Mumbled Prayer

So hurried now
No time to waste
A mumbled prayer
Sent out in haste

Days past by
Til friend relayed
How happy was
That I had prayed

With joy he shared
In warm embrace
Receiving of
God’s good grace

A wonder now
To contemplate
With little prayer
God answered great

Imagine what
God would do
If all our faith
Was really true!

Echoes of Retreat

Found within prayer drifting
Of echoes of the soul
The silence of retreat
Returns with great console

Flame of candles whisper
Prayer of two sides sing
Tabernacles’ color
And warming light it brings

Home of only love
In way of souls that bound
Precious gifts eternal
Treasures that were found

Holy souls of knowing
Forever have a place
Deep within the One
And dwell with gift of grace

In Front of Me

A gaze upon
The cross to see
The love that is
In front of me

This story true
Of God with us
In soul of view

Let focus be
In way ahead
The light that shines
In daily bread

My cross to bear
Or joy to see
Know in my soul
You’re there with me

Statement of Unnoticed

On a sidewalk frozen
Laid upon the ground
A statement of unnoticed
In sleeping bag is found

Soul is wrapped up tight
I caught in glimpse of view
I see his hair like mine
In vision shining through

A mirror of reflection
A fear filled truth to see
That this suffering soul
Could easily be me

Pause of introspection
A thought to keep with me
Easy be reversal
Of everyone I see

Difference We Share

Let all be foretold
Let this message ring clear
Of the time before us
A challenge is here

Hostility brewing
We feel in the air
I’m right and your wrong
Hate, not our country, tear

Let us not cast labels
No tolerance bare
In time of dark night
Pray for light to appear

Let us not be divided
With the difference we share
Treating all with respect
With grace let us care

Beyond Imagine

What would you sing?
Oh Brother John
Now that you’ve passed
Into beyond

You challenged us
With song to see
Imagine that
No heaven be

Intent was pure
Past man’s creation
Now in light beyond

Encounter found
Of great mercy
The door into

Image there’s a mercy
I’ve seen it, it is true
Gift of our dear Savior
Offered to you too

Two Objects Together

A beautiful sight
For the soul to see
Two objects together
Of simplicity

An altar of wood
A passion of love
A bible at rest
Opened above

Man and divine
Two sides in finding
Here now connected
Jesus in binding

The Gospel is spoken
That speaks of the One
Loves ultimate price
Gift of Gods Son

Treasure to cherish
One of the Word
Let Spirit indwell
Its’ truth to be heard

Stained Glass

Each of us, a piece of glass
Your light shining through
Tainted by sin and wounds
Cast a bit askew

Each of us is broken
In need of healing true
Through the gift of faith
Our souls You do rescue

Co-heirs to the kingdom
Blessed with life anew
Drawn unto one light
Your way we do pursue

Sharing of gifts blessed
Praying in the pew
Through broken love You craft
Beyond what we construe

Bonded in One love
A mosaic is the view
Pieces of stained glass
A masterpiece of You

Dusting of White

A dusting of white
Covers the scene
Peace in its song
Vision serene

A touch of Your grace
A gift for today
Warming the barren
Hope in the way

A palette of flakes
Of skies frozen light
A shadow reversed
Provides deep insight

Let the soul wander
Consumed in the view
Into sweet beauty
Found within You

Consume Us Now

Behold, beloved
This truth to see
This miracle
In front of thee

Fruit of the earth
Fruit of the vine
Transforms into
A gift divine

Your thirst to quench
A hunger found
In living Word
My gifts abound

Consume us now
In one love be
Know heaven sweet