Friday, September 19, 2014

Reflecting


Reflecting on the days and years
That brought me to today,
I’m awed, in fact I’m overwhelmed,
That we’re still underway.
 
I would have thought I’d given up
And moved on by this time,
But by Your Grace and with your help
I still find words that rhyme.
 
I wake each day uncertain when
That day’s praise will appear,
Yet every day, without a miss,
It comes through loud and clear.
 
It could be in a phrase I hear
Or something that I see,
But each day offers something new
That lights a praise in me.
 
So when I doubt I can go on
Finding praises to write
I stop and reflect on the truth
That YOU are my insight.
 
2 Timothy 2:7
Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Following the Path


Some people find their way with ease
Through all life’s winding ways,
They move forward along the path
With an unswerving gaze.
 
While others are more hesitant,
They pause to think it through.
Checking to see which way to turn,
Unsure of what to do.
 
But God has His eye on them both,
As different as they are,
They are both still beloved by Him
And He’s their guiding star.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

My Wrath


I let the sun go down on wrath
And when I woke at dawn
I was so caught up in my rage
That all my joy was gone.
 
I found no pleasure in the light,
Nor in the sun warmed breeze.
There was a burning in my heart
That nothing seemed to ease.
 
I was bereft of all my joy
And wasted the whole day
Thinking through what had made me mad
And what I ought to say.
 
It wasn’t til the day was lost
That I began to see.
By harboring my anger so,
The one I hurt was me.
 
Ephesians 4:26 
“In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Searching


I keep looking for blessings, Lord,
My nose hard to the ground,
I’ve followed every track and scent,
But little have I found.
 
I know that if I carry on,
I’m bound to come across
The grace for which I’m looking, Lord.
But where? I’m at a loss.
 
I’m just so lost, I’ve searched so long,
My road has been so rough.
I’ve kept my eyes close on the path
But that’s not been enough.
 
For what I seek, eludes me still,
And I am losing hope.
If I don’t find your grace soon, Lord,
I’m not sure I can cope.
 
I’ve looked for blessings everywhere,
I’ve searched the whole earth through.
Perhaps, I should lift up my eyes,
And turn my gaze to You?
 
Amos 8:12
People will stagger from sea to sea and wander from north to east, searching for the word of the Lord, but they will not find it.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Black and White


I’m told the world’s not black and white,
There’s colors, shades of grey.
But when I look in the mirror
It doesn’t seem that way.
 
I know what’s wrong and what is right,
And what I ought to do,
But when it comes time to step up
More often I fall through.
 
I think each day, “todays the day
That I will do it right”,
But evening finds me once again
Trapped in the black and white.
 
Yet God has patience beyond mine
And He will set me right.
Until then I will do my best,
Living in black and white.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

What They Learn


They'll follow in the path you lead,
So choose a path of worth.
For what they see you live today,
Is what they’ll carry forth.
 
The words you speak, they’ll speak someday,
So choose your words with care.
Make them uplifting, words of faith,
And not words of despair.
 
Teach them to walk with head held high,
However rough the road,
By living your life with courage
Despite the heavy load.
 
As you treat others on the way,
With kindness or with pain,
They’ll learn and give it back to you.
Which lessons will remain?
 
So, watch yourself, most carefully,
For they are watching, too,
And they will grow to live their life
As you taught them to do.
 
Proverbs 22:6
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Silver Linings


There will always be dark clouds
Scattered along the way
And some days you may only see
A world in shades of grey.
 
But in each grey cloud on your path
There is a seed of light,
A light that makes the difference
In hopelessness and fight.
 
The little light that tells the world
This storm will soon be past,
For there is hope where there is light
And darkness cannot last.
 
We each must choose what will see.
For me, I know what’s right,
While some may choose to see dark clouds,
I choose to see the light!

This wonderful photo of silver linings is a blessing from my dear friend, TAF! Thank You!