Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Waiting Room

in another place
unfamiliar face
colors of a few
shapes so very new
friendlier than most

In another place--how far away?
So very different than another day?
But similar upon a closer view:
in every place is you and I...and You!
And One is here and now and everyday.
He is the Truth, the Life, He is The Way!
And everyone is equal in His sight!
All ye living, in Him take great delight!

All are equal in His sight.
When you approach God, you have just as much right to be in His Presence as I have. He loves you that much!
He only wants one thing of You: ask for His Son Jesus to be Your Savior.
He provided so much for your life through Jesus Christ!
Don't miss out!
Get out of the Waiting Room!!


You sing new songs over me...
I cannot understand!
As I glorify Your Name
You give me a hand!
All Heaven is rejoicing as
I live my life for You;
as You support me, oh my God,
I know I shall go through!

Blessed be that melody
no person could repeat.
Only by Your voice, oh Lord,
could that song be complete!
The hearer to be elevated
to a higher height
as You voice Your heart, oh God,
expressing Your delight!

You sing a song anew, oh God,
and newer everyday.
Your melody to stabilize me
on the Narrow Way!
So fortunate, Lord, are the ones
who recognize Your voice!
We join the hosts of Heaven as
we revel and rejoice!

The Word Of God tells us that He is so in love with us that He sings new songs over us everyday!
Can you handle that?!
I cannot understand it, either, but I will surely love Him back as best as I can!


O blessed be the covering,
so little may affect!
The canopy of God's own hand
to shelter and protect!
The sanctuary of the Blood
to heal and to forgive;
beneath this precious covering
I prosper and I live!

Oh the sacred covering
that nothing else can match:
superior to shingle...
superior to thatch...
that covering that comes as I
cry Jesus' holy Name:
His mercies to depend upon,
His glories to proclaim!

Yes, blessed be that covering-
assuredly, it's mine!
Belonging to the only One
so perfectly divine!
His Name, His Name is Jesus,
and the Son of God is He!
Even God Himself, yes, and
He covers even me!!

And He can cover You!!
Let Him in! Tell Him how much You need Him! And if you think you don't need Him, you are amongst the ones that need Him most!!
His Name is Jesus.
His Name is Jesus.
His Name is Jesus!
He is knocking at the door of your heart.


Solitude once more?
Solitude unknown!
Whatever the location,
Jesus' light is shown.
The barrenness of desert...
the depth of any vale...
the height of every mountaintop...
His light shall never fail!

Solitude once more-
in Him all the way!
Light so very present in
the Truth, the Life, the Way!

You cannot outrun the Light.
You cannot sin yourself out His grace.
You cannot do anything to escape His love.
Wherever you are, God is aware of it. As refreshing as solitude sometimes is, God is right there with you.
Receive Him and embrace Him!

Sunday, December 26, 2010


Taking off the cover
for Jesus--my whole Lover.
Naught to hinder view;
for He alone can do.
None other saves my soul...
none other makes me whole...
none other meets my need...
"Come, Jesus, intercede."

After our affair
heart and soul laid bare,
yet completely whole
under His control.

What can make me whole again? The same thing that completes anyone: Jesus Christ.
How complete?
That is entirely up to you!


Nothing stops here.
No one rests.
City never sleeps.
What is progress?



out the giving window,
a lavish view of life.
Looking...but not seeing?
Ecstasy to strife!
Anything you want to see
availed through the pane;
too, so much that you do not
availed through the pain.

Turning from the window...
what shall be the gain?
Life itself determines the
emotion to remain...
You can choose the outcome,
to fret or to rejoice!
Looking out the window.
Seeing life--it is a choice!

Life is a choice.
What will you choose?

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Come this day...

"Glory to God!"

May these cries be more than mere recitation of old words! May they be the heartcries of appreciation from people who realize what salvation is...OUR salvation!

Come this day a miracle!
Come, a saving grace!
Come, salvation of the soul,
just look into His face!!
Behold a little baby?
Behold, another child?
within us domiciled!
O celebrate ye heavens!
O celebrate, ye earth!
Not ever to exist another
caliber of birth!
Life alive forevermore
availed to even man!
O celebrate ye, one and all,
the Father's perfect Plan!

