March Writing Challenge Day 3: The First Day

This morning in Dale’s sermon, he challenged us to take whatever abilities we have and tell God’s story with them. I’m going to attempt to do that over this next month. This is the beginning of however I end up telling this story, and it came out quickly. Almost TOO quick. A part of me felt lame because it isn’t some long, saturated piece with incredible imagery. But I keep going over it, and something keeps telling me to leave it alone. So, that I will do. Like a friend said to me last week, “…but then I remembered scripture talking about how even nature praises God. So, I’m not bummed out that’s it’s easy to write a song that worships Him.” I don’t think this will be a song, but more of a spoken word. Who knows.

Darker than dark

When there was nothing the eye could see

For there were no human eyes


This is where the first community resided

Three in one

One… Two… Three


And then, there came a gift

It began with a light

Father saw it and thought it good

Day, night. 


March Writing Challenge Day 2: My Hymn

Be still, my soul cannot

I anxiously wait for Thee

Some burdens obvious

Yet others I cannot see


Heavy eyelids close

Open slowly

Oh, that I may know

What future awaits for me


Doubt and fear, my recent thoughts

Toiling endlessly

Oh Lord, take these whispers

To Thee, I am surrendering


Quiet and small, the place we meet

My soul becomes still, there is peace

Savior, Jesus

What rest I find with Thee

March Writing Challenge Day 1: Start

March Writing Challenge

Groggy Eyes, tired heart

The morning light calls me

It’s time to start. 

Cloudy thoughts, weary bones

The seeds of a quitter

I have often sewn. 

Disregarding the past

A new day breaks the dawn

Push myself up, and out

It’s time to move on.

Failure is essential

She is the mother of new starts

Why, then, does it kill me

Why must it tire so my heart?

No matter, I suppose

Because grace so vastly abounds

If my maker bestows second chances

Then right here, right now

A new song resounds.