I am so delighted to share the work of Marianne Musgrove of Adelaide, South Australia.
Inspired by images shared by members of
The Corner Uniting Church, Adelaide, South Australia.
tumbled and polished, burnished
by living water
by the warm breath of God
stalagmite and stalactite
reaching out to one other –
God and Adam in the Sistine Chapel
skipping over translucent water
fuelled by joy
trailing tails like wedding veils
eager to answer God’s call
rough cut stones
hewn to form a highway
the master builder placing us just so
stones and dust and clay
divine spark-animated –
created and loved by God
And with Jesus as our cornerstone
we’re built into a spiritual house.
We are stones
we are living stones.
– Marianne Musgrove
Learn more about Marianne at her website here. This is a brief bio:
Marianne Musgrove is an award-winning South Australian children’s author and worry workshop presenter. She is also a descendant of King Henry VIII’s librarian so you could say books are in her blood! She won the 2008 Australian Family Therapists’ Award for Children’s Literature for The Worry Tree, the 2011 Swiss Prix Chronos for Don’t Breathe a Word (German edition), and was short-listed for the 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards for The Beginner’s Guide to Revenge. In 2016, she became a May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust fellow and a Max Fatchen fellow.