New Beginning

January 13, 2014


I failed a lot of people

My children suffered the most

When I think of it, I grieve

My heart is broken


No one knows the depth of hurt

That another one may feel

Only One knows and can heal

Our deep brokenness


I arise to live

Embracing a new worldview

Forgiveness made real

Kindness and mercy given

To all who believe it


Keeping perspective

On the task of living well

Is a major work


Each person has a story

They need to be considered

Know that their life has meaning

They count for something

A light came that day

Coming from the wilderness

His words with his healing touch

And a new day dawned

What is it I need to hear

I have no greater calling

You call me your son


I know your blessing

You already gave it to me

I arise with fire

To fulfill your purposes

To live today with your joy


Written after reading out loud Matthew 3 and meditating on the following thoughts:


“This is the day the Lord has made.  Let us rejoice and be glad in it.”  David in Psalms 118: 24


“To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.”  I Peter 2: 21


2 Responses to “New Beginning”

  1. Sara said

    I appreciate your self-examination but don’t be so hard on yourself. Speaking as one of your children, we didn’t suffer! Love you!

  2. Terry … beautiful, and I think it speaks for so many parents.
    Dan Middleton

    p.s. been wanting to followup with you, sort of a mix between busy, distracted, and not sure how.
    Wishing you the best always, Dan

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