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Bless These Hands

O maker of the garden, hold these hands Give them the patience that they need to press the tiny seeds into the dirt and wait … wait … for new life to show God, you turn a burial into a seed’s new chance at life You draw us from the darkness to the light O […]

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Sewing

You were sewing for me bolts and bobbins, scissors, fabric, bright debris No other project could fit on the table of my life while your work covered it You hold a dream, in colors you conceived for me imagined long ago And your thread holds across eternity — You were looking at me Did I see […]

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Mary and Mary

Mary and Mary cried through that long, hellish night At last day was dawning, the grey dissolved in the light They ran to the grave. …where they were shocked by an angel who shook the ground with his news His face sparked like lightning, flashing & blinding He said, Don’t be afraid: Jesus lives, he […]

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Words of Life

The starving were crowding him, he spoke of eternal bread His very own blood and flesh – shocked, people left But he turned to the twelve to ask how they felt Would they leave like the rest? Then Peter confessed: You have the words of eternal life Where else would we go? He left the […]

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