Don’t know how I missed this one earlier ~~ you make me sing! 😀

    • granbee
      Feb 28, 2012 @ 23:35:28

      Becca, I can hear your sweet heart-notes through cyberspace. So tickled you burst out in song over this one! We should ALL sing with the angels a lot more often!

  3. lscotthoughts
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 00:12:20

    I loved your last line, too, Rose..

    “Did sweep to sing one sweet note of hope and peace just for doggly sigh!”

    Wonderful, again!

    • granbee
      Mar 01, 2012 @ 01:51:41

      BIG HUGE “doggly sigh” at your gracious remarks here, dear Lauren! Let us all sigh peacefully at the wonders of His Grace together!

  4. Thomas Davis
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 09:09:07

    I truly believe that you hear the voice of angels, Granbee, singing a song of animal and spirits that enliven and grace us all.

    • granbee
      Mar 01, 2012 @ 23:42:58

      Oh, Thomas, you are putting tears of joy in these ol’ eyes! I do meditate, both in yoga and in walking and with hands on my dogs. It is true I do feel saints and angels helping me and guiding me in all my writing. The Holy Spirit is manifest in the world for all of us, if we but stop, get still, and truly listen! So very pleased you are enlivened and graced by these posts!

  5. cottonbombs
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 09:09:31

    Rose! I like that this started with a passage from The Book of Peter. Clever. I feel you are trying to indoctrinate me with your warmth and poetry. It’s not Christians that I dislike. My Mom’s an American and a Christian, so I know some wonderful American Christians. It’s that my religion doesn’t sing from the same hymn book, though, there is always room for some good ol Southern gospel choirs. And the south does produce its fair share of fantastically oddball writers, as you so fantastically show. The South Won’t Rise Again. It doesn’t need to, it’s always been alive and breathing.

    • granbee
      Mar 01, 2012 @ 23:46:53

      Peter, leave it to you to claim personal connection with this Lenten Journey scripture chosen by Terri, at CloakedMonk, not by me. You are a total trip; and I would not want you to be any other way. Yes,there is something very Gothic and very SpiritNatured about us Southern writers, I am proud to say! You surely are familiar with the quote by Gandhi: “It is not Jesus I don’tlike: I love Jesus. I just don’t like most Christians!”(paraphrased, okay?) If you had to live in this NW Alabama town, you would see what he meant!

  6. Sue Dreamwalker
    Mar 06, 2012 @ 03:28:12

    “……..and you said I had to take a bath to see the angels!”
    🙂 … I Know of many who never had a bath Granbee and they see a Host of Angels.. 🙂 and I know many who take a bath, and see nothing but themselves!
    Loved this xx

    • granbee
      Mar 06, 2012 @ 04:12:14

      Bless you far more than I can say, Sue! I also know many immaculate folk who only look in artificial mirrors all the day long!

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