Posts by Peppy Ulyett

Chrysalis

  Dark confines of that veil entrapped my being and suggested that my form and purpose were amiss. What lies! Truth splits the chrysalis.     Change can be hard and much misunderstood. Disassembly of what was may invite lament, it may provoke derision. What is to come may be unexpected and unenvisionable. Only waiting…

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Cocked

    A calling that condemned his place in the garden, now he’ll face boundaries widened where he’s cocked to serve a more appreciative flock!     We keep hens. One became broody, so we brought her two fertile eggs from a neighbour down the road. The eggs hatched, and everyone delighted in them as…

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Uncloaking

    Cloaked in pain I just grant licence to more malevolent connivance. Disrobe me! Let me dress as one who’ll wear more gracious habitude.     I wear clothes that express and project something of myself. How I present myself has an effect, on me as well as on those who see me. There’s…

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Bittersweet

    Cacao and coffee beans we prize but sweetened forms so we’ll imbibe without a grimace – and in life sweet turns bitterness benign.     I was given some syrups for coffee recently. I thought about the trouble we go to in processing coffee and cocoa to make them palateable products, and how…

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Fool

    I felt the harshness of misrule as I saw us played for fools. So fool I’ll be, and truth attest, Measured by God’s grace, no jest.     Fools take mockery and derision along with the laughter because they have an important role to play in bringing truth to light. It can take…

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Homeless

  ‘Homeless’ comes in many guises, casting neighbours as pariahs. Such high-handedness disguises fears of our self-worth denied us.     This began from an insight into rough sleepers in my area, and the thought that losing a home is a complex and varied thing. I’ve found it hard not to take it entirely personally…

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Avenging grace

  If some would steal the dignity of others intrepidity Creatively retaliate convict by soft avenging grace.     It was all over in 3 years. 2 really, I’d just not seen it coming. Being healed brings change though, which affronts and unsettles the status quo, God being unpredictable as he is. The fruits of…

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re:gifting

  Applying faith in others giftings Opens doors to new beginnings. Now we have endorsement ringing in our ears, no wounds we’re ¬†licking.   Tongues should be used with care. Words applied without care for the other do damage. The worst of that is within the persons soul and psyche, but there may be other…

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Wilderness

  ‘You don’t belong’, ‘not one of us!’ waymarks my life, t’was ever thus. Yet in their imposed wilderness wild love claims us, coalesces.     I’ve had many forms of estrangement. This last year I’ve experienced it from the place that professes great acceptance and inclusion. People are people though, and we practice othering…

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re: cycling

  Those who peddle a cycle of grace Have spoke – their mettle shall malice efface.   I have friends who, in the face of great conflict, persevere with peaceable ways. They continuously allow for failings, and open opportunities for a new way ahead. They use words of gentle penetrating wisdom. There are many high…

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