Embrace

fs058034 EmbraceWell, I’m at the point of the trip that I’m really missing Em and the kiddos…and getting tired of working. A poem came to mind…one that I’ve always found "Bob Handyish" (not the guy at Highland Oaks–the guy from SNL and the New Yorker. I turn to former Poet Laureate, Billy Collins. He put it better than I ever could.

Embrace

  You
know the parlor trick.
wrap your arms around your own body
and from the
back it looks like
someone is embracing you
her hands grasping your
shirt
her fingernails teasing your neck
from the front it is another
story
you never looked so alone
your crossed elbows and screwy grin
you
could be waiting for a tailor
to fit you with a straight jacket
one that
would hold you really tight.

Actually…it’s not quite that bad…but, the Good news is…Em is coming to join me in just a few hours!!!!!

Dr. Tim Spivey is Lead Planter of New Vintage Church in San Diego, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on ChurchLeaders.com, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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