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A SUSTAINING JOY

09/30/2019

A SUSTAINING JOY   A sustaining joy… Not giddy, not “fun.” Not needing what I get From any someone.   A sustaining joy Down deep in the soul, Felt as an anchor; I’m being made whole.   A sustaining joy, The joy of sacrifice, Made for another, Grace to pay a price.   A sustaining…

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THE “Feelings” gOD

09/03/2019

“THE FEELINGS gOD” Our culture talks of “love” in some strange, simple terms. “To love and accept me, my ways you must affirm!” Can I say nothing when I see you self-destructing? Is that how “love” is defined? “Yes! You are obstructing!”   To disagree with some is now taken as “hate.” “Agree with me…

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All Have Sinned…

08/27/2019

I’ve been spending quite a bit of time in Romans lately. Chapter 3 includes a strong reminder that no one is righteous. Even though it is scripture, and even though we know it to be true, the gravitas of such statements sting us a little bit. Even when we try our best? Nope, not still…

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A Poem for the Book of Psalms

08/01/2019

BOOK OF PSALMS August 1, 2019 Fear of abject failure! Fear of being useless! Fear of more rejection! Fear of looking foolish! Fear of one more crisis, of bad things happening! Why am I so afraid? It’s just so maddening! Oh, I cry out to You. Are You an absentee? Is this my prayer answered,…

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He knows you

07/15/2019

“O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. You know what I am going to say…

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Seeds in Fresh Soil?

07/02/2019

SEEDS IN FRESH SOIL? We turned the soil afresh while pulling stones and weeds. Added fertilizer and water for new seeds. We added some rich mulch, the sun began his work, The small patch was planted, a scarecrow’s face did lurk.   Forty-five “plantings” sown each seed is a child’s face. Fun games and songs…

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