A Vessel for Jesus

Preparing for a retreat Is like marinating meat In your favorite flavor The aroma of Christ Fills the room Where you pray To be used In His will and way Daily responsibilities checked off But kept at bay The focus of your heart From the start Is opening your souls arms To faith lifting hymns … Continue reading A Vessel for Jesus

The Dimness in Depression

Depression is a cocoon immune to others needs Temporarily Taps become raps Snags morph into nags The list to do Ensues Battle Leaving you rattled Blasting fibs Lack of competence Zero confidence You see the shades half-south While the rest thank God cuz their sun never goes down Dim Is worse than dark You can … Continue reading The Dimness in Depression

The Depression Condition

The gray in the air Is the fray on my soul Plain truth Pain lives Dripping like a sieve Into the light Raindrops of dread Competing with His delight What if Love and gloom Partner in doom And glory? Who can be happy, Display continual joy? Yes, Jesus, Stronger than any thoughts drowning us Always … Continue reading The Depression Condition

Expect Goodness

People-watching More like honoring Waiting explicitly For goodness To reveal its fullness Here we come There we are Dressed in jeans, shorts And everything in-between Some roll with smiles in the sun’s heat Despite crawls of nearby crowds Splashing and loud Some sweat profusely Seeking shade as they wander The desert Both young and old … Continue reading Expect Goodness

The Love of Joy

Joy splashes Washes the tightness of breath Uncoils the tongue ready to stretch and strike Joy guards the lips Of a weary heart Slows the temp Disallowing the pointy slips Joy unites Relieves the stress to impress Redressing the entire mess Joy celebrates Even when inundated With unknowns In all our broken, She silently adjusts … Continue reading The Love of Joy