Merry Christmas

He is Emanuel; God with us He is with us when we crest the mountain peaks And He is with us when we are in the valleys At the peak His presence seems so obvious In the depths it seems like He cannot be found And yet He is there The future will show you... Continue Reading →

Hope & the Youth of Today

This morning my 10 year old daughter had a bit of a melt down because she only got 88% for mathematics on her recent progress report, not a grade, but a progress report. It was strange, because when I was a kid my parents would probably have done a dance if I got an 88%... Continue Reading →

Light Of The world

In this dark chaotic world it would be easy to lose hope to lose faith, lose touch, to stop caring so much hate, self righteousness, bigotry There are problems everywhere So much that if you tender your heart it can feel like death   Yet there is another way Where instead of focusing on the... Continue Reading →

The shade of an overpass

  The shade of an overpass is no place to call home What went so terribly wrong That you wound up sleeping here?   At times I wonder how close I got to your position 1 more bad decision? 2? Maybe you had no choice, maybe you had to escape   When did hope leave... Continue Reading →

Light Of The World

Light of the world Burn inside my soul Kindle deeper love Draw me closer still   May my consciousness Be overloaded by Your presence May the thought of You, direct all that I do Let me be consumed by the fire of Your love   Holy Jesus, may your glorious name Be reflected evermore in... Continue Reading →

Because You

I choose You Because You chose me I choose love Because You love me I choose submission Because You have set me free I am healed Because You suffered I belong Because You adopted me I have identity Because You named me I thank You Because You are You

Part the Darkness

Close your eyes Place your hands together in front of your chest Picture darkness in front of you The darkness and chaos of this time of year Whatever causes you pain make sure it's in there Stretch your arms out fully Feel the darkness pressing against your arms Now open your arms slowly Part the... Continue Reading →

Woeful am I

Woeful am I Without You I am nothing Selfish, hurtful, destructive Lazy, wasteful, angry   Joyful am I For I have You You have rescued me You have cast me anew   Thankful am I For with You I can do all things Loving, caring, sharing Teaching, singing, receiving   Through You I am a... Continue Reading →

2 Sides, Perspective

Sometimes I wish I was offended or repulsed by things that don't bother me I wish the effects of my damaged past were not still so evident in the choices I freely make Why do I sin? What is sin anyway? Is it really just bad words or lust? Or is it hurting people? What... Continue Reading →

Songs of Praise

I will sing the praises of The Lord at all times Not just in sunshine and good times I will praise him when I suffer For I know He will use it for His glory even though He did not bring it   I will cry out to You Not only in times of anguish but... Continue Reading →

Awaken

What is happening beneath the surface of your conscious? What are the thoughts you refuse to visit? Are you just drifting Like a ship lost at sea?   Or is there a current That you have avoided acknowledging? The course of your future does not have to be left so much to chance Visit the... Continue Reading →

The Skeptic

Thousands gather to honor the Lord Healing is suggested Then healing is claimed Can it be real? Could it be true? Why do you feel nothing? Is this all a sham A trick to try and make you believe? Really? How arrogant are you, that you could think that this is all about you?  ... Continue Reading →

Pure Love

Accepting responsibility It is easy to misunderstand There are many parts of the story Parts I am smart enough not to share here   I can paint you the picture of a victim Make it all seem so pitiful I can give you the psychological justifications As they have been revealed to me   The... Continue Reading →

Through Grace Alone

It is through grace alone That I am here today, not the sum of regrets For the boy that was and the boy that could have been But the man who is, who is not the man that was   Without that grace The man who is, is not And the boy that was is... Continue Reading →

To see the face of the Father

Look at me, a moving miracle It is hard to believe we take this for granted What would our ancestors say? Would they think us some kind of god?   I am in the clouds, above the birds Legend would expect us to crash into heaven For angels to be perched atop the clouds Playing... Continue Reading →

Morning Light

Morning light The eye of the sky A portal to another dimension Hope arises with every burning cloud A glorious torch removing the darkness As clarity declares its reign Good morning my King Good morning my friends May this day be as blessed as the sky is beautiful  

Guilt? No…

Guilt? Guilt?No my child you misunderstandThat is not guilt.Remember when you asked Me for help?Do you recall praying for this burden to be taken from you?Is it not your great wish for this struggle to be in the past?Please My dear, listen carefully When you feel this so called guiltWhat else is there?What do you... Continue Reading →

Give me Your joy

May the overflow of my heart reflect your glory Let the fire of your love overwhelm inside of me Like a mighty volcano that must be released Make my soul restless for your beautiful presence Envelop me with the embrace of the Spirit Give me the faith to stand for your justice Make all my... Continue Reading →

Your Lips

Your lips, as seductive as the evening light Love surrounds, just as the painted sky delights I am lured by your beauty As you whisper your promises Gentle reminders of your omnipresence Hope fills the air Tomorrow will be a new day, yet again    

Daddy loves me

Returning from a birthday party The temperature dances On 100 degrees Then it hits me I still have to mow As we return home My daughter wants to play Absolutely, I'd love to I say Anything to delay the inevitable Yet before I know it It's time to face the inevitable I go out and... Continue Reading →

There is no Spoon

When our joy comes Not from this world But from the source of joy   Then, when stuck in this world When the rain comes down When troubles come   Still, we have joy, we have peace For even when the agents come We know the truth   There is no spoon     .

I am a Flag

There is a flag You can see it Blowing in the wind This way and then that way Up and down Sometimes it appears to be tied in knots Occasionally it is so in need of cleaning That it is difficult to even see what is on the flag   It can be difficult sometimes to... Continue Reading →

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