Thursday, July 2, 2015

Thinking of Me


Lord let me see only myself,
Though that may sound perverse.
Thinking of others can, at times,
Turn out to be much worse.
 
I mean, when I think of someone
Who seems greater than me,
And dwell on all the things they have
Or what they’ve come to be,
 
Then I will find that I seem less
Than who I was before,
Though I’ve not changed, I’m who I was.
Not someone to abhor.
 
Or I might linger smugly on
One whose plight is far worse,
And there’s no doubt vanity is
A soul destroying curse.
 
Again, I know I have not changed
From who I was before.
Though either case may make me feel
That I am less or more.
 
Thus I cry out, Lord, help me keep
My thoughts on only me.
For I am blessed in my own life,
And that I clearly see.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Smiles and Better Days


A smattering of simple joy
Is all it took today
To take the worries dogging me
And chase them far away.
 
Their cheery faces smiled at me
As I was passing by.
And willingly I relinquished
My last unhappy sigh.
 
How did He know that I would pass
This spot on just this day
To set such joyful little blooms
Where I’d pass on my way.
 
With nothing now but hopeful faith
To carry me on through,
I have a feeling better days
Are coming, thanks to You.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Little Ones


They are so young and innocent,
Their lives are all ahead,
And, while they long to test their wings,
We want them safe instead.
 
So many dangers fill the world
Where they will someday live,
We want to keep them sheltered in
All the love we can give.
 
But we must find courage somewhere
To let them out the door.
Then pray God holds them in His hand,
Until they learn to soar.
 
Mark 9:42
“If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Time With You


I enjoyed spending time with You
Just hanging out today.
That moment when the day got still
And we both slipped away.
 
We spent the time just hanging out
Catching up, me and You.
Though it might not seem all that fun,
It’s what I like to do.  
 
It was just what I needed, Lord.
I’m happy as can be
That, out of all the whole big world,
You took time out for me.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Surrounded by Blessings


I sit surrounded by your grace,
With blessings everywhere.
There is such bounty in my life
I’ve no room for despair.
 
The troubles that we all must face
Will come and then pass by.
With all the blessings in my life,
I won’t have time to cry.
 
There will be struggles, ups and downs,
But there’s no end to grace,
And keeping my eyes on the ups
Keeps the downs in their place.
 
I thank You Lord for blessing me
Beyond what I am due.
I count my blessings every day
And then give thanks to You!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Precarious Balance


Lord, these are precarious times
All that was right is wrong.
I want to keep my balance, Lord,
But I’m not always strong.
 
I find that I want to fight back,
Though Love is what You ask.
I’m just not sure I love enough
To do that which You ask.
 
The balance is so difficult
And I’m so near the edge,
I don’t know if I should hold on
Or climb back off the ledge.
 
I don’t like what is happening,
Or what I have to do.
I only know the single hope
To make things right is You.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Work with Joy


I’m Singing as I work today,
A Friday thing to do,
Yet somehow all that cheery noise
Helps me to work on through.
I guess that’s why the busy bee
Hums as he works along,
For nothing makes the work day sweet
Like honey and a song!  
 
Ecclesiastes 3:22
So I saw that there is nothing better for a person than to enjoy their work, because that is their lot. For who can bring them to see what will happen after them?