Lay aside every dread and see the awesome simplicity of Christmas!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


"Holy, holy holy..."
once again the angels sing;
"Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!
Bring us all the tree can bring!"
Oh Father, please forgive me!
Oh, where has focus gone?
Can we not return to that scene
'round the manger 'yon?

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus,
we celebrate You yet
and entreat, a glimpse afresh
of Your face, we shall get!
A look above the package...
a glimpse beyond the tree...
just a glance into Your face
reveals eternity!

Glory, glory, glory!
And we behold it true
as we experience the life
of being part of You!
Life of such abundance,
life without an end...
Holy Jesus glory,

Celebrate, but remember.
Give, without stress.
Live, with joy!

Gift of Peace

Peace on earth.
Peace in you!
That is the only way that we will have peace on earth: peace in ourselves!
Is there peace in you?

Serenity abroad...
where will it come to rest?
Them that are recipients,
they are so very blessed!
Peace on earth? Goodwill to men?
How many understand?
When will they see that they must reach out
with an empty hand?

Too many limitations...
amendments...strings attached...
The peace we are so needy of
the same cannot be matched!!
It only takes submission,
the swallowing of pride,
going to the manger,
emerging with a Bride!

Peace on earth--will ever we
obtain it in our day?
YES! The same exists in Christ!
The Truth, the Life, the Way!
In a manger come, but,
in the clouds soon to return;
"Obtain His peace inside your soul,"
the 'season's' lone concern!

What greater gift than Jesus Christ?
Receive The Gift!
Receive Him with joy and expectation!
Receive the Gift that keeps on what cannot be bought!
Jesus Christ is The Gift!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

In the Glory...

As His Season is enveloping us, we are singing of His glory. As the world is singing of the glory of His birth, we are contemplating and savoring the glory of his life!
May we be ever so careful that His glory is far more than seasonal...

In the glory of Your Presence...
oh, the wonder here!
No more more classes...
limits disappear!
Ah, but ONE to realize:
description of the same-
save to sing to Jesus,
accolades unto His Name,!

In the glory of Your Presence,
oh, the wonder here!
Seeing the invisible
so vivid and so near!
Ah, but one remains unseen:
as END of glory sight;
but such be no concern, as in
Your Presence I delight!

In the glory of Your Presence,
oh, the wonder here!
The Presence of Your Holiness-
intense and so severe!
Ah, but one remains unknown:
when is the constancy
of being in Your holiness
throughout eternity?

"Oh, so glorious!
Come quickly, Lord Jesus!"

Friday, December 17, 2010


"Hallelujah! Hallelujah!"
choruses resound!
Voices, without number, of
His victories, abound!
Jehovah God Almighty, oh,
this cursed cloak to don
that, everlasting life, each human
soul could rest upon!

"Hallelujah! Hallelujah!"
Heavenly portals ring
to celebrate the coming of
the Christ, Messiah, King!
Oh hear the victory in the voice
of each celestial one
as they bow in reverence to
the One Begotten Son!

"Hallelujah! Hallelujah!"
cry those from the east
as they behold the Baby there,
the newborn Prince of Peace!
Deliverance from bondage, greater
than men could assume
contained there in a stable bed-
there was no other room!

"Hallelujah! Hallelujah!"
does this servant cry!
I see the Babe and realize
that I've but once to die!
In panoramic view I see
that path that He shall trod,
for the grace of God!

I cannot help but sing.
I cannot help but cry out with the angels at the glory of my Lord and Savior!
Christmas is not merely a holiday! It is a life-change!!!
If the glory of Jesus does not overshadow the 'season' in your life, perhaps it is time to refocus.

The Name of Jesus

The angels cried out to the wise men that holy night. Were the wise men the only ones that heard?
NO WAY! They still resound from the heights this day...

"Jesus Christ, Emmanuel!"
Could such contain a Name?
Consider all that is the Child
Who, on this evening came:
The Son of God, but God Himself!
Oh, how to fathom such?
The hands that shaped the very world-
I know the very touch!
So gentle be the hands that make
the mountain range stand;
I know embrace from what divides
the oceans and the land!
Him Who vocalizes wind
and speaks the turbulence
stirs the chords within my heart
and breathes His Spirit thence!

