Posts Tagged: poetry

Sweet Aroma of Today

God’s in the kitchen whipping up a fresh day. Sunshine sprinkled

with cinnamon clover invites me into barefoot, porch swing

conversations with the Holy Spirit. He kneads my

soul with scripture. Buttering bitterness

of yesterday’s failures with confession and forgiveness

and baking in the truth of my Father’s character. Jesus traces the shape of

his image into my heart. He cracks open His nature, stirring the chorus

of robins, cardinals, and sparrows sweet worship songs of agreement.

I sit quiet, soul listening to breakfast sermons of grace, peace,

and satisfaction sizzling in the skillet of your love.

 

Redeemed Refuse

I thought i was re-fuse

garbage for one to recycle

at best, and reject

at worst. But You re-purpose

me, shape my redemption

into refined reality.

 

Love Shaped Sorrow

Your suicide left my soul

deep within smothering grief,

stiffening clay against purpose.

 

But God worked his tears

into my sorrow, softening

bitterness with his love.

 

Forming from this cherished clay

a testimony of love, joy, and peace

for those tempted to despair.

 

 

Keep Hoping Because . . .

Frostbit by fear

I keep feeling

Dented by doubt

I keep driving

     Burnt by bitterness                                                                                  I keep believing

     Taunted by trials                                                                                      I keep trusting

Supported by scripture

I keep standing

because . . .

Condemned by cross

You kept carrying

Lifted by liars

You kept loving

Revealed by resurrection

You keep redeeming

 

Sailing Devotion

When demanding circumstances

have tattered faith and still

the needs of today grab.

You invite my soul to

sail. A sea of stillness,

where none can touch,

there restore with sweet

and salty parables of faithfulness.

Dancing the Sanguine Blues

Forecast called for blistering blues . . .

Shame soaked in a raging torrent of emotions,

I put on defiant dancing shoes and

shaped prolific pools of hopelessness into

a halo of dancing rainbows.

Until bones broke to life and support the

impossible flesh of my reality.

 

Writing Prompt: Downcast or Upcast

 

 

Writing Prompt: Downcast or Upcast

Psalm 43:5 Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.

Seems like there are an awful lot of words to describe depressed, but not a lot to describe the opposite . . .what is the opposite of depressed? Come up with words that reflect an “upcast” attitude and create a poem. Attach your page link in the comments and let’s cast a brighter light on depression.

Writing Prompt: Downcast or Upcast

 

 

 

Redemption Butterflies

When I gaze too long at the hard shell of the grave,

I despair without your physical presence, and

when I rubberneck the collision of God and man on the cross,

I am overwhelmed by the required suffering sin must pay.

But, when I fix my eyes upon the reality of resurrection,

your authority surges through my veins!

I  testify, the cracked grave and crude cross are

the transforming chrysalis, where redemption butterflies emerge!

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