Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Paring Down

Driftwood from Lake Pepin and Superior's North Shore, piled in a basket and formed into a cross.  
These old weathered pieces of wood are free.  
But I suppose they cost something.
They came from trees that were as fresh and green as the leaves in the white vases.

Now the wood is dead, but to me it is lovely.
It reminds me that pounding and suffering don't make things disappear.
The essential thing remains.

"If your heart is broken, you'll find God right there; if you're kicked in the gut, he'll help you catch your breath.  Disciples so often get into trouble; still, GOD is there every time.  He's your bodyguard, shielding every bone; not even a finger gets broken."
Psalm 34: 18-20, The Message


  1. Came for the caramel
    recipe {a little bird told
    me they are fabulous!}
    but enjoyed your thoughts
    on driftwood. I happen
    to LOVE driftwood, too....

    Happy 2012, Laura!

    xx Suzanne

  2. Love the driftwood crosses Laura. Thank you for the one you made for me, and for sharing your thoughts in Biblical reference to the driftwood through your blog.
    Makes me think and reminds me of the new life we find in Jesus. We were once dead, now we are alive, forgiven, gathered up in His arms, in His beauty, and one day will be called home.
    The driftwood was once dead and neglected tossed to and fro on the shoreline, it was gathered up in your arms, safely brought home, treasured and carefully chosen and arranged to become new and a thing of beauty. So we are too...

  3. Love the Cross - Goal: Find driftwood and have Kirk make it into a cross. (A small white scarf draped around it would be pretty also.)

  4. Love this: These old weathered pieces of wood are free. But I suppose they cost something.