If Not This, Then What?

What can I claim And hold secure Against the rushing Torrent of life?   Not money, Able to gain only that Which crumbles and slips Through one’s fingers.   Not ability or skill, Though notable today; In time and space, Insignificant and fleeting.   Not family or friends, With love and support, Cannot guarantee evenContinue reading “If Not This, Then What?”

In Darkness

I awaken, yet darkness remains.   Tormented and discouraged, I cry out, “Lord, where are You?”   I search familiar places, Yet, happiness eludes me And my heart sags, soaked in sorrow.   Life’s trials and its senseless inhumanity Weigh upon my soul, And I wonder, “Will my spirit ever again take flight?”   Overcome,Continue reading “In Darkness”

The Rescue

It was a small thing, Barely visible to the eye; Easily trampled and kicked about, When it fell into the road Among the throngs Hurrying on their way Somewhere More important.   Rain falling; A torrent rushing, Sweeping fiercely, Forward flinging, Halting briefly On stones, In gullies, swirling— Lost in current.   Falling deeply EndlessContinue reading “The Rescue”

How to Live an Extraordinary Life

I like inspirational movies. One of my favorites is The Natural (Tristar Pictures, 1984), starring Robert Redford, Glenn Close, and Robert Duvall. A famous line in the movie comes when Redford’s character, Roy Hobbs, shares his dream and motivation in life. After expressing regret that he could have been the best in baseball, he explains whyContinue reading “How to Live an Extraordinary Life”