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Poetry, creative writing and a desire to inspire….. Hebrews 11:1 – Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.


The Path Unseen

No matter which way life seems to flow

When your direction is known

You go where you have to go

Territory unknown soon feels like home

Faith sets a path unseen 

No reason to give up when you not only know

But believe you will make it 

Believe it 

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Poignant Sky


Life can take a toll

Even if you don’t want to pay

Collecting change and waiting

Rearrange the pieces

But the centerpiece remains in place

Not looking towards the sky

Peering deep into my heart

To find a resurrected God

Always there

My soles press on step by step

Despite exhausted legs

Hope can be a stubborn mule

Refusing to be moved

All the while infusing the spirit

I’m not waiting the sun to shine

Permanent light is inside

The sky is holding back the tears

Though it wants to cry

I just keep on walking

As the clouds make their way by


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Four Corners

Four corners

Four ways

Turn right

Turn left

Go straight

Four routes to take

In the middle of it all

Take a bow 

Take a deep breath

Let it out

Walk or ride

Red lights are temporary 

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Real Thought Series: Direction

“My direction? Anywhere. Because one is always nearer by not keeping still.”
Sebastian Faulks, Engleby


Like a recording that plays over and over

Until it becomes background noise

I use to listen as the darts pierced my eardrums

Until the day came when I listened but could no longer hear

Words that once suffocated me

Words that were like violent blows to the head and left me dizzy

Only make me close my eyes and focus on the that signpost

I wish you would shut the fuck up

So I can breathe


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Empty Streets Series: Direction

Exiting, my eyes had to adjust to the brightness

The light of the unknown

Turning my face towards the direction of a new way

Breaking barriers and widening the boundaries

God, I can’t recall a time when you have not astounded me

My spirit gives way to  your faithfulness

I am fully persuaded of your ableness

Once cautious steps are now great strides

And the closer I get to you, the more beautiful are the truths reveal

And the closer I get to you, the natural becomes the spiritual

Your direction of my spiritual steps leads to the heart of all things beautiful

As I exit the old, I lift my head up

The light of God there, to welcome me into the direction of a new way

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Circle Drive


What a ride life can be
Challenges rise up
Sometimes it’s smooth sailing
Or drviving, if you choose
Inspiration at every signpost
It’s up to you to decide which way to go
Left, right, or maybe straight
A rash decision or one made to late
You can always hand over the steering wheel
And trust in God’s direction
Riding the circle of life with Him in control
That’s the best insurance policy you’ll ever invest in

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