• Kingdomtide: United

    united… Falling raindrops, Resounding Plop! Bounce up for air, Yet absorbed nonstop, Absorbed into the pool, So they begin to dance, Invited by all others To swim, accept the chance. To identify with those around, And I, too, must do the same, Read: “Rohinga sisters raped and shamed,” I bow...

  • Kingdomtide: A Fence

    a fence… Some people I don’t like; I thought I’d build a fence, To quietly keep out Those who made me tense. Just a little fence I felt, That no one else would see, But slowly offenses grabbed my soul; Offended I chose to be. The fence became a wall,...

  • Kingdomtide: Facing Opposition

    facing opposition… When I see created beauty, Hear the words of Saints now passed, “Do not hold this sin against them,” I must pause; I must bask In Your wondrous beauty, Your mercy, continued grace, Bowed before You, ask Your pardon, Seek Your likeness in this place, In my space....

  • Kingdomtide: Extreme or Normal?

    extreme or normal… “Bound in my spirit,” Not to sin but to Christ; “Captive to the Spirit,” Am I, really? Am I? Do I count my life Of great value to self? Refuse to leave things, Exchange these for Life, itself? Am I on a given course, With ministry from...

  • Kingdomtide: Wounded By Love

    wounded by love… I hold a “deep and burning wound;” A poignant hope That oh so soon, My Savior will appear. Desire opens within the night, When His voice I softly hear, Calling to me from afar; Or is it near – oh, so near? He in me, I in...

  • Kingdomtide: From Grandson’s Room

    from grandson’s room… Now is the time to consider, Now is the time to reflect, Let all and everyone be dismissed; For now is the time to rest… “Here am I,” whispered softly, Like young Samuel of old, (While storm clouds encroach) “I have come in, quiet, to be fed,...

  • Kingdomtide: Be Gentle

    “Be gentle-minded, for those of a gentle mind shall possess the earth. Be patient and have a loving heart. Be guileless. “Be quiet and good, trembling in all things at the words you have heard. “You shall not exalt yourself or allow your heart to be bold and presumptuous. Your...

  • Kingdomtide: Community

    Community – Would I know it if I saw it, Met it face to face? Men and women ministering, No regard to economics, No regard to race. Community – Would I embrace it If they allowed me in? Or would Judgment Spirit bind me, Bow me low to sin: “I...

  • KINGDOMTIDE Reflections…

    KINGDOMTIDE… “The church is never true to itself when it is living for itself, for if it is chiefly concerned with saving its own life, it will lose it. The nature of the church is such that it must always be engaged in finding new ways by which to transcend...

  • Pentecost: Beyond Ourselves

    beyond ourselves… (Pentecost) We have a Power, Beyond ourselves, Holy Spirit, Come into us to dwell. We have a Peace, Beyond ourselves, Breathed by Jesus Into our very cells. We have a Presence, Now at hand, To call upon, In which to stand. This day, Every moment, Holy Spirit, Come....