Thoughts, Poetry, Events

Matthew 21

5 “Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, on a colt,[a] the foal of a beast of burden.’” 6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt and put on them their cloaks, and he sat on them. …

Poetry

How can a branch come from a stump. How does my heart so effortlessly pump. Promises made that seem impossible. Fathers heart forgave the improbable. Slowly, painfully, a shoot grows. Circulation, life, a pulse. Upward seeking it blooms. Formed rock, an empty tomb. Wayward limbs, downward spurs Gardner trims fungus spores Sap spills, lifeblood pours Black heart turned to red …

Essay Forward

Forward Like roots that grow side by side, downward, deeply gripping the soil, are the true stories of other Christians that are hardly expressed here. Their roots have overlapped mine at points, have formed me and directed me. I’m truly grateful to have intersected them, and joined them, in our cultivation under the juniper tree. The format of this essay …

Poetry

Sight No eye has seen, no ear has heard, The reward for those who trust the Word. Brightness like the sun, color of springtime flower buds The ripple of wind against the water, Arms that hold us, our Heavenly Father Skin soft peach, stars that we cannot reach, twinkle of lights at night Chatruse moss, cyan sky, magenta sunsets in …

Poetry

Dreams Joseph’s dreams sheaves of grain They all strain down, but cannot see Moons and stars circle round Fall before him at the ground A well of sorrow, a pit of disdain Lost to Egypt, his death they proclaim Servanthood, sufferings is this a dream. Will I wake from what I have seen. Is my name not Joseph, son of ...

Poetry

Bare Feet Burning in my back, sweat soaked sheets. Painful day repeat. Children screams, then children smiles. Parenting is worthwhile. Each day mercy comes with the sun. Dare to hope braces become beautiful. Ice will quench the fire, time will restore. The healer will strengthen. Moments of childhood delight. Bare feet on a November day. Pink striped, purple streaked, blue …

Eastern Light

Ezekiel 43: Then he led me to the gate, the gate facing east. 2 And behold, the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the east. And the sound of his coming was like the sound of many waters, and the earth shone with his glory.

Imagine- Journel Entry March 2017

The colors I paint with cannot capture the sunsets you paint. The sound of the Breeze in the trees and birds chirping is such a beautiful song. The sunshine on my face fills me with joy. You are light. I will look on your face for all eternity. I will listen to angels worshipping you with harp and flute. I …

Object Poetry

News: Basketball has been selected to be on display at Sculpture Park and Visual Arts Gallery, Governors State University. Basketball Summer nights Under garage lights Rough texture On my fingers Ball worn flat Scratched from concrete Grassy hills Green marks spill Soil coated Sprayed with hose Sun meets field Thud, thud, thud, bounce Rhythmic music Soothing serenade song Game of horse Miss, …

Life and Death of a Greenhouse

Powder white Feathery soft Specks of dirt No dots of depletion Bugs invade hide Lay eggs at night Spreading breeding Covered while reading Infestation insult Fear, worry, destruction Toss it all, tear it up Look away, tears build up Like manna that rots We cannot hold on To plants, flowers endless spring But….. Thank you for the sunshine For breaks …