Mustard Seeds

the lily’s bloom the grazing doe the secret smile For each seed of tenderness we are grateful; for each planting of joy we give you thanks. the hazy dawn the rolling thunder the friendly silence For each seed of wonder we sing gratitude; for each planting of...

Sunset

Light runs out before love is finished — some days, I think, even before love begins — and the horizon blazes with the angry grief of time we wish we’d had, moments we missed, stories we didn’t begin to write together or could’ve written...

Love, Rise

Sun, rise and welcome the new day I have dreaded Love, rise and stand in the gap of my silent fears I watch the sunrise because I long for your warmth River, rise and carry away this ache of sorrow Love, rise and wash over me with wonder I come to the water because I...

Love

What we have confined, O Love, you have exploded. What we have defined, O Love, you have confounded. What we have constrained, O Love, you have released. What we have diminished, O Love, you have overflowed. What we have cast in stone, O Love, you have made to dance....

It’s Going To Be Bad

“Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away.’ … I have told you this before it occurs, so that when it does occur, you may believe.” – John 14:27b-29 (NRSV) It’s the speech that I call The Great...

Glory!

Glory! Life begun! Sing hallelujah! The grave has given birth, the tomb has revealed life, the tears have watered joy. Glory! Life eternal! Sing hallelujah! Heaven is unwavering, wonder is imperishable, love is not weary. Glory! Life temporal! Sing hallelujah! Every...

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