Bearing Witness–preamble to Daily Word “faith”–with an extension of “love” from 5/22/14

Bearing Witness
Here is the poem I promised you, yesterday. It bears witness to love and faith, trust and hope.

What’s to Love (c)SDiane Adamz-Bogus (Shariananda Adamz)2014

When I married you, my heart was singing
“My Love is Your Love, and Your Love Is my Love”
The church was an echo out into the deep reaches of space
From where the stars were falling, winking and sparkling like fireworks
My love poured over me like the Victorian falls but I said “I do”
Despite my beating heart, shaking hands, and hoarse voice

You looked like a bride that the angels dressed
I could see you were stiff with exposure and the force of your will
to do this thing so wholly undreamed yet utterly desired
Your white was tradition, my purple was contradiction
Oh yes, we pushed through and over and against the statusway
Across an ocean, across a color barrier, across the gender law

Tomorrow is another anniversary, you say-smiling- I track them all
The calendar blesses us again to a 23rd, but comes too the 5th
And our meeting day, and our visiting days and first kisses
I love you for your shy strength and your fierce tenderness
I turn my ring upon my finger and slip into memory and reverie
making sure we are real, that I dream not, that you’ve said,also
I do”

Here’s the Daily Word:

My faith is strong and active.
Friday, May 23, 2014

My faith is a vital, vibrant part of my spiritual life. Through faith, I know that I am whole and well, no matter the situation. Through faith, I recognize my life overflowing with God’s good and blessed with prosperity.

Faith implies action to boldly step forward, move on, or stand strong, regardless of the challenge. If my faith wavers, I turn within in prayer. A brief reconnection with God brings me the assurance I need to continue on.

I energize my faith through prayer and meditation, staying centered in the Power that is always with me, directing my steps. My faith is steady and strong.
By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible.—Hebrews 11:3

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