Archive for the ‘Seeking’ Tag

Crossing Paths   2 comments

I look for crosses everywhere

Especially when doubtful or in despair

But how amazed am I

When crosses cross my path

Unknown to me instead

 

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We are the River   Leave a comment

Lord, oh God, Creator

Most Mighty, Holy One, Sacred and Supreme

When in lowly valley I fall sullen

You appear mysteriously so sudden

You gratefully redirect

My wanderings and my schemes

And permeate my dreams

The earth, and all of us, Your creation

Symbolic of who You are

Rivers flow on endlessly

Quenching the thirst of earth and all dependent on it

The waters unseen work churns beneath the surface

Hiding deep within its banks and bottom

Precious gems and many treasures

Living waters return to You in greater measure 

By sweeping up each soul in its holy water

We, who You made most magnificent

We, who You trusted with Your creation

Return to You, most Holy One, who we call our Maker 

And better yet, to love you more, as our Mother and our Father

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Reliving a Kodak Moment   Leave a comment

George Eastman’s Desk —

His former home is now a museum in Rochester, NY.  His vision was to put a camera into the hands of the masses … Truly a believer who manifested his dream.   This massive accomplishment inspires me, and I hope you as well, to think big, take calculated risks, dream dreams, and live to accomplish all that you hope that God would hold dear. 

Images reveal truths

Some wanted, some not

One picture portrays

What often words cannot 

From cave walls to canvas

From film to pixels

Quickened by heart 

Perceived by the eye

Freezing life’s moments

One click at a time

Struck by a sunset

Or a newborn child

Photography allows us to be

21st Century recorders 

Of all that we see 

Revealers of truth

Explorers of nature

Capturing love

 

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Sanctuary   Leave a comment

Faith is believing in what I cannot see
With patience waiting in Spirit’s company
I put my trust in Thee

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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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Productive Waiting   2 comments

 

While I am waiting I will stay as busy as can be

I’ll stay and wait

Or stand and wait

Or walk then run then sit again

And sleep and eat between

Maybe write a book

Or see a picture I can snap

I’ll take a course

Learn something new

But all the while be waiting

I’ll not forget to pray

And remember to acknowledge

That while I wait I’m not alone

And although I cannot live tomorrow

To hold it in my memory

For tomorrow lives somehow within

Of the promise of what’s to come

While I live this day with gratitude busily awaiting

 

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Growing Closer to God   2 comments

Oh Lord I Pray

That while I feel as though sometimes confined within the bud

I trust in You with all my heart and incline to you my ear

To listen with faithful waiting

Ever ready for when You call

Without sight of what tomorrow holds

I trust that You are near

And thank You for a glimpse of Your presence here

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