Sunday, October 12, 2014


I'm an empty house 
All my doors are closed 
I've only had a few visitors 
But no one ever called me home 

You call me to open the windows 
Let the sunshine come inside 
Feel the breeze blowing on my skin 
Oh how I love the light 

And for you all the doors have been opened 
So come in and have some wine 
We can dance in the kitchen 
Travel down to the basement of my mind 
I'll get lost in your eyes by the fire 
You unlock hidden places with your gaze 
Chase me up the stairs like a child  
In the bedroom of my heart always 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

My Constant

When shadows shift and sand gives way 
When change comes in a hurricane 
When a layer is ripped torn off my heart 
It seems I've lost yet another part 

When I'm left with an empty nest 
And nothing seems to give me rest 
Solitude comes with her deafening screams  
No The world is not as it should be 

You're my constant my steady hand 
My hero in this foreign land 
You're the only One who really understands 
Always there to listen to every stand 

When debris is slashed through the stormy winds 
And darkness becomes a hidden friend 
The world swirls in whirls and twirls 
Still you are my surprising end 

A silent stillness in the chaotic race 
A cave within lit by candles and grace 
Peace sings her song in this secret place 
And I lean in to the strength of your face 

My anchor through the wave upon wave 
My forever rock my steady always 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Fire fire I'm on fire 
Pieces pieces I'm in pieces 
Scattered like a firework 
On the Fourth of July 
You always break in 
With your silence 
Or with your words 
I cannot stop 
These white water rapids 
From gushing 
I cannot lock my heart 
The dam is broken 
Fire fire I'm on fire 
Pieces pieces I'm in pieces 
Shooting like a meteor shower 
I am out of my skin 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

A Cold Winter

It’s winter and I’m cold
alone out here in snow
frostbitten hands and feat
a heart that barely beats
my eyes just want to sleep
and now Im in so deep
I walk this snowy path
and try not to look back

Spring never came this year
now I find myself here
to weak to make a fire
just drowning in desire
oh for a taste of sun
feel the heat of someone
so safe in love but dear
Spring never came this year

Mountains so far away
remind me of a day
of the sun in her glory
shining down upon me
I danced in the day light
but now I dream at night
Please come to my rescue
Build me a fire that’s true

Will I ever find my way home
Will I ever feel that touch that warmth
Will the sun ever shine again for me
Or will I just sleep here forever in this white and snowy dream

I’ll cling to you
I’ll cling to you
I’ll cling to you
I’ll cling to you
cause you’re my fire
in the winter cold....

Spring never came this year
now I find myself here
You are my fire
You are my desire
You are my taste of sun
You’re my heat my someone
so safe in love my dear even though
Spring never came this year

Monday, May 19, 2014

Dare to Desire

And I feel it beating in my chest
like fire like a storm
Impossible to ignore
God wreck this life
Tear it all down
Make it new
I don’t want to hear it
I try to drown out the sound
of the rhythm and blues
of me 
coming to life
waking the dead inside
and you
you are drawing it out of me
The drums of passion
The dare to desire
The nerve to believe
its possible

The Cliff of Hope

Standing at the edge 
of the cliff of hope
A voice says to turn around
shrink back into safety
My heart is teetering
threatening to fall
daring and longing to jump
The next season naturally
should be summer
blooms and light 
but winter’s whisper
is taunting me
She flaunts 
her dark colors of fear
but the winters have always 
been good to me
even in the depths of her despair and death
So I’ll stand in hope here on this edge
knowing if I fly or stay earthbound
it will all be life to my blood
How I long for the summer
Her beauty and smile
her laughter and praise
her songs of delight
Oh let the sun rise
but if the winter comes again
let my song still sing
Let the bottom of my soul
still smile
and I will wait in patience
knowing summer is bound to come
at least I  hope
If winter is peering around the corner
let me store the sunshine
in my pocket
let me photograph
optimism and truth
lest I drown in the cold
dark pale death of her
and forget the spring
But Spring always comes doesn't it
and Summer loves to follow her
Elusive summer 
how you love to hide
how do I find you
Let me trust the tides of life
that you will come again
That you will grace me again
that I will feel the glory of you
through my being
in the bottom of my soul
Once again or maybe for the first time
Now I try to look to the sunshine
in my pocket
at the truth I carved in my heart
and wait on the cliff of hope
for tomorrow

Monday, January 6, 2014

I carry them

I carry him in my heart 
The lame man 
Crippled by life and disease
A mind as sharp as a knife  
Embers of potential 
Snuffed out by life 
A bachelor degreed beggar 
Finding home in Jesus 
Fighting for his freedom
I carry him in my heart 

I carry him in my heart
The boy who loves to kayak 
Whose father broke every promise 
Abandoned and angry 
He fights the rapids of life
With rebellion and sinful living 
I called him son 
I called him home 
But he just keeps running 
I carry him in my heart 

I carry him in my heart 
Seven years old and alone 
With four little sisters to feed
A scared of the dark provider 
He becomes hard and strong 
He fights and he begs and he bleeds
He should be playing childish games 
But he grew up too fast
Now he's eleven and they call him Dad
I carry him in my heart 

I carry him in my heart 
The man who cannot speak
His words stay inside his stomach 
He swallows them everyday 
The man who cannot hear 
The news that will set him free 
We sign our names 
 He beams with the delight of connection 
We lay hands and believe
But walk away without answers  
I carry him in my heart 

I carry them in my heart 
Children I've called my own 
Brought into this broken world 
With dreams and destiny 
Life tried to drown them 
But a Lifeguard came 
And I break to see them 
Walking in their fullness 
Made whole by a perfect love
That knows how to heal the deepest darkest wounds 
I carry them in my heart. 

I carry them in my heart 
The ones I loved who betrayed me 
Who have lost who they are
In the cruelty of this world
Full of lies and tricks 
They think will protect them 
Unaware that they have a father 
Who will never let them down 
Love rain down your mercy 
I carry them in my heart 

My heart is full and sometimes broken 
But everyday I just believe 
I believe in a love thats called unfailing 
That washes wounds and heals the hurting 
Let my hands and let my feet carry mercy 
So deep and so wide 
And ill carry them in my heart until
I see the Kingdom breaking light