I am linking up for Five Minute Friday.  The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today’s prompt is “connect”. It was so good to see this crew and get back into the groove of FMF. I’ve missed these peeps, Tonight we talked all things; wine and chocolate, one words and snow, skiing and cold. We’d love to have you join us.  Just hop onto Twitter on Thursday evenings and follow the #fmfparty. Hope to see you there! 

My hands clasped 
Around my cuP
And warmed up
By the sheer warmth 
Of it 
As we listen and chat
Over a hot cup 
On this cold winter day.
Our hearts connected
In just a few moments
Over life and love and faith.
My fingers tap 
Across the keyboard
On Twitter 
Across computer and phone screens.
So many question
These connections
But they are sincere and true
True in every sense of the word.
Connections made
From east to west
North to south
Across faith lines
And connected
As family of God.
Like a puzzle
Snapped into place
Piece by piece
God pieces our lives
And connects us together
With beloved brothers and sisters 
In Christ.
And as each piece
Finds its proper place
In the puzzle
A beautiful masterpiece
Unfolds before our very eyes.
A masterpiece
Through the love
And grace of God;
Connected when we move
The table to where 
All are welcomed and connected
At the holy altar;
Connected in water, bread, wine
And the Word
To reveal 
A beautiful elegant masterpiece 
Of Gods people

52 thoughts on “Connected

  1. We ARE "connected" in water, bread, wine
    And the Word! I love your post/poem. I thought about a poem in the early AM as I laid pondering and praying about a post for connection. Our minds are are a similar page. You alluded to puzzle pieces connecting, and I chose the dot to dot page of God's glorious activity book unfolding! Love you from the warm south to chilly north!
    Love, Jenn #15 FMF

  2. Love this! As much as social media gets a time-sucking bad reputation, I am so thankful for the connections I've made through it and because of it. Thanks for that reminder!

  3. Love it Tara! Beautiful way to "connect" all the words and feelings! Sometimes we need to do it in a more poetic way instead of in sentences and paragraphs. So happy we have connected through this Five Minute Friday ministry!!!

  4. I love this! Although I find it hard to connect during the #fmfparty (just me), I am thankful to have a place to connect with you here on your blog. Blessings!

  5. Tara, a beautiful post. Yes, "legitimate" connections are made online. And I am thankful for the people I've met in various venues. It's amazing how we can truly connect with people we've never actually seen, isn't it? I'm grateful God made us with a capacity, a need, for connection.

  6. Tara,
    thank you. I enjoyed the journey you took me on from line to line, like a courtly dance with each player expertly stepping to the music! And, thank you for genuinely caring. You are a gem!
    (#8 this week)

  7. so true! a beautiful masterpiece of GOD's people…won't it be fun to see all of them one day? hope you had a wonderful xmas and that your new year is starting well.

    i have been away for xmas…to seattle. my husband didn't do great on the trip:( i started the new year off with a new year's cold which seems to be improving. 🙂 it should be much improved from here on i'm sure:) hope your connections this year work out well:)

  8. What a beautiful poem none of us could have written even a decade ago—how the internet has changed the world and helped people connect! We all need to write a lot more poetry… thanks for visiting my FMF last week; it's almost time for another! Peace and hope and hugs from rainy southern California

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