Truth in a List

A few years ago, I was teaching children who had no idea who Jesus is. I was desperate to help them understand my love for Him and His word. I wanted to pass on some core ideas because I didn’t know how long I’d be with them. An urgency to share what I knew led … More Truth in a List

Silent Saturday

Our Lord is in the tomb. What were all His followers thinking? All those he’d healed, and taught. Those closest to Him and all the women who’d aided His earthy ministry. What were they thinking? What are you thinking? This Saturday. Pray the hard prayers today. Pray the incorrect prayers today. Pray the utterances from … More Silent Saturday

He Died for Me

This poem is based chronologically on portions of Matthew’s Gospel.  I wrote this as Easter approached a number of years ago. He died for me? How can that be, that Jesus chose to die for me? Nailed to a tree, unjustified. His blood applied. What news! That Jesus died for me! He knew His purpose, … More He Died for Me

Mary of Bethany

Just a few days before Jesus would die on the cross for the sins of the world, there is an account of a woman who took an opportunity to worship Him. Her display was lavish and loving, and remembered throughout all time. John 12:1-8 is the passage. We find Lazarus hosting a dinner for Jesus. … More Mary of Bethany

Lamb of God

It’s Holy Week. A contemplative, yet joyous week for all who believe in Jesus, trust Him with their lives, and show Him their love through obedience. This poem is one I wrote a few years ago. Lamb of God   O Lamb of God, so pure and sinless Thank you for your love so endless. … More Lamb of God

Beets per Minute

When was the last time you ate beets? I don’t imagine it’s at the top of most people’s culinary favorites. I used to hate beets because my only experience with them was out of a can. Those are truly awful. My mother would have them as a side dish for dinner occasionally and they tasted … More Beets per Minute

Art and Youth

Is there anyone in the Christian world who hasn’t heard of the Gideons? Their real name is The Gideons International. Most hotels today still carry a Bible provided by this Christian organization in a drawer near the bed. But they state in their mission statement that they are more than just what we see in … More Art and Youth