Markings in the Wood

" He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; He took it away, nailing it to the cross." (Col 2:13,14)

Markings in the wood
Some from man's frailties
Some from the hand of God
Wish I understood
Things of humanity
Things of God
Maybe I never will
Could be God breathed
Could be my own
In my own weakness
I fall short continuously
I fall in the arms of God


Palm Trees

"Cherubim and palm trees were
carved on the wall of the outer
sanctuary." (Ezekiel 41:20)

Palm trees swaying in the breeze
On sandy beaches by the sea
With open arms you beckon me

Your lofty greens, a regal crown
Your trunk a scepter, velvet brown
You dance in nature’s flowing gown

With feathered branches light and airy
Your greenery makes my heart merry
You decorate God’s sanctuary
Oh precious swaying palms


A Tribute to Nature

Tall green reeds and grasses

Line the river banks

They call out to the masses

From all the earthly ranks.

Stand tall ye wayward greens

Salute the rushing waters

Pay homage to the scenes

Of they faithful sons and daughters.

For 'tis on the mossy hills

And the rocky winding paths

Mother Nature foots the bill

For the wanderer at last.