Shift each log.
room for air to move through.
Turn your head away and inhale, deep, through nostrils.
Then turn again toward the dark stove and exhale.
Aim low, for the coals, but not low enough to stir the
Blow out long and hard until all air is gone.
Repeat. Again and
again. Listen for the roar,
watch for flames to leap.
Make each breath a prayer
for all the wet wood in your
weighted down life. Breathe out
for you, your spouse, your children.
Beg the flames to rise
as you tend them.
Making room for air to move
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Welcome to the #SmallWonder link-up.
What if we chose to deliberately look for the small moments of wonder, the small sparks of presence, of delight or sorrow, of true humanity in which we meet God?
That’s my proposal – that we gather here each week to share one moment of Wonder from each of our days.
You’re invited to link-up a brief post about a small moment of wonder. Don’t worry if your post is too long, too short, or not just right – you’re welcome to come as you are.
While you’re here, please do take a look around and encourage at least one other blogger with a comment.