Sunday, August 28, 2011

Here Is Love

Love is not just words
it is not what you speak
Love does not just come from the mouth
it is hard to define for some,
but for those who are wise
Love is already defined
they search and search
some spend their whole life,
but the definition is clear
they buy what others are selling
they overpay for lies
lies that leave you stranded
lies that leave you with tears
lies that leave you devastated
you feel like a ghost
with no home or hope
with no purpose or passion
with no life or love
you've purchased an existence
no one would pay for,
but you buy it
before you know it
real Love has a price too
but it is paid for you
real Love is always here
it is constant
a rock that cannot be moved
Love is words that act but,
it is not just a single act
Love is everyday
Love is sacrifice
it is saying goodbye to yourself
and welcoming devotion to need
Love is persistent
when you are scared
it is holding you
when you fall down
it's grace picks you up
Love does not fail
it always desires you
Love is two hearts becoming one
so when you are weak,
then you are strong
Love is the savior,
that has shown us all this before
he is Love.
if the Love you find isn't his
you have overpaid for far less,
than you have already been given.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


I refuse to surrender
I believe in me,
yet what I believe in
doesn't know where to go

I refuse to surrender
I am strong enough
to carry all the weight,
yet I always fall

I refuse to surrender
I work hard
I am accomplished,
yet I am never enough

I refuse to surrender
I can go the distance alone
I am experienced and sharpened,
yet I stumble and collapse

I refuse to surrender
I am wise beyond my years
I know all that is right,
yet my mind is divided

I refuse to surrender
I deserve abundance
I am extraordinary,
yet I deserve absolutely nothing

Why don't I surrender?
surrender my pride
surrender my selfishness
surrender my false strength
surrender my entitlement

If I abandon it all
I will gain more than the world
if I succumb to the one
I will not be alone

If I abdicate my throne
I will gain liberty
if I relinquish my power
I will see clearly

I need to surrender
for I am too weak to crawl
and He is strong enough to move mountains
Give in, surrender

Gain freedom, gain love
gain wisdom, gain peace
gain grace, gain mercy
surrender to the one who loves you most.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

For When I am Weak, then I am Strong

For when I am weak,
then I am strong
when I am weak
my barriers are destroyed
my true self fully exposed

You are able to see me
see the real me
the helplessness
the lack of judgement
my unguarded heart

You are able to see
my overwhelming need
the cavities of my soul
the pits of my heart

You are able to see
my brokenness
my makeshift heart
I am cracked and crumbling

For when I am weak,
then I am strong
I must rely on you
I have no where to go
I must retreat to your embrace
I must boast of my weaknesses
because I have no strength
all of my strength comes from you

When I am weak your light
shines through the holes in my life
when I am weak
they see I can fight on
because of you

When I am weak
you endure for me
when I am weak I cannot move
yet you move me further
further than I have ever gone

For when I am weak,
then I am strong.

(Inspired by 2 Corinthians 12)

Sunday, August 7, 2011


I go to the depths
I stray from home
once again I left
once again I'm alone
I go from home to home
where do I stay?
All are temporary,
but one remains the same
they are all built on sand
when the Earth shakes
they crumble
when it rains
they leak
when the wind blows
their foundation creaks
when the waters rise
they all flood
yet their is still one different
one built on a rock
when your Earth shakes
it reinforces
through winds and storms
it stands tall
it only grows stronger
even when I reject it
even when I try to destroy it
I take my axe and hammer
and try to tear it down
piece by piece,
but I can't remove the cornerstone
it is unbreakable
it is unmovable
when I tear it down
someone is building it back up
I am always welcome
the owner always inviting me in
each day I choose a new home
I ask, "Which shall I choose?"
the truth remains the same

Monday, August 1, 2011


The world is savvy and dark
its sneaky and misleading
it puts us behind bars
it contains us
it enslaves us
it bottles us up
until we're breathless
it encages us
until we give up
it gives us an easy path
a wide path filled with obsession
filled with the estranged
it ties us down
so we don't move
it blindfolds us
so we don't see
it speaks to us
so we don't hear
it gives us what we don't need
how do we escape?
where is freedom?
its in the light
smothered by darkness
but the light breaks through
you choose to see the light
the light guides you
it ignites you
it delights you
you delight in it
the light is truth
the light is righteousness
the light is love
the light is life
the light overcomes the dark
the light is freedom
do you want to be free?
you must first choose the light