Monday, March 31, 2014

Cross Over


Be brave, Beloved
Let your eyes take in the View
Step into this bounty
Meticulously Crafted,
just for you

all was ashes
all is Beauty
all was lost
all is New

Complete your Crossing
into All That Will Be,
behind you now nothing
but an unbroken sea

in which is buried
 all that is past,
all that imprisoned
and possessed you

Time now to Reap in Laughter
Time to Rest in Joy
Time to Return to the Land of the Living
to take leave of tears
and Begin

you endured,
Now Enjoy
Every Good and Perfect Gift
I had waiting for you

on this,

The Other Side


"Have I not commanded you?  Be Strong and of Good Courage;
do not be afraid, nor be dismayed,
for the Lord your God is with you
wherever you go."
-Joshua 1:9

Tuesday, March 25, 2014



You can Let Go
Because I never do

You can relax your hold
Because it is I, The Most High
Who Holds You

Let fly, Let fly
My little one...

You are Mine
You are Mine
You are Mine

I AM height, I AM depth,
I AM width, I AM breadth,
and you are braced in Me

What fear can possibly remain
when you are so perfectly Loved,
when you have My Word

that Never, will I Ever, Ever forsake you?

What clinging can continue
when you are carved, My Beloved,
into the Very Hand of God?


"God Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support.  I will not, I will not, I will not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let you down nor relax my hold on you!  Assuredly not!"
-Hebrews 13:5 (Amplified Version)

Thursday, March 20, 2014



Feel Me
My Love
As close as Breath
And Inhale
As Adam did
That First Breath

Which Began Life
In The Beginning
And Breathes Still

Lay Aside
dogma, deeds, dead works
(all these counterfeit conduits to Me)
And Come
Naked, Open Handed, Empty

Let Me Breathe Again
Breath of Life
Know, as Adam did
This intimate intubation 
Deity inseparably interwoven
with Dust


With you
In you
One with you,



"Prophesy unto the Wind...and say to the Wind,
'Thus says the Lord God:
Come from the four winds, O Breath, and Breathe upon these slain,
that they may Live."
-Ezekiel 37:9

Here Comes the Sun....


.....sorry to so shamelessly 'borrow' from the Beatles there,
but Harrison said it so well, it bears repeating......

....especially today.....

it finally happened.....

the first day of

We made it.......

through the falling, the darkness, the dying......
the cold, the fear, the hard broken road........

Here We Are

on the other side...

Winter now graciously concedes,
her important work completed.
Satisfied, she steps aside,

to make room for Light,
for Life coming back,
for All Things New....

Here comes the Sun my friends,

it's going to be Glorious.


"Their Path is like the light of dawn
which shines brighter and brighter
unto the Perfect Day"
-Proverbs 4:18

Saturday, March 15, 2014


"I will give you the treasures of darkness,
and hidden riches of secret places"
-Isaiah 45:3


It is a sacred trust to be subjected to the dark night of the soul.
True treasure is not brandished in broad daylight,
not before it is unearthed from punishing pressure,
considerable confinement,
darkness that feels like death,
black as night,
the treasure hunter subjected
to the same surroundings
as the treasure itself,

deep calling to deep

There is a communion with Christ which only happens
when we share in His sufferings,
when we are crucified with him,
when we undergo the extreme duress
despised by those content with cubic zirconias...

Therein true riches are found
Therein Gift is formed
From this burial we are unearthed
and we become the Reveal
of the One True God,

The Treasure


"I, the Lord, form the light and create darkness"
-Isaiah 45:7

Friday, March 14, 2014

be healed....


Healed, we become healers
A beautiful relay of Redemption
A domino effect of Divine Energy
and Grace

Paying forward what we could never have paid for
Freely Given, we freely give
and become fountainheads
for all who are thirsty
for all who need beauty
for whosoever will...

Quenching the thirst of thousands
Soothing weary souls
Holy hands holding gently,
broken hearts,
as our hearts are Held...

...till they too become whole
till they become healed
and in turn
come to know
for themselves

The Healer


"The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me
to heal the brokenhearted"
-Isaiah 61:1

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Beginnings - a haiku ...


The waters subside
Tempest transformed to New Day
Noah's dove finds Rest...


Isaiah 54:11,12

Wednesday, March 5, 2014



...the smoky taste of my coffee
brimming in my moody maroon mug..

puppy snoozing, breathing softly,
she knows all is well....

Vanilla and Sandlewood
flickering, burning away,
silent and golden in waning winter's light...

and steady Oaks
standing their snowy watch,
ancient and noble outside my window...
their stillness staying me,
grounding me,
in the gorgeous gracious Gift


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Good Shepherd....


He is good, you know....this Shepherd of ours......
not some distant deity,
but here,
nearer than touch,
eating, sleeping, breathing with us,
in it with us,
 for the long haul....

...through green pastures and the shadow of death alike,
guiding us,
rod and staff at the ready,
not to clobber us over the head for misdeeds and missteps,
but to Comfort us,

To Comfort Us....

He looks for and delights in, as all good parents do,
the wonderful in his children,
not what's wrong with them...
That misperception has been impressed on us
by others
by hirelings,
who do not know His heart...

A Heart so consumed with His Beloved
His Chosen
His very own Creation,
His Magnum Opus...

We have a Shepherd Who will go head to head
with anyone who dares say differently
A Shepherd Who will defend to the death
His own,
and indeed,
did just that,
at Calvary...

Shepherd became Sheep,
became Lamb of God,
taking the blows we could not bear,
dying the death He could not bear to see us die,
so that any doubt of His Devotion
of His Deep Abiding Love
would be removed Forever,
so we would follow,

The Good Shepherd


"I AM the Good Shepherd.  
The Good Shepherd gives His life for the sheep.  
But a hireling, he who is not The Shepherd,
one who does not own the sheep, 
sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep.
I AM the Good Shepherd; and I know My sheep,
and am known by My own."
-John 10:11-14

Sunday, March 2, 2014



It's Safe now
The Storm has passed
Relax your bracing against the blast.....

.....It's Over.

You hung, my Love, feeling helpless
fearing I had forsaken you
when all the while it was I, hanging there with you,
and you with Me,
held by the nails of 

You were never alone, my Beloved,
not for one moment...

I was with you,
bled with you,
in your Garden of Gethsamane...
I walked with you this ancient Way
the road to this death...

But this death,
that felt so terrible,
that was so terrible, my Love,
so merciless,
brutal beyond bearing,
has set the stage for New Life,
for Knowing Me in a way you could not have otherwise,
for making Me known....

There is a time to die,
That time is Done.

You bore the cross with Me,
now it's time to be Born...

Here comes the sun, my Beloved One,
You died with me,
Now Rise with Me,

and Live.


"I AM the ressurection and the Life;
though he died, yet shall he Live."
-John 11:25