Wednesday, November 22, 2017

her angels, her saints


No notes, just names
offered up in remembrance
in testimony, in gratitude,
just some of the names
her angels, her saints.

Memories breathed, spoken
speaking out loud grace
the love that they offered
how they touched her life
how they made her way straight.

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edited November 22, 2017
her angels, her saints – v2

November 22, 2017
Thankful - 2
Thanksgiving worship service
Aroostook Cluster of the United Methodist Church
sermon “Thankful”

by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Northern Maine District
service held at Grant Memorial United Methodist Church
Presque Isle, ME
November 19, 2017
&
edited/new name November 20, 2017
changing the world - 2
November 20, 2017
not changing the world
edited November 19, 2017
we walk His path – v2
November 19, 2017
her angels, her saints
November 19, 2017
we walk his path
November 19, 2017
remembering so many names
November 19, 2017
coming home to this place
edited November 19, 2017
fed from the well of God’s hands – v2
November 19, 2017
fed from the well of God’s hands
November 19, 2017
“Thanks-Giving”
cover of bulletin
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Psalm 34:1-10
Matthew 6:1-4
and sermon / testimony, “Who Has Nourished You….”
by Sally Drew
Children’s Message
by Sally Drew
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
November 19, 2017

All of my poems, photographs, and videos are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. All rights are reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss (raymondafoss@gmail.com) for usage. See all 45,520 of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

Christ, Spirit, God, Faith, love, grace, Pastor Ruth Foss, Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church, poem, Matthew 6, Psalm 34, nourished, thankful, Thanksgiving, Sally Drew, fed, water, saints, neighbors, kindness,

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Thankful - 2


Thankful
for what are we thankful
when we are empty
when we are broken
when there is nothing
to hold onto at all

Thankful
for what are we thankful
when we are truly honest
when we look in the mirror
when we speak from the heart
holding onto Jesus with all our strength

Thankful
for what are we thankful
when we come to worship
when we gather together
when joy fills us
holding onto Christ

Thankful
for what are we thankful
when we acknowledge His healing
when we thank Him for His sacrifice
when He chose the cross
holding nothing back

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November 22, 2017
Thankful - 2

Thanksgiving worship service
Aroostook Cluster of the United Methodist Church
sermon “Thankful”

by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Northern Maine District
service held at Grant Memorial United Methodist Church
Presque Isle, ME
November 19, 2017
&
edited/new name November 20, 2017
changing the world - 2
November 20, 2017
not changing the world
edited November 19, 2017
we walk His path – v2
November 19, 2017
her angels, her saints
November 19, 2017
we walk his path
November 19, 2017
remembering so many names
November 19, 2017
coming home to this place
edited November 19, 2017
fed from the well of God’s hands – v2
November 19, 2017
fed from the well of God’s hands
November 19, 2017
“Thanks-Giving”
cover of bulletin
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Psalm 34:1-10
Matthew 6:1-4
and sermon / testimony, “Who Has Nourished You….”
by Sally Drew
Children’s Message
by Sally Drew
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
November 19, 2017

All of my poems, photographs, and videos are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. All rights are reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss (raymondafoss@gmail.com) for usage. See all 45,520 of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

Christ, Spirit, God, Faith, love, grace, Pastor Ruth Foss, Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church, poem, Matthew 6, Psalm 34, nourished, thankful, Thanksgiving, Sally Drew, fed, water, saints, neighbors, kindness,

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

raising their voices


raising their voices
coming out of the shadows
casting off the years, the secrets,
speaking to gain their freedom
raising their voices
against the darkness, their abusers
speaking to gain their freedom
coming out of the shadows

