The Family of God

By this we know love that He gave his life His self-sacrifice … the Passion Play Once we who were takers become the receivers A new culture is born in this way We b’long to new friends in this Spirit of rest No more to be left all alone  This family reflects back who we truly are […]

Brain Joy-Flow

The flow begins at bottom right For a caring one who’s full of light Delights to be with me Next the hub for my alarm Alerting me to cause for harm But all is quiet now I ask then, “Am I understood?” By others who will do me good I feel assured I am So joy […]

To Adore Is To A Door

It seems we’re always striving for opportunities To make our mark upon the world Our insecurity to ease We want to find significance in a noisy day The many voices drown us out So we push to get our say Working hard to find the doors that lead to open seas We trample love into […]


Trusting, dependent, adoring, responsive Too honest for acting unreal Open and curious, willing to bond This is what children reveal Christ said that we must become just like them In the kingdom of God to share Let’s lay down our pride and humbly decide The stigma is worth it to bear In Matthew 18:2-4, Jesus’ […]

Mirrored Thoughts

Life rushes by at flurried pace Unless I clear some sacred space To adore the Source of all gifts good And grace appears to change my mood My thoughts return to traveled miles That reapply forgotten smiles I live again sight, sound and smell Deep thanks drawn up as from a well Wind, quake and fire weren’t […]

A Hearing Heart

In King Solomon’s story there is a grand clue To being God’s friend … it’s for me, it’s for you The young king was tender, he loved the Lord greatly God came near in a dream to see if he was stately “Ask what I shall give you,” bid God to the king His response holds the […]

God and Us

God is with us: You designed me from the start My life you had planned You have always been with me Though I didn’t see Your hand God is for us: Then one day You intervened My trust to Christ I gave Now that we are reconciled My whole life You will save God is […]

Love Bond

It feels like our imperfections  Would turn our God’s face away To be mostly disappointed in us ‘Cause our weaknesses get in His way Men’s traditions have taught us to fear God In ways that have twisted the truth And kept us from bonding securely In His love for which there’s ample proof God has […]

Loving To Learn

I thank the Lord for reason and will They have their rightful place In my world they became conflated So they hid my Father’s face Unveiled we can see our Father’s eyes We die to hate and pride Joined in love to Christ we really learn Our Guide lives on the inside In his recent brilliant […]

Lightning Fast

I calm myself, receive your peace, then close you come to me I think back on my journey and a golden memory A time when all things seemed to be just as they ought to be I rehearse the feelings and the thoughts and suddenly I see You were there beside me though I’d yet to bond with […]

Attachment Love

God made me for attachment love A forever bond that’s true This helps me know my truest self Someone sticks to me like glue Into native love and peace I lean And my circuits come online All at once our thoughts are shared They’re both human and Divine In his new book Renovated, Dr. Jim […]

The Breath and the Voice

The Breath and the Voice came as one to create And God’s order from chaos emerged His first temple was built for all made to enjoy As God’s Word caused the realms to converge The Word spoke again and pointed the way To a tree meant to mingle our lives But we hardened our hearts […]

The Gift

No one knows the thoughts of God except the Holy Spirit Who searches out the heart of God and things hidden within it He comprehends the secret wisdom of the mind of Christ Possessing glory all its own that rulers underpriced But oh the things God has prepared for those who will abide No eye […]

Love To Hear

Though our tries seem hit and miss The heart of God to hear It doesn’t mean He’s holding back We can rise above this fear Our yearnings bid us deeper To be grateful and draw near Gracious parents share their hearts When their children love to hear One of my adult sons recently sat me […]

Breathing Prayer

So glad that You’ve married breathing and prayer Left alone I’d know not what to say But since it is You that made me alive You have promised to help me to pray Just as I’m living I’m calling on You When I breathe I am praying Your name I inhale the gentle wind … […]


Let joy arise oh my soul You are not alone Hope appears when our eyes meet Peace remains when You seem gone There is a rhythm of engagement and rest woven into the fabric of all healthy relationships. With mutual and coordinated engagement comes the crescendo of joy. After all, joy is relational in its […]

Being Known by God

“…we know that ‘all of us possess knowledge.’ This ‘knowledge’ puffs up, but love builds up. If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. But if anyone loves God, he is known by God.”‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭8:1b-3‬ ‭ESV‬‬ We, as followers of Jesus, often and boldly testify to […]

Broadening the Battlefield

My wife and I were reading through Judges this morning about the story of Gideon. I think we sometimes over-glorify certain Bible characters because God used them to accomplish some amazing things in their day to bless God’s people. Despite God visiting and empowering Gideon to defeat the Midianites who were occupying Israel at the time, […]


So much of what we actually and deeply learn in life comes from what I like to call presencing. It has to do with the powerful and lasting effects of one living being upon another. We leave indelible impressions upon others that we encounter, and they upon us. This is all the more true of our […]

Secure Attachment and Our Grand Adventure With Christ

“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and […]