Tag Archives: Susan Irene Fox

Sodom: A Follow up

I want to talk a bit about homosexuality. And rigid beliefs. And intractable hearts that don’t allow the Spirit to transform them. And why we Christians seem to value sexual sin – any kind of sex, but homosexuality in particular – a higher order sin than any other. Because I don’t think God does. This […]

Prisoner of Hope

Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you. Psalm 33:22 Willingly your captive, prisoner of hope Persevered to woo me, grace and love your gift Willingly your captive, prisoner of hope   Rescued me from hunger, hollowness adrift Beckoned me, asked nothing, freely gave your grace Persevered to […]

Amazing Grace

Each wordsmith writes of sent and sound describing comfort they have found. For me it fills my whole heart space. My heart floods with amazing grace.   Once gone astray, en route to drown God yanked me up and held me bound in love, his cross his soft embrace. My heart floods with amazing grace. […]

New Year’s Gift

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16 While much of the Western World writes New Year’s resolutions about losing weight or quitting smoking; sticking to budgets or saving more money; being more organized; spending more […]

Salt and Light

Salt and Light My Lord, you ask us to be salt and light Accept your grace and mercy then extend Put God and neighbor first with love, insight   In fear we kill each other day and night Instead we worship doctrine, land, and then My Lord, you ask us to be salt and light […]

Sacred Space

A sacred space designed to greet In love and mercy You entreat With no façade and no pretense Let down my guard and all defense This dyad, You and I, discrete.   With dawn’s aubade and fragrance sweet My rocking chair and coffee’s heat Love, faith and grace, Your words dispense A sacred space.   […]

Indicatives & Imperatives 8

Ephesians, Part 2 Paul, in his imperatives to the members of this collective, emphasizes our identity in Christ and begins chapter four with this overture: I, therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with […]

Indicatives & Imperatives 7

Ephesians in Two Parts Ephesians is one of the four “prison epistles,” written when Paul was imprisoned in Rome, in 62 A.D. The other three are Colossians, Philemon and Philippians. Messengers were sent to Paul in prison, and he took the opportunity to write back, reminding those receiving his letter of the blessings of the […]

Beatitude

In your embrace is solitude, Your living word, my daily food. My time with You is time well spent. With grace and mercy You present Your love, You wish me to be wooed.   I’m filled with more than gratitude And as such I can thus conclude You’ve changed my heart, I am content: Vicissitude […]

Indicatives & Imperatives 6

Romans, Part 2: The Imperatives After assuring Paul’s recipients of God’s redemptive grace through Jesus Christ, of God’s mercy and compassion that gives us the assurance of hope, of His promise of redemption and eternal life as His adopted children, he issues imperatives that, to him, are the marks of true followers of Christ. Paul […]