Monday, February 27, 2017

A Love Song - Re-posted

I love You, Lord, with all my heart,
I’ll praise you with delight
For You have turned my thorns to blooms,
My darkness into light.
I love You, Lord, with heart and soul,
You’re my strength when I’m weak.
And I will praise You, Lord, until
I can no longer speak.
I love You, Lord, I always will.
For You gave life to me,
And I will not stop loving You
Through all eternity.
Deuteronomy 6:5  
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Things We Need - Re-posted

You give us, Lord, the things we need
To feed a weary soul.
When we feel life tear into us
You fill the gaping whole.
For you know who and what we need
To make our lives complete
And You provide abundantly
The things life can’t deplete.
So when I long for something more,
Remind me of the truth
That You know best the things I need
And Your world is my proof.
Matthew 6:26
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Saturday, February 25, 2017

The New Day Dawns

Oh Lord, the day still lies ahead,
Who knows what it will bring,
But I will rise and face this day,
My heart a joyful spring.
Oh Lord, last night was filled with doubts,
The darkness snared my mind.
Yet, when I reached out in my fear,
Your Grace was all I’d find.
I felt You calm each fear that rose
And offer me Your Grace,
That I might rise within the dawn,
Your peace upon my face.
Oh Lord, the night is well past now,
My heart is filled with light
And I will face what today brings
With a heart free and bright.
Psalm 119:147-148
I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.
My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises.

The joyful photo was a gift from CS, it is her morning view this time of year. What a wonderful way to rise and shine!'

Friday, February 24, 2017

Waiting for the Dawn - Re-posted

The inlet, shrouded in a mist,
Was silent before dawn.
The morning, not fully awake,
Began to stir and yawn. 
The birds were rustling in the nest,
Their dreams still touched by night.
While the fox, gazing from its den,
Hoped for a glimpse of light.
The day was still a hope unborn,
A promise unfulfilled.
The worries that roamed in the night
Had not yet quite been stilled. 

But dawn was just a breath away,
Born upon angel’s wings,
To bless all of the fresh new starts
That every morning brings.
Job 38:7
while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Growing Above the Debris - Re-posted

They smile above last year’s debris,
Growing through the decay.
Determined to face life with joy,
Despite what’s in their way.
I sometimes forget that I, too,
Need to face life that way,
And not get bogged down in debris
That clutters every day.
Oh Lord, give me the faith I need
To rise up and display
The same simple joy in my life
That I saw bloom today.
Luke 12:27
“Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Hiding for a While

I think I’ll just hide here a while,
The world seems so crazy.
Perhaps if I stay out of sight,
The world might not miss me.
I think I’ve struggled long enough
Along the beaten path
That I have earned the right to hide
Away from the world’s wrath.
I know I can’t stay here for long,
Just a heartbeat or so,
But then I have to get back out
Upon the path and go.
I’m weary and I feel a tear
Welling up in my eye,
But there’s no one who will see me
If I stand here and cry.
So I will hide until I’m calm,
Or til my tears have gone,
I’ll dry my face, put on my smile,
Get up and carry on.
But I can face the crazy world
And remember to smile,
If I can just stay out of sight
And hide here for a while.
Psalm 31:20
In the shelter of your presence you hide them from all human intrigues; you keep them safe in your dwelling from accusing tongues.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tangled Thoughts - Re-posted

My thoughts are all a tangle, Lord,
There’s much I need to do;
So many things I should have said,
So much to still get through.
I keep believing there are truths
Tangled within these weeds,
Yet all I seem to find here are
Old dreams and wasted deeds.
And as I struggle with my thoughts
The weeds more thickly grow.
I’m scared that I’ll get lost in here,
I won’t know where to go.
Oh, call to me that I may know
Which way will lead me out,
For I am lost in tangled thoughts
And mired in my doubt.
I know that sunlight waits for me,
And fertile gardens grow,
Somewhere, outside these tangled thoughts,
Where quiet waters flow.
Psalm 23: 2-3
He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
He refreshes my soul.  He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.