Let There Be Light

We start with nothing. And then, the cataclysm of creation, From void to holy formation, God constructs the first foundation With four small words Let There Be Light And while the beginning is perfect We bear cracks on the surface. Stacks of missed marks And broken hearts And the fear of forever Forever falling apart. … More Let There Be Light

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I think there’s probably more for you. I think that the God who dreamed up Tides and mountains and the solar system Hasn’t used up all of His creativity. I think your mistakes are forgiven. I think your story matters. I think your past is important But I think there’s probably more for you. I … More More

New Eyes

You’re giving me new eyes There is a weight to everything The spirit is thick It has authority and takes up space You’ve made the dark places new Even the ones in which I was responsible for the darkness You smooth out the sharp edges While sharpening my dull perceptions of you I walk with … More New Eyes

Knocking

I’m knocking on the door Like you’ve told me to do The salt and sand are rising up I’ll drown or I’ll break through I’m knocking on the door Like I’ve done again and again I’ve grown quite good at knocking Are you there to let me in I’m knocking on the door With concentrated … More Knocking

51 or 52

I don’t know just when you disappeared It happened slowly So maybe you’re still here (somewhere) I listen in the corners I sleep under the stairs The neighbors call but I am unaware And l can see the places that we lived From the coffee cup collection And the pictures of our kids You asked … More 51 or 52

J.E.S.U.S.

Below is the text and video of a new Spoken Word poem. I hope it encourages you. The name of Jesus hits me right in the chest Whether I’m cynical, angry, confused, or depressed It speaks to me It resounds in my breast J.E.S.U.S. The name of Jesus breaks the chains of the oppressed Gives … More J.E.S.U.S.