“The Way”

born once
die twice

born twice
die once

eternity happens
whether you
Believe or not

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“Hope”

I never thought
anyone would want to read
what I had to say

I never thought
anyone would look at me
and see purity

I never thought
I’d look in the mirror
and like what I see

I never thought
I’d dance with flags
in front of a church

I never thought
I’d be able to sleep
without a drink

I never thought
I’d want my kids
to grow up like me

I never thought
I’d wait till my wedding day
to be kissed

I never thought
I’d ever start
my own business

I never thought
anyone would want to read
what I had to say

but Jesus knew it all

 

A Disadvantage of the Shade

As you’ve noticed, I no longer post about Lee. I thought about it: if I went to have coffee with a friend, would I post about it the next day, what we talked about? No, so why was I posting about Lee? He’s become a very good friend of mine, so the posts of him have come to an end…except for this one. Without him in the story, I won’t be able to fully express what happened to me yesterday, and it’s worth the smile it might bring. Continue reading

“Hidden Existence”

Not everything that has wings
flies

Not everyone that has breath
lives

Not everyone who smiles
laughs

Not everyone who sleeps
rests

Not everyone who sees
understands

Not everyone who hears
listens

I used to be a Christian on the outside
but inside
the truth was a lie

In the Presence of Honor

Last night, I was invited to a very special meeting and ended up in a room full of people honoring one another. I sat there thinking, “How did I get invited to this? Thank you, God, for thinking of me.” It was truly amazing: a night of ordination, a night of declaring what’s to come, a night of honoring those stepping up into their calling. There’s just something about “honor,” and I’ve been talking to God a lot about it lately because I haven’t fully understood it, and I felt like God answered a lot of my questions by placing me in that room. Continue reading

“A Place to Grow”

Honor
easier given
or received

Honor
not a bad thing
calls goodness to the front

Honor
releases
empowers
commissions

Honor
touches deep wounds
healing in love

Honor
fills hearts with joy
sings into every cell

Honor
creates a bond
deeper
than known before

Honor
continues to move
continues to raise up

Honor
easier given
or received

Wanting to Be a Mother

This morning, I was remembering things from childhood, and as I remembered how I wanted to be a mother, I wept. This was around 5:30 am. I had a time in my mind to work on flags at 5:30 am, but when I wept about wanting to be a mother, a desire rose in me to write about it. I tried to ignore it, but I can’t, so flags will have to wait. Continue reading

“Stepping Out of the Tomb”

What may look broken to you
may be breakthrough for me

If you know me, you’ll see

my dance is pure
my heart is holy
my walk is upright

I have integrity
and know my created value

What may look broken to you
may be breakthrough for me

When Jesus rose from the grave
breakthrough happened

It’s all about seeing that

believing that
knowing that
walking in that

Truth

What may look broken to you
may be breakthrough for me

“Seasons of Heaven”

crawling out of darkness
smoke had filled the air
clearing away
revealing vision
clearer than before

kneeling
discovering
standing
walking

to a place that looks different

with familiar faces
that acquainted before
but become closer
in the picture of life

uniting
swaying
supporting
growing

when seasons change
the weather blends
to create an atmosphere
that matches the season
until Jesus

promises
hope
Peace
understanding

Jesus living
creates an atmosphere of heaven
in every season
every circumstance
every moment

breakthrough
believing
receiving
victory

of standing tall
with smoke underneath
breathing with ease
sleeping in rest
seeing with clarity