As Sure As Bacon- Tan Saguaro Como Tocino

 

sure as bacon

Believe

me.

Créeme.

His

patience

Su paciencia

in

our believe

en

nuestra creencia

is faithful promise

es la promesa fiel.

 

A small contingency of a variety of ages and genders departed for Rosarito, Mexico very early the day after Christmas.  After twelve hours of caravanning we arrived at our base camp.  The camp had bunks and beds, pillows and sheets, showers (some days) and a kitchen that produced dozens of pieces of bacon every morning.  With bacon at the head of every breakfast, fresh eggs, Sonia’s salsa and prayer; we began each day.

After years of dormant Spanish speaking; some of my abilities with Spanish returned.  But sometimes there are better things than words.  A loving gaze, a reassuring smile, a gentle touch, a piece of bacon; these things communicate well too.  The people we met were open to our efforts.  They were kind to our group and thankful.

My husband Archie and I have added Mexico to our prayers.  We ask you to pray too for the people in Mexico.  We ask you to pray for the orphans and the young girls that have been trafficked.  We ask you to pray for the families.

Thanks for reading and for praying….

reconcile

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Reconcile by Shelly Euser

Recon

cile

what

God

puts

be

fore

you

Level

the

scales

that

they

tip

in

HIS

direction

(forgiveness

the

great

tipper)

 

least of all

screen-shot-2016-12-14-at-2-35-42-pmWe begin this season, most of all, trying to acquire most of all.  The least of us will celebrate this Christmas with the least of all.  Here is a poem, inspired by the style of Robert Lax.  May it fill your heart, empty your pockets to the poor.  May it enrich your spirit.  May it nourish your soul.  May it bring light to the least.  How Merry is your Christmas?

 

Least of All

by Shelly Euser

 

Most

of

All

of

Most

of

Us

are

Least

of

All

giving

the

Least

of

Us.

 

While living in Patmos; I became acquainted with Robert Lax.  At the time, Robert was well into his purpose of serving Jesus with simple poems of recognition and praise.  Robert’s clear blue eyes, fixed on yours, could burn meaning into a simple word of response.  He was brief at every opportunity.  And every word given by his love for Jesus was elevated by its simplicity and worth.  This Christmas; I remember Robert’s love for savior Jesus.

 

about Robert Lax