Jesus Christ, Immanuel,
there is no other Name!
Oh listen to the myriads
of Heaven's host proclaim!
Listen and react by taking
His Name as your own,
thus reserving your own place
'fore His eternal throne!

What better time to take His Name than when He is forefront in the world?
What better time to be born again than when the world is focusing on HIS birth?
There is no better time than the present.
Confess your sins to Jesus. He is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Invite Him to dwell inside your heart.
Ask Jesus to be Lord and Savior of your life.
Christmas will have a completely different meaning and value to you for the rest of your life...AND BEYOND!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


"King of kings You are-
Almighty and eterne;
Your Kingship and Your tenure,
they are beyond concern!
You are celebrated,
worshipped without end...
You woo the very lowest and
You even call me "friend!"

King of Life You are-and
You always raise me up!
I wait upon You, o Lord Jesus,
yet You fill my cup!
I am elevated, as
my need and my desire
You take upon Yourself and
minister to mine entire!

King of kings You are, and You
are greater than the living,
yet You willingly abase,
becoming o so giving!
I will lower myself and
declare You as my King
and vow my very life to be
a constant offering!

King of my life are You and
there be no count of reason!
And surely You are worthy more
than only of a 'season!'"

Again, Jesus Christ is not a season! He is WORTHY of a whole season, definitely more worthy than one day! But Jesus is a lifetime... And even more!!
Live Jesus--King of Life!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Share the Light!

Dear God,
Please make the Light of season so bright that I am blinded unto any blemish in my brother's life.
Oh, make that very same Light to shine upon that certain facet of his life that only I can minister to.
Let not the trimmings of yule be so festive that I am distracted from the One, true Reason for the season.
Let me avail myself to give those things that cannot be purchased, and make me sensitive enough to receive counsel from the Holy Spirit telling me what needs be given.
Help me make the season indeed a joy unto those close to me that are lacking such.
For I have been richly endowed with blessings of the season. Let me not be selfish in the dispensing of the same.
Of a truth, there IS such light in the heart and soul of me. Please make the very same to shine upon them that are in darkness.

In JESUS' Name,

And Jesus is the Reason!

Oh, so far beyond cliche!

How wonderful, how marvelous:
the coming of the King!
Throughout the heavens on this night,
the "Hallelujahs" ring!
Oh, glory unto God for HIM,
His Christmas Gift to all!
Oh glory, GLORY! Even now
submit unto The call!

How wonderful, the One Who comes
so humbly on this night!
The wonder of Him guarantees
my walking in the Light!
The love of God incarnate,
no greater love could be!
Oh focus sight on only this
and celebrate with me!

How wonderful--God the Father's
unconditional love!
No way could I return to Him
that sent me from above.
I only can commit myself
to live for Him each day;
by faith, knowing, oh, such blessings
all along the way!

How wonderful! How marvelous!
Oh, glory in the heights!
Come forth the Son through virgin birth
this holiest of nights!
I worship and exalt Him as
I celebrate the season,
the time of giving unto all;

Yes, "Jesus is the reason for the season!" It's not just a bumper sticker, IT'S TRUTH!
Celebrate HIM. He is worthy!

I must help him!

I see there, in my brother's eyes,
a mirror that makes me realize
that that which is upon him now
can be relieved if I allow.
I must be open to his need:
From me, a word...a gift...a deed
to minister unto his state.
I CAN DO IT! I must relate!
For any need on him to press
is met if I would just confess
my availability
unto the Holy Trinity!
For with the Spirit as my guide,
I can gird him, side-by-side,
and surely we'll arrive abreast
at Jesus--panacean rest!

I must help him!
I CAN help him.

That Tree

But a while longer yet
will the journey be.
Then to finally arrive
at the tree, That Tree.
Its branches are abundant with
the nourishment we need;
it is that Tree of Life whose roots
be Abram's blessed Seed!
The river there before it on which
constantly to feed,
it is the living water, yea,
whose flow shall not recede!
And just beyond the river,
gates and streets that are aglow!
Every joy and happiness
awaits for us to know!

But awhile longer....oh
let patience be my stay!
And let me be a witness
everywhere along the way!
May all the blessed attributes
of yonder Evergreen,
in every facet of my life,
be very clearly seen!

