Cemetery Prayers

  God? I am haunting my ruins again. Wandering past the old gravestones of long dead hopes and dreams.   Lord? Why do I do it? Why do I keep coming back here?   Why do I haunt this place? These dreams no longer dance—no longer sing—no.   It’s so silent here and dark, but…

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The Tumblers Will Click

  Oh, God! When did I stop believing this?   “The tumblers will click someday.” (I used to believe.) I used to think, “One day, some day, some way—He’ll come. You would come!” You’d spin the dial on the padlocks in my life and I would be free!   But, now? When did it happen?…

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Cotton Candy Comfort

  O LORD, how long?   I am so sick of candy-apples-church and cotton-candy-comfort. How long, LORD?   Is this all there is until You return? These so-called men of God, who offer much, but deliver little! Each week I go to the well for a taste; a touch; of You. Each week I go away…

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For Judas and The Thief

“…What shall I do with this man you call your King?” They shouted back, “Crucify him!” Mark 15:12-13 My enemy came to me today, I wanted to turn and walk away! “Who does he think he is?” I said. A Voice, from deep within me, pled… “He is another for whom I’ve died, Like you,…

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Comfort My People

  Comfort my people? With what? (I know I’m your kid God but, jimmeny-crickets! Have you seen what’s goin’ on down here?) How is comfort supposed to flow from such a dry and barren place?   Besides… they are Your people God. You comfort them! (I don’t even like most of them.) Me? (Oh no, You’re right.) I…

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My Cross

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Psalm 51:1 KJV ~~~ In all my woe I ran to Man Hoping for successful plan “Show me options, and a way, To fix my broken life today.” ~~~ But nothing could they do…

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Sinning Saint On Sinking Sand

  A sinning-saint, that’s what I am!   (Talk about your oxymoron!)   I accuse myself God: of failure of fainting of fatigue so deep…   (Are these excuses or accusations?) Why do I do it God?   Why do I choose the thing I don’t want? The words I wish I hadn’t said… the…

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Angry Christians Versus Faking It

  Not supposed to happen. Not supposed to exist. Not, us! (I hear it everywhere…) Denial. “Tut-tut… shame-shame… don’t talk about it. Behave yourself… or please shut up!” We’ve gotten so good at faking it. Why do we in the Church think that trying to pretend to be something you are (quite obviously) not, is the way…

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Preaching To The Choir

  How we love to sing our own praises. (Don’t we?) Much of the “Christian” stuff I read nowadays is just filled with super-sweet-fluff, talking, talking, blah, blah, blah… about how “spiritual” we in the church are. Really? I shake my head and think to myself, “Have you read the latest statistics about how there…

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