Learning stillness

Waiting in stillness takes time to evolve.

At first there is clutter that doesn’t dissolve.

The stillness is riven by thunder and cloud.

What seemed just so easy , a walk in the park,

has suddenly become a battle that sparks!


The choice to be still stays steady on course.

The storm that has gathered is pressed down with force.

A moment of quiet, the winds fade away,

a sense of a whisper that comes from within,

encourages my being to sit still and grin!


The ground becomes fluid, resistance has run.

I feel grace stirring; peace kisses my face.

I welcome the shifting, as presence feels sweet.

I’m always surprised as I’m wakened to more.

I”ve spread out my wings I’m ready to explore.


Eternity’s vastness can simply surround.

The presence of hope makes a hush all around.

My spirit just twinkles, and life opens wide.

I’ve made a connection  with beauty’s best side.

I’m known, established and fully alive!

Autor – Bill Tidsbury


Breath of Life


peaceful,-quiet –

His presence fills.

Deep breath; sweet intimacy-

I am yours, you’re mine.

Out of rest speaks quiet joy.

Fullness of God; grace given; thirst quenched.

Looking outwards, new days open door.

Breath of Life. Grace shared!

Living vitality, sparkling eyes,

dancing with curiosity!

Touching hearts.


Author – Bill Tidsbury

Grace whispers


Sensing stillness.

Grace whispers gently.

Clamouring expectations left behind.

Accepting my choices for today.

Passing through quiet’s portal to presence.

Lingering fog of bleakness – doubting Jesus’s passion.

My chosen path embraces life’s mysteries.

Stepping into faith with longing.

Committed to transparent vitality.

Spirit’s welcome presence.

He caresses!


Author – Bill Tidsbury

Lively fire


electric fire!

Vortex surging fiercely

charging a country’s atmosphere.

Invitation’s longing feeding a response,

from the King of heaven with transforming grace.

Foreigners joined with locals- laughter fills the valley!

Actions bring reaction, miracles encounter pain.

Eyes that see another fill with love.

Presence releases dancing hearts

when anticipation grows.

Lively fire,


Leaping anew!

Where ? How? in this New Year??

Dancing comes to mind – I keep getting pictures of dancing. It is a movement that flows, that is tied to music and rhythm. It is designed to be with a partner/s. It is attractive to others and is an expression of beauty.

Fire is always in my mind. Fire of passion, of intimacy, of freedom’s home. A fire that doesn’t harm or destroy. A fire that is bright and full of light and invitation.

There is also intimacy – face to face transparency that nurtures love and true community. A connectedness that can enjoy silence and yet is exuberantly contagious with joy and laughter. This is an intimacy that heals!

Then I am reminded of courage. Courage is needed to step beyond that which I  know, to believe in the possible of what I long for. I need courage to risk shifting relationships to be wind rather than anchored stones.

Most of all there is the impossible overwhelming incandescence of presence! That is intolerable and yet so full of grace and fulfilment that Life can not be truly tasted apart from it. Presence that goes beyond the finite bounds of my being to explore the reaches of a Lover who experiences no limits in creativity and uniqueness. Who is always “now” and always sure that beauty longs to be released!

This “Presence” lifts a call to a Life outside of “normal”, to a place that suspends disbelief and shakes everything around me.

So I  must run – with eyes wide open and laughter in my soul. Caught in a destiny that I can’t begin to comprehend but sure that what ever lies ahead, it can only be more full of the One I love – and inextricably linked to you – the others I encounter in my moments each day!

Author – Bill Tidsbury