Make the Brownies

Make the brownies sing the songs Say the words and right the wrongs Laugh out loud and smile much Encourage folks reach out and touch Grab a hand Make the call Send the text Breathe through it all Read the stories Study, learn Share the glory Take your turn Hike the mountains Walk the trails Skip around and ride the rails Share the journey Swing real high Look out for the other guy Smell the flowers Ride the waves CountRead more

in the in between

In the basement  In the deep end In the cellar of my soul In the basement In the deep end There’s a fear that grips, controls In the darkness there’s a battle I must fight And fight to win But the irony, the beauty, –can it come in the surrender? Surrender? oh surrender… to  relinquish and to see It’s accepting, not rejecting- With great courage, comes great peace In the stopping, in the hearing,  In the ground beneath my feetRead more

Solid Ground

Solid ground under my feet, a carpet laid in green a breeze that reminds me life moves on a sky of beauty seen a moment to not move ahead or think on what’s behind A moment to reflect and then, thank God for moments in time We live one moment at a time…Read more

What hands can’t hold

Some things cannot be taken But they’re the things we cannot hold Oh when our world is shaking, quaking, we’re breaking We will hold to  what we deeply know Light bursting through the shadows Comes as we choose to see  The beauty amidst the ache Like mortar in a mosaic masterpiece Some things we’ll never fathom What ifs of what could be But may we hold to what we know We are loved and loved will always be Oh thatRead more

Stubborn Little Hyacinth

Stubborn Little Hyacinth Peeking through the soil Resilient little perennial It’s been a year of toil Yes it may show up in the blooms This year, so scant and slight But beautiful little Hyacinth You made it to the light!! (And that was no small fight!) Stubborn little Hyacinth I feel a bit like you Am hopeful that the resilient beauty I’ll see in me like I see it in you. Beautiful, Lovely Hyacinth What a gift you are toRead more

like falling leaves…

For Autumn leaves on gentle winds For precious family and faithful friends For whispered prayers and answers given for little graces in the daily livin’ For God who knows For God who sees For grace that’s given And grace received Flowing as freely as the falling leaves.. For all these things and more than I say I thank the Lord this October day as the gentle winds blow leaves my wayRead more

deeper still

Was praying tonight and found myself drawn to a quote my friend said the other day.  I had asked her for prayer for another friend who was facing a huge challenge, a pit, if you will. She texted back “there is no pit so deep, God’s love is not deeper still. ” It’s a quote by Corrie ten boom. As a holocaust survivor, Corrie knew a thing or two about pits. She knew about darkness and despair. She also knewRead more

like the wind…

For grace that’s like the wind, a breeze that washes over, carries me That fills my lungs and helps me breathe Oh how I thank you Lord For like a leaf that catches wind I take the breeze you daily send Or storm or gust or winds gone still What’s filtered through this wind, Your will Or like a little ship am I moved, yet anchored, guided by The winds of grace—not just the tide I will adjust  my sailsRead more

in the quiet

In the quiet morning light Lord I turn to  you In the evening, dark of night Draw me near to you Lifter of my heart, my eyes You are in it all May the moments of my days Seek you in it all See you in it all.  Read more

as a child…

Gilded chandeliers on high Columns reaching to the sky Centuries old this wondrous sight I wonder what God sees… Golden statues, candles’ flames Crowds that come and say The Name None to folly, none to blame I wonder what God sees… Folded hands, heart open wide Searching soul with closed eyes Praying words too deep to hide I’m thinking this God sees… …this young child kneeling there hands held out folded in prayer, kneeling down and casting cares I’m thinkingRead more