A Poem to Honor Veterans

For those He loves He trains, uses their pain For those He loves He blesses, cleans their messes For those He loves He strengthens, uses their weak hesitance For those He has clothed in military uniforms He transforms Hearts to serve Facing fear, calming nerves Fly the skies Against opponents weaponized Climb hills Crawl jungles, … Continue reading A Poem to Honor Veterans

A Heart in Ministry

Ministry madness Woven with gladness Just one more prayer to add to the list Oh Lord, what if her name I do miss? So many people God helps me see So many desperate, so many needs ... These words climbing in my head Won't rest, they refuse to be still while I am in bed … Continue reading A Heart in Ministry

Hope Glows

Hope glows on the faces of those who love Jesus who frees us Hope glows in the words of those who suffer tragedy who witness life leave Hope glows in the souls of those who live by Light through fear, through grief, through the hollow depth of night Hope glows everywhere we allow Him to … Continue reading Hope Glows

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