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October 6, 2012 by  
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No still small voice today! A roar that filled the room,
spilled into the square.
Another burning, a conflagration
of the soul.
All who did not stop their ears,
All who did not run away
Were set on fire, flames rising.
Shouting above the thunder, their voices
“We are not consumed!
We are alive!”

More than alive, and so to die; More than fire, that consumes all to ash;
More than the thundering wind
of a fearsome storm on the sea;
More than the earthquake
that tore the Temple curtain.
This was the beginning,
The Re-Creation
It began with those who did not turn away
It filled the hearts of all who humbly asked.

The ways of God can never be defined
Nor boxed in by our limited imaginations.
God will always be the still small voice
God will be in the thunder
The earthquake, wind, and yes
The Holy Fire.

For God will always be creating
God will always be speaking
Always calling, beckoning, whispering,
Shouting, reaching out, and
Never letting go.

God will always be starting Fires.


Paula Tohline Calhoun, a “woman of a certain age,”  (in other words, she’s certain of it!), is a published poet, writer, and photographer.  Most of her writing is grounded in her faith in God through Jesus Christ, and she endeavors at all times for her photography to reflect the Glory of God’s creation.  She has been married (so far) for 37 years to a now-retired United Methodist pastor, and is likewise richly blessed to be the mother of three sons, and grandmother to one granddaughter.  In addition to her writing, she is a musician, composer, and performer, frequently singing in duet with her talented husband in churches and other venues. She is currently the author of two blogs:  “Reflections From a Cloudy Mirror,” and “Reflected Glory – My Adventures in Photography.”  She is also at work on her first book – a memoir of her itinerant life as a pastor’s wife.

You may find more of Paula’s work here: – “Reflections From a Cloudy Mirror” – “Reflected Glory – My Adventures in Photography”
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An assortment of her photographic work is available for sale, in a variety of sizes and styles (including T-shirts) on-line at either of the two following sites:  and

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