My Soul Feels Lean: Poems of Loss and Restoration

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Long beloved for her artful prayers, bestselling author Joyce Rupp presents an entirely new collection of 106 meditative poems on a theme she's woven masterfully through all her writing—the pain of loss and the hope of restoration. "My Soul Feels Lean" is a journey into compassion. Drawing on insights from her Christian faith and her lifelong connection to the Iowa farmland of her birth, Joyce Rupp explores themes of loss and restoration in this luminous collection of poems. Returning to an undercurrent in all ...

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Overview

Long beloved for her artful prayers, bestselling author Joyce Rupp presents an entirely new collection of 106 meditative poems on a theme she's woven masterfully through all her writing—the pain of loss and the hope of restoration. "My Soul Feels Lean" is a journey into compassion. Drawing on insights from her Christian faith and her lifelong connection to the Iowa farmland of her birth, Joyce Rupp explores themes of loss and restoration in this luminous collection of poems. Returning to an undercurrent in all her work since the publication of "Praying Our Goodbyes," Rupp offers here sensitive insights on the pain of loss and the renewal she finds when she is willing to let go and trust. Rupp's leanness of soul has taught her to observe and celebrate the harsh beauty of life. "Loss has encouraged me to find joy and meaning here instead of pining for it elsewhere," she writes, "to live more simply and be content with less, to appreciate more fully what I now have." Rupp interlaces threads of loneliness, fear, disenchantment, and sorrow with strands of gratitude, patience, expectation, and joy: the result is a tapestry of hope and resilience. Each poem is an invitation to awareness of the present moment and the power of revitalizing grace.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781933495569
  • Publisher: Ave Maria Press
  • Publication date: 3/11/2013
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 349,999
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Joyce Rupp is well known for her work as a writer, spiritual "midwife," international retreat leader, and conference speaker. She is the author of numerous best-selling books, including Open the Door and Fragments of Your Ancient Name. Rupp is a member of the Servite (Servants of Mary) community and the codirector of the Institute of Compassionate Presence. She resides in Des Moines, Iowa.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2013

    My love is true

    My love is true<p>
    Hold me once kiss me twice<br>
    Embrace my soul<p>

    I would give anything to you<br>
    Because I care so much<p>

    We both made fatal mistakes<br>
    Hurting one another deeply<p>

    The past cannot be forgiven<br>
    Not by both of us<p>

    My love for you is true<br>
    I am such a blinded fool<br>
    When it comes to you<p>

    I would give my life to<br>
    Have you back<br>
    What a silly woman I am<br>
    To love you more than I<br>
    Love myself

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  • Posted April 26, 2013

    Highly recommended

    I love poetry... came across this book by accident... my son died last year.. found the poems most comforting during my grief journey.. have also shared them with our brevement goup

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    Posted November 24, 2013

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