December Prayer

December Prayer I’m determined to remember I’m determined to forget On this last day in December I choose to move beyond regret   For it is often in the choosing Of what to hold and to let go for what we focus on will hold us And what we feed in life will grow I’ll forget what lies behind me Those things I cannot change But hold dear the lessons learned and Find the beauty that remains I’ll ‘forget’ theRead more

Silent Sunday

Gifts to the king…what do I bring do i journey from near and from far What gifts do I bring, bring to the King Do I follow His beckoning star that leads to the place, this manger of grace which one day will lead to a cross What gifts do I bring, bring to the King What’s gained overwhelms any cost So what gifts do I bring, bring to the King Who beckons all come as we are Lay allRead more

a few thoughts on giving and (not) receiving…

“You can lead a horse to water but  you can’t make him drink” You can share the deepest truth, but you can’t force one to think You can light a brilliant candle, but a friend can close their eyes You can prepare a wondrous feast, but can’t give an appetite You can give the greatest gift, but one must choose to receive You can share the greatest truths, but one must choose to believe What we can do yes weRead more

Wordless Wednesday

Summer sky, summer sigh Periwinkle Blue Summer Sky, summer sigh Warm wind breezes through Summer sky, lows and highs Quiet winds resound Summer sky, drawing nigh Calmed by sights and sounds   (Not so….)  Wordless WednesdayRead more

Silent Sunday

After the clouds, the storm, the rain Wispy clouds filter in again Moving fast then moving slow Painting the sky with hues of gold After the rain, before the  night Sun sinking low, as though dimming the light Another day ending, permission to rest Like a kiss before bedtime melts away stress these respite reminders leave me blessed   Yes the Heavens declare the glory of God Respite reminders say keep pressing on Blessed and assured that we’re never aloneRead more

waves of blue

Waves of Blue on Mountains High Rolling in  as I stroll by I Lift my heart,  I Lift my eyes As waves of blue draw me nigh And what comes as I lift my eyes Waves of Grace I can’t denyRead more

…like water…

I don’t usually repost things I’ve written, but last night and today have been thinking on this poem so much….and the concept….that sometimes answered prayer comes as gentle rain and sometimes it comes as a violent storm.  I’m aware of so many praying for loved ones, and just wanted to share this with hopes to encourage some of you all to not fear the “storms”…because sometimes that’s exactly what it takes for change…the very change we’re praying for might just inRead more

Stilled by Snow

GRACE, like a blanket of snow Comes in and quickly covers. GRACE, like a blanket of snow Paints the world a different color. Grace, like  a Southern snow makes things STOP, pause, breathe, not go Sometimes we all just need to know There’s grace that covers me GRACE, like a deep winter Snow Allows there to be beauty where there’s no growth Allows the light to reflect and show What is, not what will be And calls it all beautyRead more

…a few thoughts on endings and beginnings…

  December Prayer I’m determined to remember I’m determined to forget On this last day in December I choose to move beyond regret For it is often in the choosing Of what to hold and to let go for what we focus on will hold us And what we feed in life will grow I’ll forget what lies behind me Those things I cannot change But hold dear the lessons learned and Find the beauty that remains I’ll ‘forget’ theRead more

if I fall

…am singing from Psalm 42 these days ❤ … If I fall, let me fall on my knees If I call, will you draw near to me If I wade into waters too deep Will your grasp reach…   If the dark of night lingers long Will you be with me, be my song Will the gift of your Presence renew As I call out to You   If I seek, Oh, Lord help me find More of you, may my heartRead more