Sometimes Christmas presentsAre last-minute things—We rush to just buy something—Hope for joy it brings.Sometimes gifts are well thought outAnd studied with care,But executed hurriedlyWe hope the idea’s fair.Sometimes our grand designsAre thwarted in some way:The store’s sold out, it’s discontinued—It costs how much? No way! But God’s Christmas PresentWas no last-minute mad dash.He did not scramble… Continue reading The Appointment of Christmas
The first present of ChristmasWas not wrapped with bright paper,Shiny ribbons, sparkling bows,Or ties with ends that taper.The first present of ChristmasWas not large in any way,No impressive size,And not containing much to weigh.The first present of ChristmasDid not rattle, shake, or thump,Jingle, crinkle, ring, or beep,Or turn on with a bump.The first present of… Continue reading The First Present of Christmas
When You breathed life into Adam and thenWhen You removed his rib to make his Eve,When You closed up his side with flesh again,Did you a scar on his perfect flesh leave?In Your unblemished world he did receiveBlemish to make flesh of his flesh and bone.So in Your prescience, Lord I believeYou showed the pattern… Continue reading The First Adam and the Last Adam
Thank you so much for following along with me and subscribing. You have been a big part of this journey since I restarted my blog this year. I am happy to announce my first book, Learning to Love: a Collection of Poetry and 40 Daily Devotions...
Come and sing God a new song. Come worship! Come join the throng. Let’s dance like David in the street And touch the lives of all we meet. Come, let us climb the mountain peak To shout His name. Come mild and meek!
As you enjoy your Memorial Day, take some time to honor the fallen soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the freedoms we enjoy. This is my poem, "Memorial," in memory of one such soldier.
The world says to follow your heart, but what does the Bible say? In my poem "Following Your Heart," I explore what the Bible says about desire and following your inner voice.
What is holiness? It sounds so cold and distant to our modern lives. In this post, I explore what biblical holiness really is, and you might be surprised to find the answer.
Happy Mother's Day! Here is a poem from my own heart as a brand new mother.
The Day of the Lord is a day of clouds and darkness, earthquakes and rumblings, a blood moon and falling stars, fire and flashes of light, drought and curses, judgment and salvation. In this post, I explain not only the Day of the Lord coming, but the ones that have already happened too.