Living Flame of Love

  Flame, alive, compelling,yet tender past all telling, reaching the secret centre of my soul!Since now evasion’s over,finish your work, my Lover, break the last thread, wound me and make me whole! Burn that is for my healing!Wound of delight past feeling!Ah, gentle hand whose touch is a caress, foretaste of heaven conveyingand every debt repaying:slaying, you give me …

The Unfurling of the Robe

Henry Ossawa Tanner 1905 Jesus By deflam So Pilate took Jesus and had him whipped. The soldiers, having braided a crown from thorns, set it on his head, threw a purple robe over him, and approached him with, “Hail, King of the Jews!” Then they greeted him with slaps in the face. John 19:1-3; Mark …

Death is No More

  Death is no more   Pause and consider Contemplate leisurely What it is that breathes Meaning through time As time unravels   Breathing through the deadness People seek to adhere to Comes poetic infiltration Many would reject   Life has brought to life Death has fled to grave Burying itself in rush To hide …

Blessed are the Poor

  Over the years I have been involved with a group of people who are at the poorer end of society. Although not rich myself I have sometimes felt guilty about the level of financial resources I have available to me compared to others. At times in my life I have struggled to balance budgets …

God of Choice

God of ChoiceHe has given us the choiceTo follow Him or notHe gives us the choice to listenHe gives us the choice to growHe gives us the choice on the way we walkHe has given us the eyes to seeThe choice is up to you and meSo when he callsHe gives us the choice to …