Joy’s Smile #orphans #uganda #sundaydevotion

Goodness in those eyes

kindness in his smile

 little fingers wrap in mine

 never want to let go

God is the maker

children such a gift

may actions always match

the love I feel inside


I am always disturbed when I hear of children who are cast-offs. Our world has grown careless with its real treasures. We would never throw away gold, but these little ones are much more precious than any gem.

I am grateful that there are those in the world who have hearts willing to pour their love into a heart and rekindle precious smiles.

“He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them.
And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
 And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.
 “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.'”
~Matthew 18:2-6



Someone Fell into Me (an ode to Picasso’s ripped painting)

I was minding my own business

hanging on a wall

an observer

casually took a fall

I don’t know if she saw me

or if she simply slipped

Pablo surely

would have thrown a fit

I am the acrobat

an artist

I keep my feet and wits

this stumbling into art

certainly a new twist

She must really love me

this student who

becomes one with a painting

or else just missed her cue

Painting: “The Artist” Pablo Picasso (1904-05)_