The Tree of Life. Oh to partake of its fruit!
What blest promises we have as we cling to Jesus Christ!
Promises, assurances and present provisions available nowhere else!

All for What?

All for celebration!
All for His glory.
All for you and I.

Thankful for the time of year
we hallow for His birth;
reminding us of Father's
dedication to our worth.
"Jesus Christ is come!" Behold
the start of life for all!
Hear the trumpets pealing!
Hear the Angels as they call!
And hear the Truth that is alive
for us unto this day:
Jesus Christ--the Truth, the Life,
the One Begotten Way!
Come to Him as you are, He will
accept you in His love!
He will escort You in each step
for you to rise above.

Oh, the Truth that is alive
and ready unto all!
The greatest Gift of anytime,
oh brother, do not stall!
Run to Him, reach out for Him,
embrace the Christ of God!!
Hear the songs of earth and hear
all Heaven to applaud!

"Jesus Christ is come." For what?
What a blessed time to turn to Him and truly find out why He came.
All for you and I.

To Truly Give...

Oh so many ways to give...each of them anointed and appreciated. But the greatest thing I can do is go outside of my 'comfort zone?'

Oh let me set myself aside
if only for a season,
and set my sight on only Him
for which HE is THE reason:
to give more than I can afford...
to speak what I cannot...
to embrace what I cannot reach
to savor what I've got!
Shun rhetoric so seasonal...
stop talking and employ!
Don't tarry over what needs be done,

just do it and enjoy!
In giving of the self, oh there
be so much to receive!
Do not delay a-pondering,
go boldly and receive!

If only for a season? NAY!
But everyday, indeed!
So very clear unto my vision
be my brother's need.
If only to present my hand,
a smile or an embrace--
for it could be the greatest gift,
my brother's life to grace!

Christmas Exhortation

With joy to scale the uttermost
O let the season ring
in celebration of the birth
of Christ Messiah, King!
Oh harmonize with them that fly
about the creche this day:
to bring redemption unto man
God has made a way!
The season of rejoicing,
benevolence and love-
oh glory in the highest unto
Father God of love!
Emotions ever heightened,
faces all aglow:
Jesus Christ the Lord is come,
eternal life to know!

Jesus Christ is come! CELEBRATE!
And know that this is far more than season, song or gift. HE IS LIFE!
Live Him, won't you?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Side Road...

Exiting the highway...find me somewhere on a side road to enjoy everything I can before time finds me out:
over there, where I saw a billboard, there is a barn...
over there, where the highway guardrail was, there is a split-wood fence...
I was passing cars moments ago, now cattle are passing by me...
and that concrete span across the river is not-for now I must find my own way if I desire passage...
but no-I will sit down on that stump over there and enjoy the "noise pollution:" the sparrows, the crows, the robins, the cardinals...
and I will observe the traffic: the deer, the many squirrels in the branches--acrobats in their own right--and the company of anything else that does not mind my invading its space.
All of this beneath that sun that plays hide-and-seek with the happy clouds...
all of this in the watchful sight of Him Who makes everything perfect...even a winter moment off of the beaten path.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Only Noise?

Hear the joy!
The noise of the season is wonderful if you allow it to be!

Hear the songs of celebration.
Hear the hearts in jubilation!
Hear the accolades unto the King!
Who will enter in and shout and sing?
He is worthy of each living voice!
All ye folks rejoice! Again, rejoice!
For God has sent to us His very Son
to do for man what never has been done.
Ignore Him not as "just another man..."
For Jesus has the sole redemption plan!

Rejoice, rejoice and, once again, rejoice!
Call out to Jesus and make Him your choice.
Angels and eternity declare
there is no greater life, not anywhere!

Hear the joy!
Just an 'emotional' reaction?
But to them that know Him, that 'noise' cannot be silenced!

He is come!

Crying out to the "Reason for the Season."
(Unfortunately, that 'term' has almost become cliche.)
For He enables me to rise above the craziness that, too often, Christmas season turns into.
Crying out to Him. He takes me into where He is.
It does not take 'crying out' to get here, it only takes willingness.
All are welcome.
Where will you spend most of your time of Christmas?
God invites You to spend it with His Son, Jesus!
I invite you, as well.
Slow down. Call out His Name, the Name of Jesus.
Call out His Name.
Sing out His Name!
Cry out His Name.
He is listening.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Oh, the pain of Christmas,
I hear it in a voice...
Why is it so hard for some
to celebrate or rejoice?
Has this quill been sheltered, has
HIS time of year been foiled?
Has reality gone by,
'maturity' been foiled?

