Song of the Afflicted

Song of the Afflicted

When the world's weight rests on top the weary wounded what have they to do? Climb higher on the wire up towards heaven's view. With words they weep for the afflicted, for they know affliction. And in their pain, songs of mercy sing. So you there; lost in the maze and craze, darkness above and [...]

Like a Bird

Like a Bird

What of this travel up rocky terrain, storms pushing against us? Pilot dips the nose of plane, so tuck your chin against the winds and like a bird rise to unexpected heights of Beauty Photo credit: Roya Ann Miller

Focus

Focus

The day's begun, I bow my head, and whisper words beneath the sun. Bring power and majesty to this earth so within all life there is rebirth. I will not doubt Your Presence, still; but lift my eyes up to the hill. Send down Your grace and teach me love. Keep our eyes focused on [...]

He Loadeth Me?

He Loadeth Me?

I wasn’t quite awake when I read the words, “He loadeth me, O blessed thought”. And I immediately reacted. I know! Why are you loading me down like this, God? I squinted then and realized the word I read was leadeth, not loadeth. Right… It's the end of week and I'm looking to be led [...]

Dancer Warm Up

Wake up! The Dancer comes, acknowledging you by name. He rejoices over you with dancing (Zephaniah 3:17), giving strength and supporting you with His Right Hand, turning you from problems to His Presence-- Plié: bending you toward the needs of others Tendu: stretching you to new accomplishments Dégagé: disengaging you from what is no longer necessary [...]

Soul’s Garden

From the distance, the limbs layered with maple leaves look like the tree's heavy overcoat. Up close, just a breath of air, a bird's wings and each leaf flutters in independence. How stately and majestic the tree stands in its new summer attire. It wears its age well as unseen life strengthens it—leaf to limb, trunk to root to depths of earth [...]