Thursday, June 30, 2011

where

Bleakness

Where to turn

Hopeless

Where to go

Forgotten

Where to exist

Lonesome

Where to find

Joyless

Where to know


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Morning Devotions

As I take a deep breath and sit on my deck
with my Bible and my God, I find joy.

Challenges make me feel
unable to make it to the next day.

Somehow God continues
to give me the grace and faith to do it.




Sunday, June 26, 2011

Morning Devotions

Lord, lend me Your hand that I may not stumble.

Give me Your love that I may not falter.

Offer me Your peace that I may not fear.

Supply me Your grace that I may not doubt.

Allow me Your hope that I may not give up.

In Your merciful name, Amen.














Saturday, June 25, 2011

On the verge
She loses her urge.

In a jam

She says, “ I am what I am!”

On the brink

She knows her link.

Hanging by the rim

She tries to focus on Him.

Avoiding the side

She can no longer hide.

So why does she?

She’s a Christian so she says.

She prays but does she believe?

She trusts God but how much?


Friday, June 24, 2011

PRAYER FOR GUIDANCE


Lord,

Lend me your hand

That I may not stumble.

Give me your love

That I may not falter.

Offer me your peace

That I may not fear.

Supply me your grace

That I may not doubt.

Allow me your hope

That I may not give up.

In your merciful name,

Amen.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Heaven only knows





Everyone finds themselves on a ridge from time to time.

They grasp and gasp and try to hold on.

Life attempts to push them over the edge.

Faith is there to hold them back.

They survive only to find themselves there again too soon.

Prayer and scripture continues to save them.

What will happen if their faith wavers,

Or their prayers cease,

Or they forget the verses?

Heaven only knows.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

if I could I would.....



If I could find that cleft in the ROCK OF AGES

I’d hide there forever.

If I could be save by AMAZING GRACE

I would never be blind again.

If someone could RESCUE me,

Maybe I wouldn’t be PERISHING.

If I could LEAN ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS

How blessed I would be.

If I could stand BENEATH THE CROSS OF JESUS

I would safely abide day and night.

If I could FOLLOW WHERE HE LEADS ME

I would never be lost again.

If I could maintain VICTORY IN JESUS

I would never face another battle.

If I could ONLY TRUST HIM

All would be WELL IN MY SOUL.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

edges and ledges makes 3

Hanging on the edge of despair

She dangles.

Sitting on the ledge of hopelessness

She clings.

Relying on the holy three

She makes it.

Prayers to the Father

She lifts them daily.

Trusting in the Son

She relies daily.

Hanging on to the Holy Spirit

She gasps for every breath of every day.

How do those without these 3 friends survive?


Monday, June 20, 2011

just back from Alabama

Give God

Your pain- He will heal you

Your heart- He will comfort you

Your anger-He will calm you

Your mistrust-He will strengthen you

Your hopelessness-He will give hope

Your doubts-He will increase your faith

Your burdens-He will bear them




Thursday, June 16, 2011

When I cry

God hears and embraces me with His almighty loving touch.

When I hurt

God embraces me with His almighty healing touch.

When I am lonely

God embraces me with His almighty caring touch.

When I sin

God embraces me with His almighty forgiving touch.

When I am confused

God embraces me with His almighty peaceful touch.

When I am doubtful

God embraces me with His almighty faith strengthening touch.

When I am content

God embraces me with His almighty joyful touch.




Wednesday, June 15, 2011

heart strings

We live by the seat of our souls.
Daily issues both large and small challenge our spirits.
We attempt to find answers and make choices on our own
forgetting God is always there to guide us but
we move forward in the direction of faith by a willing heart.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A foggy

Warm

Morning

My soul is drenched in love

A cloudy

Humid

Day

My spirit is saturated with hope

A dark

Stormy

Night

My heart is overflowing with faith

(flowery words but even I do not believe them and I wrote them.)


Monday, June 13, 2011

from chaos to creation

God spoke and a world formed.

God spoke and man was created.

God spoke and a people were saved.

God spoke and life continued.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

choice

EVERYTHING is a CHOICE

Choose:

Love not hate

Peace not anger

Faith not doubt

Joy not worry

Hope not despair.


Friday, June 10, 2011

survival



In His mercy

We survive

Daily

In His mercy

A world survives

War

Financial breakdown and

Terrorist attacks

In His mercy

A body survives

Illness

Broken relationships

Job loss

Family loss

Inner turmoil

In His mercy

Heaven’s glory awaits to heal all pain, suffering and loss.


Wednesday, June 08, 2011

in time

In time

The weight of

Stress will fall from my bones

The weight of

Fear will dissolve from my soul

The weight of

Anger will flee from my heart

The weight of

Uncertainty will leave my spirit

And I will be okay.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Damaged

My soul seeks repair

When will it come

Ill

My body seeks healing

How will it come

Pained

My spirit seeks comfort

Maybe it will come

Broken

My heart seeks wholeness

It will come




Monday, June 06, 2011

a day in the life of....

Morning



The sun breaks through a hazy sky.


My heart craves its light.


The sun heats up an atmosphere of life.


My soul begs for its warmth.


Day


The neighborhood busies itself with


Daily to dos.


My spirit busies itself with hope.


Nature awakens in song.


My mind tries to hum the tune.


Noon


The day reaches its midway of activity.


My worries mount up but


I pray without ceasing.


My own list of chores multiplies


As I check off some but


My faith remains intact.


Afternoon


Workers see an end in sight


To their days routine


I seek my own end to the daily toils I follow.


A world of sojourners find their own way to


Wrap a day’s job.


Evening


Rest is sought by all


A moment of peace is my goal.


Energy to restore is our need.


A calm tries to settle frazzled nerves.


Night


Sleep is waiting


But my mind won’t quieten.


Respite is ready


But my body is tense.


Just a few hours I pray and I can live to fight another day.



Sunday, June 05, 2011

morning has broken

The birds call to me.

They say “listen and follow a peaceful path.”

The skies speak to me.

They say “seek widely and be open.”

The grass advises me.

It says “step lightly and far. Find place.”

The flowers seem to say,
"find beauty."

The trees direct me.

They say “stand tall. Be firm. Know strength.”


Saturday, June 04, 2011

creative therapy


She finds a peace

When she puts pen to paper.

She finds a calm

When she puts brush to canvas.

She finds a hope

When she puts heart to prayer.

She finds a joy

When she puts spirit to scripture.

She finds a faith

When she puts soul to worship.

She finds answers

When she puts life to His power.

She finds everything needed

When she puts all to His glory.



Friday, June 03, 2011

gift from the sea




The waves remind me endlessly to endure.

The shore edge continuously changes teaching me the comfort of change as a constant to depend on.

The dunes survive despite bashing by wind and water; I will survive despite fear and doubts bashing me.

The seaside is the place to learn coping skills and dispel dream bashing.

(nearly 5 months till my Kiawah getaway but
already dreaming of my gift from the sea)

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Just when you think the heartbreak is over, trouble intervenes.

Turn from trouble and to God.

He will deal with it.

He will comfort you.

He will heal your heartbreak always as no thing or no one else can.