Well, you’ve kicked this week off with quite an accomplishment today… you woke up! Here’s a little Monday Morning Haiku to celebrate the occasion: Difficult to wake, Stumbling along in a daze, It must be Monday. After a long day of ministry on Sunday, it always seems like the alarm sounds […]Read more "Another Sleepy Monday!"
Here we go again, with another Wordless Haiku Challenge from Ronovan! I’ve composed a standard Haiku poem (5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables), and have depicted it below using nothing but images. Can you guess what the solution is? (I’ll post the solution on Thursday.) Happy guessing, Word Sleuths! Solution to the […]Read more "Wordless Haiku Challenge – Solve It If You Can!"
I’d like to thank Ronovan for coming up with the idea of the Wordless Haiku Challenge… what a fun idea! Participants write a standard Haiku poem (5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables) and then depict it using nothing but images. Feel free to guess what the words to the Haiku are in the comments section. […]Read more "Wordless Haiku – Can You Solve This Riddle?"
Lost and Found Soon time will end with trumpet blast And countless saints will gather ‘round Blood-washed millions will shout with joy “We once were lost, but now we’re found!” Angelic hosts will stand in awe And marvel at the glorious sound As Heaven rings with thunderous praise, “We once were lost, but […]Read more "Lost and Found"
Flowering cactus, Spicy New Mexico sun, Stucco childhood home. Though I was born in Texas, my dad served as a pastor in New Mexico for about five years. It was here, in a tiny little desert town only thirty minutes from the Mexican border, that I did much of my growing up. The home itself […]Read more "Haiku – “Childhood Home”"
Cherished Meal Whipped mashed potatoes Piled high on my plate Swimming in butter To help celebrate Fresh garden okra Fried golden and crisp Piping hot manicotti Blowing warm steam in wisps Hand-kneaded rolls Baked honey brown And vanilla cream soda To wash it all down But the night’s grand finale For my […]Read more "Cherished Meal"
April 2014 was my first attempt at the A to Z Blogging Challenge. My brain is fried after juggling Easter services, final papers and exams, and daily blog entries, but I’m so glad I was able to finish strong and make it all the way to Letter Z! Thanks to everyone who has walked […]Read more "“Calm After the Storm” – An Original Shape Poem"
I wrote the sonnet below while I was in 9th grade – years before the Lord called me to full-time ministry. Now, a couple of decades later, it’s really neat to look back and see the way He was preparing me, even then, for the path He had set before me. While I was […]Read more "Throwback Thursday: “An English Sonnet”"