Sunday, March 27, 2011

Your Visit

You came at just the right time, when
in worship, we knew we wanted to see you.

we knew if we pressed in a little more,
you would show up.

we knew because you've never let us down.

and we were hungry, we were thirsty, we were desperate.

And there You were. Spirit of Life. Sweet love's desire.
Holy Fire!

And here you are.

Saturday, March 19, 2011


You are my Hope
my Sanctification, my Justification
my Jubilation!

You are my Life,
falling down, I worship you.
Staying in Your presence
is my desire

Holy Fire

Tend the coals of my heart's true
Untold Glories, Unimaginable Measure!

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

Clouds of Witness

Oh cumulus beauty towering in the firmament above
whitened beyond earths' comprehension

Sanctification stands before me
in my unwashed and drunken state

Oh, Witnesses of His Glory!
How is it that you are revealed to me now?

Broken and ashamed, your faithfulness
contrasts my weakness

by the infinite measure of love
cast aside for the paltry and despicable

believing a lie, that Hope had washed ashore
after the wreckage of my dreams
the dog returned.

Oh Cloud of Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
who faithfully gave it all,
how beautiful you are.

Saints in the Halls of Heaven, not statues
of marbled stone, cold and shaped by man,
but hearts of fire, fueled by the Love of Him
who gave His Life freely,
the Rocks, the Church, His Bride.

My vision, my souls answer in it's inevitable search
for Beauty and Purpose, you stand before me

and I say yes, I want to join you, I want to be one
who stands for Him.

I know I am not worthy and I know I do not deserve this
call to Grace, but I am desperate for Him
and will do whatever it takes

to be called His friend and yours.

Friday, March 11, 2011

While Japan Drowns

Magnitudes of numbers
seismic scales
people's wails

Silent brooding thunder
of earth moving under

and still it moves
like a fire breathing monster
underneath the oceans floor
stealing peace, wanting more

O Holy Rock You do not move
You hold us still
We pray for our brothers and sisters

in the land called Japan
but it is your land, your beloved ones
are calling to you now.

I can hear them, silent shock
why me? why now? why?

Redeemer, keep your promise
Never to leave us.

Keep your promise
never to forsake those
who trust in You.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Coming of Age

I've not a glorious life to see
looking at chaos is looking at me.

but somewhere inside, along with fear,
lust, ambition and pride

there You are! My King, My Lord,
and here am I, your bride.

not attired in robes of shame,
folds of brokenness and veils
of tears,

but wrapped in thanksgiving and praise
I saw your Glory. I see your Face.

I kneel in adoration of such a magnificent

silently, Your presence, Living Peace
creates a world unknown,
yet familiar to me

as if I have been looking ever since
I breathed in the first air of my existence

Your Spirit, Your Life in me, like the deer
panting for water, stay near, stay near
Heavenly Father.