The rhythm  of the tide
first draining the creek
then sweeping back in to cover;
all but the grassy crown of the small island.

Day in, day out
a stability that calms me.

Dear Lord I am aware that I am at low tide,
I return to you each morning hoping your love,
your forgiveness will sweep in with their warm waters
to fill again
my hollow spaces.

I spread myself out in the shallows of your great sea.
Let me be your little island;
one island in a chain of a million islands;
like a pearly archipelago.
I long to trust you whether the water be low
or high.


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About Blue Heron

My wife and I became members of the Community in 1975. We had come to the Community prior to that time on various retreats from our church in Connecticut. I landed an elementary teaching career in 1976 and taught in that same school until 1999. We raised two sons (now married) who are both now professed members of the Community. We have three grandchildren and three granddogs. I continue to work in the public school teaching science on a part time basis, and also serve as advisor and part time teacher for a group of parents who homeschool in the Community. My wife works as a dental assistant. Life in the Community has expanded my borders far beyond what I would have imagined. Over the years I have sung with the choir, participated in Gregorian Chant, served as chalice bearer, made stained glass, been part of a writing group, built sets for Gilbert and Sullivan productions and sung in them. The list goes on. I cannot think of a better environment to raise a child. And I cannot think of any place that would have challenged more, and kept me moving forward as a Christian father and husband. I have been over my head and lifted above the waters. I am looking back in gratitude, and forward in hope.

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