Taken In

Brought into the family
The family of God
A home where I can live
And never have to go
To leave and not come back
God welcomes us all
I have been taken in
Taken into the family of God
The Lord above
Who created the world
The author of life
He opens His arms
And welcomes us all
With His great love
I have been adopted
I have been taken in


Squeezed tight in my hand
Held so secure no
Light can get in
This thing I will not
Let go of, I’ll hold
Tight to so no one
Else can see it
With all my might
I will hold tight
To this one thing
Oh no, there’s a problem
Holding this thing means
I can’t hold onto
Anything else
While I squeeze this tight
If I want to use my hand
I have to let it go
And not squeeze tight
To this thing
Finger by finger
I let it go
Until my hand
Is open
Degree by degree
I tip my hand
Until the thing
Slips to the ground
No longer squeezed tight
In my hand


Sexual expression
Has become the
Number one way
Our society says
To express ourselves
But, I’m so much more
Than a biological drive
Than a session of sweaty fun
And my love for my husband
Has so much more to it
Than just sex
Love is so not about
Feeling tingly and palpitations
It’s a difficult and
Totally immersive way
To spend life with
Other humans
Supporting each other
Crying and caring together
Disagreeing and making
It all work out
The way Jesus showed us
It should be
It’s not a feeling
It’s a verb
Love is an action
It’s something we do
It means so much more
Than just emotion
Than just a later night encounter
Love is a decision
To face life together

Deeper in Love

Deeper in love
Every single day
Resting together
Held in Your arms
You are my protector
My strength and my heart
You make me feel
Like dancing,
You are my safe place
In danger, in wonder
You are The One I want
To share every
Little thing with
You are my Father,
My Creator, My God
And I’m deeper in love
With You every single day
With each breath
You gift me, let me show
How Your love has made me
Deeper in love with You

More of You

God, you are always
Changing me
Sharpening and honing
Who I am
Making me new
Making me more
More like You
Holy, incredible God
I yearn for more
More of Your presence
More time with You
More of Jesus
Bring more glory
To Your holy name
Walking the path
You have planned for me
Beautiful, amazing God
More of You
Is always what I need
More of You
Is what I want
More of You
Changing me
I am ready
For more of You