Old Van Metaphor

Old Van Metaphor

Old white van parked on the roadside, mud speckled in snow. Marble streaks and tire tracks from window frame could be a photograph. Consider miles traveled through rain and ice, her engine puttering sparks of life as shiny sedans and semi road hogs blast their horns. Though scraped and scuffed she rebounds back. Here she [...]

A View

A View

From kitchen window broom stands against garage door, askew. What lies beyond the door of this day—off center, all lopsided and cockeyed? I rinse my cup and listen to water rushing from the faucet through my fingers. Cup shines. What can bear a stain? Day unfolds in threes—a testing from Sunday’s sermon. “That’s too much [...]

A Study of Light

A Study of Light

Moods of water float with ease on ice, broken. Let yours too. Water is drawn to rocky shores near naked sand. So am I. What is Love that it should shine through the dark night of my soul? What is darkness that it should reveal the Light of your love? Through fogs of depression You [...]

Radiant

Radiant

Look and see! The sun makes its daily triumphant entrance, sweeps it’s brilliance across the expanse of the sky, pours out its presence on all things, then slips away to give you a little space. It jogs away every night only to circle back to you first thing in the morning. Its entrance saturates your [...]

A Proposal

A Proposal

Will you sit with me? Maybe I need some vitamin D3, I’m just feeling…well, a little blue. Come sit beside me. I’m warm inside my coat with my fingertips tucked inside my palms. Are you warm enough? There are some things I want to say before I forget. Do you remember the day you bent [...]

The Blossom

The Blossom

Sun, where have you gone? Seeds of youth now buried deep, yet fed by soil still.   Nourishing our growth, from darkness comes Your brilliance; streams of light at dawn.   Pass not a shadow of unrest, but protecting, till our faith takes hold.   Beauty yet unseen, under earth, beneath Your light, roots prepare [...]

Waiting

Waiting

Drenched in water too weighty to rise, or balancing on a precipice above the current of the deep, out of reach, a prayer goes unanswered.   Elements floating, stirring, swirling into perfect harmony. One move too soon and it may sink. So we wait.   Buoyant in stillness, peaceful in movement. Pure focus. Flowing clarity [...]