A Poem to Honor Those Who Work on Thanksgiving

When police, fire, EMS Doctors, nurses Others in shifts Work while most gather not rift Their longing To join Those whom they miss and deeply love It's really not about the turkey ... Rather it's being used as a blessing By Our Almighty God above Treating strangers as kings Then when home, allowing the out-pouring … Continue reading A Poem to Honor Those Who Work on Thanksgiving

A Poem to Honor Veterans

For those He loves He trains, uses their pain For those He loves He blesses, cleans their messes For those He loves He strengthens, uses their weak hesitance For those He has clothed in military uniforms He transforms Hearts to serve Facing fear, calming nerves Fly the skies Against opponents weaponized Climb hills Crawl jungles, … Continue reading A Poem to Honor Veterans

Our Root

With Jesus as the Root We are His first fruits His first loves Whom He knew while John baptized Him and God sent the doves Yes Jesus knew of us At the beginning He knew He would die So we could live forgiven Our Prince of Peace descends, surrounds His gentle Spirit abounds We live … Continue reading Our Root

Waiting for Winter

The wait for winter When the wind gets colder And the days get shorter Incrementally The finality of Fall Becomes a reality Not with doom Rather ... soon A season of snug Warm fires or blankets and hot chocolate in a mug The sweet celebration The coming of Our Messiah, Our Lord His birth Never … Continue reading Waiting for Winter

Horizontal Wind

Here it is again Horizontal wind Straightens the flapping flag Stops the dog's wag Clears branches of their leaves Breaks spider webs in the eaves When His wind rolls It's just one direction it goes Stones and twigs Grass and any object no matter how big Is supernaturally pushed Along a path He once took … Continue reading Horizontal Wind

A Loss

"Because she loves me," says the Lord, "I will rescue her. I will protect her, for she acknowledges my name. She will call on me, and I will answer her. I will be with her in times of trouble. I will deliver her and honor her. With long life, I will satisfy her and show … Continue reading A Loss