Cleanse Our Lips

God spoke all things into being at Creation
And we open our mouths with defamation
With barbs that pierce the psyche 
We are nothing like Thee 
We slur, we curse, 
We do the reverse
Our tongues enflamed by the fires of hell
We would be wise to listen well
And choose our words like golden fruit
Not ones that poison and pollute
Nor tear down, demoralize
But build up and vitalize
Ones like Eden’s that edify 
Words that bless  and sanctify
Remembering The Word
Dwells in our midst
As we dwell on Him
May He cleanse our lips
February 18, 2015

The Way of Blessedness

Oh, God help me to know    T he rich es  of  Yo ur  mercy  -   Though  I am poor and naked, blind -   In covering my shame;  ...