Shaky Legs

When ocean waves of pain crash on the shores of life. Seismic collisions not easing up. When your heart no longer sees rays of light on the horizon. Hope flickering almost giving up. When billowing dark clouds converge and torrents of rain unsettles the ground. Fears like shaky legs hard to stand up.   Hold…

The Heart Speaks Peace

Not very long ago my heart started speaking.  It wasn’t like the announcements in elementary school that crackled into my classroom, muffled and ignored.  My heart speaks like the opening scene in “Star Wars.”  The movie title and storyline crawls up the screen to blaring trumpets and swelling drums promising the opening of a new…

Crayon the World

Crayon the World

Drawing by Susan Bel My Daughter says, “Daddy, Pick up a Color, Crayon the World.” I look into her eyes, But she looks through me, She carefully places a color In her tiny fingers and Crayons my heart. “Pick up a Color, Crayon the World.” Squeeze your fingers around This simple wax stick, And let…

You Amaze Us God

You Amaze us God,Not because- You answer all our questions Not because- You hide us from desperate darkness Not because- You run the world the way we’d like Because this is not the way you seem to work   You Amaze us God You Amaze Because- We can ask the most disturbing questions: Why? How…

Breathtaking God

Breathtaking God, You make the Earth to Orbit the Sun, Winter and Summer a New Year Begun, Breathing God, You make the Sun to Sustain all Life, Sun Shining, Plants Growing, Animals Eating, Humans Breathing. Breathtaking God, You Give Good Things to Everyone, Peace Hope Love Joy Courage One by One. Breathtaking God, You Undo…

This is the Year

You say you want to make Resolutions this Year? Beyond Superficial Sayings And Consumer Catchphrases It’s time to start. You say you want to live boldly purposefully without fear? Dig Deep Push Beyond the Surface Listen the Eternal Echoes in your heart. You say you are ready? Dive Leap Step Start This is the Year.…