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November 21, 2017
raising their voices

all of the victims speaking
since the Harvey Weinstein allegations
&
edited November 20, 2017
I felt guilty – v3
November 20, 2017
I felt guilty – v2
November 20, 2017
I felt guilty
Today Show interview with Leigh Corfman
November 20, 2017
&
November 14, 2017
sharing their pain, their memory
&
November 14, 2017
stepping up to the mike
&
edited November 14, 2017
out of the shadows – v2
November 14, 2017
out of the shadows
&
November 14, 2017
silent no longer
&
November 14, 2017
the words, the memory
&
edited November 13, 2017
how many more – v2
November 13, 2017
how many more
on disclosure of more accusers and more sources
of aberrant behavior
&
edited November 12, 2017
behind a mask – v2
November 11, 2017
behind a mask
the allegations in the news about
Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore
and a flood of memories and feelings
&
edited November 12, 2017
the smell of the smoke – 2 – v4
edited June 6, 2015
the smell of the smoke – 2 – v3
(merging edits to original and version 2)
edited November 12, 2017
the scorch of fire – v3
edited May 29, 2015
the scorch of fire – v2
edited May 23, 2015
the scorch of the fire
edited May 22, 2015
the smell of the smoke – 2 – v2
May 21, 2015
the smell of the smoke - 2
May 19, 2015 and May 20, 2015
Focus on the Family
radio broadcasts
Helping Your Husband Overcome Childhood Sexual Abuse (Part 1 of 2)
see transcript:
Helping Your Husband Overcome Childhood Sexual Abuse (Part 2 of 2)
With Guests Cecil Murphey and Gary Roe
The piece that caught my attention was the statements about God placing hands on the side of the boy’s heart while being sexually abused.
Unlike the story of the fiery furnace in Daniel 3:1-30, where Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego had no smell of smoke on them, victims of sexual abuse do have the smell of the smoke of that evil upon them, even as God was with them in the fire.
&
edited November 12, 2017
an unwanted touch – v2
August 20, 2014
an unwanted touch
Devozine for August 18, 2014 to August 24, 2014
“+sexual struggles”
&
Habakkuk 3:1 (GNT)
devotion: “Sexual Abuse”
national abuse hotline
1-800-656-4673
devotion by Kerri Voegeli
for August 19, 2014
read August 19, 2014
&
Edited November 13, 2017
Most still in the shadows – v3
Edited December 9, 2013
Most still in shadows – v2
June 23, 2012
Most still in shadows
&
edited November 13, 2017
Buried within their soul – v2
June 23, 2012
Buried within their soul
&
edited November 13, 2017
How many were watching – v2
June 23, 2012
How many were watching
&
edited November 13, 2017
How many victims – v2
June 23, 2012
How many victims
based on comment by attorney for one of
the Sandusky victims
after the verdict
June 23, 2012
&
edited November 12, 2017
I can understand their anger – v2
November 18, 2011
I can understand their anger
&
edited November 12, 2017
A box around these memories – v2
November 18, 2011
A box around these memories
&
edited November 12, 2017
A Walled off Place – v2
November 18, 2011
A Walled-off Place
&
edited November 12, 2017
Under the Veil of Silence – v3
November 18, 2011
Under the Veil of Silence – v2
November 18, 2011
Under the Veil of Silence
&
edited November 12, 2017
Open the Sealed Records – v2
November 18, 2011
Open the Sealed Records
&
edited November 12, 2017
On that Altar of Football – v2
November 18, 2011
On that Altar of Football
&
edited November 12, 2017
When we worship false Gods – v2
November 18, 2011
When we worship false Gods
&
edited November 12, 2017
At the trough of their power – v2
November 18, 2011
At the trough of their power
Sandusky sexual abuse scandal
and re-victimizing the children
in hearing his defense and seeing him
on the sidelines of the Penn State football games
over and over again
and the same for all adult victims of sexual abuse
hearing these words and these images
and failure of Penn State to release all documents
regarding the scandal
&
edited November 12, 2017
For me, a stranger – v2
November 18, 2011
For me, a stranger
&
edited November 12, 2017
Family Secrets – Revised – v4
edited January 10, 2016
Family Secrets – Revised – v3
(merging edits to original and version 2)
edited September 2, 2015
Family Secrets – Revised – v2
6/17/2004
Family Secrets - Revised
In 1973, the same year my grandmother died, I was touched inappropriately
by a stranger on a bike path between my house and the bottle dump where
I liked to go digging. It was over 25 years before I mentioned it to anyone.

All of my poems, photographs, and videos are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. All rights are reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss (raymondafoss@gmail.com) for usage. See all 45,520 of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

God, Spirit, Christ, faith, love, child abuse, assault, sex, power, touch, memory, secret, shame, sexual abuse, Roy Moore, Sandusky, law, children, justice, abuse, Today Show, Leigh Corfman,

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