Sunday, December 28, 2008

End of Year, Beginning of Now

Oh, Lord, it seems the life I've made
Has been wrought with error.

Can't I please go back and unhurt
those I've scarred for life?

Oh, Lord, it seems the steps I've taken
have turned into a nightmare.

Won't you allow time to dissolve
long enough to turn the other way?

How is it your blood covers my sins?
How is it your love washed over me?

Who am I to have this option available?
This is a day of miracles.

Each day I realize that You have made a way
out of the wilderness of sin and doubt

Is a day of miracles.

I hope and pray for those I've hurt
For wrong steps taken, that Your Love
would be the only option in their lives
as well.

Thank you for a sweet desperation. A grasping
.....a poverty of love that only your coffers of
salvation can fill.

Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord!

Thursday, September 25, 2008


as i wait i see too much of me

as i wait, my tears dry
and i have time to wonder why

as i wait, the sun peeks out
the clouds part, and i no longer pout

as i wait, a bird sings
and joyfully brings

news that God is out
and about

as I wait, i forget the demand
for right now, or i can't stand

as I wait, a still small voice
stirs inside and I rejoice

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Report From The Abyss

Sinking lower, spinning head
nothing worse than my own bed
that which good or bad has bred
steals from me your grace.

no, haunts and taunts and drains
the lifeblood of hope and daily good
sapping will to live.

but then, in dire straits, your word
become flesh reminds me that
somehow i can trust, even tho
I am slayed.

the night does not give up so easily
and day wakens to despair
and still i labor to breathe
and fear casts its wave
and crashes on my souls' dismay.

but hope calls
and dreams come true
and lightening strikes the blackened sky
and I come running home to You.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Father's Day

Oh, that you know what I need...
to lie at rest at your feet.
To repose in your love
the world swirls and cascades
in tumultuous clamoring
of attention.
and now without the world, what have I?
who am I?
in you, my Lord...
what can I give
As Peter said, 'silver and gold have I none,
but such as I have, give I thee.....
In the name of Jesus Christ, rise up and walk.'

speak to yourself (I whisper softly to my own heart),
despair be gone.

Rise and shine, for your Creator has Redeemed your broken soul.

Why is that so hard to grasp?

Monday, June 09, 2008

Early on

Loving too much, is bad for the soul
No one else can make you whole

Caring so much that the world can fall
If you’re not loved back or loved at all

Waiting too long for the pain to subside
Telling the Lord of the tears that you’ve cried

Your bottle of tears is too small for the wound
The wholeness you’re seeking is bigger than you

Larger than life, sweeter than rain
Bloodthirsty death, hells own pain

Cannot come close to God’s Holy reign.

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty,
Early in the morning we sing our Praise to You.

Keeping too much holding it tight
Setting your goal on making it right

All of your dots and tittles in line
Don’t make the grade, don’t make you fine.

Being the god of your world won’t do
your self sacrifice is all about you

you and you and you alone
walking the steps only you have known

why not look up and instead let it go
your you isn’t all there is to know

or come close to what God has made whole.

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty,
Early in the morning we sing our Praise to You.

Friday, May 16, 2008


If ever I've seen the handiwork of the Lord
it is evidenced in the tulip.
Before the flower; the bulb.
Encased in the teardropped womb,
living grace and singular beauty will enfold.
The bud is etched with design and color
before the bloom is exposed, one realizes
that beauty calls to beauty.
As if the manifold wisdom of God is etched into
every strand of His creation.
He doesn't shine because the 'greatest' thing,
has been discovered. All things created by Him
are great and waiting for discovery.
How then shall we live?
What do we need of material things when before us
is arrayed the curious, the wonderful, the soul-satisfying
depths of seeking our Beloved.
In His creation, in His unending mercy, in His great power,
and in His sacrifice we have great riches.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Walking the Dream

Father, you are faithful in the most wonderful ways.
First of all the faithfulness to send yourself as our Savior.
And then, you bless the very paths our feet tread upon daily.
You bless our daily bread and our lives.
What more could we ask for?

That you bless others, that we might be able to share you
with those who don't know you.

Dead men...walking
Alive in Christ.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Coming Home

Sometimes I wonder what home really means? The Lord didn't have a place to lay his head. Probably spent time with Lazarus and Mary and Martha. But His secret place was away, alone, in the desert.
I've spent my whole life looking for my home. I've gone through houses, husbands, jobs, but I still feel homeless. Until I look to the Lord.
I realize throughout my lifetime, I've rested in Him, only to leave to find that 'home'.
Oh, Lord, please give me a whack on the head if I ever leave you to look for home again.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Why Me?

I don't know why, or how you love me.
But I know you do.


Friday, January 25, 2008


Holy Lord, what do we have in this life, but the Life you have given us.
This is the day that the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it!

Think about how we think about life. Is it in things around us?
No, it is that wonderful awareness that we are.
Yeshua said that His name is 'I Am'.

What is coming or what has passed cannot take or add to who we are in Christ.

I pray, oh Father, that this day will reflect the joy of who you are as you dwell in my heart, oh merciful Love, use me today so that others who don't know
how great your Grace reaches to our depths, will have a glimpse and call on Your Name.