Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Nicol Sponberg - Resurrection

Fall

The Picture below was taken about ten days ago at my favorite prayer place. It was absolutely beautiful outside, with the changing of seasons, and the sky was clear blue. Today, it rained all day, gloom and darkness all around. Fall. It brings change.

My life like the seasons is in a fall--circumstances toss me...on to my knees...longing for redemption and the grace to stand until spring returns. Things needed to fall, and fall they did.

Thy Kingdom come, they will be done.

pillcutter

Sitting still,
bible on my lap
commotion all around
drapes pulled
yet,
a voice breaks the silence
with words

pillcutter.

pillcutter???

what an awful sounding word,
is it used to describe a horror movie?

what in the world could it mean?

Contemplating meanings behind cruel words
left my soul bleeding with no blood to be seen.

A boxed label,
describing
a human being,
who has a name.

pillcutter…
how low has humanity come?

My child has a name,
is what I wanted to say,
my CHILD has a name!!!

Tragedies
that test human worth
raced
through my mind.

pillcutter needs to change to Child of God.

October 8, 2008 RS

a Resurrection video

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

calm

another river running through another Province



This picture was taken in June as we traveled down highway #99 into Whistler, B.C. Another trip is near, hopefully there will be a few awesome pictures taken then. Rivers and trees totally fascinate me with wonder and mystery! However this time it will be the beginning of autumn.

Classes start again in two weeks...summer has been good. I need to write a poem.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

marvelous blessings


11. Connecting with my older friends.
12. Listening to amazing life stories of others.
13. Sharing a meal with Dr. Gerald and Hilda and who poured love into my life today.
14. Also Dr. Nickorick who is a soul friend and great listener.
15. She can not stand my flops, so we laughed together anyway!
16. I am grateful for my job and my colleagues.
17. Tonight, I enjoyed my second hamburger of the season, it was delicious and huge.
18. Encouraging words and many hugs.
19. Having dinner with Murray who couldn't believe I ate the whole burger.
20. Giving away love.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

going home



What a great week for weather here on the Prairies, almost the end of August and summer has arrived. Go figure!

A thought from my devotional time today:

They are blessed who keep God's commandments.

Teach me Father to love You, praise You, and to pray to You.

I have the love and the praying going rather smoothly but am out of balance in the praise area. My desire is to cultivate a grateful heart. A few blessings I am grateful for today:

1. Growing older with Murray.
2. Being able to work with seniors.
3. Watching people interact with each other showing love and understanding.
4. Cooking a goofing meal after a long day!
5. On a journey that has no directions.
6. Meeting with many new people and investing into their life's.
7. Having my own vehicle so I can help out my children.
8. Being able to love God with all of my heart, mind, soul, and strength.
9. Laughing off my many mistakes.
10.Being completely spent for the day!

Good-night!

renew

Learning to travel a new road in ministry is interesting and overwhelming all at the same time. Leaning on Jesus is the only way through.

I love to be adventurous with blogger there have been several new changes. I enjoy having music on my blog, definitely a new journey for tomorrow, my brain is done for today.

It is refreshing to have free moments to be creative. Tonight, I was challenged to start quilting again however, classes will be starting soon and back to no more time.

For now I will rest and have moments to explore!

Friday, August 15, 2008

The River Bend at Dusk



It is great being slightly free from papers and such, however my home is an absolute mess! I do feel creative, which brings healing to my tried soul. My project is to write a sermon for Sunday with God's help it will come together easily and hopefully make sense. I totally love this country, and this place where hardly anyone goes.

Prairie Sunset



An adventure down to the river at dusk is a first! The sky was painted in beautiful majestic tones--I am glad I went on this journey. My God's third place looks extremely different at nightfall.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

God is breaking my heart!




Going through my pictures from seniors camp brought great joy to my heart. I love this picture! The sun is reflecting off my friend in amazing ways...

Loving all the senior's God has brought my way has been such a gift. I am tried but it is a good tried. They are all so special...and have such rich life's.

It feels good to be finished my major paper for this season, however I have many other papers and books to read before summer is over!

Sitting at the river yesterday surely was a gift from God!

Having tea with my older sisters in Christ today filled me up completely.

Thank you Father God for all the graces you give us daily. Your blessings come in many shapes and sizes and if we are willing to take the challenge to love well you keep leading...Jesus I love you. Amen.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Healing in God's Thrid Place



In a third place fashioned by God, I sat
on a high rock near where a river bends.
Wind and sun do a dance of healing on
a soul that has become parched and thirsty.

Time in silence with a light breeze softly
flowing, sunlight tossed without care.
Reflection upon a steady craziness from
daily life is washed away by a jazzy harmony.

Set aside without noise or pressure, nature
reveals her best attire in shades of green,
sprinkled with purples and yellows. Here in
this place love unfolds, to be slowly tasted.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Almost Done

Two more weeks of paper writing and my prayer is to write poetry in the month of August...a good way to let the soul soar with words.

It has been forever since my last post!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Camino de Santiago

It is a dream to travel to Spain to walk the Camino de Santiago...everywhere I look I notice pilgrims preparing for the walk...it is like when you are pregnant you notice all the pregnant women...It is rather strange. I saw a man with his walking stick, backpack, hiking boots, just walking down my street...I just know he is preparing...

I may not ever go to Spain but I know this journey I am on now is one that is preparing and is one that takes discipline and courage...I never know what God might bring my way. I believe it is that way for all of us when we follow Christ.

Oh...it is time to say good-night and dream about my pilgrimage to Spain.

My journey--towards the way

I heard it said,

“the way is made by walking…”

a pilgrimage…

My question

do I travel to Spain
to join others who travel
or am I traveling the path
already as I daily follow
an ancient call to obey?

I am a pilgrim walking the way.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Travel to Desires

Three month’s passed like a dream
surrounded within a haze of no recall
to push my soul into a place of surrender.

Answers to prayers appear as gifts
given from angels to fulfill a promise
when obedience and faith are pursued.

One day to the next, no clear vision emerges
of this new journey, only hope, as anticipation
continues with companions doubt and delight.

“Do not doubt” resonates through my mind,
but doubt stands as a joker to mock joy.

Trust breaks all lies to radiate a clear way,
which draws my soul into a time of quiet

to prepare for another three month’s of travel
within a hazy dream, to long awaited desires.

My prayer is to embrace this time with gratitude…