Inside His Mind

When duty calls But tears begin to fall You wonder where is God in it all? Back-aching Pain-staking Heart-breaking Oh God! Not again She was only ten Suicide robbed us of all the answers … no way of knowing which so-called friend ...   Bullied Scurried While this young girl was buried   Not me … Continue reading Inside His Mind

In Honor of Faye

As I sit amid birthday balloons My heart hangs, drenched with tears A small girl, only six years old, is gone too soon Social media at its best Posted pictures, descriptions, videos Many were the requests To provide the local police with clues To gather on our knees calling to Our Lord, Our Savior … … Continue reading In Honor of Faye

Be as Wise as Serpents

In the milieu Amidst the birage The constant stream of ME MY thoughts MY opinions MY criticisms seeking MY minions Who will believe and praise ME? Have you encountered Christians like this? Who don't take breaths or breaks? Who raise the stakes On interrupting Grace raining In the background Sometimes I struggle to hold my … Continue reading Be as Wise as Serpents

God is All Around

Resist the devil and he will flee Just like that dog behind the fence who barked wildly at me I merely walked by Being sure not to look him in the eye After a distance The animal ceased his scary business Resist the devil  and he will flee The devil is death no matter what … Continue reading God is All Around

His Light Never Fades

A circle of light Inside a shroud of fright Dark shadowed clouds Without a sound They move to surround To dampen hope To snip that rope The one anchoring us Carrying us Touching our cheeks With tender mercy Whispering the promise He will never leave Hope wins Because Jesus took my shame and sin Bearing … Continue reading His Light Never Fades

Do You Hear the Invitation?

Heaven bids us come All the self-righteous, broken and undone Save the make-up You don't need breakfast at IHOP And Starbucks needn't be a stop Go directly to the Cross Our home at any cost See in heaven Nobody is lost, forgotten All will be In His forever glory Yet … the Cross is available … Continue reading Do You Hear the Invitation?

Children of Light

Arise, dear ones Search the skies For heaven is our earthly guide Shed any darkness within and out Clothe yourself with Christ to be about Your Father's business Loving, offering forgiveness Taking a seat at His table Feasting with all because in Him you are able Whispering prayers As if breathing air Don't stop there … Continue reading Children of Light