The Thin Blue Line

The thin blue line Amassed over time Those who get up every morning and dress in blue Those who walked the line for me and for you Gone, shot, killed, set on fire Or took their own death while trapped in mire The job is an uphill climb every day Standing firm in justice facing … Continue reading The Thin Blue Line

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

Rising from the Deep

A whirlwind a tailspin of trusting Him Labels Memories Black marks Insecurities Tools of the thief Tearing me away From the One who gave us the light of day This ‘what am I’ Over and over I thought I knew But then the wind blew I used to discern After the veil was torn Now … Continue reading Rising from the Deep

His Expanse

expanse his sky's winter dance a canvas of white purity in flight a call to surrender all He paints hope for those on a precipice, those feet sliding down an icy slope His powerful light speaks life to every soul in fright, in strife, in pain cut with satan's knife just a glimmer extinguishes death's … Continue reading His Expanse

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

Forgiveness for All

Forgiveness When left in our weakness, an abyss Such fear To admit wrong and come near Oh the pride inside Whispering lies About running the race a loner bonified "strong" never needing atonement Here's the thing Whatever song you choose to sing Your life, as is mine and all, is an issue Our Father in … Continue reading Forgiveness for All

The Takers and the Giver

The babies hidden to you and me Are holy-breathed by Our God of Creation unseen They are not yet babies, you say, at 3 or 4 weeks? Maybe not to you Life given by Our Mighty God who Penned their Forever Name in a book Who knows every cranny and nook Of their lives Before … Continue reading The Takers and the Giver