Fire of Life: A Poem

Fire confounds Truth and lies Opens blind eyes Captures wolf spies Be ready for the test Purifying Cleansing Burning Churning Surrendering sin’s ashes Rising Righteousness Christ Likeness Kindness Compassion Soul Fastened to the Power of His Resurrection This is the message from the Son of God, whose eyes are like flames of fire, whose feet … Continue reading Fire of Life: A Poem

His Winter Providence

Nose-to-nose with a frosty bush Winter walking, hot cocoa’s the push Two above zero, cars sputter and complain We cozy by fires snug in our slippers, the couch our terrain Wonder what God’s creatures think? Or His bare-limbed trees while beneath the snow their roots sink Birds fluff their chests, plant tiny feet in the … Continue reading His Winter Providence

Christmas Wonder: 2 of 2

Sitting in church this past Sunday, I heard it again. When discussing the four different times Christmas Eve service is offered, the pastor said, “If you are wondering which one to attend, the answer is whichever one you can invite a friend to.” He went on to say that people are more likely this time … Continue reading Christmas Wonder: 2 of 2

He is Near: A Poem

Psalm 73:28 But as for me, how good it is to be near God! I have made the Sovereign Lord my shelter, and I will tell everyone about the wonderful things You do. Behold! Jesus is intimately near He is the still small voice breathing in your ear He is the inner warmth washing over, … Continue reading He is Near: A Poem

Simple Joy: A Poem

There’s something in the air I hope you feel it, too I am in awe Engulfed with lovely, pure, noble and true It’s a 24-hour twinkle A dancing sugarplum sprinkle A child’s easy smile A non-perishable food pile The earthy aroma of pine A homemade wreath hung with twine Freshly frosted sugar cookies Warm gingerbread … Continue reading Simple Joy: A Poem

Thanking Jesus First

The first time I read Matthew’s account of Jesus’s death, I was in awe … still am. The events leading to His death: the betrayal of Judas His crooked arrest the mockery were orchestrated perfectly. When I read the Son of God allowed these events, chose to suffer whips and an upright human death … with his … Continue reading Thanking Jesus First