A Poem

For some reason I was feeling poetry this week. So I wrote this out. I would’ve never posted it if not for a friend to encourage me. Here goes:

I sit here on this shore
This oh so familiar shore
Wondering if I might
Be able to take flight 
Or wondering if instead 
These wings were made to swim
And if i can do neither 
Will I simply become a deep diver 

And if I take the plunge
And dive down into the sea
Who in the world will be there to rescue me

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A liturgy for Spring

A while back I wrote a “Liturgy for the Fog” mainly for my missionary friends in the very foggy season of transition, after going through my own very foggy transition season.

Now I wrote a Liturgy for Spring, ripe with hope and also pain.


Springtime arrives. Slowly at first and then all at once.

Green is everywhere

The blooms and pollen and flowers teaming with new life and vigor

Reminding us that year after year the cycle continues:

New birth, revival, hope.

The hope of sunshine and warmth for body and soul

The promise that the chill of pain and darkness won’t last forever

The promise that nature births hope each spring even if we cannot

The promise that God holds hope for us

Even when we cannot muster our own

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