Monthly Archives: January 2015

“Perish” ….. + (Hagatna, Guam)

Hagåtña When you are an outpost, you are on the edge and death is not always far away. But, you see the sun rise and the sun set. Your eyes behold the works of my hands and your heart begins … Continue reading

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“Underwear” ….. + (Gustavia, St. Barthelemy)

Gustavia One half of your garb is traditional, the other is a business suit. I said that I want people either hot or cold. You cannot straddle the fence. Again it is written that a house divided against itself will … Continue reading

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“Vapor” ….. + (Guatemala City, Guatemala)

Guatemala City Your life is just a vapor, it is like the grass that blooms lush today and is withered tomorrow. But be of good cheer, for your life is more than the grass, and your spirit more than a … Continue reading

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“Punting” ….. + (King Edward Point, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands)

King Edward Point You cannot be reached by a punt and you’ll not venture out in such a craft. So why would you try to live like that? You’ve seen storms enough, and you’ll not venture out to sea in … Continue reading

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“Hinges” ….. + (Gibraltar, Gibraltar)

Gibraltar Study well what is on your plate. You cannot eat without thinking. In all this, you have need of oil. You have been a gate for so long that your hinges have need of oil. Oil makes your face … Continue reading

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“A blot” ….. + (Georgetown, Guyana)

Georgetown What will wash away a blot? Can you cleanse yourself? Will you make yourself righteous? Come now and we’ll deal with blots. When your blots are washed away, you’ll not be blotted out of my book. I have in … Continue reading

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“Forlorn” ….. + (George Town, Ascension Island)

Georgetown I hear a plaintive cry and sighing. Haven’t I heard my people Israel’s cry and delivered them? Your rocks moan in the wind. Blood cries out from the ground. “Why, why… is there no redemption? Is there no justice?” … Continue reading

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“Teeth” ….. + (George Town, Cayman Islands)

George Town Do you want teeth like a lion? Will your teeth be broken? Will you weep and gnash your teeth? Your heritage is joy. I will have you smile broadly. The infection of joy is the inoculation the world … Continue reading

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“Rabid” ….. + (Gaborone, Botswana)

Gaborone Come to me now Deborah. Step forward, compelled out of love and conviction. I have a Barak, but he will only if you will. Only I can cure the infection. If dogs return to their vomit, I have not … Continue reading

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“Passive,” ….. + (Funafuti, Tuvalu)

Funafuti “But without faith it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him.” Now you should be teaching, but by … Continue reading

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“The halt” ….. + (Freetown, Sierra Leone)

Freetown ‘Go out at once into the streets and lanes of the city and bring in here the poor and crippled and blind and lame.’ 22“And the slave said, ‘Master, what you commanded has been done, and still there is … Continue reading

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“Ho, ho, ho” ….. + (Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island)

Flying Fish Cove “This day is holy to the LORD your God; do not mourn or weep.” For all the people were weeping when they heard the words of the law. 10Then he said to them, “Go, eat of the … Continue reading

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“A mite” ….. + (Episkopi Cantonment, Akrotiri and Dhekelia)

Episkopi Cantonment All is all. If you have given all you have joined me, says the Lord. If you will join me in giving all, you will have an abundant entrance into life. Can I say that it is me … Continue reading

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“Shattered” ….. + (El Aaiun, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic)

El Aaiún You stand there in a business suit. You had some dreams and aspirations, but the ancient ones rose up and stormed out. Bitterness, darkness, and solitude are on your plate. What does it take to rend a well … Continue reading

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