Poetry

Master Artist

Master Artist The canvas must be silent as the artist paints the scene. The paper, too, waits anxiously while the author shares his dream. The many lines surrender to the architect’s keen plan. The clay must yield to form  and shape . . . in the gentle potter’s hand. And we, the most unyielding of […]

Defiant Faith

Defiant Faith             Oh give me, Lord, a faith unbound By doubts and fears that may assail. Grant me, I pray, a faith that’s more Than what’s behind, or what’s before. A heart that longs to see Your face, A soul unchanged by time or place. Oh give me, Lord, with […]

Weald Song

Weald Song In summer’s hall, a sweetened air here permeates my garden walk; in ancient words of vibrant prayers — by hand of God, the flowers talk of Eden and of Genesis . . . such flows the realm of nature’s bliss. From roots to blooms, a thriving course, reflections of my own being — […]

Rest

Rest (Isaiah 26:3)   Like the waters of a thousand oceans, His love covers me. I may not see Each detail of His care for me, But it is there In every path I take, In people He puts in my life, In each pang of strife I feel today. He leads my way And […]

Heavenly

Heavenly ‘Tis lovely when they sing from bough to bough, the time is here . . . the time is now when Spring arrives upon wind’s tail. The world is welcomed in and without fail bares witness; miracles abound.  Each blossom seen, each petal found, re-heralding God’s Word — a breezing up and out of sighs […]

I Hear The Call

I Hear the Call   I hear the call to the highest peaks,  The cry to the deepest trenches, And I fear the barren summits, And dread the darkest tempests.   I know the Creator of the mountains,  The Maker of the deep, And I trust the One who calls and guides To tend and […]

Reflection

Reflection To bless and encourage, to comfort, uplift, That is the prayer of my heart; To care for the needs of a sister or brother, With strength and hope to impart.  To carry a burden, to lighten a load, To give them a shoulder, a smile, To help them see Your love encircling them, Helping […]

A Glimpse

A Glimpse I catch a glimpse of who I was — who I used to be. A stranger now, but still so close, lurks inside of me. The invisible God is changing me into someone new. When He began I cannot say; I only know it’s true. The stranger inside — my sinful self — […]

Peace

Peace Where is the peace the angels proclaimed? The earth still swirls with sin and pain. Only humble hearts swept clean Contain the Holy Gift. Believe, trust, bow low. Wise men still seek Him to know. Our true Peace.   “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you. . . . Do not […]

A Christian’s Legacy

If I teach you the love of nature — to respect all living things by being kind to animals strangers, and friends — Yet . . . don’t teach you about God, I’ve taught you simply compassion not hope. If I show you the beauty of the ocean — to notice its vastness by exploring […]