We have become His poetry

From enemies and vagabondsTo lovers and trusted sonsGod has done a thingThat we will sing about forever,For He has penned a glorious stanzaWith our very lives,Weaving together seemingly random eventsThat converge to form a constellation of His mercies-Moments that made no senseSeasons so dark we lost our very selvesNon-linear paths that all led usHere.To His […]

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Capacity for Illusions

Humans have a great great capacityFor illusions,For imagining a version of the worldDictated by our preferencesAs though we were the ones who made itIn seven days.God has mercy on those He wants to have mercy,Whether or not we agree with His assessmentAnd He plays on a field far, far aboveOur own.We are not Christians because […]

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On bearing fruit

There’s nothing quite likeBearing fruit-The child you’ve longed and prayed forNow giggling and squirming in your armsThe book you sensed you had inside youFinally seeing the light of God’s SunThe cause you’ve spent a lifetime fighting forAt last sweeping up a generation.Bearing fruit is a central tenetTo being alive;Its proof that you were hereProof that […]

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Blessings becoming burdens

Sometimes it’s the good stuff That trips you up. The overconfidence that comes with a  Good track record, A long list of followers and  And the roaring thunder of applause. Blessings can become burdens, Binding you ever more tightly To what you’ve made of yourself until  You’re convinced that nothing else matters, Victories from yesterday  […]

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God made flesh

Imagine the humility  Of a Creator Penning Himself into the story  He’d been writing, Not as a powerful ruler  Resplendent with glory, Nor a scrappy rebel  Raising up a militia, But as helpless babe in Bethlehem In need of milk and warmth And the magic of a mother’s touch. God made flesh- The Most Powerful […]

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The Applicant’s Prayer

Dear LORD, I never want to forget  That you are all-satisfying  And that You have my best interests At heart  Infinitely more than I do. I’ve made an application  Hedged my bets Taken a leap of faith  And now I find myself in limbo Waiting Hoping Day dreaming about how life would be  With a […]

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Perfect Paths

Sometimes, we tell ourselvesThat unless we findThe perfect pathThen its foolish to takeThe first step.And yet that is theMost foolish step to of all-The commitment to being noncommittalThe choice of not choosingThe decision to not decide;WaitingFor someone elseTo make your dreams come true.In case you were wondering –There are no perfect paths.No one gets them.No […]

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Hollow Jewel

A life that sparklesOnly on the surfaceWith more hypeThan substance,Where success comesToo quicklyToo easilyWithout depthWithout patienceWithout a need for GodOr other people-Such a lifeMay dazzle for a timeBut in the end is aHollow jewelOr worse stillA counterfeit.Contrasted to an existence that isHewn out of struggleWith promises that tarry,Forged in the fireThat faith requiresProduces something closerTo […]

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My Bread is buttered in Heaven

And not on earthWith the miserly.My hand does not look toThe employer who paysOr the consumer whoConsumesNor the stock that multiplies,But to the God who has keptAll living thingsAliveFor millennia.My bread is buttered in heaven,I do not need to stealLieCheatManipulateOr weaselFor provision.My Father knows wellHow to take care of me.

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Hair on an Egg

Have you ever seen hair Growing an egg? You won’t. Have you ever been on the edge Of some great adventure, On the cusp of a worthwhile, audacious project And then searched long and hard For the one reason Not to show up? You’ll probably find it. But the fact that you had to search […]

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