Taylor Bergthold

A summer night in August

Light glistened through the trees, bedazzled greens A gentle east wind made the leaves look like they were dancing The evening sun made its pink and purple marks in the sky,  As if to say, though in a whisper, loudly: just one last look before I lay goodnight  For the first time that day, she …

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Postpartum

PostpartumI’m not who I once wasIt’s been six weeks nowThose high waisted jeans folded neatly in a pile are calling my name, but we just don’t fitI thought we would by now?Shirts: I’ve had to donate a fewI didn’t anticipate how much they grewI’m counting from four to eight and saying my b-c-d’sThis is my …

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Contentment

 Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.  These are the word of Jesus himself in Luke 12:15. I think, generally, we know these scriptures and the principle of living within our means, but how often are we swayed by popular culture? …

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The God of Redemption

You turned the dust of my sin Into steady ground for blessing You laid a firm foundation on the shattered rumbles of my broken heart You are the God of Redemption You built me up on a Rock that cannot be shaken You turned my ruins into riches, and my shame into a message You …

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The Lord who heals me

The only one that can heal me Is the one from which I hide The other whispered in my ear, and I thought you had lied Confused and full of fear I hid my face, in hopes to hide my heart Further I run Away from you. Away from myself This isn’t who I am, …

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Even Death Will Die

Death Who can escape it?Who can erase it? Never part of our original designSeparation will never feel rightSorrow continues on through the nightEach day gripped with the hole of the place that once was filledThe unceasing reminder that death has not been killed Can you see beyond my mask, that I’m really not okay?I’ve just …

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Jesus, what I live is to

love you more than all need you more than all want you more than all do everything with you obey, though it cost my life make you proud sing to you pour out my love listen to your every word Jesus, what I live is to

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