Close to the Ground

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title:
Close to the Ground
subtitle:
A Collection of Poems
author:
Nancy Thomas
pages:
102
binding:
paper
published:
July, 2016
publisher:
Barclay Press
ISBN:
9781594980367
Qty:

Author page for Nancy Thomas.

 

Ordinary grace disguises itself in faded irises, traffic signs, convoluted “meetings for worship for business,” and the funny things small children say—the grace of God hidden in the ordinariness of life. This grace hovers close to the ground.

In her exploration of this grace, Nancy Thomas takes us on a personal journey with four sections. The first section, “Playing with Words,” celebrates language. In the second section, “Family Scrapbook,” Nancy celebrates memory, one of the ancient traditions of the Christian faith. The third section, “The Absurdity of Prayer,” focuses on the human side of our relationship with God. It notices the klutziness of being the church. It celebrates spirituality with dirt on its face and saints with sullied reputations. The final section, “Longing for Home,” affirms the hope of resurrection and new life. “Like Moses, I approach the thick darkness where God is, groping, breathless, ready.”

Grace was—is—ever present. And all things, those in the heavens and those closer to the ground, are from, through, and to God. Glory.

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