But the pain of Christmas
is coming more and more.
It's calling on the television...
it's coming to the door...
it's showing on the Internet...
it's right before the eyes...
the pain of Christmas- it is more
than one can realize!

But the pain of Christmas,
it cannot overtake
the Wonder of the season and
the difference He can make!
I only have to focus on
the Giver and the Gift
so that the "pain of Christmas" I be
capable to lift!

Does this mean that I ignore that pain? No way!
I must all the more embrace those going through that pain so that they may grasp the true meaning of Christmas: Jesus Christ!
The pain of Christmas is real, and it is closer to you than you may think. It is not hard to find someone going through it.
This writer encourages you to find someone going through it and share the Joy of the Truth with them! Smile at them. Embrace them. Go through it with them.
Go not let them stay there!

Monday, November 22, 2010

"Seasonal" Realities?

Put a quarter in the pot
as you proudly stroll,
hold your head high as you strut
to appease your soul...
besides, you never know if he
has told the truth in whole;
You have a Christmas list that is
of weightier import;
your list does not include
association with "their sort;"
besides, "whatever they have," you are
not willing to import!

Cross the street before you reach
that corner where "they" are.
Decide to take "the scenic route"
as you go to your car.
To avoid the issue, no length
ever be too far.
You gave in the offering...
at the the mall...
besides, the ones that 'ring the bell'
take care of such a call...
you don't have the resources
to take care of them all!

"I do not want a handout, I just
want a welcome word...
"Shake my hand. You will not get
infected. That's absurd!"
"Conversation be the greatest
carol I have heard."
"I got here from necessity.
I am not here by choice.
The greatest gift that I could get
is 'Christmas' in your voice.
And compassion in your face
would cause me to rejoice!"

"Suffering and poverty
don't stop to celebrate.
Your disgust of me does not
'chip in' to my estate.
Masking it through 'holiday'
does little to my fate.
Is it only 'seasonal'
your assets to compel?
Give your heart to only them
that ring that little bell?"
Brother, keep your false emotions
and go straight to Hell!"

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Late day in November,
senses to restore;
look around and see so much
to be thankful for.
To count the many blessings
and name them one-by-one
would take life from the rising to
the setting of the sun!
The limbs and branches barren,
(save those upon the wing,)
no whisper through them either,
oh but hear the fliers sing!
Oh, and see the many squirrels
frolicking about...
the Father's entertaining sense
life never is without!
And though for such I'm grateful,
all focus shall remain
on Him Who is and on His Son
Who bore the Crimson Stain!

The Father IS Thanksgiving
when all is said and done.
Every perfect gift is from
the Trinity-in-One!
And thanksgiving truly
for that come from above:
peace and joy unspeakable,
and everlasting love!

Be thankful.
However bad your life appears, there must be something to be thankful for.
He waits to hear of it from you.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

He IS Thanksgiving!

"Oh God, You Are Thanksgiving,
and more than everyday!
We dedicate our giving thanks
to You in every way!
We pray that living gratitude
would well up in each heart,
even to the One upon
the throne would such impart!

Oh God, You are Thanksgiving
and worthy of our praise!
O let the content of each being
glory You always!
Glory for the Son of God,
glory for the Cross,
glory for all that this world
would look upon as 'loss!'

And thankful we will be
that You looked down through the ages
unto such as we
and told Them "But I love them!"
and sent Your very Son
that life again would be our prize,
and Heaven may be won!

Oh God, You are Thanksgiving
and this is only verse
from a man so fortunate
as to avoid the curse
by calling out the Name of Christ,
Thanks to the One Who is Thanksgiving,

Praise the Lord, "Thanksgiving" is more than just a day. Thanksgiving has a Name: JESUS!
And Thanksgiving is alive and available for ALL!
WHO or what will you celebrate? Just a holiday?
You don't have to wait for some day on a calendar. Give thanks even as you read this message!


