Counting Stars

I counted stars today.
As prophets and dreamers,
Glimpsing God through the darkness,
My wonder soared.
I, too, beheld
The promise of eternity,
Stretched across the eons.

Mere points of light
In a midnight sky,
Announcing Truth veiled in mystery,
Of things hidden and unseen,
Of ages long past and yet to be.
Who with me
Knows that there is more,
Much more?

Lanterns hung in the heavens
Make of me their lampstand,
That Eternal Light
Might shine more brightly,
Giving voice to creation.

No dumb marvel,
Rather angelic themes,
To sing high praises
In celestial chants,
For all who turn their gaze
Heavenward, counting,
And loosing count,
Journey home.

Copyright 2012 Joann Nelander

Fr. Spitzer – magiscenter.org/free-resources

VIDEOS
Father Spitzer’s Universe
Cosmic Origins
Remarkable Evidence of a Transcendent Soul
Workshop on Astrophysics and God
Science, God & Creation
Happiness, Suffering and the Love of God
Re-Evangelizing the Culture
The Reasonableness of Christianity
Creation: Larry King / Hawking
Creation: Vilenkin
Life After Death and Near Death Experiences

SCIENCE, REASON & FAITH -magiscenter.com

SCIENCE, REASON & FAITH
Remarkable Evidence of a Transcendent Soul Video
Science, God & Creation Video
From Nothing to Cosmos Study Guide
70,000 Years Ago – The Origin of a Soul?
Evidence for God from Physics and Philosophy Article
Thomistic Metaphysical Proof of God Article
Philosophical Proof of God Article
Science, Medicine, and Near Death Experiences Article
The Soul and Dating the Earth PowerPoint Presentation

The Case for Jesus: Science & the Shroud of Turin | Robert Spitzer

The Case for Jesus: Science & the Shroud of Turin | Robert Spitzer

Fr. Robert Spitzer begins at 7:50

A Treat for the Eye and Heart

My sister spends her days creating, making things and scenes of beauty, even more beautiful, enhancing with mind and imagination. Here’s the result:
http://willowtreestudio.com/

Look at Me

Look at Me

“Mary.”

“Raboni.”

Do you recognize Him?

“There is need of only one thing,

Mary has chosen the better part,

And it will not be taken from her. ”

When moths corrode,

What will be left?

When thieves break in and steel?

What cannot be taken from you?

Do you recognize Him?

© 2017 Joann Nelander

The Company of Friends

I walk in the company of saints.

Faith opens my heart revealing Truth,
As Eucharist brings enlightenment.

Hope opens my eyes to gaze on Past
And throws light upon the future.

With Jesus in the fore,
My saints say, "Follow me."

Holy friends, pray for me.

© 2017 Joann Nelander

Heavenward

Heavenward

As dust upon the Wind,
I am drawn upon a breeze of Spirit,
To realms above the world and worldly.

Higher, ever higher,
I implore,
Detach me for the heavenly.

Sweet Sustenance,
Food for my soul,
As You lift me,
You transform and sustain me.

I am of Earth,
But created for You and Your Heaven,
In Eucharist,
I become all gratitude and thanksgiving.

© 2017 Joann Nelander

I Believe

I Believe

You are here, with me, within me,
Your indwelling Spirit alive,
For the life of me.

You give Your Holy Life to my soul.
Raising nature above the world
To breathe with Your Spirit.

I am in You, for You.
I am Yours.
May Your Heart ever hold me fast.

© 2017 Joann Nelander

You Looked Down

You looked down
From Your Cross
To behold faithfulness.
There stood Your Mother.

You beheld her look of grief,
Her suffering Your pain.
You wed it
To Your Own,
Presenting all
Before Our Father’s holy throne.

© 2013 Joann Nelander

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