Tag Archives: Clouds

Life Can Be a Spaghetti Map

7 Sep

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis


Last week I wrote about clouds; benign clouds that covered the eclipse as well as painful ones that covered the soul.  This week brings a new array of clouds. Hurricane clouds. Friends and family in Florida are busy preparing for the monster storm, yet some seem to be paralyzed by indecision. Should we evacuate or should we stay? Who can blame them with projection maps like this? Decision time will come in the next 24 hours for Central Florida.


Hurricane Irma Spaghetti Map


Life is fraught with storms and sometimes our lives seem to resemble this map as we try to navigate between our jobs, families, activities and yes, heartache too. I feel this way. But God is so loving and sends encouragment when its least expected. For me it was in the restroom of an indoor flea market.



I like the rest of the verse too.  In The Message paraphrase it reads like this:

“Step out of the traffic! Take a long,
    loving look at me, your High God,
    above politics, above everything.”


26 Sep

My Take

DiVoran Lites




Clouds of infinite and irreplaceable variety

Flowing and developing like a water-color painting.

Angry black clouds and Jesus rising from sleep to speak:

“Be still and know that I am God.”

Clouds with sunlight and silver linings.

Peace that passes understanding.





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