4/30 Poem: Disturbingly Good


Sometimes true goodness
Is sweet to the soul
Comforting blessings
That make us feel whole

But then there are times
When holiness hurts
Surfacing memories
Of our just deserts

Lord, help us see
Beyond my wounds and theirs
That these growing pains
Are proof that Christ cares

Keep going
Keep caring
Keep suffering along

Because soon one day
Wails will become song

“Herod was greatly disturbed whenever he talked with John, but even so, he liked to listen to him.”

Mark‬ ‭6‬:‭20‬b NLT

12/28 Limericks: Kingdom of Leaven


If we want to inherit heaven
We must learn to recognize leaven
Each small compromise
That clouds up our eyes
Til we can’t tell cursin’ from blessin’

The reason we’re trapped by this thing
Is we have made comfort our king
My power ensures
My pain quickly cures
Regardless of Your suffering

So we must learn to face our hurt
To let Christ His Kingdom assert
As He heals our eyes
We soon recognize
Our crosses to crowns He’ll convert!