My heart aches
Hear my cry
Help me please
Will I ever hear you?



Mother’s Day

A beautiful day
Things are great
I’m smiling
The sun is shining
Things change

I’m happy for you
Really, I am
But right now
I’m alone

In the midst of
Happy families
Laughter and Joy
I sit in the sun
Hear my silent plea
I want a friend
A hug
Someone to hang out with

Not wanting to encroach
I say nothing
Put on a smiling face
I know you are busy
Plans already made
So I don’t let you see
The hurt that’s in me

I’m happy for you
Really, I am
But right now
I’m alone

Its days like these
I wish I was home


A fleeting moment

Sun shines
Cold outside
People moving, talking
Multi-languages heard
Birds soaring overhead
Small oasis – calming and peaceful
Moment of quiet
Amongst the hustle and bustle
A fleeting moment
The time has passed
I join in
And move on

Stand out, Step forward

Stand out
Step forward
Follow your heart

Don't be held back
by indecision, fear or doubt

Stand out
Step forward
Follow your dreams

Don't be afraid to
share your thoughts or ideas

Stand out
Step forward
Imagine and wish

True friends are
Always here to listen, care
Give support and advice

Stand out
Step forward
Have courage

You only need to ask
I'm always here for you

Stand out
Step forward
Follow's God will

You call me

You call me
To carry out your will
I should feel…
I should be…

Shamefully, I turn away
My heart, my mind

Continually, throughout the day
Signs point Your way
Reminders of Your Grace
Mercy, and Forgiveness

Slowly, surely
I lean in to You
Taking steps
Action toward your call

Not on my own
Only with prayerful guidance
And support from beloved friends

In a contest of stubbornness
God always wins
But He will help me
Live His purpose everyday

Faith through Grace

Am I doing something wrong?
I can’t hear you
Am I not doing enough?
I can’t feel you
Am I straying too far?
I can’t see you

How do I
Turn my knowledge into trust
Turn my thoughts into faith
Turn my head towards your heart

I just don’t understand
What I’m doing wrong
Why can’t you just
Speak plainly, clearly

I want to follow you
What do you want me to do
Teach me how to let go
‘Cause I cant do it on my own

I try so hard
Waiting impatiently for
A voice that’s never heard
A feeling that’s never felt

How can I be patient
In the silence
How can I sit still
In the quietness

I don’t understand
why it’s so difficult for me
Lord help my unbelief
Transform my faith

Help me
I cant do it on my own
I cant find you in the dark

By Your grace alone
By Your grace alone.

For a Friend

Glances across a crowded room
A smile threatens to break through
Always aware of the other’s position
But unsure, doubtful
Should I say hello?
Who will take those steps forward?
Making moves across the room
Perhaps fear keeps us paralysed
Always waiting
for the other to be bold
Spoken words, so difficult to form
Should I ask? Or leave it unspoken?
Confusion, uncertainty
Can we just be friends?
We crossed the line
Can we step back?
Difficult, and awkward
But with friend’s support
Its possible, in love

Written in the moment, for a friend – May 2017

The Lords Prayer

God's kingdom come
On Earth as it is in Heaven

New Generations ask
For the ways of old
To follow the Lord
In sunshine and rain
Rejecting the rule of society
and difficult cultural norms

Letting God's Holy Spirit
Burn a fire within us
A community of believers
Looking back to
Old traditions
Looking forward to
New covenants

Father, Son, Spirit
King of my heart