One ear is tuned to hear Heaven… Another ear is tuned to the ground. Living souls do hang in the balance! Eternal Breath in mortality is wound. Divinity’s spark as light in the mind! Illuminate hope, wisdom profound! Either to ignite or be extinguished… Lost souls all fall! Carnal moribound! Faith’s seed sprouts, grows…or dies… … More At The Sound!
Jesus loves everyone yet, so few ever think to truly love Him in return. Most refuse to believe that such a man existed as the Son of God and the Son of Man. The idea seems impossible so, they downsize Jesus into a form they can relate to and understand. Prophet, teacher, a myth, philosophical … More The Choice
Near the end of a harshly-cold, long, black night, when the explosion comes and personal worlds come crashing down. Everything known shattered and scattered lying on hard-packed ground. These moments are Death but the victims are left breathing to suffer the carnage. Wait for the morning light! Every ray that glints from each broken shard … More The Door to Joy
My joy isn’t dead, no matter how I feel. Even though everything on my plate is seasoned with pain, Jesus lives! Though the boot-heal of oppression bears down in an attempt to grind me into dust, my hope is un-crushable. Even when my happiness shatters and all those I love move beyond my embrace, love … More The Source of Genuine, Indestructible Joy
Write the number of my days on fine rice paper. Tally them, and tear… Delicate hand molded sheet into bits and caste it in the wind! I can no longer understand the sum of those days nor transcend, The heartbreak of futility or tragedy’s rude temper! This calamity I fear… Shattered my existence by the … More Paper Tatters Flying in the Wind
Father, touch me with your Spirit! Stir the stagnant waters of my soul; Lord, I pray, lift me so far above it! On Spirit’s wing, transcendent goal; Help me live beyond mortal limit! In this life and beyond Death’s toll; Here, now, in my eternal minute? Cleanse my lips with a burning coal! Let my … More Testify!
Part I: http://www.joyindestructible.com/2016/01/16/the-recluse/ Part II: http://www.joyindestructible.com/2016/01/23/the-recluse-part-ii/ Part III: http://www.joyindestructible.com/2016/01/30/the-recluse-part-iii/ The sound of pouring rain and a crash of thunder startle Estelle from the depths of a familiar, re-occurring dream. Haunted and chilled to the bone, she wraps herself in a blue afghan she picks up from a bedroom chair and tries to peer through the window … More The Recluse (Part IV)
I stand in the middle of a cold barren high desert. Winds of winter howling… Alone it seems, as I straining hear the silence exert, Power Divine! I’m cowling… In the Presence of this Holy sound my ideas dessert! All dreams flee with yowling! Whimper, return to netherworld; must die or convert! Ultimate Truth is … More Barren Cold Reckoning
Part I http://wp.me/p6iXvK-dQ Part II http://wp.me/p6iXvK-eh On this beautiful, late June morning, Estelle is outside tending to the roses and Rhododendron before the humidity becomes unbearable. The rare treat of a clear, blue, Pennsylvania sky fills her with a sense of elation so intense that part of her interprets it as a premonition of something … More The Recluse (Part III)
My secret lover was Solitude, How I longed for you! Refuge from the multitude… Time to think it through… In your arms lay in gratitude; My! How time flew! Love greater than platitude, Without you I am blue; In silence of love interlude, As my affections grew, For you I developed aptitude, I decided to … More Three Sealed as One