Category: poetry

Until Masks Us Do Part

An Almost Biblical Guide to Planning and Celebrating a Pandemic Wedding  Planning and eventually celebrating a wedding in a pandemic is an epic experience. My son and his now wife picked the date for this unforgettable occasion in the summer of 2019, when the… Continue Reading “Until Masks Us Do Part”

The Kindness of America

I still remember seeing her for the first time. I was craning my neck while looking down from my window seat as we approached the airport. She stood motionless in her green patina reaching out her torch to enlighten the world. She moved something… Continue Reading “The Kindness of America”

Family

We signed bazillion dotted lines On twenty pounds of paper We went to classes – stretched our minds Did court instead of labor Then welcomed three into our clan Their pain became soon ours We knew that family was God’s plan Here evil loses… Continue Reading “Family”

The Wellspring

When Love is abundant, store it awayFor a time of great hate will comeWhen it does and you stand in warring days You’ll have plenty to draw love from.  When it’s day and gorgeous Light fills your eyes,Keep the vision of Light in mind.For darkness… Continue Reading “The Wellspring”

A Not-So (Socially) Distant God

A Holy God came down to earth Indwelled the human race Imago Dei now its worth – God close, on every face. He took a basin and a towel, Got close and cleaned our feet, As Servant He fulfilled the vow We made and… Continue Reading “A Not-So (Socially) Distant God”

Her Hands

While I washed my hands today, I asked the Lord to bless the work of our hands. I thought of an encounter at the store. I don’t remember much of her, No name, nor what she wore, But that her old hands made me… Continue Reading “Her Hands”

The Sword

Long ago, at a time when wars were fought with swords, in a warring country, lived a young, valiant man who yearned to fight at the front lines of the raging battle. He was courageous and often asked his father for a sword so… Continue Reading “The Sword”

Abide – My WORD(s)

To this ONE WORD I want to cleave It is the Word “ABIDE” My foolish ways I want to leave; In Jesus want to hide. But I must know the Devil’s lies; They say “Trapped!” not “Abiding” There in the upside-down he tries To… Continue Reading “Abide – My WORD(s)”

The Suffering of God

God spoke Himself into the dark, Formed part of Him from Him apart. While in His work His love made known, What wasn’t God’s would soon be shown. The suff’ring fields began to grow, For Evil came at night to sow. Among the grains… Continue Reading “The Suffering of God”

Be Still

No, It’s not “dreary fog” Nor “icy paths” But It’s “covering” and “meticulous creativity” It’s “I See You!” and “Be Still!“ “Glory to God in the highest,     and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” Luke 2:14  ~ (Pictures, Heidi Viars,… Continue Reading “Be Still”

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