Monthly Archives: March 2015

The shade of an overpass

 

The shade of an overpass is no place to call home

What went so terribly wrong

That you wound up sleeping here?

 

At times I wonder how close I got to your position

1 more bad decision? 2?

Maybe you had no choice, maybe you had to escape

 

When did hope leave

Did you ever know it?

Life can feel so heavy, it gets hard to even breathe

 

Look for the light, it is there even in the darkness

Hope is not dead my friend

It is just as available to you as it is me

 

Hope is found in freedom

Freedom in salvation

Salvation in faith

Faith in a choice

A choice to receive the fruit of

Ultimate sacrifice

 

Receive your true identity

God does not want to fix you

He wants to restore you

You are a child of the king

Born of His glory

You can do all things through him

Even if that sounds ridiculous today

Walk in the truth of who you are

 

Wherever you find yourself today

That is not it for you

We were all born for more

May peace, hope and love invade your world

 

 

Snow on the Plains

It was an unusually cold winter on the plains

A light layer of powdery snow covered the usually dusty trails

Sage and scrub brush take on a different perspective

When framed by brilliant white

As though an alien growth bursting through the surface

The full moon so reflective it was almost a bright as day

 

A lone rider eases his horse onwards

Wrapped warm will a full length duster

His 5 gallon hat keeping the snow from his eyes

Warm breath steams through the bandana covering his mouth

The clank of metal rings out

As spurs bounce and guns rattle

 

In the distance, his eagle eyes spot his target

A lone stray, a calf separated from the herd

Skillfully, stealthily, he approaches

So as not to spook the frightened animal

Once in range, in almost an instant

With a flick of the wrist a lasso is secured around the calf

Slowly and safely they return to the ranch

One lost animal returned to the fold