Thursday, October 30, 2014

My Restless Mind


My mind is scattered everywhere,
It’s always on the move.
Fluttering randomly, as if
It has something to prove.
 
I try to find a quiet place,
Hoping that it will land,
But I can’t get it to be still
Enough to simply stand.
 
Even as I lay down at night
To seek the peace of sleep
It’s always up, moving around
With worries it must keep.
 
Oh Lord, I think I’m losing it,
My mind just can’t be still.
Yet I hope, when I pray tonight,
To still it to Your will.
 
Exodus 14:14
The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Where's My Focus


The day started with wind and rain
The traffic stood in place.
The only way that I got through
Was focusing on Grace.
 
I know I’ve said this more than once,
Yet each day reminds me
There’s trouble all along the path
But Grace is what I see.  
 
I try to look up from the mud,
And spot the bright rainbow.
Both come as a result of rain,
But one is Grace, I know.
 
So, when you feel anger or pain
Take you in its embrace,
Remember there is also joy
And focus on the Grace.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Dressing It Up


Even the unappealing things
That clutter every day
Take on an aura of beauty
When God has His own way.
 
His touch is obvious to see,
Even an old storm drain
Wears a coat of many colors
No longer grim and plain.
                                        
All we need do is stop and look,
Take time to really see,
And even the dreariest things
Are bright as they can be.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Standing Out


Don’t work so hard just to fit in,
God made you to stand out.
He would not have made you that way
If there was any doubt
That He had plans for you to be
Different from all the rest.
Don’t be ashamed to be unique,
Just give God all your best.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Rejoicing as It Falls


The leaf that dropped into the pond
Left ripples as it fell.
As if, though it was near the end,
It still had tales to tell.
 
Perhaps they were of peaceful days
Rustling in a soft breeze
Rejoicing in the summer sun
That warmed the nearby trees.
 
Or maybe they were tails of joy
That could only be found
Dancing upon the autumn winds
Whirling down to the ground.
 
Its peaceful drop was touched with grace
And my heart heard it call,
“Do not mourn me. See how I dance,
Rejoicing as I fall?”

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Focused and Calm


Lord, help me focus in today.
Give me a place of calm
Where I can go and remember
That I rest in your palm.
 
Today will be so filled with noise
And things that can go wrong,
But it should also be a day
Of rejoicing and song.
 
So help me, Lord, to stay in peace,
And do my very best.
Then I’ll rely on You, Dear Lord,
To handle all the rest!

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Whirlwind


At last the whirlwind’s coming down,
I feel it in the air.
It’s tearing at the cloudy skies
And whipping through my hair.
 
What has been coming, now is here
And I feel whipped and tossed.
I’m fraying so fast that I fear
There’s a chance I’ll be lost.
 
In two days’ time it will be past
And this panic will end.
Until then I have to hold on
And just ride out the wind!
 
Nahum 1:7
The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him