Happiness

Elusive— a whiff in the air a flash in the night the sparkle of dew before it is gone. ••• Locked— water beyond guards gold behind glass homeland of exiles who may not return. ••• The key— a nail through His hands my sackcloth and ashes the balm of chains unlocking joy. ••• Ubiquitous— a […]

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The Splendor of the Son

Oh, the splendor of the Son, bowing in the midnight shade— Your will, not mine, be done.   With the lights of supper gone, He faced the dark and prayed. Oh, the splendor of the Son.   Freely, tears began to run as His purpose weighed. Your will, not mine, be done.   The perfect […]

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When God Says No

When I say no, You say yes—  gently, firmly.  The trees bend to Your wind. And inevitably, my willfulness  will bow like so.    The joys I’ve missed—  Your priceless name, and kind, kind heart, the strongest arms and purest charms, your matchless art— are mine to claim.  Who can resist?    Though wishes press, […]

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