Category Poetry

God is…

You are the vivid white petal of a cherry blossom, the brilliant yellow of a hibiscus, the deepest pink of a fuchsia bud, the complex crimson of an open rose.   You are the fine, virgin down of a cygnet, The fine dust of a clouded sulphur, the shocking, blush of feathers of a flamingo, […]

Breathing Under Water

When circumstances bring me down sinking, thinking I might drown, I call to Father, Spirit, Lord, and listen for his voice’s chords; sweet upside down.   As I abide in daily walk I’m thankful for the interlock of hand and heart and renewed mind. He breaks the chains which choke and bind; He’s more than […]

Yes, It’s Love

As I attempt to determine amidst disorganization how to keep my thoughts on you, Lord, it’s just to you my heart is moored: adoration.   When Satan gains we see no light that’s visible to guide, unite. This circumstance calls for our trust, our patience and our refocused views from God’s sight.   While Jesus […]

My Heart’s Content

His voice is in the rising sun, the melody of songbird scales; in fragrant, fragile viburnum, first taste of coffee, fresh and hale. I breathe the air in of the Son; the Spirit helps me to prevail. When daily in relationship He shapes this unique workmanship.   With Him in me I feel the drum […]

Three Generations

There I am, barely three months old, snuggled between and basking in the love of my mother and her mother.   My mother had me when she was thirty-six; she wanted a second child to name after her beloved father Sam who had just died.   She took the first letter of his first name […]

Gospel of Grace

How easy it is to argue positions Promoting derision Advancing suspicions Inflaming division.   When we let our mind be swayed by distractions Building up obstructions Speaking with aggression Fixing on rejection   We lose our strong hold on Christ’s grace foundation Forget His commission To offer compassion A hand of inclusion   And unconstrained […]

Dancing With God

Don’t criticize me for my dance with God, who brings me confidence. He lifts my mind up from despair because I know He’s everywhere.   The Father’s lavish love implants my heart with kindness in advance of meeting strangers unaware, because I know He’s everywhere.   Through Jesus, grace shows evidence of living water when […]

Where is My Church?

My church is in the sky, Where the shapes of the clouds Remind me of the things of the earth.   My church is on the ground, Where fruits and vegetables grow, And blossoms flourish in colorful array.   My church is in my car, Where I listen to gravelly voices Who sing of pain […]

Maturing Faith

Children call each other names; if wrong, refuse to take the blame. They make their choices out of fear instead of knowing Love is near. They do not know God’s saving grace nor understand His full embrace.   When we love God with all our mind, we grow as Spirit does remind us of our […]

Righteous Ears

If immigrants and refugees and poor are not “the least of these,” then who are we to feed and care for, clothe and see to their welfare? If we don’t honor God’s own plea, how well with our souls will it be?   With wealthy people getting more and ethics walking out the door how […]