In Psalm 107, verse 8, the Psalmist adjures "O that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!"
On 11/16, the poet writes

For what shall I be thankful?
For what shall I be not?!
For God, He is responsible,
for all that I have got!
All that I can pray for,
all that I receive,
I give the glory unto Him
in Whom I do believe!

For God, He is Provider
of everything I own.
And what is not yet ours He,
by faith, has clearly shown:
healing to my body,
peace unto my soul,
joy unto my spirit-
in Him, completely whole!

So what then is 'Thanksgiving?'
It is a way of life
unto this humble writer,
unto his precious wife,
and unto all who cling to Him,
His wisdom and His ways-
Thanksgiving-it is here and now,
and all throughout my days!

For what are you thankful?
Is it only enough to mention at a meal?
Does it only fill one day?
But live Thanksgiving every day that you are alive!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Amidst His Creation...

Have you ever been here?
Close your eyes again.
(Wait! Then you won't be able to read this!)
Better, watch the words in your mind and see if you recognize this place...

Nothing now to hinder light,
December afternoon...
neither for to hinder living
freely over-strewn...
everywhere the eye beholds
a vision never seen,
majesty and wonder, to
this place, indigene!

And not a thing shall interfere
with me to enjoy
the Presence of my Father-
all of living to deploy!
He, the mighty Maker, yes,
of everything alive!
He, the blest Enabler
of everything to thrive!
And He, the Master Architect
of what I fathom not:
the range that I see from the ridge,
the foothills it has got...
carpeted so verdantly:
the vista and the vale...
even lakes and rivers-life
abundant to avail!

O bless this point of wonder and
the Maker of this place
where is only evidence
of His abundant grace!
Distract me not unless it be
to show to me more of
the handiwork of Him Whose very
Name resounds of love!!

Come to this place often.
There is much reward in escaping!

To Free the Words!

Oh, for that within to surface
that I may record
the glory proven unto me
from my Risen Lord!
Only He can number the
attempts at such a feat
o'er the span of ages from
the revelations sweet!

Will ever cease that yearning to
put Jesus into word?
Just when I think I'm getting close,
much greater be occurred!
Happenings attributed
to Jesus Christ alone--
but to put more distance tween
my pencil and His throne!

"But Father, I will never cease
attempting to recount
Your great and mighty wonders, oh,
no matter the amount!
Each of them be special-so
indigenous to You!
And I am blessed and favored as
You share with me each clue!

O, for that within to surface,
surely to portray!
Anything that I can see
let dialect display!
I be a vessel, ever-yielded
to a calling such;
for to ever be aware
of His exclusive touch!

So very blessed am I with this blessing...blessed to have a compulsion to write what I am hear what is not being describe that sight which is invisible.
Blessed to receive messages from the Father, Son and Holy Spirit!
Blessed? I have heard some call it a curse. Call it what you will, it yet be my calling, and I will do it as long as I am able!
I hope others will be blessed by the words, as we are liberated one day at a time!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

"Morning, REJOICE!"

Morning spectrum, all its own,
possesses now the sky alone.
Not even breath to interfere
with the crown of day, austere!
And also to possess the awe.
From God's reserve to freely draw,
be evidence upon the land
assuring He is in command!

"O morning spectrum, fascinate
as I revere Him-Potentate!
Your solitaire Creator, He
be source, too, of your artistry!
Unite with me as I extol
the One Who has you in control;
He, your life to authorize!
Exalt Him far beyond the skies!!"

Good morning. GOOD morning!
Life is good, just open your eyes...and rejoice!


It is then up to everyone to use that gift(s).
Do not waste the gifts and talents that He has entrusted to you!

My father God, at Your command
the words, the words, they flow!
Can even I, the scribe, discern
the message to bestow?
O but to avail myself
at any time at all!
My Father God, I am so grateful
for this holy call!

"Wait upon the Lord..." It be
commanded in His Word.
Is it the same, though, as I wait
for poetry occurred?
If so, this holy prophecy
be newer everyday,
and He is ever-faithful as
I yield the quill alway!

"My Father God, so faithful
unto me to yet reveal
another truth about Yourself
to see, to hear, to feel!
Never is "the same old thing..."
with You alive in me;
never be "the same old words..."
out of the scribe to be!

Make this your prayer as you seek AND USE the abilities and talents you surely have!

