Poetry

Like A Tree

Like a Tree   “They will be like a tree planted by the water . . . its leaves are always green” (Jeremiah 17:8, NIV)   Like a tree by a stream, let me be, my roots deep in moist soil, so when drought comes, heavens don’t give rain, I stand green and flourishing.   […]

The Weak Worker

The Weak Worker  Ambassador-at-large should be my role With headquarters moving through my day, Reflecting best my Savior is my goal Though at times I fail Him miserably. Why I’m kept on the payroll, I don’t know. I learn but slight, am quick with slip of tongue And sometimes feel my progress is but slow. […]

Hear Me, Lord!

Hear Me, Lord! (Genesis 18:20-33)   Out of Your orchestras of many voices, I lack the power of timpani, the charm of harp, sweetness of violin, richness of cello. I am the least ping of a string, a chord untuned, yet I know You accept my tries, Oh Lord, and direct me, for my whole life […]

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 […]