Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Amazing Grace


What if the base version of holiness
you've been metering out to My world
and My version of Holiness
are completely at odds?

What if your filthy rag definition of "Righteousness"
is utterly revolting to My Ocean of Mercy Heart?

Your pasteurized version of purity
creates a chasm between Myself and those I came to Save,
Those I came to Love

Have you lost your sense of wonder at the fuzzy math of My Favor
and on whom My Favor rests?
Have you lost your gratitude for the fact that that Fuzzy-Math-Favor
very much works in your favor?

When did your forgiven heart become so full
of careful cold-hearted calculations,
When was my "Whosoever will" provision
replaced by your selective system of "salvation"
you measure out to My beloved world

You have been miserly with the Gospel of Grace entrusted to you

My precious Precious Child....

You've meant well
even as you've doled out My Heart in this Heart-breaking manner

But Now,


Let the Phoenix of my Mercy
Rise triumphant from the ashes of your judgement

Return to Tenderness
Be Amazed again by Grace
Remember First Love

There is Only Love

Be Still,
Know your God
and reflect me rightly
to the world
I So Love.


"For God so loved the world"
John 3:16

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Right to Left...


Life read from right to left today
As I held my hot coffee
and looked out the picture window

A hummingbird came into the frame from stage right
Green chested and hungry
it lighted on a few flowers,
then two,
then three...

...and in this space of a moment,
into which was squeezed 
a million heartbeats 
and as many beats of his wings
he paused
to flash his emerald breastplate my way,
as if taking a bow,
before exiting stage left...

....We are but a breath
and then we are gone......

Make the Moment Count


Wednesday, August 5, 2015



Between Terra Firma
and Terra Incognita
Fine as a silken spider web
And as Invisible...

This Thread that Holds me
When all others fail
The ones that seemed
so strong
so steadfast
so substantial...

...the ersatz ephemeral toeholds
this world has to offer
the trinkets
and tenuous affections of man

No, it is not in these that I trust

But rather in the load bearing
seemingly insubstantial
Solid Ground of Spirit
Sacred Segue from Deep to Deep
in Which my flesh finds safe passage
and sure footing
in Which when I feel so utterly lost
I am Finally Found

In God Alone am I Grounded
He alone holds sway over my soul
lays claim to my heart
and affords me
Firm Foundation

Thus Anchored into the Almighty
and His fear-leveling Love for me
Thus held and harnessed in Heaven's Hands
I carry on
and Hold
to the only


"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)