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Following on from my last post, here’s one of my slightly edited, simple attempts, at fusing theological language with poetry, without fueling a natural theology. This is also, in part, a response to the photo my sons and I captured early one morning of the sun rising through mist, over our town’s one hundred year old train bridge.

The bridge yawns,

as each element warms to this season’s

dawning significance.

The mist is gently tapped.

Awakened,

slow movements bring it to its feet.

Blanket in tow,

this conduit of condensation rises,

drowsy from a nights good sleep.

Evaporating,

it’s words are heard as a whisper;

a proclamation.

Announcing the renewed presence

of something far greater.

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“I am the man who has seen affliction…but this I call to mind and therefore I have hope. The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to and end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness”

(Jeremiah, Lamentations 3:1 & 21-23, ESV)


(©RL2016)

‘We call upon God, because, and only because, He has answered before we call.’ 

(Karl Barth, Epistle to the Romans, 1922, p.383)

Panoramics

July 13, 2016 — Leave a comment

On a recent field trip for homeschool we made some random stops at lookouts. Not only were these opportunities to rest, they gave us the opportunity to give the underused panoramic feature on the iphone a decent workout. The first image is slightly warped because the structure we were standing was flexible. It seemed to move with the wind, but did, however, definitely move when someone bounced up and down on it. Fun sky pier. All up our total kilometers traveled equaled 2010kms.

‘You have given me the shield of your salvation, and your right hand supported me…You gave a wide place for my steps under me, and my feet did not slip.’ (Psalm 18:36, ESV)

Sealy Lookout (Coffs Harbour, NSW):

Sealy Lookout

Big Pineapple (Nabmour, QLD):

Big Pineapple

Wildhorse Mountain fire tower looking West towards the Glass House Mountains (what remains of old Volcanos): (Sunshine Coast, QLD)

Wildhorse Mountain Fire Lookout

Montville looking East towards the pacific ocean – the Great Barrier Reef is not far off from there:  (Nambour, QLD)

Montville

 

Mist 1 RL2016River Mist header 1

Mist 2

Mist 3

Mist 4

 

Earlier this week, while doing an errand, we took a detour to check out some early morning fog lifting off the river. Spectacular doesn’t sum up the experience of watching the sun rise into this. As it’s light moved across the water, the mist shifted. Had we arrived earlier the fog would’ve been to thick to capture it.

Good inspiration for a song.

This weeks features include drums, classic organ, the POD HD400 and the Ibanez. I had layered a few other bits with a Wah rhythm, for more of a funk feel, but decided to keep it as simple as possible because of how much the layer of guitar work was doing already. I was also keen to have the bass guitar remain as clear as possible.

 

 


Music and images are my own.

 

Radiant Horizon

January 28, 2016 — 2 Comments

It took me five hours to create this with the mixing time adding another one. Of all the tunes I’ve made in the past six months, I’m really fond of how this one turned out. There’s a lot of prayer and pain expressed here, but there’s also a ton of joy. Joy in the fact that God keeps His promises. I created this instrumental using the POD HD400 and an Ibanez. Garage band was used for drums and keys. Mixing was done through Audacity. Image is mine.

 

Yesterday’s silent tears
Today’s haunting mists
The radiant joy of tomorrow’s horizon

 

 


(RL, 2016)

 

Postal Ambiguity

July 23, 2015 — Leave a comment

Postal Ambiguity

I liked the joke that was posted.

That one they posted,

Posted not too long ago.

It was a post that I liked;

A good post.

Posted, not too long ago.

You might know the post.

It’s the joke that was posted.

The one they posted.

A post about a joke, posted, not too long ago.


(RL2015)

Red celestial road.

One light narrow line marks the way.

We are more than just dust.

……

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. I do not run aimlessly […]
So let us run with endurance looking to the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith.” [1 Corinthians 9:24 & Hebrews 12:1-2, ESV]

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(RL2015)

Grandly Standing

April 15, 2015 — Leave a comment

Vulnerability.

Branching light.

Underestimated beauty.

Eucalyptus Tree