Rising

I stand in the valley With ashes at my feet My heart once broken now burned Holy flames Tamed My past Put it in its proper place at last Letting die All seen from the child's eye Hopeless, loveless Barren, soul-less For it is He Who placed me in the valley Lie down with Me … Continue reading Rising

A Visit from Joy

There are days When joy skims the surface Like a thin rock skipping across the lake's stillness Almost a disturbance To the serene achieved A balance Though steeped in greed A love offering A gentle stirring Full of respect For the mind's introspect Focus ajar Soul stretches Beyond The corners Boxing Protecting Oh, but this … Continue reading A Visit from Joy

She is a Warrior

a warrior she stands alone anchoring to Jesus no matter what comes a warrior she speaks life and hope offers herself as a vessel, a God-given rope a warrior she fears not for she trusts He goes before wherever she trods a warrior her life not her own risking death, meeting scorn she moves within … Continue reading She is a Warrior

Humbled at His Feet

I have not perfected the art Of balancing the start Of God's gathering A ministry Tapping into far and wide Sometimes hearts collide At home and abroad If it is a track of striving, a kingdom workers facade Too many things on the list to do Wasn't Martha right and true? To whom, true to … Continue reading Humbled at His Feet

Remembrance: #VeteransDay

Take a moment of silence A soul-open remembrance Men and women who fought, flew, sailed through Battles seen and unseen Thank you, Lord, for Your people who laid their lives down for our amazing freedom. ~~~ Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence? If I go up the … Continue reading Remembrance: #VeteransDay

Just for Today

It's almost like Fall is breezing by The bluest sky still While the wind rushed in Leaving the dead to lie Bare bones Confused and alone Next to bountiful green Seeming Blessed with life In spite of the brewing freeze All things though are different When seen in His light Imagining His angels singing Holy … Continue reading Just for Today

Walk and Abide

Free feet Crooked but blessed Needing a rest From the noise Of two boys Alone walking With my phone So I can record The message Our Lord Whispers Arranges Titles Sneakers tied tight Walking in His light My heart is chosen, Woven My shoes are moving Spirit soothing School shopping blues Grocery and dinner muse … Continue reading Walk and Abide