Without Love

Without the love
Behind all I do
I might as well
Go jump in a pit
And let the shovels
Fill the dirt in
Because without love
I’m just done
Nothing I do
Makes any sense
It’s just an exercise
In going through
The motions
Purposeless movements
That have nothing
To offer anyone
Without love
It’s all useless
Pointless movement
Waiting for death to come
And take me to the hole
Where I’ll finish
Rotting away
A breathing corpse
That finally stopped
Without love
That’s all I am

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It’s a Love

Love beyond understanding
Driving out all fear
Love that beats
Like a heart pumping
And burns like fire
Flowing through my soul
This love is huge
I can’t describe it
No matter how hard I try
It’s a love beyond
Human thinking
That doesn’t conform
To what this world supplies
It’s love without conditions
It’s love full of compassion
A love that never dies
It’s a love freely given
That can’t be measured
That is impossible to contain
It’s the love that comes
Only from God
It’s His love that fills me
That takes my breath
That enfolds me and holds me
Like a child growing in the womb
Fully feeding me
My every need met
My warmth and safety cared for
That’s the love
This love from God
It’s a love I have
It’s a love I crave
It’s a love I cannot describe
It’s God and all He’s done for me
Beyond imagining
That’s the love

Motive

How do you walk
Through your life?
What keeps your feet churning?
What is the motivation
Behind why you do
What you do?
Motives and reasons
Fuel our actions
They shape our perspective
Change our experience
How we see and make
Decisions in what actions
We each will take
So, what drives you?

Do You Know

Who are you?
Do you know?
Looking in the mirror
Won’t answer the question
You’re not a reflection
Or the surface
Of your skin
You’re not what can be
Experienced with one sense
Sight is only part of what
Makes you up
You are what you do
But also what is to come
You are your passion,
That thing that truly
Lights you up brighter
Than any light ever seen
The thing that burns in you
Is part of who you are
But you are so much more
Than those things
You are your talents
You are your gifts
You are the roles you fill
In different lives around you
You are all of these things
A unique combination
That only makes up you
Just you as you are
So, who are you?
Do you know?

Calling Out the Lies

The lies in my head
Like claws hook in and drag
Drag at me weighing me down
They me to stop
To not follow through
On the journey
God’s taking me through
I can’t run from my own head
I can’t get away from
The worst things
I think about me
And they are exaggerations
And they are dark lies
The only way to break free
Is to cry out to God
For His almighty help to
Calling out the lies
In my own head
Telling them they’re wrong
Shining a light on
Their dark words
Breaking apart
The deep untruth
Of guilt and shame
That doesn’t belong to me
But is a tool
That is the favorite
Of my enemy
He worms in whispering
The things that shake
The inside of me
Make me quake and hide
For the God Who lives
Inside of my heart
So I won’t bring Him glory
So I cower and cry out
For the help that I need
To the God in my heart
Who loves me through everything
He calls out the lies
Breaks them apart
Heals the hurt
That gave them dirt
In which to grow
In the darkness of my head
He calls them out
And leaves me free from the lies

Creation’s Song

In a place where stones
Are carved by the Master’s Hands
It’s easy to hear all creation
Worshiping His Name
In the silence of the still air
In the rushing river
In the fluttering of
Delicate butterfly wings
In the reflection of the sky
Passing over the surface
Of a unmoving water
There His glory is evident
In full and complete measure
The things He has decorated
This Earth with call out
Their praise to their Maker
May this same praise
Be evident in the places
Where the human touch
Has reshaped the natural world
That the business of humanity
Not choke out the love song
Of the created world
Giving all glory to the Master