Monthly Archives: February 2015

“unwanted” ….. + (Kampala, Uganda)

Kampala What did you seek carefully, with tears? I will never stop my ears to the cry of widows and orphans. The humble and contrite heart I will not despise. How is a woman that is undesired supposed to feel? … Continue reading

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“beknighted” ….. + (Kabul, Afganistan)

Kabul The cold mountains of the north are sentinels, and their mute presence both harbors and births great evil. As the floods come down in the spring, so comes the stench from the north. You must deal with it. But, … Continue reading

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“Diminutive” ….. + (Juba, South Sudan)

Juba If the world has passed you by, don’t cry. If the princes don’t watch you, don’t sigh. I alone have a bigger life, so high. Come to me now, just try. The sounds and dust of your city are … Continue reading

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Do well ….. + (Ramallah and Gaza, Palestine)

Ramallah and Gaza (de facto) 6Then the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? 7“If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin … Continue reading

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“Mother” ….. + (Jerusalem, Israel)

Jerusalem “But Jerusalem which is above is the mother of us all.” How can you despise the breasts that suckled you? How can you forget the knees that bounced you? Where can you go to get another mother? Now I … Continue reading

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“A cord” ….. + (Jamestown, St. Helena)

Jamestown You and your two sisters are a threefold cord, and not easily broken. I desire to entwine you with me for I am a threefold cord, and I cannot be broken. You may be remote to man, but you … Continue reading

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“T. L.” ….. + (Jakarta, Indonesia)

Jakarta I sent a beloved servant and I visited you. I kissed you and blessed you. I see that your love has become cold, your eyes dim, your teeth are nubs from grinding. I am sending messengers to bring dreams … Continue reading

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“Dashed” ….. + (Islamabad, Pakistan)

Islamabad Learn of me, for I am meek and lowly: If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling,10 no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.11 For he will command … Continue reading

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“Wise” ….. + (Honiara, Solomon Islands)

Honiara So when generations ask, “what is the meaning of those rocks piled up?”, you will answer and tell of the great works of God. I tell you that you are stepping stones and that I piled you up to … Continue reading

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“Little fish”….. + (Helsinki, Finland)

Helsinki With just a little fish, I fed multitudes and whole baskets were left over. I want to multiply you, little fish! You are silvery and beautiful, and you are meat indeed. Are you offended at that? I said that … Continue reading

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“Where there’s smoke” ….. + (Havana, Cuba)

Havana How long will you try to quench the growing fire in your belly? There is one who has a fire inside him that consumes him, but I come from without and I am a consuming fire. I will immerse … Continue reading

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“A stick” ….. + (Hargeisa, Somaliland)

Hargeisa How many sticks can you gather? You will build fires, huts, and fashion weapons. The branches of trees, and the grass of the field you love and respect. You know, the bitter waters become sweet with the branch cast … Continue reading

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“lean” ….. + (Harare, Zimbabwe)

Harare You are being squeezed and you don’t like it. From the north, south, east, and west… from all directions everyone wants a piece of you. You have leanness of soul but it is not from me, says The Lord. … Continue reading

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“Brothers” ….. + (Hanoi, Vietnam)

Hanoi You are vying in the womb. There are two nations in you. Who is emerging? You thought that the winner would take the spoils, but the winner is being spoiled. You are becoming what you fought against. Other countries … Continue reading

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