The Mystery

The Mystery

Adventure called So I ran straight out the door! My hopes were high But they all soon hit the floor. My eyes were bright Fixed on a view that I'd longed for Then trouble came running And I lost the metaphor  It's a mystery What tomorrow will bring It's a tug-of-war that can undo my [...]

Heart Songs

Heart Songs

If I could write a symphony While I'm down here on my knees And If the melody could melt a room like wax It still wouldn't be enough To express all that You have done. If I could sing like angel choirs And light the stage with flames of fire And if my voice could [...]

Safe Harbor

Safe Harbor

Adrift Out of touch But not out of sight My needs are met Even in the fight. Worn Thrown by waves But not out of hope When the sea's rough You settle my boat. So I won't forget Your faithfulness  You deserve my praise  And nothing less I won't cease to thank you  For all [...]

Lovingkindness

Lovingkindness

It's no big deal? She wishes this were true Tell this to her battle When she's lost and she's confused Tell this to her mountains  When the rocks keep coming loose Tell this to her heart When it's battered and abused. It's no big deal? She wishes it were so Tell this to her giants [...]

Weathered Patterns

Weathered Patterns

Overcast "The rain is hard to take" She observed, "...when you've been worshipping the sun." "Yes, but tears are better than laughter, my child, for they promise a better sum." "Then let me rejoice in pouring rain with my arms raised high in praise. For I know You bless the broken ground once it's softened [...]

It Is Finished

It Is Finished

It's a battle It's a war But you can't see the arrows And you can't see the swords It cuts to the bone and marrow It divides a house and home It rips apart a family It leaves you feeling alone But we don't fight against flesh and blood But against the rulers and authorities [...]

Compassionate

Compassionate

It's easier to forget my own troubles I trust You, Lord  I know You're there. But what about their struggles?  Their anxieties? I know You're good I know You care It's easiest to believe that I'll be okay I know You, Lord In You there's peace  But what about their fears? Their worries?  How will [...]

Thankful

Thankful

Thankful So thankful that You're never silent But it took time to hear Your voice It took seeking  It took asking It took listening To have faith. Thankful So thankful that I'm not alone But it took seeing to understand  It took Your loving invitation Your sacrifice It took kindness It took trust and risks [...]

Captivated

Captivated

Inspiration--a feast that unexpectedly seized my soulEager--as one who brings good news, it came and found meIt haunted me and left its dreamy markWords--they are both my strength and my weaknessThey draw me in and they draw me outThey dance within me, awakening my senses.If only I could write like that! Alas, I'm but a [...]