The Calling

It’s out of the blue … yet it isn’t.  You asked, but you completely forgot.  You had to.  Why?  To let go of the preconceived notion of what a bird in my hand means.  That baby would fly.  And that wasn’t The Calling.

The Calling was on February 13th, 2020 around 11AMish.  Carly pulled.  I pulled.  I strode right past him.  Haughty.  We ride at dawn I said with flashing eyes.

“Oh yes… she slipped right into that one, didn’t she?”

When the devil makes you trip, it is not a voluntary action.  Imagine you are walking down a slippery slope with your two dogs, trying to stay on the snow beside the path.  With your usual brass, you hurl an insult at the devil.

And your legs begin to slip out from under you.

But you catch yourself.  One step at a time.  Steady.  Take a photo because it may last longer.

“Lord, I surrender to you!”


“Yes, of course!  As long as you have my soul and my son’s, I don’t care what you do with the rest of me.  My reputation.  My stains.  My insecurities.  My secrets. My bad habits.  My… ”

Be still.
Do not fear.
For the Lord our Father is among us.
Pass the word.

And with that the birds – who had been silent all day – flew off.

Matthew 10:29-31 29Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s knowledge. 30Even all the hairs of your head are counted. 31So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

I was forewarned.  One cannot expect the ravens to wait even longer; they have less patience than I!  I’ve already had them to dinner and bid adieu.  I don’t want to hunt with them again, although I miss…

As for the wolf in the neighbourhood.  Hmmm.

The best thing about writing is it could be anything; fiction, wild and crazy imagination, or vignettes of a life with sex, drugs and rock & roll.  We have all the temptations, but none of them are as rich as a life in heaven, so clean up your thoughts, please.

Finding it is easy yet difficult.

Turn away from whatever you think you want more of which strays outside the Golden Rule for peace, love, happiness, trust, kindness and generosity for all.  Pull up the claws of mean thoughts and tear them away so death can’t sink her bony fingers into your flesh.  Nothing is worth going back for in a fire.  Arms crossed over your chest to be blessed as you ascend.  Never look back.

This is not a drill.

To my Science-minded friends, yes… I can and do believe in One God and in an exquisitely intricate and living Universe.  It’s quite amazing when you take the safety wheels or brakes off and really wonder “WHAT IF?”  What if a Powerful Being so omniscient, so potent and so full of love gave us this divine universe to discover?  What more awaits us?

Yes, we know that suns can – and do – set one last time, n’est-ce pas?

You consumed their message.

I came home – on August 1st – with the next raven feather.

God Bless,


Lisa Dawn

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