Tuesday, August 16, 2016


And the possibility for change
Are always with us
And yet it catches me by surprise so often
As I live in this breath
And not yet the next
Lord, You warn us of some things to be
And yet there is much You leave a surprise
As I embrace this joy called life

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Summer of Learning

A summer of learning
(But what am I learning?)
Watching others set up a website
What should we be doing?
(So really--what am I learning?)
Even as I write
A little bit each morning
Getting ready to tackle a website
Of my own
To learn how it works
How it pulls together
Into a finished product
Expressing a group or a person
For the community to see

Thursday, August 11, 2016


Stories bubble up
From the depths of the Bible
Stories of people following the Lord
And finding freedom
Stories are found in the most unexpected places 
As the gospel moves out
Into the lives of real people
Willing to embrace the freedom found in God
And so a Samaritan woman 
Tells the good news to the people
Of Sychar, her city
And a band of brothers
Answer a call to Macedonia
Where they meet a band of sisters
By the river in Philippi
Ready to answer the call to believe
And to work in utter freedom
In the kingdom of God
Stories bubble up
And we see more of our Father's heart

Friday, August 5, 2016


It's all so tentative 
This putting words on paper
To take a story of worth and power
And find the words that will convey it
With grace
Our Lord came to earth
With an end in mind
And his purpose was achieved 
So now we go and tell
All who will hear
With whatever words
Share this truth