Numbered days fleeting, slipping her grasp… Molten gold-laden and fading into glory; Silver voice diminished but remaining in aged rasp… Labored sad-singing, her one ending-story; Broken memories lost, drifting in time-lapse… Old dreams dimmed in head turned grey and hoary; Death agony caused by misfiring synapse… Pain messengers released, intensify longing for glory! Old woman’s … More When Old Woman Fades to Joyful Glory!
Jesus lives in me but Pam still lives here too. Everything Jesus is I am not and everything I am not Jesus is. Before Jesus revealed Himself to me and I placed my faith in Him, I followed the desires of my heart without questioning them. My heart led me to a dark and desolate … More Joy for Those Who Struggle With Sin and Temptation
No one likes to suffer and most of us do whatever we can to avoid it; but no one can side-step the inevitable. Every day in this fallen world, creatures must die so other creatures can live. Suffering is an integral part of life by death and a normal part of the human condition. Life … More The Joy of the One Who Suffered Most
Moon dream drops falling slow; Tiny light particles, creating moon beams, Setting cold-dark, night-world aglow! Creating the atmosphere for dreams, Of love, and peace, and joy to grow; Inside God’s timing Moon dream drops falling faster; Soft reflected light, brightening streams, Reveals the Moon as night-time Master, The revealer of all man’s night-times schemes; … More Moon Dream Joy
Most would identify joy as a human emotion, the superlative of happiness. However, those who belong to Jesus know that the joy found through faith is much more than fleeting emotion and temporary elation. Joy is an attitude produced through faith in Christ and the future promise of a better world to come. Joy is … More Why This Old Caged-Bird Sings Joy!
Dust billows and rolls, behind the only car to be seen for miles, as we race the antelope toward home. Slow rumble, rattle, and shake over dirt road that snakes over the far horizon. I see famed “Purple Mountain’s Majesty”, backdrop to the aqua sage-brush sea that lies shimmering beneath a blue cathedral sky. Coyotes … More My Joy Road Home
All hope for love to own, but love demands to be given; Love mighty living fast-flowing stream, dies by damning; In greedy man-made lakes, love stagnates, and away is driven; Love evaporating in heavy mist, forming clouds of sorrow lining; Raining down heavy drops, re-gathering mighty stream, life re-given; Love hoarded dies then in air … More Joy is Love Given!
On long, lonely days when future dreams fade, I drift backward in time, searching for the-other-day. That early day, way back when I was young and headstrong; sure of the course I set, and confident of how it would all work out. I was a dreamer full of schemes to make all my dreams come … More The Joyful Failed Hippie
Theologians call it “The Rapture”; that day described in 1st Thessalonians when Christ Jesus returns in the clouds and those, living and dead, who belong to Him rise to meet Him in the air. Rapture entails the ultimate crescendo of joy impending for those who name Jesus as Savior and Lord; but weeping and gnashing … More Joy When Jesus Returns?
There are many slaves in the world today and most of them think they are free. Those discouraged by their inability to live up to moral expectations and feeling shackled by those unattainable demands, reach for freedom by choosing to pursue and satisfy their personal desires. Moral abandon is exhilarating at first but life lived … More Condemnation is Anti-Joy