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Flight of Fancy

As I mention below, I’m gathering my various blogs under one umbrella. I’d love for you to pop by and check it out…http://stephseclecticinterests.wordpress.com

And now for today’s poem…

We gather together

Under one umbrella…

Or is it a parasol?

My split blogging personality

Is setting up shop

In a new location…

Most of us anyway.

When it came time to choose

A background

I found a whimsical one.

What fun!.

It reminds me of

A Dr. Seuss village at night.

I had a little tussle with

My practical self

But whimsy won out.

Not all my personae

Have been invited to join

My new eclectically-interested family

But in time…

I’d love for you to join me on

My newest flight of fancy.

And if you share

Any of my interests

Feel free to approach me

About a guest blog spot.

I’d love to share the journey…

And the workload.

Thanks for making this

A stop on your flight.


Under the Circumstances

It may sound cliche.

It may sound self-righteous.

It may sound unbelievable.

But I remember the first time

I heard it.

Sitting in the audience.



Interesting perspective.

In response to the comment,

I’m doing fine…

Under the circumstances,

The man was asked

What he was doing…

Under the circumstances.

If we are followers of Jesus Christ,

We have already been raised with him.


In a real sense,

We are not under the circumstances.

Does that mean we don’t hurt?

Suffer loss?

Get disheartened?

Become confused?

Deal with doubt and dark times?

Absolutely not.

As a hurting child is

Gathered into her father’s arms,

God is there

To hold us close.

For believers,

Though life isn’t always easy,

We can rest


We need not dwell

Under the circumstances.

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things (Colossians 3:1-2 NIV).


My thanks again to my friend Heather for today’s post…

From the embryo, man

The seed, flowers

Each genus, life

All brought forth

By His hand.

Elements may hinder

But stunt not development

His brilliance oversees

To purpose unfolds

His perfect plan.

Through him (Jesus) all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made (John 1:3 NIV).

Lost in a Melody

My dear friend Heather forwarded the following poem to me this morning. I just love it. I hope you enjoy it too.

Lost in a melody

Cares recede.

For a beautiful moment,

Soothing strings bathe

The collective consciousness

In a peaceful reverie,

Revealing what love

Can achieve.

My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music (Psalm 57:7 NIV).

ABCs of Flight


Beautiful clouds


Endless, fantastic glory

Happiness inspired

Joy kindly, lovingly manifest

No obstacles

Perfect quest




Unbelievable variety



Youthful zeal

I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer. Show me the wonders of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes. Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings (Psalm 17:6-8 NIV)

Number One Thing


I shared some things

I still need to learn

New directions

More distant destinations

But this morning

As I was thinking about

The things I can do

The things I could do

I began to consider

The things I should do

The things I was created to do

While I can dream of

Many desirable destinations

I may find

As I draw closer

That they’re

Not quite what I’d imagined

Other destinations

Those that

At first

Did not seem appealing

Are actually where I’m meant to go

And if that is the case

They will most certainly

Be worth the flight

Whether it be through





The occasional



While I consider

My destination


What I need for my flight

I realize

The number one thing is


And lots of it

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you (James 1:5 NIV).

Things to Learn

To often I’ve been known to jump without a parachute.

Thankfully Grace caught me every time.

But that doesn’t mean I don’t have things to learn.

I do.

Jumping repeatedly without a parachute…

Definitely a bad idea.

So what does this jumper have to learn?

As a spender,

I need to learn to save.

As a impulsive individual,

I have to learn to think things through…

At least sometimes.

As someone who loves the potential of cyberspace…

New friends, new knowledge, new opportunities…

I have to remind myself

I still need to live in the real world.

As someone who loves socializing online,

I have to limit my time doing so.

I have work to do.

A family to take care of.

Friends to interact with – in person.

As someone who recently had a tire blow when traveling 60 mph,

I have to remember everything can change

In an instant.

Have I done everything I can to prepare for big changes?

Not yet.

A good place to start…

Do what I know to do.

Learn what I’ve yet to learn.

And definitely

Fly every day.

“Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding. I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching. For I too was a son to my father, still tender, and cherished by my mother” (Proverbs 4:1-3 NIV).