Fishing Trip?

So many times, we set out to do something, and God turns it into something completely different, with or without permission. And usually without our knowledge...until reflection:

Cloudy be the river where
so brief it is to pause;
naught to shroud the living, though,
nor its blest applause!
How large to be that one upon which
I can barely look?
The same temptation, it be stellar
to the line and hook!

Such pursuit be in a moment,
first would I behold
the wonderful surroundings even
'yond the river told!
The Norfork River, Ozark Range,
wetlands and the sky,
and so much I cannot record,
my sight to occupy!

Everything that I behold,
everything about,
to God the Father and Creator
would, in reverence, shout!
Such to be the echo of
my body, soul and spirit!
And blessed be my father's
affirmation He can hear it!!

Yes, He hears anything and everything I say. He hears all the praise and glory and adoration that His creation causes so deep in this man!
He is worthy of that praise, even if I only set out to go fishing!
Does His creation do this to you?
Look around.
Only a 'fishing trip?'
Feel it!

Stellar Senses

Ever feel like a 'nobody?'
No one one listens...
Someone cares! And Someone IS listening: The most important One! The only One that really matters!
He cares and He waits for you to contact Him!
His Name is Jesus!

"You hear me when I am not heard,
responding with a proper word
for to encourage in "the way;"
You know exactly what to say!

When invisible I be,
Your vision yet to rest on me.
Mine every moment overseen-
blessed grace to intervene!

You touch me when I cannot feel.
Your loving hand--so very real!
All Your senses far surpass
any pitfalls that amass!

I love You, and I know Your love!
My Father, You have plenty of
that sweet affection, absolute!
Your every way may none dispute!

In JESUS' Name,

Call out to Him! There is no 'chain of command.' You don't need His permission. (Or anyone's!)
Go for it!

Privileged Again

Golden beak...ivory crown...
span of several feet aloft...
feathers of a royal down-
tan and brown and soft...
countenance discerning,
vision without peer;
the privilege to witness him
is something to revere!

Eagle on the glide-
not a thing to hide!
On the slightest gust
does he place his trust.
Territory vast...
boldness unsurpassed...
inspiration heed-
volumes to proceed!

Can you see it? No more words needed.


Shaded be the sunshine
on a thankful day!
Through the gloom above to gather
be a single ray!
Oh so very mindful of
the calm before the fray,
and that for sure awaiting when
the tempest goes away!
Nothing, though, to interfere
with the heart's desire:
submission, in a precious moment,
unto God entire!
No better way, time to spend,
moments to invest,
each, a new discovery,
the Father's love expressed!

Shaded be the afternoon,
oh but light be shown
in the Presence of the Father
and His favors known!
Do not hurry time at all
as we here commune,
from all stresses, in His Presence,
life--it is immune!

Sloooow down...
Enjoy the Presence of Creator God before you go any further.
Though clouds may gather, (or flee!) His Presence is there, (or here!) to enable you to get through the day.
Go with Him!

The moments' flight...

look behind the door...

A thousand moments flee as I
observe you in repose.
The content of mine every thought,
each lover surely knows!
Your each and every subtlety
to captivate mine eye,
and nothing to be louder than
the silence of your sigh.

Lashes flutter--am I present
in your slumber view?
Reveal it to me! I'll attempt
to make it all come true!
I want to be your everything
save that from high above!
I want to give you everything,
starting with my love!

However, now to give you time
to sleep until you wake.
You give so much, you earn whatever
rest you have to take.
To be yourself continue--
you're everything to me!
Captivate me once more as
a thousand moments flee!

From Cecil Crest...

Good morning!
Close your eyes, look...listen...

The rooster surely audible,
the river barely visible,
but what a view afforded unto me!
From vantage point on Cecil Crest,
all of living may attest
unto the Father's handiworks that be!
To Him would adoration rise
from all that live beneath the skies-
worship so exclusive unto each.
That genuine of heart and soul,
the very person on the whole
He deserves--no less would He beseech!
So, with the crowing growing faint,
and the fog to barely taint
I enjoy the view with One so real!
Everyday is He anew!
He blesses with another view:
unto the writer surely to appeal!

Look. Behold the hand of God as you start your day.
He is everywhere!