A Warrior-Daughter

When heavy becomes light When you find yourself soaring with eagles in flight When your tension leaves When your soul receives the blessing of reprieve Sometimes it is simply given Like a baked pie from the oven You choose to partake Or wait Then other times His peace Requires releasing the stuck piece Handing over … Continue reading A Warrior-Daughter

Fear God

We fear illness We fear death and loneliness But do we fear the Lord? We fear large bills we can’t pay We fear the darkness of night until the break of day But do we fear the Lord? We fear what others think We fear what we may or may not have to eat and … Continue reading Fear God

Lord, Give me a Clean Heart

His lightning strikes Like spikes Through the hearts Of all who need a fresh start Some may know and seek Others hide behind what they speak He shakes the nations Nobody wakes He destroys houses Nobody bows down What will it take For those who claim To follow Jesus To admit their diseases I will … Continue reading Lord, Give me a Clean Heart

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 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

When We Get Impatient

The drone of the lawnmower Low Like a drill in my ear I can't even hear My thoughts Nagging, bragging Machine Seems Unholy To be impatient Brings pain Transcendent Is heaven shaking its head To the things I have said? In a moment I could scream Release every drop of hot steam Instead I turn … Continue reading When We Get Impatient

a grief story

when your mom's gone that grief that overcomes and powers through your only mom she had a way of seeing you   seeing you in your darkest days swimming through seas of shame she knew secrets you didn't know your mama, that one of long ago   the mama who cradled you now gathers round … Continue reading a grief story