Monday, July 16, 2018

in cold, scary caves,
in open-hearted neighbors,
in relieving pain,
in free school supplies for kids,
we serve by your side, O God.

© 2018 Thom M. Shuman


Sunday, July 15, 2018

the radar shows

with the same forecast
for angry and bitter words
in the coming days,
we could use a few pop-up
showers of hope, peace, and grace.

© 2018 Thom M. Shuman

Saturday, July 14, 2018


you strike the Spirit
against our hard-as-flint hearts,
in hopes that a spark
will ignite our dried-up grace
into compassion for all.
© 2018 Thom M. Shuman

Friday, July 13, 2018

no lines

meanwhile, you wait for
someone to show up for your
Let’s-Build-Some-Hope sale.
© 2018 Thom M. Shuman

Thursday, July 12, 2018

summer walk

we take a daily stroll
through the flowing fields of fear
and hire landscapers
to tend our gardens of doubt,
ignoring creation’s gifts.
© 2018 Thom M. Shuman

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

what the world needs now

it is so easy
to hate evil in our world,
yet seems difficult
to love good so deeply we
can’t help but give it away.
© 2018 Thom M. Shuman

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

finger play

we are so busy
jabbing fingers at others
when we could be
pointing to the One who longs
to reconcile the broken.
© 2018 Thom M. Shuman