(My version, Oct. 25th, 2014) For want of a prayer the father was lost. For want of a father the mother was lost. For want of a mother the child was lost. For want of a child the dream was lost. For want of a dream the hope was lost. For want of hope the battle was lost. For want of the battle the family’s kingdom wasContinue reading “For Want of a Father’s Prayer the Kingdom was Lost”
The friction of the battle, makes my heart to glow. Reminds me where my treasure lays, Of where I long to go. So leaning in, I cling to you, And stand with what I know. Shut off the lies, the fears of life, the worries and the woe. Remove the leaven, burn the dross, CastContinue reading “Solid”
Jesus’ Boat She lists and leans, flying in the wind, She roars and skirts, petitions she sends. For when the wave breaks hard, When the storm is mighty, fierce, Her praise ascends on high. Carried there by tears and moans, Too deafening in pain. He captures them within Her bottle…her bottle… He holds them closeContinue reading “Jesus’ Boat”
A trinity of trials, a trinity of pain, Watch, He whispers, as I nod yes to Him again. See what I will do, you choose whom you will love, will you rest in my goodness, will you be my beloved? I will love you most, this trinity of trust, I hear, I choose, I loveContinue reading “Trinity”
From where does this fresh breeze blow, Which refreshes my soul? I know, I know. Why does it blow cool, Upon my fevered soul? I know, I know. To cause my eyes to lift, To cause my heart to sing, Of Your balm of love, I know, I know. Sing it well, sing it slow,Continue reading “Fresh Breeze”
While on mine ear it rings, Through the deep caves of thought I hear a voice that sings:— Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul, As the swift seasons roll! Leave thy low-vaulted past! Let each new temple, nobler than the last, Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast, TillContinue reading “The Chambered Nautilus”
Let my wounds fall from me, I lay them at your feet. I shed this old skin, Make me tender and clean. Soften all the hard spots of my heart & my mind, Fill me, lead me, let my life shine. He dug down deep, the claws unsheathed. I wondered at the blood. Was thisContinue reading “Ugly-Beautiful”
would find me lining up little battalions of these crusty remains. They are fascinating little creatures. Cicadas sing their summertime song to me with the din of frogs croaks.
40 days of temptation, in the wilderness He went, In obedience He denied Himself, free from all sin. 40 years of wandering, in the desert they were spent, Two faithful men of God to the promised land went in. As the dead man to Elisha, my dead flesh touched your bones, I sprang to lifeContinue reading “Lent reflections.”
Like a train pulling into the station Like peace in the in the eye of the storm The quiet of an early morning The breeze before the storm The wait on a quiet day is where I sit and stay I don’t mind as I wait Your direction, as I await Your say.