Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Before All Things



Before time
before space
when Love loved
in pure joy
Love loved you.
Love loved me.

Within time
within space
when Love loved
He joined us
to learn love
and pure joy.

Beyond time
beyond space
when Love loves
He calls us
to a feast
eternal.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Perpetual light

The shadow falls
down the mountainside
blotting out the light.

A passing cloud 
darkens the world.
Above it, all is bright.

Amid shadow we dwell
beneath the shelter of your wing,
guided by your voice.

Darkness and light
shifting around us,
we make our choice.

Until death comes, 
O great darkness,
enfolding us in night.

Night made into day,
His glorious resurrection,
everlasting light.

Monday, April 23, 2012

In Memoriam 1

Journeys are deceiving things.
The road goes on and on.
You think it will never end.
And suddenly it does.

Jesus knew your struggle.
He went before you,
dragging a deadweight of wood
while the road climbed
beneath a burning sun. 

Your cross grew heavier
with every year and finally
with  every step. But at the end
The Lord stood, waiting.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

In Silence

In silence also there is praise.
I watch the sunlight's liquid dance
over our Lord's tabernacle.
I've poured out my heart. Now I wait
for Him to refill it. The dew
falls like sweet balm on my spirit.
In silence also there is praise.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Monday, June 6, 2011

Pentecost comfort

Spirit, hear my prayer and come to me.
Your wings are made of light
and effortless is your flight.

My steps drag across the earth,
heavy with the muddy years,
staggering with the weight of fears.

Spirit, give me your gift of fortitude,
an eventide of boundless grace,
the strength to finish in the race.

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