Category Archives: words

One Holy Night

This night This dark night While the earth lay silent all heaven erupts Glory falls naked and small and finds Himself in a manger With us and yet we can’t see He chose to come small, unnoticed, unwanted So we wouldn’t remain so He chose to grow in skin and among temptations So we would see […]

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O Holy Night

Oh holy night…the words fade softly into the dark surrounding me.  It is 3:00am and I am sitting here on the couch enveloped in the soft glow of lights from the Christmas tree perched in the corner.  I am welcoming the advent of this day earlier than most but it seemed more prudent to wrestle […]

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“Nothing”

…”tell me what do you have in your house?”  “Your servant has nothing there at all,” she said, “except a little oil.”  (2 Kings 4:2) She was desperate.  Wanting to save her sons from slavery but having “nothing” in her grasp to do so.  At least that is what she thought. I am guessing you […]

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Breaking Through

Words hold mystery and truth in the very same sentence.  Words can break through the cold and hard places within much like the daffodils break through the wintered ground in the spring.  Words, whether born from my pen or from another’s, are my thing.  I am always hungering for more.  Yet there are moments, like […]

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Twilight Examen

Twilight is falling like a gentle rain. I am not ready for this day’s impending demise because there is much left within me wanting – yet it comes, ready or not. So, rather than fight the inevitable, I pause to collect my thoughts. What has this day brought to me? What have I given back […]

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