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Here and Now   Leave a comment

An unplanned life is like leaving home and not knowing which way to turn

 

Without the willingness to learn how could we ever grow or change

 

Or even dare to consider that life could be an exciting adventure

 

No matter what the cost all could be lost without the openness to receive all the love and unexpected gifts that God’s gifts of nature always offer

 

Turning what many see as mundane to a supernatural experience

 

Open my eyes oh Lord and pour in your love and enlightenment

 

I implore you to seek my heart to explore

 

Find me here and take me where

 

Only Your guiding hand can lead

 

To prosper and not cause harm

 

Fill each cell with brimming faith

 

If only fear and doubt is my enemy

 

And you have overcome all adversity

 

Then take this life You have freely given

 

That I may return it to You with love and with commitment

 

With all my fears and doubts that are only momentary

 

Your promises are true and heaven is not a dream in some unexpected tomorrow

 

But with You, heaven is here and now

 

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For the Love of All   1 comment

How could I not believe the nearness of you God

For all that is and was, you have created

And you can see through all creation’s eyes

Today I heard a sermon preached

On the Good Samaritan

Realizing how I am surrounded by your loved ones

And grateful, ever grateful for the love of family

Surrendered in this process

To receive the goodness bestowed

And still to remember that all is a give and take

Love cannot be denied

And must, in this sometimes overwhelming state

Be expressed to love one another

For this is another way of also loving you

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God Raise Me to Your Eternal Joy   Leave a comment

With thanks I lift my heart to You

To know the unexpected

Amazed by what I see

In my heart where your eyes see

Today friends in love unite

Surrounded by your presence

The flora bouquet of Your delights

Alive with more I pray each day

 

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God Thank you for the Further Proof of Your Existence   Leave a comment

For every living creature I have loved still is loved

Growing greater with every remembrance

May it be with Your love in me to deeply love all near to me

I pray to hold one another in the highest esteem

And when challenged by self-righteous judgment to first look in the mirror

For the prison bars of grievances to have no power

Over love that can never be hidden from your eyes

I claim this day to walk with You

To take time to embrace the beauty that can always be found when sought

For You who lives in each of us is always near

Exposing truth, expressing love, in both the obvious and sometimes mysterious

For your ways may be impervious to knowing

But we know without a doubt when You’ve been here

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New Day   3 comments

God help us with our addiction to news

And also those who’d rather snooze denying what’s apparent

Finding joy and peace and happiness

Is truly a treasure hunt

Worth the seeking and the finding

For You exist even amidst the rubble

Of what we call our troubles

There You are and have always been

Not seeking You is the only sin

For once we do discover You

Doubt and fears become dismissed

Replaced by faith to open hearts that reveal Your Majesty

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God’s Timing   1 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

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

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