Many’s the thing that steels a man Brings to the higher plain Some of it breathing loveliness Some of it washed in pain Things that were not commendable Things he would have erased But they are each a messenger Drawing to Jesus’ face. Such is the man by Grace renewed Such is God’s “normal”… More Steel

What’s Your Prop?

‘Go and sell your many possessions Give to the poor Come and follow me.’ Nothing more said The “rich young ruler” Allowed to depart. And Jesus ever the gentleman No pushing or pleading For a desired result. The inhibiting prop So very clear: Love of acquisitions. So what’s your prop? What’s mine? Career? Reputation? Hobbies… More What’s Your Prop?

True Majesty

Show me a king And one without compromise One who is truly In touch with the poor Training their children And filling their pantries Bringing real justice Like none seen before. Show me a king Who can see through all postures Scorning the bribe And the fawning of frauds Quick to decide ‘Gainst the trickster or… More True Majesty

With Salvation

I will clothe your priests With Salvation Not innovation Or lifestyle Or anecdotes End time observation Or summer vacation. Yes, clothed with it Reminiscent of it Fragrant with it And little else. For there is the joy Discovering plenteous redemption Not earned Not learned But graciously laid out For wearing and sharing. New clothes, righteous. In… More With Salvation