Oh God – a poem

Oh God – a poem

‘Oh God.’ Five letters. Two words. One exhale. Full stop. ‘Oh God.’ All my voice could say. Trusting that my very being would fill in the detail. ‘Oh God.’ Hand over mouth. Hand over heart. Your hand over me I hope. ‘Oh...
Ancient Paths – my most dearest poem

Ancient Paths – my most dearest poem

Of all the poetry I’ve written, this piece is the dearest to me. It has been a faithful companion to me for the past year. One of two I’ve committed to memory. It remains a compass and summary of my journey towards midlife. I’ve never published it...
HELD – Poetry on unconditional embrace

HELD – Poetry on unconditional embrace

“Dad, I’m gay.” Confessed the young man And his father embraced him Just as he’d always done “Mum, I’m gonna be a single mum.” Confessed the young woman And her mother embraced her Just as she’d always done” Dad, I...
Spiritual Considerations in Mental Health

Spiritual Considerations in Mental Health

Mental Health, like physical health, appears on a spectrum. So why do a lot of Christ-followers and church-goers tend to hide, ignore or shame mental health issues or illnesses? ?‍♂️?‍♀️ . Good question! And what about spiritual things? What about demonic spirits?...
The Mature Masculine

The Mature Masculine

The mature masculine: 1. Does parental intimacy well. 2. Creates life. Doesn’t destroy it. 3. Knows his Source, relationally. 4. Exposes darkness, inside and out. Of late, my heart has been stirred around the need in our nation for men to continually commit to a life...
Kind of Way – A Poem

Kind of Way – A Poem

I know that you know. So I should probably confess it. Not because it’s a bad thing. But because it’s normal and necessary to admit you’ve disappointed me and continue to. Although I don’t mind as much now. Still, there were many times I...
Being known by God – Scary, maybe?

Being known by God – Scary, maybe?

If eternal life is an intimate and ongoing relationship with a triune God (Jn17:3), is it possible we short-change ourselves with misplaced relationships? Something less threatening that may look similar? For example: 1. Could we have a relationship with a concept of...
Who Took Your Voice – Three Poems

Who Took Your Voice – Three Poems

Prologue: There are many reasons we lose our voice. What came to the forefront as I wrote these three poems was the devastating effect of shame and trauma in our lives – which not only cause us to lose our voice but, as I write in piece 3, they can cause...