A Command to Rest

Sometimes caregivers get into the habit of feeling that they always have to be “on”. They may be riddled with feeling that if they take a break for one quick moment trouble will ensue. I am one of those kinds of caregivers. We are usually burned out, a tad resentful to be honest, and most…

Cinderella’s Shame

That twelve-year-old dined in the latrine. They bullied her out of the cafeteria, past the principal’s office, all the way to the grimy lavatory. How could a pudgy, intellect overcome such torment? What made her so unworthy? This wasn’t David against Goliath, this was David against Goliath and his three brothers who were just as…

I Deserved To Die

Where was the man? When everybody stood there with stones in their hands Ready to brutally murder me for my life is quicksand My accusers accuse me. Sinners in the judgment seat As if they haven’t slaughtered enough of these sheep They’ll stone me for my sin yet the law they can’t keep Admittingly I’m…

Still, God

Every time, I consider the recklessness of God’s love permeating the earth I am confronted with this truth. He is still God. He never stopped being God. When I get too close to destiny and far from familiarity and get scared and turn back, He’s still God. When sin looks like my favorite dish because…

Shifted

Down, low My head would hang So far beneath Christ’s intent Even lower I’d clang Wondering where all my time was spent Bottled in confusion Nestled in care It was all an allusion How I despised the despair But now I’m aware That even when I was down and low There was no place where…

The Other Side Praise

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” Psalms 23:4 Imagine on your spiritual journey approaching a tunnel that appears to be the most dreadful experience known to man. What’s the first thing…

Get Comfortable

Insatiable hunger Seeking spiritual food What I found was clichés Traditions and rituals But I sat still, hastened to pray Found that I was looking for flaws Negativity seeped into my quest The issue wasn’t the church It was my brokenness I’d put on these glasses Viewing the Body through my pain My heart lies…

Established Footprints

“For if you carefully keep all these commandments which I command you to do- to love the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, and to hold fast to Him- then the Lord will drive out all these nations from before you and you will dispossess greater and mightier nations than yourselves.” Deuteronomy…

Loved On Purpose

I’m always confident until I blow it As if grace is only for the put together My mistakes pale in comparison to the blood I’m a mess at the well and He comes and sits As if mercy is only for those who do better My failings become beautiful testimonies by the blood It’s okay,…