“………and just WHY did you say I am glowing all around the edges?”


Lenten Journey – Day 15
Biblical Scripture: John 12:36-43
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7-Mar-12: John 12:36-43

36 While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.”



“………and just WHY did you say I am glowing all around the edges?”



All rested and bested for the morrow the friends did stretch and grab

the cloaks and totes, little pluckies for nibbling and scrabbling through the day

All lifted and bowed and slid as one down the far slope as though a tab

marked the very narrow spot where all must file to leave that dear peak in dismay.


But, wait, what is that we hear, what is that we peer to see all crookley of eye?

But, halt, but breathe, but sigh and gasp, what is that goldy, whitey light of shape?

“Oh, am I on fire, am I being swallowed by sun, by this sparkley line on my bye?

“Dear, dear Stumpy, you Clumpy One, that is the Light of your adoption,” whistled Old Crow.


18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. willowdot21
    Mar 08, 2012 @ 04:58:47

    WOW! She has become the light, the way the one to follow ..and ols Crow knew this all along.. he kept that quiet!

    • granbee
      Mar 08, 2012 @ 05:48:17

      See, Willowdot, I have been telling you about Old Crow! Now you believe me! Let us tippy-toe down this slope,keeping our eyes on her, to see what she will show us next!

  2. ravenofleyla
    Mar 09, 2012 @ 02:03:25

    Shall she see upon adoption…will she whistle a song of hope…I ponder.
    Lovely verse, lovely 😉
    Raven of Leyla

    • granbee
      Mar 09, 2012 @ 02:05:23

      Pondering is EXACTLY the response I most hope for from my readers, dear Raven! Thank you so very much for your wonderful encouragement and support! Whistling a song of hope is what you have me doing right now after reading your kind and thoughtful comment!

  3. Erica Lynn Sosney
    Mar 09, 2012 @ 03:28:45

    perfectly delightful to read

    • granbee
      Mar 09, 2012 @ 04:26:47

      So pleased you received delight from this post, Erica! Thank you so much for taking time to comment! This means so much to me!

  4. Claudia
    Mar 09, 2012 @ 03:53:56

    the Light of your adoption…. this is just great and brings the big sigh of relief..i love that..

  5. becca givens
    Mar 09, 2012 @ 06:18:14

    “Light of your adoption!”

    Love it!! 😀

    • granbee
      Mar 09, 2012 @ 06:35:27

      Bless you, dearest Becca, Sister Lenten Journeyer! I hope you will enjoy some of my reblogs, and my Lenten Journey post for today will appear in about an hour or so, okay? So glad you enjoyed the light of your adoption line! I must admit, I was a little pleased with that one, as well! We just light up when we become solid family members of royalty, do we not?

  6. Francina
    Mar 09, 2012 @ 22:47:17

    delightful read, Rose!

    Ciao, Francina

  7. Thomas Davis
    Mar 10, 2012 @ 10:29:07

    Old crow is filled with wisdom, eh? And so the light shines.

    • granbee
      Mar 10, 2012 @ 23:43:34

      Yes, Thomas, as you say in another comment of yours on a different post in this journey, Old Crow is a “seer”! Blessed critters follow his leading, praise be!

  8. lscotthoughts
    Mar 10, 2012 @ 12:10:43

    What a wonderful ending….for old Crow to shine the light on dear Stumpy~
    lead us with your shining light, Rose, so we may continue on this journey!

    • granbee
      Mar 10, 2012 @ 23:44:50

      So pleased you are enjoying Old Crow and Stumpy: she CAN be a tad grumpy, of course! But she stamps and stumps on along, nevertheless! Wonder who I got this character idea from? Hmmmm……

  9. eof737
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 09:07:21

    Wonderful! 😉

    • granbee
      Mar 12, 2012 @ 22:31:10

      Yes, it IS always wonderful to glow with outline of that special “light” when we are under grace because of love and kindness!

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