Good Friday. So many reasons why it is good. However, I sense an eeriness. Do you? Here in PA the weather is balmy, humid as if the air holds the coming rain. A slight breeze shakes the trees. Petals of newborn buds circle, wafting their way to the ground. An odd silence except for the … Continue reading What is the Purpose for Darkness on Good Friday?
It is a day of memorial Of waving American flags And crying jags For those who remember With pure hearts The fear and courage Of soldiers who were baraged And some who attacked Following orders of a government backed Mission Pull up a chair and listen Our God says to honor authority As the marines, … Continue reading #MemorialDay Spoken Word Poetry
Blank but broken Angry, full of token Pain That brings no gain Just aching agony Staking its claim On the inner beauty Waiting, abating Shying, denying Its girth Its weight and worth In a selfish world That demands fake truth Hiding, defying Herself I AM FINE Is the sign on her top shelf The one … Continue reading Blank and Broken: Spoken Word Poetry
What do you immediately think of when you hear the word FIRE? Before I knew God, my first reaction would have been fear. As a young girl, I worried about fires happening when my mother was at work, leaving me responsible to save my younger brother. Thank you, Jesus, we never experienced such a fire. … Continue reading What Do You Need to Throw In the Fire?
After 430 years of slavery in Egypt, God led His people out of bondage into freedom. His gentle presence paved the way for His people to arrive at the sea: By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar … Continue reading The Red Sea and Me: Speaking Part 1
Broken sleep Crazy dreams In a far away world Where teams Of beautiful Translucent Angels sing Such joy they bring To a restless soul Who hungers and wonders If she can ever get it right Why life is always such a fight But below and above A halo of love A presence Are angels closer … Continue reading Restless Sleep: A Poem
He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in Him (Psalm 40:3). I have had the privilege of meeting Gayle on several occasions. Each time, she set forth her musical gifts to lead a group in worship. … Continue reading Worship Never Ends: Part 1
“But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water (John 19:33-34). In the wait A body not broken Sprinkled with spice Wrapped in linen Lay In … Continue reading Everyday Hope: A Poem
Snaps and cracks in my bones tell my age this morning. Even if my physical body did not love my hike yesterday with Jamie and Gwen, my Spirit is overwhelmed with praise-worthy things. As I drove into the parking lot of the trail entrance, the wonder of His beauty captured my attention: Romans 15:13 May … Continue reading A Hike and a Lesson
Suicide is the road where life faces death. Pain wants to pull the trigger, jump off, swallow many, hide and disappear. Excruciating holes in one’s soul echo: NOBODY CARES LIFE WILL NEVER GET BETTER THERE’S NO WAY OUT What frightens me to the core is how temporary and fleeting suicide can be. Too many choose … Continue reading Suicide and Hope