Archive for the ‘Heaven’ Tag

Knowing Where My Home Lies   1 comment

How happiness can be curtailed

By the sudden notion of its temporariness

How families once united must each go their own way

That nothing in this world can stay

In any sort of constant state

Oh grievous heart now heavy sinks

When all at once acknowledging

This is not my home

Do not here relax and think

That this is all there is

Oh God with strings from heaven

Lift my heart to Thee

Where angels sing and love and joy is born anew in each and every moment

Where eyes are fixed on only You

For this is why I know

That to You my heart belongs

And for You, I live a foreigner

On this plain till work is done

With love to give me breath each day to carry on

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What it Takes to Keep Ducks in a Row   1 comment

Oh God you have been my go to — in between and during — all of this life’s demands 
And now I find myself discontent while searching emails, browsing Facebook, Instagram, or text
How quickly … how quickly … how quickly I suddenly forget
That the info that I need to look for are the messages from You
The Holy Spirit that guides all that I seek to know and need to follow
The wonder you have bestowed in nature … here and now before me … almost begging to be seen and be acknowledged 
And above all, with gratitude aplenty, be a vessel overflowing faith and love and peace that comes from simply seeking You

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What to Do with the News   Leave a comment

So let’s talk about the news

The kind you overhear or what you choose

All is, and all can be

A sacred opportunity for positivity

It is free will to walk according to The Way

To enliven our mind

To open our hearts

To raise up our voice

and EMPOWER OUR WORLD

To PRAY PRAY PRAY

So, God, I pray

When I hear Your Spirit say

This is your battle to fight

This is your heart to mend

That I will respond humbly encouraged

To gratefully always say YES

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Slowing Down   Leave a comment

The train has left the station — but my mind, that is speeding forth on a faster track, has already arrived at its predetermined destination — Unable to recount where I have been the rationale disguised as truth insists — “What you’ve missed is worth the price to get where you are going.” 

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It requires a necessary discipline, halting tracks to slowing down — To reconnect with the source of life, that in its disregarded elegance seems to beg for my attention. How could I give Creator and creation praise … blinded sometimes by my own intentions?

I wind down, breathless and amazed … as though it is a first. This free, most precious gift exciting senses, calming soul with Spirit’s peace — bares a beauty that abounds with seeds for endless blooming.

 

POWER CONVERTER   Leave a comment

Hope’s opposite is despair

And when we find ourselves admittedly there

Only Faith and Prayer with Gratitude

Can lead us back to where

The Spirit’s light shines bright  again

 

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Sustaining Peace   Leave a comment

I didn’t read the news today … oh boy
I breathed in peace and exhaled joy
I resisted temptations to be drawn by news alerts that quite often make me sad
Words intended to engage and then enrage

Instead I hoped for the discipline of a better habit
To draw upon more earnestly each morning’s offering of Divine Good News
To not only sustain me for what the day may bring
But to feed souls and give good reason for hearts to sing

I read good news today … oh boy
It wasn’t about what we’re against but what we are for 
Engendering peace … preventing war

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Heaven’s Rain   2 comments

Disrobe me Lord I pray

Of tempting temporal pacifications

That I might see with Holy Spirit eyes  

And utilize and multiply the gifts of Your design

Make straight the path that leads to You and wide the portal of this heart where hidden treasures lie

Plant my feet and still my heart

And cause my soul to seek

With confidence so centered

To capture and contain all that freely comes from Thee

With rain from heaven soak me with your faith and grace

Always prepared to meet You face to face

Sanctify this temple home to be Your Holy place

Project upon my mind a glimpse of heaven’s glory

Let your thunder roll and lighting shake

Out the dark and dreary dread of night

Make patience work her fruitful task

Growing faith so great to cause the sun to wake

In a blaze of brilliant golden streaks

Where darkness has no place to seek

Turn hearts and minds to follow

On the path that you have promised

With hope to foster faith

In the confidence of Christ

To acknowledge You are here

Each breath and pulse in rhythm

With the ebb and flow of tides

Every wave that touches shore

Speaks in ocean’s tongue

Counting endless blessings

 

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