The Sanctuary

The towers in my cathedral stand tall,steady, stately as they sway; unaware of any turmoil which clenches, clutches and chokes. Tall, trim trees adorn with ornaments grand.Rubies of cardinals, aquamarine jays, amber breasted robins are only a few precious gems. Gaze upward, for solitude reaches higher than thirty or forty foot pines gathered in openContinue reading “The Sanctuary”

Wings

The call is long and lonesome, as he circles in rounds of rigorous flight. I squint to see his form drift on mild currents; a shadow searching for prey, predictor or partner? Power emerges from his pristine wings, talons sharp and curved to cuddle prey, aquiline nose -hooked beak- for tearing flesh or perhaps, tenderlyContinue reading “Wings”

Waters

“The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell therein. For He has founded it upon the seas, And established it upon the waters. Psalm 24:1-2 Eddies formed along a rocky river bank;swirling in steady circles to shape winsome whirlpools whirling in flowing currents. A few spun ever soContinue reading “Waters”

Sitting on the Fence

Note: If we examine the kindness God has revealed to us we can learn a lot. God, through His Son Jesus Christ’s sacrifice, is our example of supreme kindness. Often we are willing to comfort during crisis, but should it not be a continual effort? Too often the holiday season brings stress. It’s not onlyContinue reading “Sitting on the Fence”

First Snow

How dreary thorns in flesh? Russet hues in wintry light; against dismal resting earth. It’s here first snow appears; scatters crystals among trees, interrupts rioting leaves of fall. Where comes storehouses of snow? God binds them in unreachable homes; unleashing flakes at His sovereign will. A child sees first snow differently, when mossy earth isContinue reading “First Snow”

Grace & Glory

Splendor in the setting sun, where neither nights nor days reside against the sunset blaze. Unfair, unearned, unjust… Complimentary sacrificial source; as shadows skulk off course. No virtue in man without God; His grace, His shield, His glory… Be sheltered in the great I Am. “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; TheContinue reading “Grace & Glory”

Food for Life

I eat my meals in odd portions. An appetizer is an early morning prayer walk, as sunrise filters through budding trees. Main course is my quiet time as I page through the Bible feasting on meat sometimes new and often familiar. Dessert comes as twilight approaches; a stroll through savory woods with a song ofContinue reading “Food for Life”

Wintry Lane

It is often I scamper to the woods to wash my thoughts of day. Beneath the forest crown, upon the threshing floor, and within the arms of watchful limbs I plunge sure-footed down wooded lane. Breathe in the mollify melody of birds among the trees. Feel the ease of earth between my toes. Inhale theContinue reading “Wintry Lane”