Time, shed your wings and sit with me. Nothing becomes you like eternity.Read more "A Request"
Soft and hazy light tinting the air with gold— the sweetest moments of the day like a tapestry unrolled across the sky tonight. The sun is saying goodbye— a warm wash of rose gold above the mountains, enchanting to behold, and yet I want to cry. The sunset fills my eyes, but the […]Read more "Sunset Meditations"
I did not know that perfect love was mine, wrapped up in swaddling clothes before my birth and opened there upon the cross—the sign that grants my meager soul its worth. More thrilling than an ice-cold breeze on hot and humid days, the moment when I knew that I had been the object of His […]Read more "Sonnet VIII"
Life is one long ocean strand just touched by the horizon. It surges, swells, and dips like dells, and presses ever skyward. – Reaching shores unrecognized, it slaps against a castle then swishing foam, retreating home, it heads for open water— where whirling wind betrays the calm in gusts and squalls and lightning, and ships […]Read more "Like an Ocean"
One word, God spoke, and light blazed forth— The day and night beginning. With words He spread the farthest stars And set the earth to spinning. With words He brought to life the beasts Of earth and sky and sea. But with His hands He shaped the souls Of first humanity. Chorus: Adore the […]Read more "Our Emmanuel"
While I can never claim to equal Dylan Thomas’s powerful poem, I have long felt there should be a Christian counter to it. This, then, is my answer to “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night.” – Do not to raging into that bright day, for death will collapse and burn at close of […]Read more "Do Not Go Raging Into That Bright Day"
I like to take the long way home, The road that strays among the hills And wanders in and out among the trees. I like to feel that southern breeze. Its gentle touch and simple thrills Invite my car and me to roam. The sunlight scatters through the air To settle on the maple limbs […]Read more "Evening Drive: Tennessee Edition"
He hunched beside the desk, trying for art. But then he heard the radio— The drums and chants and tunes from all across the world, A thousand rays of sunshine, a thousand days of bliss, a whirlwind surge of breathless life-pulse beating in his heart. – He stared beneath the sky at bursting stars and […]Read more "Purpose"
Lord of creation, Maker of light, God of all originality, Speaker of Worlds, Great Master Sculptor, use me for Your creativity. – Let me think freshly; help me to see truth’s pristine and always beautiful. God of the past, History maker, shine, through me, immutability. – Lend me Your thinking, Thinker of skill, Sage of […]Read more "The Artist’s Prayer"