A Mother’s Love for You

“I will comfort you there    like a mother    comforting her child.”  Isaiah 66:13 Israel has questioned God’s treatment of them.  They’ve determined that God has acted capriciously and that He can’t be trusted.  They’ve concluded that He’s uncaring and hard to reach.  People build up these misconceptions and ideas, and it seems that nothing canContinue reading “A Mother’s Love for You”

I Love Your House! Psalm 84:1-4

1-2 What a beautiful home, God-of-the-Angel-Armies!    I’ve always longed to live in a place like this,Always dreamed of a room in your house,    where I could sing for joy to God-alive! 3-4 Birds find nooks and crannies in your house,    sparrows and swallows make nests there.They lay their eggs and raise their young,    singing their songs in the place where we worship.God-of-the-Angel-Armies!Continue reading “I Love Your House! Psalm 84:1-4”

Prepare for Flames and Floods

“But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you. O Israel, the one who formed you says, “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. 2 When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you willContinue reading “Prepare for Flames and Floods”

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”