5/29 Poem: Lamp (Under) Stand


“No one lights a lamp and then covers it with a bowl or hides it under a bed.
A lamp is placed on a stand, where its light can be seen by all who enter the house.
For all that is secret will eventually be brought into the open, and everything that is concealed will be brought to light and made known to all.
So pay attention to how you hear.
To those who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given.
But for those who are not listening, even what they think they understand will be taken away from them.
Luke‬ ‭8‬:‭16‬-‭18‬ ‬‬

There’s something we must understand
If we want a life that is grand
And that is we must face the fright
Of seeing our darkness in light

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5/18 Limerick: Hole Heart


Instead, one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water flowed out.

John 19:34

Lord I wanna have “hole heart”
So I am living a new start
When from me sin pours
I’m free to be yours
Where nothing will ever tear us apart

Today I will un-guard my heart — the right way!

3/27 Limericks: New Skin Whine


If we are to drink the divine
We must learn to silence our whine
The voice of our flesh
Refuses what’s fresh
And clings with a death-grip to “Mine!”

If we’re to be free from our sins
We must let God give us new skins
And see that the cross
Is more gain than loss
For that is where wholeness begins

Today I will wear God-skin / As He wears mine

And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins, the wine will spill, and the wineskins will be ruined.
Luke 5:37

Jonah’s Brother


Earnest: Yo, Jonah!

Jonah: Yo, Earnest! What brings you all the way back here to Nineveh?

E. Well, it’s kind of embarrassing…

J. Please don’t tell me this is for another whale pun!

E. What? No, nothing like that.

J. Whew. That’s a relief. I can handle anything except another whale pun.

E. Oh, great! I actually wanted to talk to you about bitterness and judgmentalism.

J. …

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1/13 Limerick: Glory Deveiled


The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:14

Deveiling is in the details
That redemptive glory entails
We must confront sin
To learn how to win
As Jesus did, scorning the nails

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!