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 I keep coming back,…

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A Good Lament

  I remember long ago this songwriter God. (You know the one.) He asked the question: Where are the lamentations for modern day? He implied ( I thought) that lamentations were GOOD… necessary, now as then. Well… is that true? Lamentation: makes the hard and cruel – disgusted. (Is that good?) Lamentation: makes the shallow,…

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Weary Wondering

  Show me LORD. Show me.   Have I missed it? Have I understood the wrong thing all this time? Am I standing in the wrong line?   I’m wondering at it all—and You? (Silence.)   Am I waiting on You? Or… are You waiting on me?   I don’t remember where or when this silence started…

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The Taste Of Tears

Tasting my own tears again. Thinking, “This is not how I would have done it.” How often God takes us a way we would not have gone— points to a path we would not have chosen. Dear Reader, have you often pondered the words: “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways…

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A God Past Finding Out

Why would God deliberately send a famine? To punish the guilty? But, what about the innocent? Is that a God of Justice or a God past finding out? I remember when the famine began in my life—the captivity. In one event, things were put into motion that turned my life from green and fertile into a wasteland.…

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