Poetry

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 […]

Metamorphosis

Fuzzy, wuzzy, wooly, Inching along the brown bumpy branch. Never knowing now the Promise Of soaring, sailing, shimmering In the coming Dance.   Bumbling, bleary, blinded Stumbling we go Through life’s weary winding ways Till the Promise we know Of beauty, bliss, brilliant life unending, Awaiting our metamorphosis.

The Dusty Bible

  I found an old, old Bible  Tucked away with other books. And felt perhaps a treasure lay within its pages — so I looked.  I didn’t find a treasure rare inside the book itself. But upon the faded pages were gifts beyond man’s wealth. The words told a wondrous story A time I’d never […]

I Am With You Always

As I think about my life Walking through each day, I remember what Jesus said: “I am with you always.”   When I have lost a loved one And grief upon me lays, I remember Jesus saying, “I am with you always.”   While I am feeling anxious In my work or in my play, […]

One Candle

One candle to burn in  the  desperate  darkness. One candle to cast circles of  Christ’s  love. One candle to guide travelers lost in  the night. One candle to reflect the everlasting flame of One  Life. – Elaine Wilburt