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The Poem is a 4-week series in Isaiah 11, a section of poetry a few of us have thought a lot about over the years. As a result of that thinking, it has had a large influence on how we view things and do things at Timberline Old Town & Everyday Joe's. The hopeful fruit of a month in the poem together is a reminder of our identity: congregationally and individually. 



Isaiah 11:2-4a



  1. A few times this week, read Isaiah 11:1-4a. As for the Spirit of Christ to guide you as you...
  2. Reflect - try practicing the Examen prayer. Write down what was brought to your attention in reflection. Ask “Does it burn good?” Look for new life. Where is there unexpected beauty?
  3. Rest - Set the list aside.
  4. Breath - In, out. Rest in you, resting in me.
  5. Listen to The Poetry of Self Compassion



Risen Christ,

Come near to us who are in

       places of death,

Come near to us who are       

       struggling to surrender,

Come near to us fools

       and make us your fools

       and let us practice    

       resurrection in a world

       that fears death.



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