Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Confusion, Confusion, Confusion

Sometimes I have a real understanding of what I'm writing, or at least trying to write....and then there are other times, like this one. I guess that's all I have to say about that....


Help me not to be
Blind to what I see
But let me be aware
Of the moving of your hand

The difference
Between wants and needs
Is trusting you
To reveal your will me to me

I want to walk
Paths you trace
Caring only about
Finishing this race

The struggle is not
To believe or doubt
But simply

To live faith out


Sunday, February 23, 2014

Watching My Daughters Grow Up

My daughters were home this past week on a school break. The girls are 19 and 21. I am amazed at how grown up my children have become.  Considering those facts...this poem fits well in the stack.

So I share it with you.


Looking at you
I realize
That soon
You won’t need me

Time passed
Without my notice
And now
Your nearly ready
To go out on your own.

It’s too late now
And I can’t bring back
The past.
I must face letting
You go
With so much left unsaid.

God watch over
This woman-child of mine,
Be for her
What I cannot be
As she moves into her time.

Guard her steps,
Hold her heart,
Hold her close

To You.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

What I Long For

I have been a believer, follower, Christ-follower, Christian for 42 years. I've seen things, and had things done to me in all those years that would shock, disappoint and disillusion some. But I can't quit...I can't give up on Jesus. And I can't give up on the church either..

Long a teenager, I prayed that God would be as real to me as He was to Abraham, Moses and Joseph. My wife and I prayed that same prayer when we married and continue to pray that prayer for both ourselves and our children today.

Recently my oldest son posted this to facebook...."I don't want that 'Old Time Religion," I want Jesus. I couldn't say it any better than that.


Father in heaven,
Great is your love.
A precious gift
Given by your Son
Who left a throne above
To hang on a cross
For us, for us.

We bring an offering,
All that we are.
We long to serve You,
We want to be where
You are.

Hear our prayer
And pour our your Spirit.
Wash over us
We pray.
Holy God
Be with us today.

We give our lives
And all that we have
To You.
Pour us out

Glory to Thee.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Back in the Saddle Again

I have been under the weather for two weeks and didn't realize that I haven't blogged in all that time. If you've missed these often disturbing ramblings I apologize. But I'm back to disturb your sleep with troubling verses. LOL!

There are a few friends whom I have lost touch with through the years. Even mighty Facebook has not helped me find them. To be truthful....I wonder about some of them quite often. This poem, written in 2009, expresses my longing to know how they are.

For a Friend

Often wonder
What’s become
Of you.

What have the years
What have they given?
Would I know you?

Do you
Remember me
Am I dreaming?

Have you found
Your hopes?
My greatest wish

Is that you have.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Unlucky in Love

To be honest with you, I was lonely throughout high school....but too afraid of being rejected by a girl to do much of anything about it. I guess that makes me pretty least back then and in terms of the whole guy-girl thing.

Anyway...this one has found its way to the top of the stack and so I shall now share it with you. All the way from 1977....


It was pain that brought us together.
Two lonely people,
We started to share.
The feelings between us became more than close,
Both afraid
Yet willing to risk again.

But time drove us apart for a season
And when I saw you again
I felt the same
But fate had replaced me with another.
I felt pain but hid it.

But feelings were reborn,
We were sharing again
I could feel the same,
But could you?

If we’d only had our chance.