“……..and you say all dirt is washed away?”








Lenten Journey – Day 23
Biblical Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-6
Open Invitation to Join Terri from
Cloaked Monk


15-Mar-12: Ephesians 1:3-6

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,

4 just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love.

5 He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will,

6 to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.








“……..and you say all dirt is washed away?”





So did Littley Lamb, Stump Woman, Spottedy Goat, Ol Crookeye did show

A way back to path, one true path, away from trailing leadetty dirt

So did Old Crow, Ugly Bird, Bluesy Dragonfly, and new Butterfly call wind to blow

New shower of dewy light all on Floppy Ears and Bushy Nose, every single Squirt!



“Ho, now!  Hey, bow!  Weesy allsey cleansey now, ‘spite ol’ thievsies so bold!

“Skip now!  Leap, now! March we, sing we, who now so light and bright.”

For that swifting wind down from next high peak did blow and mist away to gold;

Such gift of  might did bring all friends right clean in kin to Babe of Light!



As previously stated at this website, Wednesdays in small town SouthernUSA is divided into rush-to-complete-business-before-noon and get-ready-for-spiritual cleansing portions.  So, having been outrageous enough to swim against the local stream many, many times by WALKING MY WHITE HAIR to complete errands and personal growth agendas, once again today I am outrageously proposing that spiritual cleansing/stretching/strengthening MUST NOT be confined to the interiors of local churches.  For example, as I performed a daily(sometimes several times per day) celebratory exercise of cleaning little and gathering recyclables from the public areas of my home street, I was congratulated by a TINTED-haired lady driving her polished vehicle for “doing your good deed today”.  I responded sincerely that this was part of my daily prayers.  Puzzled, forced smile and nod and driving off was the response.

Now, I have also previously posted here how much I have grown in my Wednesday night Bible Study group over the past few years.  Not saying we should stay out of conventional church settings, by any means.  However, that growth in wisdom would have died on the vine in my life if not for the multiplicity of outside-the-church-building spiritual/emotional/mental/physical endeavors I have felt challenged to try while inside-the-church-building!  Not only am I living a much more positive and creative existence in this little town, but I am so much more comfortable and effective at processing all the feedback I receive through my intuitive channels during encounters such as with the tinted-haired lady above.

Stepping out on the backs of the types of thoughts shared in yesterday’s poems enables a most rewarding “pushing the envelope” mindset and nourishes every part of me as I move along.

Hopefully, this approach to living in my senior years will promote a reliable outflow of generosity, compassion, empathy, creativity, and innovation–



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