Poetry

Kingdom Come

  Oh how we seek that kingdom come When Satan’s rule is finally done And peace is on this earth at last, With sin and evil finally past. How happy we all will be; The patriarchs we’ll finally see And hear their stories of the past, Then join together at trumpet’s blast. The flesh will […]

Believe

  “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed” (John 20:29).   Blessed are you who believe —  when confusion reigns, when mountains loom high, when faith is tried.   Blessed are you who believe —  when dark clouds gather, and storms rage,  when calamities come crashing in. Blessed are you who […]

The Reality of Marriage 

  Before I got married, I didn’t know the reality That the easiest thing to grow Would be apart. Apart a little at a time Until it makes a hole.   Before I got married, I didn’t know the reality That the hardest thing to grow Would be a part. A part a little at […]

Celebration

  God worked and then rested — He created, then blessed A sanctuary in time. In life’s blur, a quiet clime To pause, recalibrate, Rejoice, invigorate —  Weekly re-creation,  Sabbath celebration.   Helen Heavirland  

Selah

  The message came. Come away to a desert place and rest awhile. The way opened. I left my work in the valley to tread the sandy soil amid the junipers,  To listen to the whispers in the sage. Stop. Be still. Know that I am God. Pause. Ponder. Praise. Dream My dreams. And I […]

Incarnation

For the barest moment as I consider Eden’s darkness that lurks within my own heart, despair flickers before unspeakable wonder floods the margins of my mind and spills over into my spirit, ineffable wonder that His Infinite Presence stables once more in this dust.   Sandra H. Bounds 

Creation Waiting

Creation Waiting (Romans 8:21) It is a serene October midnight, a full moon rides the ragged clouds,  ducking behind them, almost brushing  the swaying tips of trees now. The night is cold with a biting  breeze, but still I linger, snug in my  toque and woolen coat, my eyes trained on that perfect,  shiny coin […]

Sea Path

  Sea Path (Exodus 14:15-16)   When the waters part and the seabed becomes a footpath again, it’s time to choose between crossing over or staying put. As always, the invitation offers freedom from enslavement to the safe while omitting details of the desert that leads to the dangerously different. We’ve passed through these walls […]

Could I But

  Could I But   For I know my transgressions, And my sin is ever before me (Psalm 51:3, NIV).   One thing I have desired of the Lord, That will I seek . . . to behold the beauty of the Lord (Psalm 27:4).   Could I but see that face I’d know  So […]

Faith Digs

Faith Digs   Full House Stuffed with Crowd Faith dug its way Through roof and reed Dangerous, Audacious, Inconvenient Faith He completed it with healing Both obvious And obscured – Lisa M. Luciano