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

On Being Alone

On being alone More so now than ever before Set apart by the holy hand, opening new doors All those years I yearned for friends For someone to understand To hold a man's hand All those dark nights Sleep, an endless fight As tears grieved every plight All the days of hope-less Swimming in fear … Continue reading On Being Alone

A Poem of Praise

How high can a butterfly fly? Only God knows how, when and why For He designed each wing before each cocoon Just as He knows the shape of our brow before placing us in our mother's womb Oh to Him who is immeasurably able! Can we fathom? Can we find a label? No! There is … Continue reading A Poem of Praise

Committing Children to Our Lord

Entering the land of football Where fans and coaches and players Give their all Time, sweat, cash Muscles, meals Every ounce of one's energy stash I pray Jesus cover the season Take away every reason for gossip for shame for insult to His name I pray He bless those who seek Him in the mess … Continue reading Committing Children to Our Lord

Asking Jesus for Forgiveness

When I ask for forgiveness It takes me at least twice The first time through Is what I would say to you Skim the top of The sin situation Lord knows But oh he wants us to grow He wants us to lay it And see the ugly in it Set our flesh afire With … Continue reading Asking Jesus for Forgiveness