Thursday, February 14, 2013

Waiting-A Valentine's Lament

I don’t need to know
What you are doing,
Who you are with. 

I don’t need to know
What you are buying or wearing;
Where your mind and your heart and your body are. 

I don’t need to know
What you are thinking or planning or feeling;
Your hopes, your dreams, your aspirations…
Your desires. 

I WANT to know. 

I want to know
That you are happy, that you are at peace;
That you are under His watchful eye and care. 

I need to know
That I am under His same care;
That the peace I so desire for you is available to me. 

I need to know
That I matter; that my thoughts and plans and feelings
What I hope and dream and aspire
Are of some value, warrant some attention – if not from you, 

From Him.

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Peaceful Easy Feeling

There are thousands of books, probably millions of articles and interviews written on how to handle the onslaught of responsibilities and activities and tasks we have taken on.  How to multitask, how to prioritize, how to have it all.

God says it in 8 words:

"Be still and know that I am God."
                                    Psalm 46:10

I can't add anything to that.

Friday, February 08, 2013


I awake deep in the night,
My heart pounding;
Hard and fast it beats for you.
It's rhythmic throbbing
Sends shock waves towards you.

Ripples in the ocean
They grow larger, stronger, higher
Becoming earnest waves of emotion
Seeking their way
To the shores of your heart.

Will they reach you?
Will you feel them?
Will they move you;
Throwing you off balance?
Will you respond?