Awakening a Keen Observer

Monday, June 30, 2008

wheat and weeds

Jesus tells a story of the field that was planted with good seed and bad seed grew up among it. Basically it let God be the judge of what is good and bad and not us. There is a beautiful wheat field on the north side of Highway 7 in Oklahoma. In the middle of it is a spreading tree. A couple of weeks ago it was pure beautiful wheat. So perfect it seemed and the tree floating in among. The wheat has been harvested and now two weeks later, where the field has remained fallow there are numerous weeds of varied sizes coming up all over the field. These weeds apparently waited until the good seed was harvested, where there was a vacum, to grow up. No doubt they will be 'turned' in the next planting.

Humm? I think all too often we expect that we are the ones to do the sorting. But no. The strength of the good seed was evident. We also need to be strong. Seeking to be good seed in the midst of the worlds wanting to only grow weeds because together we will bring the fullest harvest.

God abides
Bobbie G. McGarey

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Backside of the moon

Have you every wondered if the moon turned would anyone notice? What a huge change for those who pay attention to those kinds of things but would the ordinary person watching the moon rise notice that it is looking different?
What does it take for change to make a difference? I mean if change comes in little steps does it not come easier? But then there needs to be some change that is huge...swhoosh you see the backside of the moon...or an issue that is in the wind or in the world!

Can we come to know the backside of the moon and love it too. It's the same moon after all.
Just a different perspective.

God abides
Bobbie Giltz McGarey

In the living Years, mike and the mechanics enjoy

Monday, June 16, 2008

Piece of Puzzle

Today on the floor in the fellowship hall I found a piece of a puzzle. One piece. And I thought about how somewhere there was a puzzle almost finished...minus this piece.
And the trick wouldn't know until you got to the point where you needed it.

So, if you have a puzzle in your life that seems to be incomplete... See me. I may have the piece that fits to complete it. But if I don't surely God does. And that is Good news

God Abides
Bobbie Giltz McGarey

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

For Patti

In honor of Patti Kirk

ready for harvest
strong true heads full
bending to the Oklahoma wind
so as not to break
yielding to---spirit--ruah

over the ridge the procession came
through the wheat
like the movie Field of Dreams
they will come

and someday we all
will come to a place of race
like they brought Patti's body
her spirit living
in the wind

have have been carried
by so many

love overflowing for one past
to those still present
needing that love
and on and on and on and on

God abide
Bobbie G. McGarey

Rev. Dr. Bobbie G. McGarey