Friday, October 9, 2015

Proverbs 22:6

Their roots spread wide within the soil
And tangle with each other.
Thus, when the winter storms blow in
They support one another.
Yet even they will age, then fall,
And crumble into decay,
Leaving behind what is needed
For the young still on the way.
Rich loam to grow in and sunshine
Will set them upon their way,
And they will grow into the light
Without once going astray.
Proverbs 22:6 Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Wait and Pray

Oh Lord, the day was endless fear,
Chaos was at its core,
And as each rush of fear would pass
I’d be faced with one more.

But I stood fast, face to The Light,
Believing to my soul
That God would bring me through this day
And leave me strong and whole.

These days of turmoil beat at me,
But they can’t touch my heart.
For they are just moments that pass,
They have no lasting part.

The only thing that ever lasts
Is the love offered me,
And I hold faithful to the good
That He has promised me.

I know His plans are for my good,
And I’ll live them one day,
But for now, I will wait on Him,
Rejoicing, while I pray.

Psalm 27:13-14
I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Resting On You

I like to think I’m strong enough
To make it on my own,
That I can face what the world brings
And do it all alone.
I tell myself I’m tough enough
That I can fight it through,
And come what may I’ll find a way
To do what I must do.
But I’ve found that it’s arrogance
That makes me feel that way,
For when I’ve done all I can do
I’m still lost and astray.
It’s only when I rest on You
That I begin to see
I truly can face what life brings
If You are holding me.

Many thanks to LHB for this delightful photo from her charming Vermont farm. Her blessing has become ours.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


There is a poetry in dawn,
A rhythm in its light,
That’s different than the rhythm of
The noonday or the night.
It’s peaceful in its majesty,
Its promise of rebirth,
It is the hope of better days
For the children of earth.
It is the reminder that Christ
Has risen from the grave
And marked the path to redemption
For those He came to save.
There’s power in the midday sun,
Mystery in the night,
But there’s a poetry in dawn
That’s written in its light.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Your Light Has Come

The sun slipped golden through the trees
And rose toward the skies,
Gilding the scattered clouds with light
Before my very eyes.
I watched in breathless awe the sight
I couldn’t bear to miss.
How glorious must be the God
Who shapes beauty like this!
Isaiah 60:1
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

In The Gray

The world is never black and white
Though it might seem that way,
For in between the two extremes
There’s always shades of gray.
The question’s not, “do they exist”,
The question is instead,
“Do we accept the in between
Or Live where God has lead?”
It’s easy to live in between
The shadows and the light.
It means not having to decide
To stand up for what’s right.
It means hiding in platitudes
Instead of speaking out,
Relinquishing the truth you know
To the pretense of doubt.
We each must make the choice these days
Between the dark and light,
Or hide in ambiguity
Between what’s black and white.
Ephesians 6:13
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Tomorrow's Worries

I don’t know what tomorrow holds,
But I know who holds me
And I will not fear tomorrow
Whatever it may be.
I don’t know what tomorrow holds
But this I understand,
Tomorrow may bring what it will,
God Holds me in His hand.  

Matthew 6:34
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.