Poetry

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

Psalm 39

Psalm 39 And every man’s a vapor and all our days a span Concludes prophetic poet and contemplative man When God rebukes iniquity the wicked melt away No wonder lest I sin with words I muse and choose restraint And people walk as shadows, heaping wealth in vain So lest I trust this haziness, Lord, […]

By Night When Others Soundly Slept

By Night When Others Soundly Slept By night when others soundly slept And hath at once both ease and Rest, My waking eyes were open kept And so to lie I found it best. I sought him whom my Soul did Love, With tears I sought him earnestly. He bow’d his ear down from Above. […]

Hagar’s Song

  Hagar’s Song  (Genesis 16:6-15)                                                  And she called the name of the Lord that spake unto her, Thou God seest me (v. 13a, KJV).   Amazing Grace! Thou leadeth me  To […]

His

  His We did not create ourselves He hath made us; He is our creator We are not the center of our own world   From ourselves will they arise Perverse; They speak to pull away from Him   The wolves enter, not sparing us Even young David cannot defend us His flock   He […]