From Source to Resource

Girlie #1

The feeling of holding you,
Has not been recreated.
In that moment,
Like God,
I was able to hold all of you in my hand.
Though a physical shape,
I was charged with programming you.
I gave you a screen name,
And a password,
Even designed your home screen,
And installed all initial programs.
I was your source,
Amidst many trees,
I held the choicest fruit;
But time fades.
Our walks in the garden aren’t as frequent,
The first voice your heard each morning was mine,
And time passes.
I miss those days,
But I look forward to the ones ahead.
I’m so proud of you!

Happy Valentines Day




God Answers Prayers

Girlie #2

You came into this world surrounded by love,
Propelled by faith!
Hence your name,
You remind me,
Each day,
God answers prayers!
He listens to me,
He responds to me,
And even when my request is not granted,
I am honored that He listened
And heard each word with compassion.
You are the answer to my prayers,
And will one day be the answer to the prayers of another.
As I prayed for you before I beheld you,
I am assured that the name you will bear,
ill be achieved the same way!
I thank God for you daily,
And appreciate your many layers.
You truly have an eye for capturing beauty,
Developed from beholding it each morning!
Happy Valentines Day!


Anointed to Stand

To Girlie # 3
Before the sun touched your skin,
The Son touched within,
He guided me to a name,
Assuring me of its claim,
A prophecy,
A declaration,
A statement to the world of His faithfulness,
And the beauty that is within Him,
You changed the entire song (wake up song),
Introducing a new melody,
Adding harmony to a home,
Created balance with your presence,
Life has been your stage,
And though it may seem to be one mic,
You never stand alone!
You only stand out!
And at times;
This feels alone!
Stand firm and know,
You are loved beyond which you can understand.
Happy Valentines Day!


Words to Cover….

To My Wife,

The challenge of loving me,
far surpasses any classroom you will ever lead.
More challenging than leading,
I have found is the challenge of being a leader;
and being willing to follow.
As a leader,
Good leadership can be challenging to follow,
Because each leader leads in a different way.
But you allow me,
With all my imperfections,
Mistakes in judgement,
Accept me as your covering,
Choose to follow me,
Bringing to my feet,
The gifts of respect and honor,
Which are not deserved or earned,
But prescribed.
It is humbling!
While you choose to follow,
I have chosen to serve,
Through love,
With humility,
Laying at your feet,
Gifts of love and sacrifice,
Washing our feet from your travails,
Cleaning you with The Word,
The words from my heart,
Pointing you towards a mark that I have yet to reach,
And supporting you,
As we both stumble into God’s perfect will for our lives,
I love you!
May our days be numerous together.


True Beauty

img_3782My Princess,

I recall the first time
my ear pressed against the womb that contained you!

Your feet pressed back,
moving my head,
and stirring my heart;

You entered the earth
And my eyes beheld God’s glory
Confirming that true beauty can’t be contained,
And true love can’t be explained,

It exist beyond what the eyes can see
And hands can hold,

It’s the joy I felt,
As the nurse pressed your feet against me,
Setting into course a series of moments
Of you making an impression on my life.

I continue to be impressed daily
Pressing my ear to the phone
As you extend your legs
Against a new womb
Designed to bring forth
A beauty that will change the world.

Happy Valentines Day

The Lab

As you manipulate data in your Head,
Pressing through your Heart,
It’s Communicated through your Hands
I think,
As I experience each chapter,
Line by line,
I silently thank God for each article and each book,
Prayed a quick blessing over each author,
Knowing that you read with me in mind,
Turning each page slowly,
Highlighter in hand,
Preparing to encounter me,
I exhale,
Knowing you didn’t skim,
Or read the cliff notes,
I experience your meticulous notes,
Each mastered the flash cards,
The aced sample pop quiz,
All in preparation for the final exam,
But this is no essay,
heartIt’s is a lab,
Where you will test your hypothesis,
Utilizing all collected data,
There will be no multiple choice,
Only a singular voices,
Made from two chords,
That have become one,
Now on one accord,
Writing a first person narrative,
You use the lab with efficiency,
Following most safety rules,
Careful to hold the magnifying glass with two hands,
One on the neck,
The other on the base,
Increasing the magnification,
Exploring the smallest intriguing details,
That create one harmony,
You replied,
I do we responded,
Your vocal chords now,
Quietly hum like a Hammond,
With a slight tremble,
I am amazed at the data you’ve compiled,
Simple yet complete,
I am privy to your knowledge,
As your are you from my wisdom,
Your latest text book,
I am studied,
Turned like the pages,
Of an award winning novel,
My love a dissertation,
A compilation of four years of studying you,
Learning you,
Loving you,
Holding you,
Our love now a masterful manuscript,
Written from the hand of the divine,
Now transferred in the simple holding of hands,
As we walk,
Fingers locked to symbolize the oneness we have together.

Happy Valentines Day

Don’t Be Proud; Carry on the Legacy!

This evening Granny Lola shared with us the story of Weldon’s Funeral home.   The Funeral home was founded 4 generations ago by her Great Grandparents Mr & Mrs. David Weldon.  The question that sparked this blog:  Did it make you proud that your family owned land and a business?

bf86fea2f9a38254fa867631c0bdac29She replied.  “My parents taught us to never be proud. Carrying on the legacy is a way of showing your pride in the legacy you come from.”  She spoke about the way many carried themselves who came from prominent families.  Many carried the title and the accolades of the past with pride, but their willingness to rest on what the past generations accomplished ensured the legacy would soon cease.

The true enjoyment of being a part of a rich heritage or legacy is the honor in extending its reach.  It’s the ability to not only hold the torch until the flame expires, but to work in such a manner that the flame will not  be extinguished by your efforts but will burn with such vigor and fervor, that it has enough fuel to survive to two generations.

tourchWhat are you doing with the torch?  Are you reveling in public appearances?  Eating meals from the past?  Enjoying the celebrity of the fruit of yesteryear?  Or are you taking the seeds from the past and planting a harvest that will put seeds in the hands of your children’s children?

Pride should not found only in what was accomplished by those before you, but in the work of your own hand.  One should not only receive the legacy, but should be driven to carry it in the same manner in which it was received.

What are you doing with the seeds of others?  What are you doing with the seed you have?

Most squander the seeds of others, and worse are eating their seed, and in turn, ensuring that they will leave no legacy.  A legacy is what you leave behind, not just what you accomplish while you are here.  It’s the torch that continues to bring light from generations past that gives sight to those yet to breath their first breath.  Your legacy sets a stage for those coming, and gives power to those who will carry on your dreams both born and unborn.

She concluded by saying, “Don’t be proud; carry on the legacy!”  Being a part of a legacy is a responsibility more so than a privilege.  While others feel the freedom of not accomplishing and not excelling, the responsibility of extending that which has preceded you restricts from you the luxury of being lazy or complacent.   “Don’t be proud; carry on the legacy!”  Honor past generations.  Give Tribute to those whose hand first tilled the soil.  Let every action, accomplishment and accolade be a tightly woven effort to bring glory to all that sacrificed for you to sit and to stand.