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

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

Don’t Look Back

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is … Continue reading Don’t Look Back

Despair

Breathing Seething His words bite Knock me down I forgot how to fight Lord, I need You Cornered He, a coroner Spat Just before he stamped Decay onto my heart Lord, I need You Like grapes in a press I am undressed The pressure immense My muscles tense Hives do not relent Lord, I need … Continue reading Despair

The Wait

Fall is brewing Leaves spewing Brittle remnants of the past Love thrives in bold color Beneath the valor Lies death Slowly taking Breath forsaken Shadows beckon Wait ... Is that all we get to do is wait? Waiting Is hope Waiting Precedes every resurrection ~~~ The Lord is good to those whose hope is in … Continue reading The Wait