Saturday, March 17, 2018


Possibility pulsing through my veins
My heart aches with the fullness

Light coursing from my pores
Tender and certain as a spring

My soul erupts with sense of worth
Fragments of love fill these footsteps

Wholeness is my grace and portion
I've surrendered to your boundless flow

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Reveal

Eyes averted to shut it down
they are called windows to the soul
and I'm afraid to let you see mine

Seen before, it was rejected
and right now it feels easier
to hide it behind a facade
You meet my gaze you're not afraid
do you really want to see me?
don't you know the failures you will find?

I can fill up the space with words
but smiles can't hide the feelings there
tumult and a need behind my eyes

If you come in there's no going back 
my heart would be laid bare to see
could you handle the truth you find there?

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


She felt uncovered
That was the feeling
That was the reality

He restored her covering
Kinsman redeemer
Bridegroom and friend

When she feels exposed
Her heart laid bare
He moves in close

He calls her out
And crowns her in glory
And wraps her in Him

Sunday, February 18, 2018


She's fire and power
Wrapped up in soft 

Bright eyes and wild hair
Flowing in winds of change

Currents in motion
She is the rock

Some days easy to catch
Like still water in a cup

Other days free to fly
Like wings on the breeze

Saturday, February 10, 2018

What is lonely?

Lonely is spending a week with friends
Feeling good
Then leaving and feeling the wall again

Lonely is telling yourself to talk to God 
He listens
But the ache returns nonetheless

Lonely is making plans with friends
They fall through
And a battle of emotions ensues 

Lonely is knowing your feelings are extreme
You should be ok
But you're just not, to your chagrin

Lonely is telling yourself to call someone
Maybe you will
But it won't satiate the ache for long

Lonely is knowing you must feel your feelings
In fullness
Before you'll ever find the other side

Thursday, February 1, 2018


Grief is a wall today
Too high to climb
Broad and unmoving 

Grief is a wind today
Whispering through my hair
Quiet but undeniable 

Grief is a knife today
Sharp in the stomach
Twisting with memories

Grief is water today
Dripping on my head
Like a leaky faucet

Grief is a tornado today
Ripping up the firm
Scattering my thoughts

Grief is certain today
But tomorrow may not be
Or will wear a new mask

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Meeting with my former self

There you are old friend
I thought I'd lost you
Or perhaps I locked you away
Because it was too painful to look you in the eye

I forgot your humor
Sometimes too dark
And often completely absurd
But you were always looking for the chance to laugh

I remember your eyes
Sparkling with life and vigor
And hope, lots of that
Hope came to your brim and overflowed

You were so outgoing
A people person through and through
You lived to connect
And embrace others in all their glory and mess

I recall your creativity
With words, with paint
And sometimes even with voice
Not caring if it was perfect, but loving the expression

And old friend
I am getting to know you again
Almost as the first time
But with the wisdom found in brokenness

I lost you in the mire
In the desperation
Forcing the shattered into form
I couldn't hold onto you while I chased the pieces

I'm transforming
Into me, an expression of you
The best of both
But this time,  I'm choosing to love all of us