Sunday, May 22, 2016

Look And Live

Repentance is a word under debate
Jesus said to the woman
"Sin no more"
While Moses told those bit by the snake
To look
At the bronze snake on the pole
And live
An inner recognition of needing help
An external prompt to change
Or a call from John the Baptist
To repent
Each gets people to the same place 
Of new life
Even as different key words
Are employed
To produce the change in the individual

Wednesday, May 18, 2016


This word gets tossed around
In many circles
But what does it mean
To how I live my life?
How does it colour my view 
Of the world?
How does it filter what
I listen to
Or what I say?
The goal that I am whole
Of one piece
And that what you see
Is what you get

Monday, May 16, 2016


This is not it--
But the metrical verse has begun
As I write the stories in prose first
And then compress them even further
Into a song to sing
And this journey has taken just under 
One year!
The first poems for my blog were penned
Last June
And now my first two metrical pieces
Are ready to sing

Thank You Lord, for this journey.

Thursday, May 12, 2016


Twenty three years ago today
A little baby girl became part of our family
And now she's all grown up
And living in another city
Lord, the changes just never end
From birth to death
It sometimes seems the only constant
Is change
As I walk up my country hill
It is the changes of the seasons
That I notice the most
And yesterday's walk in the woods
Revealed jack in the pulpits and trilliums
That soon will be finished for the season
And faded into the background

Monday, May 2, 2016

A Day Off

This spring has become an ongoing adventure
To photograph flowers along my country road
And elsewhere
But today I hear the rain landing on my window
As I wake up for a new day
So Lord, what can I do for rest today?

A long walk up a country road
Is often the best way to clear my head
And prepare for whatever is coming next
And yet today is still a quiet day
Rain or not