Joyce Rupp is well known for her work as a writer, international retreat leader, and conference speaker. She is the author of numerous bestselling books, including Praying Our Goodbyes, Open the Door, and Fragments of Your Ancient Name. Fly While You Still Have Wings is among her publications earning an award in the spirituality books category from the Catholic Press Association. Rupp is a member of the Servite (Servants of Mary) community and the codirector of the Institute of Compassionate Presence. She lives in West Des Moines, Iowa.
My Soul Feels Lean: Poems of Loss and Restorationby Joyce Rupp
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Long beloved for her artful prayers, best-selling author Joyce Rupp presents an entirely new collection of 106 meditative poems on a theme she has 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 a 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 her work since the publication of Praying Our Goodbyes, Rupp offers here sensitive insights on the pain of loss and the hope 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."
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I have always loved Joyce Rupp's writing, and this book has touched my spirit in a different way. Some of her prayers/poems are raw and heartbreaking but also human and relatable. I have used both sections to support people I serve and will continue to use the book as a personal and professional resource.
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
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