Tag Archive | Spirituality

The Imperceptible Shift

And so it begins,
more of me and less of You,
trying to squash the fear in me,
unnerved by how it shows through.

Fear has pummeled my door.
Thick, icy layers
staunch and steadfast
wrapped tightly around my soul.

Less glancing up,
more searching within,
intentionally moving away,
I knowingly waiver.

Intentional masterminding,
controlling, calculating.
Less relying,
continuously believing.
Have I pushed you away?

I want to lean in and look up
but, my humaness takes over.
Swirling worldly emotions suck
me back to my own scheming.

Please invite me back.
I need a place to rest,
and unhitch my load.

A tiny vignette of eternal paradise
would surely do the trick,
A glimmer of Grace.

Debbie Hope
Full of Hope



A Place of Sweet Release



Buried in the back of a busy tourist-laden lane,

nestled in a cove just off the marshy grass,

sits a small and simple chapel.


Ivy tendrils cover every inch of available space,

color so vivid it could have been painted

using a bowl full of smashed sugar peas.


Water laps at both shoulders,

A pungent bite of salt at the left and

crisp fresh water to the right.

A taste of both worlds.


Gentle breezes fuel the air,

A constant battle of warmth and cool

Like a single strand of hair that won’t relent.


An abandoned boat floats in the distance,

quietly waiting for the return of its owner.

A pelican soaks in a nearby fountain

floating to and fro.


A man sauntered off the cobblestone path and,

slowly made his way through the arched doorway.

He removed his cap and attempted to carve out a

comfortable patch on the rock hard bench.


He laid down his heavy load,

more like cut it loose; set it free

I heard it hit the floor.

He blew a sigh of relief that sounded

like the whistle of a train; long and loud.


He found something there in that quiet place,

worth more to him than buckets full of legal tender.


He glimpsed a beam of golden light that

pushed its way through a small crack,

and was captivated and enlightened.


He found his Holy Grail,

A place to lay his burdens

to sit peacefully and untangle the deep webs within his soul.


It felt as freeing as unbuttoning his pants after an enormous,

sumptuous banquet—a sweet release.


He knew,

this too shall pass.


Debbie Hope (Full of Hope)



Bamboo and you – who knew?

When you have a moment free to let your mind grow…….google Chinese Bamboo. You will be amazed at the parallel of this interesting plant to that of your own spiritual and personal enrichment.

All of the growth happens underground and takes a very long time to mature. All at once, it rises from the earth strong and tall and sturdy in its tapestry of roots.

Things that make you go…..hhmm

Thanks for visiting today!

Debbie Hope

Hope Rising

Hope Rising

I can’t remember,
Was there a melodious harp playing,
Or perhaps a Heavenly hush?

Tenacity through the final fight
Waiting for a portion of peace 
Before relinquishing to the twilight.

You closed your eyes 
Knowing the truth lay in sight,
And free fell into the night
Bathed in promises 
Holding tight.

Life swirled around you
Messengers scampering to and fro,
A gasp was heard 
With no sentimental last word,
just a cry of pure delight 
When Angels swooped down
And traversed in flight.

Life continued to hum and drone
We could not make you stay,
even for one more precious day.

A moment sublime,
A life reflected
through the Father of all time.

A holy instant
Sanctified by the light,
A gift we could not contain
Precious memories remain.

Forever with the Divine.

In Memory of Mom
November 11, 2009
Love, Debbie