Friday, January 04, 2008

The Windows Are Closing



The windows are closing.
The synergy between the here and the now has arrived.




Solitude is encased in the wrap around time called eternity.
Senseless trials and dreams have appeared to be so only
to those who have been bereft of trials and dreams.

Are there any such people?

Hidden away in their closets of despair, they detested
the freedoms that have eluded them. And, they didn't
even know they were there much less had passed them by.

The windows are closing and they have failed to hold them
open --- as if they could. Oh, if they only would.

The windows are closing.
The doors are locked from without and within.

Who shut the doors?
Who closed the windows?

Where are the panes?
Where are the knobs?
Where is the building?
Where are the floors?

The windows are closed.
The people are without remorse.

Copyright (c) 2007. Rev. Lainie Dowell.
The Mountainside Ministries.
Columbia, MD. All rights reserved worldwide.
Rec'd Tues., Dec. 25, 2007, 6:08 A.M. EST.
(Christmas Day)

Listen To My Silence

Listen to my silence.

Through the clutter of life comes forth a clear silence
that is apart from the chatter of mere men whose voices
seek to compete with the heavenlies.

Dare my soul to utter even one sound aloud?


Shall my heart beat to the sound of footsteps coming
up behind me?

Were it possible, would these words inside my head
be made visible to those invisible who walk beside
my body?

Again and again I fight this urge to speak and
to break through the quietude of "my sitting down
and my rising up" with each brand new day.

Listen to my silence.

Listen to my silence when you touch a blade of grass
that lies in waiting for you to touch it as you pass.

Listen to my silence when you take a skyward glance
in the midst of the noonday. For, it shall interpret for
you every word ~ my silence to convey.

May the silences of your life reach out and take you
along with them into the new year, 2008.

Copyright (c) 2007. Rev. Lainie Dowell.
The Mountainside Ministries.
Columbia, MD. All rights reserved worldwide.
Rec'd Thurs., Dec. 27, 2007, 12:21 A.M. EST

Praying as I go, because prayer is my fulltime preoccupation.

IN GOD'S DUE SEASON ---

I am named by God to be ~


-Five-Fold Minister
-Wearer of the Mantle of The Office of Prophetess
-Prophetess
-Wearer of the Iron Robe
-Shepherdess
-Silent Thunder
-Throneseeker
-FlockWatcher
-God's Warrior Woman
-God's Emissary of War

WHEN JESUS COMES IN, PAIN GOES OUT

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