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God’s Timing   Leave a comment

Seeking to spend time with You with pen in hand

To connect, to listen, with hope to be inspired

The phone interrupts our discourse

Or so I thought

Hesitation gave way as I answered

To find that this untimely interruption

Was Your calling that I was longing

For the greatest gift of good purpose

Is our usefulness to another

Giving time of self bears the riches of a crown of jewels

My soul is lifted and refreshed by the humble response of the caller who is blest

And I imagine angel scribes in heaven

Making note of our connectedness and kindliness

As they too marvel at the wonder of Your timing

db

Purpose   Leave a comment

Called to earth
To propagate new birth

morning

Posted July 19, 2018 by doreenbirdsell in Uncategorized

Flight   1 comment

Flying in a metal bird

Made from man’s imagination

All this effort and ingenuity

To get from here to there

For years of countless generations

This has been a burning quest

Requiring time and talent and much unrest

To first believe then achieve a skyward peopled flight

I propose that this has been disguised and often unidentified

This inner knowing, constant yearning, mental churning

Desire to attain an ultimate and evident closeness to the Heavens

To be nearer to our home

Oh foolish generation

Who knows not God as Love

A commuter-ship to Mars and back still would leave a desert gap

If not navigated by the Spirit

Making heaven home the mark

By pleasing our Creator

With love for one another

Is a worthy goal and an unparalleled destination

db

 

Difficult Personalities are the Scrub Brush that Attains Good Polish   2 comments

The Center of the Edge   2 comments

Here I am standing on the edge of this present moment

At the precipice of here and now

Tempted by tomorrow

Muscles strain to maintain motionless in this place

All might it takes sometimes to merely be at peace and trust

The yet undiscovered treasures of this very moment

Vision clears to realize

All that is worthwhile

I take a breath

Thank God for this

To linger while I smile

 

db

A Birthday Blessing to Reach Across the Veil   1 comment

Today’s the day my ‘Tazel was born

Her purpose God only knew

That one day she’d become the one

To love and care for me

A toddler without a mom

Her heart reached into mine

To become the one I’d call ‘Tazel not Mom

Yet still to me, then and now, the same

No matter what the name

Not born to her by flesh

But born to her by love

 

 

 

Hibiscus   3 comments

Pink pancakes non-caloric

Satisfy the soul

An appetite never waning

Ever wanting more

See all that God has cooked up

Under the warmth of a springtime sun

Why my God has even 

Cooked up the sun

All that’s good 

Brought to light 

In colors shades and shapes 

God gave it all for us to use

To blend for color 

Or use for food 

I think I’ll make an hibiscus shake 

Posted April 7, 2018 by doreenbirdsell in Uncategorized

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