Category Archives: Poetry

My Father’s Tools

I have chosen not to work with some of the tools my father had; but am putting them to better use. Continue reading

Posted in Christian Devotions, Christian Living, Family, Poetic Contemplations, Poetry, Relationships, Spiritual Contemplation, Work | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Smoky Mornings

On a misty morning like this, With the low hills of northeast Kansas Caressed by fog and covered with dew, And the fresh new of a September morning Muted by such clouds as this, It is hard not to miss … Continue reading

Posted in Farming, Metaphysical Reflection, Poetic Contemplations, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dance of the Monarchs

… in a world where things as fragile as butterflies
fight as best they can… Continue reading

Posted in Christian Devotions, Farming, Gardening, Metaphysical Reflection, Nature, Poetic Contemplations, Poetry, Spiritual Contemplation | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Dance of the Monarchs

Welcoming the Cool of an August Haze

It’s good from time to time
to keep the mind from ruining a thing
by trying too hard to explain it.

Continue reading

Posted in Christian Devotions, Gardening, Metaphysical Reflection, Nature, Poetic Contemplations, Poetry, Spiritual Contemplation, Work | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Welcoming the Cool of an August Haze

Riding Toward the Far Ridge

Virgina might not be almost heaven,
but its mountains sure are lovely! Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Christian Devotions, Metaphysical Reflection, Motorcycle, Nature, Poetic Contemplations, Poetry, Spiritual Contemplation | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Riding Toward the Far Ridge

Proof of Life

When love, romance or relationship are on the verge of collapse, small choices really matter! Continue reading

Posted in Christian Devotions, Poetic Contemplations, Poetry, Relationships, Spiritual Contemplation | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Proof of Life

Something Like the Feel of Silence

The quiet stillness of an early summer morning seems a perfect setting for a cup of coffee and quiet reflection. Continue reading

Posted in Christian Devotions, Metaphysical Reflection, Nature, Poetic Contemplations, Poetry, Spiritual Contemplation | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Something Like the Feel of Silence

The Straightening

I remember watching, and sometimes helping, my father straighten up stalks of sweet corn that had been blown over by a storm. Continue reading

Posted in Christian Devotions, Farming, Gardening, Metaphysical Reflection, Nature, Poetic Contemplations, Poetry, Spiritual Contemplation | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Straightening

Last Monday Morning in March

The first hard glare of a fireball sun
breaks out from behind a blue-slate cloud. Continue reading

Posted in Christian Devotions, Farming, Metaphysical Reflection, Nature, Poetic Contemplations, Poetry, Spiritual Contemplation | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Last Monday Morning in March

Moments of Glory

Amazing sunrises and unexpected calls from people we love provide us with glimpses of a glorious future. Continue reading

Posted in Christian Devotions, Metaphysical Reflection, Nature, Poetic Contemplations, Poetry, Spiritual Contemplation | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Moments of Glory