Nerd Name: Eugene

A Love Poem about You: Sacred Relationships

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Burst of blue like living flame

Searching from wintered stalk.

Forlorn whistle calls a name.

Lone bluebird becomes a flock.

Glimmer of gold drifting down

Lone leaf resisting the fall.

Breeze buffets with gentle moan

Yellow cascade joins the thrall.

Stone statue stands on the square.

Portrays truth that cannot be.

Sword drawn slashing empty air.

Undrawn his mighty army.

Scottish Armor

Yes, God abhors an island.

Beauty flourishes not alone.

Life takes two or more to stand.

Even moss gathers on stone.

Peering back on my journey,

Beauty flourished truly.

Leaves and bluebirds do I see,

In faces flush with love round me.

No battle’s won by only one.

Victory’s cup is sweet when shared.

Holy Spirit, Father, and Son

Relationships ever sacred.

Denver Botanic Gardens

“Just as a nursing mother cares for her children, so we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.” 1 Thessalonians 2:7-8:


Personal note: As you may have noticed I haven’t written since New Years (I hope you’ve noticed!) I am still climbing out of the COVID cave. I am improving but I still have limited energy. Thank you if you have prayed. I’ve also been preparing for a big event in my life.

Tomorrow I’ll preach my farewell sermon to St James Presbyterian Church in Littleton and to official church ministry. I was ordained at St James in June of 1990. By God’s grace I’ll retire there 33 years later.

People always ask retirees, “What’s next?” A new rhythm. New adventures. More hiking the Colorado Trail. Sometimes on Sunday. Trips with and to see family and grandkids and friends. Fishing. God knows what else.

I will finish my book, “Dancing in the Dragon’s Jaws: Following Fear to Faith.” And I’ll continue writing my blog and prayers and poetry. I’ll also continue counseling and coaching.

If you can’t attend tomorrow here is the link for on-line worship.

12 thoughts on “A Love Poem about You: Sacred Relationships”

  1. Georgie Ann Kettig

    I tried to post earlier, but it didn’t seem to go through ~ then had a busy day,… basically, I’m so sorry that you’re having this trouble with the covid effects, and I did go into a deep prayer that kind of took the form of asking God to cover us all with a deep blanket of His all-consuming and healing Love,… you are much appreciated, Eugene, and always “in prayers”,… and still hoping for a speedier recovery,… God bless with love ~ g

  2. So happy to see you back with your wonderful poem and current news of retirement. Will continue to lift up prayers for your full recovery. You were missed.

  3. Have enjoyed your encouraging posts and hope you continue to have completely recovered health from Covid. Congrats on your retirement and enjoy life to the fullest.

  4. Georgie Ann Kettig

    Hi, Eugene!,… I hope you are feeling better,… a lot of time has passed by, and I missed hearing from you, most especially at Easter,… I’ve had some surprising time-and-energy consuming challenges, since January, but now have a little break and some relief with the springier weather,… just wanted to write and wish you well, and let you know that you are missed,… God bless, best wishes & love, Georgie

    1. Hi, Georgie Ann: I’ve been okay. Up an down. Keep praying. I hope you are well. My next post will explain a bit more what’s up with me.

      1. Georgie Ann Kettig

        Great to hear from you!,… and looking forward to your next post!,… faith and patience, and going little by little, are very acceptable ways to proceed,… allowing God to “hover over us” and shield us, also allows His healing vibe to penetrate (and marinate) within us ~ His love can always “find a way”,… I’m very happy to hear from you!,… & God bless!,… (-:

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