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

Hope for Those Who Fall

The unveiling An opening A fragrance Holy and pleasing Hope blooming Then the scatter Like after the Fall Each matters Every one seen Trusting with every ounce of their being He redeems ~~~ Remember these things, Jacob, (or insert your name) for you, Israel, are my servant. I have made you, you are my servant; … Continue reading Hope for Those Who Fall

Faith on Fire

As we enter Holy Week Let us bow our heads, submit our souls weak As we expect His power Let us increase our trust every hour As we see the glory of Jesus Let us shout praise Begin a wave of Hallelujahs Fanning the flame of fiery faith ~~~ But when the chief priests and … Continue reading Faith on Fire

Childhood Loss Turns to Gain

Sometimes as a kid I wanted to disappear Into the bushes, the clearing there Crawling in, dirtying my knees Imagine sailing the seas Or maybe decide I am an author Writing and illustrating books, always pushing myself further Bzzz Bzzz In this place the bees would be Loneliness stings It brings A hollow song An … Continue reading Childhood Loss Turns to Gain

A Heart’s Cry (a poem after seeing the movie Unplanned)

This is hot off the press so to speak. God broke my heart for all the babies and the women who carry guilt and shame from abortion and the doctors who are living with the death of souls in theirs.   I pray for the babies Who lost an arm before their soul was gone … Continue reading A Heart’s Cry (a poem after seeing the movie Unplanned)

Spring, Now What?

Spring is sprung Our new garden flag hung The Christmas trimmings Finally shoved back in the box brimming With snowflakes and their men Hello, Spring in Pa, what then? Rain, cold Damp, and oh the mold Whatever is the big deal? A little matter of 3 days and the reveal Won't you come to church? … Continue reading Spring, Now What?