Sunday, April 29, 2012


as i rest
in this
night watch
i remember
faithful provision
strength in
my weakness
a light for
my path
care for
each detail
comfort and
peace in
submission to
Your plan
and though sleep
does not blanket
my mind
until dawn
in Your promises
i rest

psalm 63:5-7, genesis 22:14, 2 corinthians 12:9,  psalm 119:105, psalm 139:1-2, isaiah 40:1-3, isaiah 30:15

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Saturday, April 21, 2012




Psalm 130:5 
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
And in His word I do hope.

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Saturday, April 14, 2012


sometimes i find myself
frozen at the mouth of the
empty tomb staring into the
darkness with the sound
of a pounded spike
tearing through flesh and
cartilage crushing bone on
its way into the tree
endless echoing in my ears
i stare into the
death space wondering where
you are and why things happen
the way they do
i try to succumb to lay
down my head in
that void but
instead i surrender
my pain for Yours and
when i finally
dis-entrance and turn my
gaze toward the sun You
are there engulfing me and
in fact You always
keep me from being
swallowed whole by death
renewing me in
Your resurrection
i breathe in Your grace
let You hold me close and
i am alive again

Saturday, April 7, 2012

the second day

on the third day
You rose again

but on
the second day
i rest

the tomb
will be empty

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012



buffing away 
 stubborn whitewash
creates cool patina
 golden luster

written in response to the prompt:

"People don't change from the past; they simply become the essence of who they are." ~The Mentalist

Sunday, April 1, 2012

i am one

i am one
who waved palm leaves
with the crowd
unsure of
what was happening
but wanting to belong

i am one
who cheered "hosanna"
with the crowd
because of
what i thought
i was seeing

i am one
who cried "crucify Him"
with the mob
because i
did not want
to seek His face

i am one
who is face-down
at the foot of the cross
receiving His sacrifice
so freely given