Saturday, May 19, 2012

Maze of Mercy

Loneliness is the first thing which God's eye named
not good.
-- John Milton

For the young mother with a full load and an empty heart…


For the stressed boss with no time to breathe and abandoned by all…


For the outcasted one who is just trying to survive, by herself…


For the builders of walls with bricks of isolation…neglect…or self imposed solitude…


Look past those walls, dear children…

Stretch as high as you possibly can….climb a ladder….grab a pogo stick

And see

What’s beyond

That wall of loneliness

Something new

Brand new

Paths and trails that all lead to


to Love

No matter which way you turn…

He’s already there…

Turn right….

It leads to mercy

Step to the left…

And meet grace

Go straight on…

and fall into love

so wide, so deep, so great

You can’t even imagine…

Beyond the wall of loneliness lies

A maze of mercy
A garden of grace
And a labyrinth of love…

Why are you waiting my friend?

Come on over….

Leap into the arms of love


and never be alone again…

because Perfect Love overcomes lonely

If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Land of Hope

It happened again…

What I knew I should do…I didn’t

What I shouldn’t do…I did

I totally blew it!

How many times?

How many more times?

How many times until His grace… stops?

closed eye



Seventy times Seven?




Unlimited grace

Unending mercy

Unconditional love

Abstract heart

I ask

He forgives

I am weak

He is strong

I am blessed beyond belief


He tells me

No regrets, child

As far as the east is from the west

They are gone


Now move on….with Me

Cross over this wall of regrets and

pitch your tent in the land of hope


For David says in regard to Him, I saw the Lord constantly before me, for He is at my right hand that I may not be shaken or overthrown or cast down [from my secure and happy state].
Therefore my heart rejoiced and my tongue exulted exceedingly; moreover, my flesh also will dwell in hope [will encamp, pitch its tent, and dwell in hope in anticipation of the resurrection].

I saw God before me for all time.
      Nothing can shake me; he's right by my side.
   I'm glad from the inside out, ecstatic;
      I've pitched my tent in the land of hope.
   I know you'll never dump me in Hades;
      I'll never even smell the stench of death.
   You've got my feet on the life-path,
      with your face shining sun-joy all around.

Friday, April 13, 2012

False Imprisonment

It’s late

My mind is racing and the curves are getting sharper at every turn

The murmuring begins…

Your situation will never get better...
Nothing good can come of this...
It’s always been done that way and it’s not going to change now...
It ‘s hopeless so you might as well just give up…
Where is your God right now anyway!?

Every thought forges another iron bar



Holding captive

A soul that longs to be


praise dance

I grab my Sword

Turn onion skin paper thick with promises

I suffer much and am in prison as one who has done something very bad. I am in chains, but the Word of God is not chained.

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

The Lord your God
wins victory after victory
and is always with you.
He celebrates and sings
because of you,
and he will refresh your life
with his love.

Trust in, lean on, rely on, and have confidence in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is a refuge for us (a fortress and a high tower). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

When you go through deep waters,
I will be with you.
When you go through rivers of difficulty,
you will not drown.
When you walk through the fire of oppression,
you will not be burned up;
the flames will not consume you.

My eyes behold His glory

My heart is immersed in His grace

He squeezes my hand


I leap!


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