Saturday, December 20, 2014

Rainy Season


The rain is falling ceaselessly
I’d hoped it would be gone,
But since this is still winter time
The rain goes on and on.
 
The seasons are always the same
They come and then they go.
But while they’re here they can drag on.
At least it seems that’s so.
 
Such are the seasons of our lives
They come and then pass by,
Though some can seem to linger on
So long we need to cry.
 
But hold to faith, for seasons pass
And so do troubled days.
Soon both winter and our troubles
Give way to joyful praise!

Friday, December 19, 2014

A bit of Sunshine


Just a little ray of sunshine
To cheer my winter day.
Yet, it is no coincidence
This photo came my way,
As I had just been asking God
For some bright joy today.
He may not answer as you’d planned,
But God hears when you pray,
So lift your heart, then lift your prayers
And let His Will have sway.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

So Many Memories


The memories are fresh tonight,
They sparkle in my mind,
And each one is a precious gem,
The painful and the kind.
Is it the season of the year
That brings them all to mind?
Or am I simply longing for
The moments left behind?
Whatever the reason might be
That they’re twined in my mind,
Each memory touches in me
A place only they find.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Seriously?


“Seriously”, I said to Him.
“This is how it’s to be?
A day that’s seems turned upside down
Is what You’d planned for me?”
 
I know that I looked quizzically
At heaven’s clouded face
Without quite understanding, yet,
That in chaos there’s grace.
 
The Grace that comes when all else fails
And we reach out to Him;
When He reminds us we are loved,
Our cup spills past the brim.
 
That was the point at which chaos
Slipped quietly away
And I no longer questioned Him
On His plans for my day.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Lemondrop Sun


The sun sets on a restless sea,
I know that night will follow.
The sky will soon grow dark as pitch,
The starlight cold and hollow.
But I’ll hold that lemon drop sun
Snug within my memory
And all the darkness that may come
Cannot take that joy from me.
 
There are choices that we must make
That shape who we will be,
Do we see only coming night
Or the sun on the sea?
Do we seek that which darkness breeds
Or do we change our gaze
And focus instead on the hope
That’s born in the sun’s rays?

Monday, December 15, 2014

Dancing on The Rock


Dancing on the Rock
Praising His Holy Name
Dancing on the Rock
Won’t you come do the same
 
Dancing on the Rock
His Name rings in the air
Dancing on the Rock
Rejoicing everywhere
 
Dancing on the Rock
Blessed to live in His Grace
Dancing on the Rock
My soul seeks His embrace
 
Dancing on THE ROCK!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Thirsting


I seek you, Lord, I thirst for You.
Your word gives me new hope.
Without You, Lord, I fear I’m lost,
I’d have no way to cope.
 
So I will drink from Your Word, Lord.
Until my thirst has past,
And that won’t happen, Lord, until
I’m in Your arms at last.
 
Psalm 42:2
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?