Saturday, March 24, 2012

the last sip

(i pause
before) the last
sweet sip

 (to catch)
 the sunset
 of a delightful day

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


set back
on my heels
hugging knees
tucked under
my shirt
tilting my head
to see
sun brilliant
edges of
broken glass
even bleeding
when i reach for
the pieces
to hold you

mirror mirror
pleasing reflection
of what you thought
i wanted to see
is gone

a thousand
tiny jewels
awe me in
its stead

in response to the photography prompt
"adverb adjective full stop"

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Matt Maher, Matt Redman

Lord, we remember You
And remembrance leads us to worship
And as we worship You
Our worship leads to communion
We respond to Your invitation,
we remember You


See His body, His blood
Know that He has overcome
Every trial we will face
None too lost to be saved
None too broken, too ashamed
All are welcome in this place

These lyrics are moving with me tonight and I had to share.  Click on the link below for the music and enjoy!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

it just doesn't feel like Lent

One day this week I was looking at the calendar and thought to myself, "It just doesn't feel like Lent."  Compared to the past few Lenten seasons in my life that have been REALLY desolate, I feel fine.  That's good, right?

Sort of.  It's still the time of year that Jesus spent 40 days in the desert, being tried and tested in preparation for His upcoming ministry.  How can I find the desert place when everything around me is springing life?

The answer is to stop looking around and start looking inward.  That desert place still exists in my heart, looming not so deeply below its surface with tangled roots that anchor it straight into my soul.

Several years ago, in the quiet early dawn hours, I made a covenant with God.  It wasn't out of desperation and it wasn't planned, but I made it.  I have been following through with it in obedience of mind and body.  Because God wants to bless me.  Because it will heal me.  Because (insert whatever) me. ME.

Now that the anticipated fruit of this covenant is nowhere to be seen, in the midst of this abundant life (I didn't ask for THOSE things) I find myself asking God,"What have you done for me lately?"  (I asked for this OTHER thing, I frequently remind Him).

Firmly, quietly, the response to my cry is,"You have been faithful to the promise for your own sake.  Now will you be faithful to it for Mine?"

Here is my answer today, Lord:  Yes.  But I am entirely dependent on You because I don't know how to live out this promise I made, how to love when I don't want to, and how to surrender control and let You work through me, instead of trying to work You into me.

See you on the other side of the desert.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


remind me Lord
that this life
is merely a mirror
dimly reflecting all
that is to come
that as i struggle
to unravel
unseen mysteries
i am known by you
that there is peace
in that promise
and in that peace
love abounds
both for me
and through me
the same