Archive for the ‘trust’ Tag

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



A LEAP OF FAITH   Leave a comment

While cranking up the patio umbrella

Preparing for a brand new day

I found an unexpected friend was waiting there

Oftentimes her message represents

It’s time to take a leap

As was the case when first discovered

For that’s exactly what I did

She posed just long enough for us to get acquainted

Reminding me that I am not alone

And with God’s help we are all equipped

To always find our way

An umbrella for shelter

The ability to forage for our needs and even our desires

To be appreciated by another

And always to be ready

To take a leap of faith



Starting Young   Leave a comment

Sometimes it’s a vision … perhaps just a glimpse

Or having our senses incited by a whiff

Instilling what our future holds

Depends so much upon the world that we let in

Steeped in choices percolating new ideas

Stirs us deeply in our souls

To share with one another all the good that we behold






Things are Looking Up   Leave a comment

You can float — And you can fly

And even walk if the ground is dry

Your very presence offers me

Reminders of endless possibilities




There is Only One   2 comments

The colors in the sky are too many to name and varied beyond belief

We try to memorize or duplicate to rekindle for relief

You leave us with indelible impressions everywhere

Water is Your mirror providing for our pleasure and our needs

You are water, You are light, You are the air we breathe

Without any part of all of You nothing could survive

But mere existence is not Your aim

We are made for Your delight, and to delight in You

To love when days are dark or light

To trust that once and for all

You are for one … and for all

With eyes fixed on Your magnificence

Our hearts burst forth with what becomes uncontainable and clear

That the breath of our lifeblood is in our acts of love and care

And to acknowledge that You are with us at all times and everywhere



Choosing How to Have a Happy New Year   Leave a comment

For Christmas I gave myself the gift of deleting all my news apps and turning off notifications. I will choose the time and the source to stay informed … In the meantime, and I pray all the time, I will cling to God’s good news, the message of hope, and the reassurance of God’s Divine Supremacy … and because of that I can gratefully and sincerely claim a Happy New Year ~img_4102

From the Land of MoreOrLess   Leave a comment

There was a decree that went all throughout the land of MoreORLess –

For the inhabitants to become more self-less

In order to accomplish such a lofty goal

The King charged his court

To come up with a plan


The King’s voice was gentle yet firm

It is time for the people to learn

You are all so rich yet so spiritually poor

My subjects seem only interested in more

This has to change if you are to survive


The King’s Court wondered how on earth to get this done

And realized that two or more is better than one

How to get the King’s subjects to give up their plenty

Would take a village or at least a committee


The Chancellor was appointed to assemble the group

But all whom he asked cast their eyes down with a frown

With the paltry excuse that they were previously engaged

This caused the Chancellor to become frustrated then enraged


His countenance grew as his temper rose

He shook his fist without haste and said in that case

If you won’t volunteer, you’ll be volun-told!


The committee was formed and the work had begun

No one among them had even a clue where to start

Where do you begin to change someone’s heart


One member declared that even with the gallows being a threat

People would run rather than give what is theirs and go into debt


Another one argued — How could it be

Everyone on our roles is extremely wealthy


Then the counselor piped up

If we give what we have

Perhaps we’ll receive

Even more than we had


That was a concept that had never been tried

The choice is yours to either try it or die

Our very lives depend on our success


We have all worked hard and earned more or less

And have always been abundantly blessed

Obviously the King knows more than us

Let’s not do this by force but rather … just trust

Consider this – We haven’t been forcibly taxed

The decree only states that we ask

Each and every citizen of MoreOrLess

To voluntarily give and be joyfully blessed


Then the Banker rose to speak next

The King’s decree is onerous indeed

I have nineteen children to feed

Is this a request … or is this just a test?

Exhausted from trying to think their way through

These volun-told men didn’t know what to do


For the first time fear entered the kingdom of MoreOrLess

This unknown invisible foe caused insurmountable stress

Exhausted and emptied for days without rest


Suddenly they realized the solution might be easily met

If they only first tried to give to one another instead


The first to admit he’d be willing to give

Would at least get to live


The Banker surrendered and opened his purse

And to his surprise something warm happened inside

A feeling so great he couldn’t give it a price

The more that he gave they greater it grew


Without haste they began to give to each other

And all beamed with delight

Their coffers never emptied –

And their hearts overflowed


The King was so pleased he issued a new decree

He promised to never let any of his subjects hunger or thirst

As long as they kept another one first –


As a wise one one of old once declared –

Don’t ever think that you are less

Only think of your self less

And you will always be blessed





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