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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The Claims of God

There is One who Claims to have simply spoken All of existence Into existence. Who asks you To trust Him with your very life, Daily. Who claims to be the One that keeps your Heart beating And neurones firing And mitochondria cycling ATP. The One who says ‘Trust Me’ With your future happiness With your […]

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Path towards the Son

We stumble We fall and breakWe stutterWe chokeAnxiety holds our eyelids openForbidding sleep to commune with us.Walking with GodIs to become increasingly aware of how farWe’ve fallenAnd then to see firsthand how deep He divesTo come get us.The act of following GodIs not one of perfect practice,Demanding external performancesFrom an unchanged heart.He does not want […]

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Enough grace on Monday

For the weeks that end With more questions than answers, That add yet another weight Onto shoulders that are already aching, When worst case scenarios Playing out in the mind Seem to only get more vivid as the days pass, As anxiety mounts And the clouds of depression Threaten to break right above our heads- […]

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Salt

Being an agent of change is awkward  Often difficult to find yourself on the unpopular side of a conversation Speaking when others would have you stay silent Showing up when others have made bets you wouldn’t  Offering grace to those who don’t deserve it Salt is not a meal on its own And not a […]

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I’ve been looking for You

I get cravings throughout the day To glance at my phone: Hoping for a notification, Checking for messages; For reassurance that someone loves me For a reminder that my contributions matter For something to distract me. But when I think deeply enough I realize I am looking for something deeper, Something I have perceived from […]

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Ratio

We have never known for certain What a future moment will hold. Our estimates have been good. Calculations fairly accurate. But we have never known for sure. The unborn child The business plan The video before it’s posted We never know for sure the outcome. If this year has done anything It’s made it clear […]

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