He Forgets

“I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.” Isaiah 43:25, ESV Sometimes we’ve got a hard time forgiving ourselves for our sin. Ironically though, the Lord has a hard time remembering them.  Obviously, He isn’t becoming senile on us. He chooses to becomeContinue reading “He Forgets”

Confession – A Villanelle

This poem is written in the “villanelle* form. I wrote it as a reminder to myself of how hard the darkness of depression can be, so that I don’t lose my compassion for those in my world who are struggling to find the Light. But it is also a reminder that the Light of ChristContinue reading “Confession – A Villanelle”

A Hand of Kindness

I’ve no need to be remindedOf all my failures and my sinsFor I can write my own indictmentOf who I am and who I’ve beenI know that grace, by definition,Is something I can never earnBut for all the things that I may have missedThere’s a lesson I believe that I have learned There’s a handContinue reading “A Hand of Kindness”

An Injured Life

  “A pearl is a beautiful thing that is produced by an injured life. It is the tear [that results] from the injury of the oyster. “The treasure of our being in this world is also produced by an injured life. If we had not been wounded, if we had not been injured, then weContinue reading “An Injured Life”