• Lent Season: Coming Closer

    coming closer… While Christ walked, Through treacherous days, Within His group, Some fell away. His words too strong, His love too great, They took offense, Defended self; Moved far away. Foxes watched their Master, Before they slept in dens; Birds peered down within warm nests, Pondered evil of small men....

  • Lent Season: Intentional Peace Embracement

    “Be strong and of good courage… He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength…My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” “Arise and begin working, and the LORD be with you.” (taken...

  • Lent Season: Forevermore

    forevermore… He gazed upon the Father, The Father and He, One; Father, Holy Spirit, Son; The greatest test of greatest love, Begun… How can three in One be ripped apart? Set aside eternity, Wrap in weak humanity? Become all putrid sin, Instead of Holy Son, Lose the gaze that matters...

  • Lent Season: Free Indeed

    Free indeed… She bowed her head and wept, For choices formed The chains that bound her, Not the words He said: “If the Son shall set you free, You shall be free indeed.” On the road to suffering, Christ paused beside her chains; Stopped, stooped, offered help – A new...

  • Lent Season: On the Way

    Lent: On the way… The Lamb, on way to slaughter, Heard a cry and paused to see A woman, bent quite out of shape, Grounded in defeat. This Lamb, a Shepherd, too, by trade, Strode into sinagogue; Called, touched, and healed desperate one, Who’d lived a life so mocked. While...

  • Lent Season: The Wilderness

    1st Sunday – LENT This wilderness is beautiful, Not arid miles of sand; Yet Satan prowls ‘mid lovely greens; In wilderness I am. Here will I choose God’s truth-filled Word, Claiming peace and power, Or struggle still within the webs Of earth-bound murky hours? By God’s grace I choose to...

  • Lent Season: 40 Days

    LENT (40 days) LENT in the Church Calendar provides an opportunity to focus on and identify with Jesus’ suffering. Perhaps the number “40” comes from the 40 days that Moses, Elijah, and especially Jesus Christ each spent in the wilderness (Ex 34:28; 1 Kings 19:8; Mat 4:2). Though it is...

  • Epiphany Season: Unimaginable

    Unimaginable… Snow in the Sahara? Normally unseen; But what is that To our Good God, Who colors and redeems? Who triples painted rainbows, Sets the sun in brilliance deep, Who moves among the minarets, Who calls by name His sheep. God’s love for peoples-nations, Expressed through all of time, Oh,...

  • Epiphany Season: Sacred Journey

    sacred journey… Bend, polish, Scrub and shine; Vacuum, tidy, Choose and bind That which clutters, Into a sack; What gives life – keep, No looking back. “A sacred journey,” She would say, “So discard well, Be on your way With space for God, Teacher, Guide;” I’ll see Him oft, At...

  • Epiphany Season: In the Desert

    In the desert… Abram walked and talked with God, Hagar heard the Voice, Jacob dreamed with angels, Moses faced life’s choice. David wailed for God’s defense, John proclaimed Good News; Jesus proved the Word’s great power, Paul: reshaped there, too. Oh Lord, the wilderness is vast, The wilderness is grand;...