Rise up...Beautiful One. See! The winter is past...the rains are almost over. Buds are appearing, the Season of Song has come. Rise up...my Beautiful One. We've seen the scourging, stripes and spearing. We wait in silence. Blood poured out, sacrifice for sin. Mine. I wait. Head bowed to the east before the Rising Sun, the [...]
Breathe in, drink your fill of sweet air. Draw in color like shades of beautiful character expressing God's own. What traits of His do you see reflected now in your own mind? Look, the blossoms bud once again, though once dead, now bloom, violets and glories of the morning. Trees mighty, their strength towering above [...]
Little dove, my dearest one, you thought your life was almost done. But when you saw that you might sink, you fluffed your feathers and chirped, “Wait! Think! What about those things God has called my wings...?"
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 [...]
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 [...]
The tree limbs and branches sprawl and spread across the floating balloon of a sun. Light pushes through, taking center stage with brilliance. Place your candle on the table. Reveal its flickering flame. Even the wick's embers, smoldering, glow. Its beauty, but a breath, like a life, may help light the way for another. In [...]
Todd and I were having dinner outside at the Knick. We had picked up Dad after work for a Friday fish fry. (I had salmon.) It was a beautiful summer evening in Milwaukee. The waiter had poured some wine into our glasses and Dad had poured his O’Doul’s. A political debate began simmering at the [...]
Stir my heart to prayer, Lord, turn my mind to you. Let prayer be my noble cause, may belief be no effort. A broken heart waits, a child sits in despair, a mother, overwhelmed. A father, lost. For I knew these things well and closed my eyes to you, my ears. Your face shone on my darkness, [...]