I’m aware it’s been a while since my burst of creativity during Lent. Suddenly, I find myself at the end of May and I’ve been noticing something that I thought it was worth putting in writing. Things at home have continued much in the same vein as always – better days, worse days, all of […]
You’ve brought me to an open door A place I haven’t stood before My Lord, who does great things for me Make praising you my liturgy. You’ve brought me to this mountain top To worship you and never stop This summit view is poetry Make praising you my liturgy. I’m offering up An […]
There’s a harmony Of God’s people In my life. Unique chords, Surprisingly sweet And precious. They resonate Quite wonderfully, Pouring out Beautiful sound That cascades down Like Debussy’s Arabesque Refreshing me. Where would I be Without this Life-giving unity? My unexpected, Unlikely family, Singing chorales Of the goodness of God.
Make my heart a sanctuary, an ark I’m restless unless you rest there Mighty One. Above all else I want to follow you. This is the one thing I desire, for You to be Central GOD. Focus My eyes on Your promised one The glorious king. Fix my gaze on heaven Your chosen Jerusalem. I’m […]
I want to Stop. Stop demanding Stop insisting Stop commanding Stop resisting Stop pushing Stop driving Stop rushing Stop striving All this clamouring Relentless hammering Childish pestering Inward festering Needs to Stop. It’s time to wean my soul in calm and quietness, To be, and spend some needed time with God, To accept my […]
God, I’m really low. A whole ocean is washing over me. Inadequacy… I need you right now. I’ve been calling for your help, S.O.S Titanic sized mess! I know that you see. Iceberg’s tip, and below the surface too, All my sins in view. Thank God you forgive! There’s no log book […]
How Much Longer? This is a long, deep furrow you’re ploughing, A lot of sorrow you’re allowing. My back bows beneath this beating. At the risk of repeating myself How much longer? How Much Longer? Insidious ivy, roping my wrists, Tripping me up with its tangles and twists. I’m wounded with welts, inner bleeding […]
I want to Flourish Again Flourish, fruitful vine Feed me, fill me, fulfil me Deep down in my soul Frustrated potential Needs your enabling I’m trying to follow whole-heartedly But is my heart whole? I want to Flourish Again Flourish, fruitful vine Prosper me, pour yourself into me It shall be well. Reluctant obedience […]
I wouldn’t like to think it’s all in vain, all in vain Otherwise it’s nothing but a nightmare and a pain. I’ve been trying to build something good but it feels just like anxious toil. May my all-consuming focus be on Jesus, my Lord. My labour in the Lord is not in vain, not […]
Restore me, my Lord. Memories, dreams, become prayers. Make me glad again.