probably the wrong “somewhere”

slow-building, mundane pressures push me into a mold I don't like. voices, high and low, talk me into a corner I didn't choose. God's tireless chisel crumbles me into a shape I don't understand. my desires fracture and fly out from me in all directions. the path winds, and wanders, and fades into the blank... Continue Reading →


one more chance

i cannot change the world, i cannot heal it, i cannot even fathom it. i am glad that i cannot understand. if i could, i imagine i would only cradle my head in my hands. i thank you God for my light yoke, for my small piece of the puzzle. i am sorry for my... Continue Reading →


in the blackness all I have is Your hand so don't pat me on the head and tell me it will all be all right don't shrink my head and tell me to try harder don't tell me I'm not enough don't tell me I'm just fine tell me the truth take me away lead... Continue Reading →

in Your eyes

who was I in Your eyes before I ever took a breath? what was my first blue print, first draft, first sketch? is my loose-tied frame still hung on Your intention? or has my heart fallen deep into a cage of my invention? am I to fly arrow-true the desired path of Your sight? or... Continue Reading →

problem solved

I set my heart before the philosophers and said, "Make this less heavy." The Apache medicine man said, "Sit with it, and see how you feel later." Confucius said, "If only it were the way it used to be...sigh." Solomon said, "It's all meaningless, anyway." Hobbes said, "It's probably because of all that bad shit... Continue Reading →


I stumbled through the dark places and asked You why I was there I tip-toed through a twisted maze of rain-slicked back alleys and one-way streets and asked You where I was going  dragged across the rocky bottom of a river, I fought the current to stay alive and asked why every moment had to be a battle like a marionette with... Continue Reading →

if only

if only I could live my life             in someone else’s skin. if only I could be someplace             where I have never been. if only I could see the things             I’ve never seen before. if only I could know the future             and plan for days in store. if only I had all... Continue Reading →

something about us

something about us drives me crazy. maybe it’s the way I never seem to know what’s going on, how helpless I feel, how pathless, when I’m here and You’re just. . .not, on days when I can’t seem to find Your hand. there are times of strength and confidence, beauty unabashed and fruitfulness, almost a... Continue Reading →

Your Way

obeying You is to obey the pull of gravity there is no trapdoor escape from Your will no path outside Your unfathomable purpose for years I fought You as a swimmer fights and drowns in the waves of the sea but I see now the majesty of a bruised reed bowed low beneath the gentlest... Continue Reading →

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