March 9, 2007

My Journey to God

Ice Crystals

Ice crystals shining on the branches
outside my window,
Shimmering, glistening,
Sharing their beauty with the world,
More beautiful than any diamond ring
I could ever wear,
God’s design of love for me.

By Julie Szolek-Van Valkenburgh

(Julie Szolek-Van Valkenburgh is a member of St. Christopher Parish in Indianapolis and is the director of Providence Volunteer Ministry for the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She dedicated this poem to her sister, Joyce, and wrote it after looking out the window of her sister’s house.) †

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