Hope Maketh Not Ashamed- Part II

       So what are you to do when you feel stuck on the suspension bridge of faith lacking in hope to move forward? After all, to walk by faith means you actually have to move forward. The following are some tips to help you out: There are 2 brilliant prayers from Scripture we can [...]

Hope Maketh Not Ashamed- Part I

         Do you ever look at the Lord through the eyes of disappointment? Do you feel like you have been walking across a suspension bridge of faith that keeps getting longer and longer when you thought you only had a few more steps to go? You know what God promised is at the [...]

The Loser Me

[I am posting this essay I wrote several years ago in recognition of today- the anniversary of the day that Jesus saved me from a bed of suicide, sin, and Hell, and miraculously delivered me from depression. I realize it is not exactly acceptable for a man to express feelings of self-hatred and talk about [...]

Thoughts On Psalm 70

In the title of the psalm, why does it say, “A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance” when the entire psalm is written in the present tense? When you remember something, aren't you recalling something from the past? There is not really anything here that you would expect from a writing to bring to [...]

Freshly Fallen Hope

[This poem was inspired by a photograph of a fresh snowfall at dusk taken by a friend and is the final poem in the quadrilogy.  I have learned the hard way that sometimes redemption is found not in the grandiose overnight revolutions we so much long for as in a miracle but in the revelations [...]

The Beauty Of The Evening

My eyes cannot seem to rest On anything, Save your face My hands have long been tireless In searching for yours Now with my lips no longer hiding Your name, My heart will arise And call you blessed As all I have despised Has been laid to rest, Overtaken by this exceeding grace Which has [...]

The Incandescent Beckoning

[This is one of my all-time favorites among my writing and I felt was a significant step forward in my progression as a writer due to the depth of the topic and pacing of the rhyming. For the most part I have followed this style for all poetry I have written since.] Midnight awakens And [...]