Beyond Repair

You took what was completely broken Completely off track Completely empty   You took that, and made this new being that is here today You took the seemingly beyond repair And put it back together again   You redirected, onto a new path, the right path You took this empty vessel and filled it You... Continue Reading →

Grace

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 Thank... Continue Reading →

Welcome Home

What if there was a place where you could just be you? A place where you were welcomed and accepted   What if it was ok to not be ok? Yet you were loved enough not to be left that way   What if people cared enough to help you work through your pain? To... Continue Reading →

The Waterfall

There is a river that flows from the throne A river that gives life Making valleys, forging paths It comes to a cliff and drops   A beautiful waterfall beyond imagination I approach the waterfall slowly As I cup my hands the water fills them More calmly that the flow should allow   I take... Continue Reading →

Not Just Some Bloke

The significance of my place is difficult to understand To some I am everything, to others I do not exist I have learned that measuring yourself by what the world thinks, leads only to emptiness   You see, to the world I may well be “just some bloke” However I do not belong to the... Continue Reading →

Reading: Unveiled by Alan Smith

Well look at me I finished another book – woohoo!! Very different from Elmore Leonard’s collection of short stories, Unveiled is a Christian book on “The transforming power of God’s presence and voice”. I actually bought the book about a year ago. The author Alan Smith was a pastor at a large church in a... Continue Reading →

Easter Choir @ CTCC

I figured I should write about this before Easter becomes too much of a distant memory and the post just seems completely random. This past Easter something pretty cool happened at my church, we had an Easter choir. To my knowledge this is the first time there has been a choir there. So being the... Continue Reading →

Happy Easter

On my very best days When I think right, speak right Walk right and act right Still you died for me On my very worst days When I respond in anger When I fall foul of sin Still you died for me When I didn’t even know you When I had run as far as... Continue Reading →

Broken male culture – part 3

Why won’t you be a Dad? Does seeing your child alone not make you sad? It certainly makes me sad That you are afraid to be a Dad   There you are, lost in your drunk Trying to hide from repetitive funk Further down the slope you have sunk To the outside looking like just... Continue Reading →

Broken male culture – part 2

When I see fatherless children, I see brokenness All around I see abuse & neglect How did our world get to be in such a mess Surely all this pain should cause us to pause & reflect   When I see a marriage neglected & allowed to continually deteriorate Broken to the point of no... Continue Reading →

Broken male culture – part 1

I don’t recall now exactly what the trigger was, but at some point back in December I wrote 3 poems on what I call broken male culture. Rather than just throw them on my blog I had been intending to write a couple of pieces to book end the poems. Well, intending has taken a... Continue Reading →

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis, the life of a redeemed man of God The process of changing from what the world told us we should be Into who God says that we really are   The growing pains The frustrations The disappointment when old habits take over new desires   When you become the hypocrisy that you despise Those... Continue Reading →

Let Your Light Shine

You are not just another person You are not run of the mill You are not insignificant   You are beautiful You are a unique creation You are amazing   You have gifts You have talents You have a purpose   You are loved You are accepted You are welcome   Your destiny awaits you... Continue Reading →

Worship leader?

You know how it happens, you ask a question, you have a brief conversation and before you know it, you've volunteered to do something completely out of your comfort zone. Well that’s what happened the 2nd Saturday in January when I was helping out at the Solomon’s Porch homeless ministry. There were a couple of... Continue Reading →

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