“…and I thought you were plotting against me!”


Lenten Journey – Day 7
Biblical Scripture: 1 Peter 3:8-18
Open Invitation to Join Terri from
Cloaked Monk


28-Feb-12: 1 Peter 3:8-18a

8 Finally, all of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for one another, a tender heart, and a humble mind.

9 Do not repay evil for evil or abuse for abuse; but, on the contrary, repay with a blessing. It is for this that you were called—that you might inherit a blessing.



“….and I thought you and Ugly Bird and Old Crow were mad at me!”


Trampling and grampling and nibbling and scribbling off in the rocks

Spotted Goat snortling and courtling the taggly ends of our crew

Wiggling eye under knotty forehead uppsy-downsy-allaroundsy pocks

Spotted Goat all trembley-bimbley under wings upahead in chatter much ado.


“Come up here, come up front, come up to brighter light,”cawed Old Crow.

“Come up now, come up thou, come up to bow in light,” chirped Ugly Bird.

“Come see, come saw, come bee, come baw in all glow,” whistled Dragonfly.

“OH!OH! OH!  You are not mad at my horns, my stink, my jaw? OH,JOY!” leaped Spotted Goat.


30 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. claudia
    Feb 29, 2012 @ 05:38:51

    i just love how the bible verses come alive under your pen..

    • granbee
      Feb 29, 2012 @ 05:44:28

      Bless, you, oh dear talented Claudia, for saying such kind things about my post! I do feel myself moving around inside the verses everyday as I meditate upon them!

  2. totsymae1011
    Feb 29, 2012 @ 10:30:25

    I agree with Claudia. Maybe Little Totsy would be more interested in you version of Bible verses. She sure did take after me when it comes to nodding in the pages. So you can bring us up to the brighter light too. 🙂

    • granbee
      Mar 01, 2012 @ 01:45:31

      Tots, what a high honor and deep pleasure it would be to have you and Little Tots along on this climb into the Light! You are BEYOND encouraging when you tell me these poems bring you the Bible lessons and keep you wide awake!

  3. cloakedmonk
    Feb 29, 2012 @ 14:44:43

    Fabulous! I love the redemption for this little goat. Beautiful.

  4. Francina
    Feb 29, 2012 @ 22:46:27

    Hi Rose,
    I pass this award on to you.
    Please click on the link for more info.

    Just a token of my appreciation for your blog and a thank you for visits at mine !
    Ciao, Francina

    • granbee
      Mar 01, 2012 @ 01:48:02

      How very, very lovely of you, dearest Francina,to honor me with this award. I am TOTALLY immersed in my evolving illustrations for this poetry series, so really have no idea when I may be able to respond properly! Love your blog and love how much it inspires and energizes me!

  5. writinggomer
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 00:51:41

    You are a treasure Rose granbee!! 🙂

    • granbee
      Mar 01, 2012 @ 01:49:51

      Oh, many blessings wished on you today, dear Brother Writinggomer! To be treasured by you is a very high honor, indeed! So pleased to be working with you at ChristianBlessings and online and in this wide world of wonder of Our Dear Heavenly Father! Thanks Be to God!

  6. zumpoems
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 03:13:24

    Love the energy and flow. This is just about perfect! Great capture of the concepts of love and acceptance as well as acceptance across diversities.

    • granbee
      Mar 01, 2012 @ 03:42:39

      Hooray for acceptance across diversities–my dearest dream come true! Bless you for celebrating this along with me, dear zummy!

  7. Thomas Davis
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 09:06:35

    This is magical, Granbee, whirring, birring, snaphluing, and all. Acceptance and generosity within the spirit of language that dances and sings.

    • granbee
      Mar 01, 2012 @ 23:35:04

      Oh, Thomas, you make me so very happy–talking about my poetry dancing and singing! This is very dear to heart in writing my poetry! Acceptance and generosity are so vital in building connections for peace! Thank you for your wonderful feedback!

