Category Poetry

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 […]

As We Rise

Stand on the bridge and rise above the vitriol and hate. Consider God’s creation our allies. Abandon condemnation; humanize. Be Jesus’ light; His love’s innate; see through our Father’s eyes   New mercy blessed surprise; let His compassion captivate. Each fresh dawning filled with grace and defies what might have been an urge to legalize. […]

There is a Season

Let the rain come; the Lord will send the sun He sends one thing on which we can rely When grief is nigh, look always for the Son   Winter storms crush; He leaves us not undone Look toward the spring; seek glimpses of blue sky Let the rain come; the Lord will send the […]

His Name

Our failing lies in lauding past, in worshiping it first and last, too closely letting law rule mind, neglecting love and grace that bind us to the Lord who gave us these to break our chains, our troubles ease.   Today we’re no more master/slave; God sent Christ to His children save. His grace and […]

I Take it All to You

When my emotions drift and flare And I can’t see beyond my sight I take it all to You in prayer.   In times of stress, in great despair, You are the One who makes it right When my emotions drift and flare.   Identifying day’s nightmare As doubt or fear creeps, I hold tight […]

Our Better Selves

If you’re not feeling loved today, there’s Someone who will dry your tears and reassure He won’t betray your heart; He’ll take away your fears. He’ll waken who you truly are and fill your empty reservoir.   With love, compassion, tenderness, God reaches out and lifts your face and helps you feel the Spirit’s press […]

Praying

While praying for the President I also pray for those in need, whose hopes have long ago been spent on unkept promises decreed. Christ said care for the least of these; yes, even if they’re enemies.   For orphans, foreigners who mourn, my God I pray our country aims to care for those to whom […]