Blessed are Those Who Believe

There is no rest for the wicked Blood bubbles beneath their fingernails There is no rest for the wicked When evil plans succeed, natural consequences avail The wicked don't sleep They steep Secret in their sin Rationalizing they have a right to take others as victims God says He protects the oppressed Jesus came in … Continue reading Blessed are Those Who Believe

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

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

A Vision of Heaven

And the rain, she comes Pounding Sounding strong Do I belong? Here in the atmosphere Humid Dripping with hatred Threats treading On holy ground Prisoners bound Some taken, some turned Where are those not shaken? Where are my brothers and sisters Who walked, never balking in faith Am I alone here? Bending never Proclaiming my … Continue reading A Vision of Heaven

Hope is Everywhere

Fledgling buds More than half the tree though bare Like the living dead the branches Sway, wind swishes Against the pane squeals ... such squalor Brittleness taps, snaps Falling away Saplings stray Dawn's promise Breathes life Whispers hope Into the rubbish, the trampled, the dismantled Hope of whole For all ~~~ Hope deferred makes the … Continue reading Hope is Everywhere

Watching Autumn

Such vibrance Speaking boldly Of their Creator's brilliance His beauty in death For us, a languid letting go A humble observance of Fall ~~~ Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds (John … Continue reading Watching Autumn