  8. cottonbombs
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 09:23:42

    Rose! I think we all have days when we feel like the Spotted Goat. And the opening passage is about one of the hardest things to do: bless when we want to curse. Thank you for the shot in the heart and brain, Rose!

    • granbee
      Mar 01, 2012 @ 23:38:09

      Dear, dear Peter! Yes, I am a spotted goat in this small U.S. Deep South town on a LOT of days! Praise be for all the inspiration such experiences provides to my writing! Blessing these folk here when the old me would have kicked their tires, at the very least, is the result of much spiritual work. It has been greatly advanced, as well, by the support of such good online friends as yourself! Bless you! So pleased this post affected both your heart and your brain!

  9. Author of Christian Comfort & Conversation
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 21:51:11

    Granbee, how are you? Just thought of you and wanted to say hi . You are such a treasure and inspiration to me. Blessings to my Granbee! Have an awesome day filled with God’s love and smiles from near and far. You have favor with God because of your contrite heart and love for others. Spreading it everywhere you go.

    • granbee
      Mar 01, 2012 @ 23:39:45

      Bless you for checking in here today, Shenine! I will be visiting your site soon! Thank you so much for your kind compliments. I love all you guys out there so very much. There is no way to describe how much all my blogging friends have helped me.

  10. Terra Newsome
    Mar 02, 2012 @ 04:43:22

    This is just wonderful! If you could only see the smile on my face. You have a way of bringing the scripture to life through your writings and poetry. I’m kind of lost for words simply because God is always bringing someone with a special something to the surface in a way that is like no other! My spirit stirs with a compassionate love to see change and growth. Thank you so much granbee for doing what only you can do! Blessings to you indeed as our Lord is glorified through everything you put your mind and hands to do in his name!

    • granbee
      Mar 02, 2012 @ 04:58:54

      Bless you, dear Terra! I really needed this boost of your gracious and enthusiastic comments here just now. Everything is fine–I am just physically fatigued is all! New energy now, of course! I now God has been wanting me to write like this for so very long. Praise be for all you guys support out there!

  11. becca givens
    Mar 02, 2012 @ 04:46:22

    Oh my – so much activity going on here … Trampling and grampling and nibbling and scribbling

    Comes alive with timely message of love and friendship ~

    • granbee
      Mar 02, 2012 @ 05:00:01

      Yes, dear Becca, these critters are finding a lot of energy in traveling towards more and more light and receiving more and more gifts through His Grace!

  12. lscotthoughts
    Mar 03, 2012 @ 08:16:32

    This made me smile, Rose, and so happy that spotted goat was blessed. Thank you for your wonderful message of friendship and acceptance~

    • granbee
      Mar 03, 2012 @ 22:47:49

      Friendship and acceptance is the essence of what I have experienced here online with you wonderful people! How could I not write about it all the time? Yes, that spotted goat is becoming very dear to my ol’ heart!

  13. eof737
    Mar 04, 2012 @ 10:55:23

    Do not repay evil for evil or abuse for abuse; but, on the contrary, repay with a blessing…. This is true indeed. revenge is not the answer.

    • granbee
      Mar 05, 2012 @ 23:36:31

      Blessings, yes blessings! Wonderful lesson you picked up on here at this post, eof737! Thank you so very much for your wonderful feedback!

  14. Sue Dreamwalker
    Mar 06, 2012 @ 03:38:38

    reading through all of your posts hear Granbee and so many followers of those little critters.. who have such lessons to teach…. I so embrace your words and story..
    I wish more would heed the opening words of your post
    “Do not repay evil for evil,. ” etc God never taught and EYE for an EYE… if he did, then the world would go blind…
    Mind you there are many who cannot see… even with eyes! Love to you xx

    • granbee
      Mar 06, 2012 @ 04:10:52

      Oh, dear Sue, it is because there are so many who do not see with their physical eyes that I write to touch them in their souls! Bless you for your terriffically vital encouragement and support in our journey together. So please to be in your gracious company!

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