Sunday, October 23, 2011

Break this heart

Break this heart Lord, I ask You

kneeling here, before You

seeking Your will, break this heart

calloused and cold strong of will

break it that it will feel

the pain of Your children

break it that I Lord, will reach out

move from this sheltered corner

open my eyes to those around me

that I will see, not only with my eyes

but with this heart

I seek You Lord, in all things

but this, I know, is different

I walk in the sunlight

shielded from much

so now, I seek understanding

I seek Your knowledge

I seek Your heart

for I walk with blinders

eyes and ears closed

to those around me, weeping

wringing hands of worry

lost and alone, weary and afraid

break this heart of mine Lord

for those around me, that sorrow

that I may seek Your will, show Your grace

that I may reach out a reflection of You

allowing Your love to shine

break this heart Lord

that it no longer be immune

to the cries of the many

break this heart Lord

that it no longer be cold to the fears

no longer hardened against the weary

break this heart Lord

break this heart

that I may understand

and reach out with Your healing ways

sharing that which I know

which You have shown me

given and gifted to me

Your most loving merciful grace and forgiveness

Your most merciful love

given, to and through

a broken heart

Sadness at the Sound

Sadness at the sound

buildings crumble, fall

crashing to the ground

as the earth shakes, trembles

mothers cry

where are their children

fathers cry

where are their families

such loss, such terrible loss

as the sound of mourning grows

wailing from the depths of broken hearts

fearful of the maybe

knowing the what is

as the earth shakes, trembles

and buildings fall

hiding the wounded

muffling the sounds of their cries

hiding the dead

who will cry no more

sadness at the sound

of those who search, calling out into the rubble

moving what blocks vision

as they seek those that live

tears of loss falling for those who do not

sadness at the sound

of broken hearts for broken lives

Sunday, October 16, 2011

In His Presence

I walked today

I stood beside the pond and watched

as the ripples danced across the surface

fish breaking water, seeking to capture a meal

I listened as the winds blew

watching, the trees dance to the music

and I felt the presence of God

with me

as I watched the shower of leaves

drifting down around me

watched, as caught on the winds, they danced

drifting and spiraling downward

colors golden, dimmed by the passing of time

still a treasure, gift of love

as the winds tugged at the cattails

pulling the stalks as they swayed

scattering their seed of life

as the frogs escaped my footsteps

diving into the cooled waters of fall

I listened to the birds as they called out

and I felt the love of the Most Holy, filling me

Continuing on my way, I felt the cool, quiet of the woods

envelope me as I walked. I saw the light of the sun, filtered

through the leaves of golden yellow and brilliant reds

shadow shapes shifting along the ground as the trees moved

Stopping often I would gaze around me

watching the changing light, the leaves falling to cover the ground before me

listening as acorns in tandem fell

hitting the ground around me only to bounce and roll to the side

walking into the clearing, feeling the warmth of the sun

the caress of the breeze as I watched the grass taller than me

sway in the breeze, bending to touch the ground and bounce up again

and I felt the presence of God, with me

His warmth and love, encircling me

such wondrous joy welling up inside my heart

I could not help but smile, raising my face to the sun

opening my arms to the winds, I sighed

overcome, over joyed

feeling the precious,sweet love, the presence

with me, within this heart of the most high God

How great is His love for me

these gifts He gives, surrounding me

in the songs and beauty of nature

how great is His love for me

that He would draw me to Him

filling me with His peace

when the world is a place of worry

fears that lurk in the corners, in the darkness

He sends His light

a guide to Him, sanctuary

how great is His love

that He would send His Son for me

forgiveness granted

I stood on the banks of the pond watching

as the ripples danced across the surface

hearing the leaves of the trees, falling around me

and in my heart, His Spirit moved

and I felt, the presence of God.

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

I fear not

Storms rage around me

darkness hides the evil that lurks

seeking me harm

yet I fear not, I tremble not

for You are with me

I hide within Your love

You are my sanctuary, my peace

no storm can harm me

as I am with You

no worries assail me

even as they try

for I am with You

as You are with me

my Protection, my Guide

I seek Your light in all things

I seek Your Word

as instructions on how to act

what to say, when to hold quiet

storms rage around me

cold winds blow strong

yet I fear not

for I am safe, warm within Your love

secure in Your peace

knowing, with all heart and mind

knowing and understanding

You are Lord

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Monday, October 10, 2011


rejoice, rejoice

my heart sings the songs of praise

rejoice, rejoice

for all things are good

purpose shines

even through the darkness of the night

the clouds and rain can not hide

the glory of You

rejoice, rejoice

my heart sings

for Your love is good, Your love never ending

You have drawn me to You

calmed the fears of spirit

healed the pains of my heart

rejoice, rejoice

for You are God, You are Holy

my heart sings praises to You

as Your love flows down

filling the hearts of Your children

my heart overflows with joy

my desire to reflect You, be the light commanded

rejoice, rejoice

You are here, with us

with me

in You I am strong, in You I am at peace

You protect Your own

bring them to You, when their time has come

to be in Your presence for eternity

rejoice, rejoice

my heart does sing songs of praise

for You are my peace

as I stand and gaze at the most awesome wonders

You have given

as I fall to my knees in realization

of the extent of Your love

in the sacrifice given

rejoice, rejoice

my heart sings songs of praise

for Your love, Your forgiveness

Your peace

as I sing,


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Every Day

Every day

With every sun rise, as the darkness peels away

I gaze at the rising sun, the start of the new morning

realizing within my heart, what a gift it is

each day, no longer taken for granted

when you have faced the storms,

and now stand under the present of the rainbow

how dark it is, inside the storms, in the midst of the darkness

when illness is your enemy, one that cannot be seen

cannot be understood by those around you

unless they too, have walked the same path

suffered the same fears, pains, struggles

unless, they have felt the loneliness of the fight

stood alone in the dark

every day

hid the tears brought on by the emotions

the exhaustion of the battles they fight

the determination it takes, to place one foot before the other

to rise, pushing aside the covers, determined to fight again

and continue to fight with all that you have within

every day

realizing within the heart, the gift that each day is

even in the midst of the fight

when you feel and face the fear, feel the loss of what was

as you face the challenge, face the change

seeking, wishing that someone would stand with you

glad for those who do

every day

stand in the growing dawn, watching the sun rise

the clouds of night, parting

and you realize, no longer taking for granted the things that are

appreciating what you have, what has been given

holding close the extended time given

grateful for lessons learned, strength gained

a tear is shed as the smile grows

understanding, being appreciative

every day.

Sunday, October 2, 2011


How empty is the heart

of one who does not feel

the love that You offer


such a gift is this

I ask You Lord, fill my heart

fill it to the point of overflowing

that every aspect of this life

reflects You

that Your love within me

shines from open eyes

filled with the tears of joy

of knowing, of understanding

such a wondrous gift You have given


fill this heart

with loving understanding

fill this heart

that my life will be one

where I share You

with all whom I meet

that I will gladly tell

what You mean to me

Your love, Your most sweet and precious love

given freely

that I may live

seeking in this life to remain always

on the narrow road

to You

with You

as You are here, always here

with me, within this heart

fill this heart of mine

with a song for You

that the words will flow from lips of gladness

joyfully praising You

for Your love, sweet precious love

given for me, given for all


may the words from my mouth

be from a heart of gladness

the words glorifying You

for You are Lord, You are King

Jehovah God, Father God

You have sought me out

during the times of my darkness

brought me back into Your light

Your peace surrounds me

as Your love fills me

fill this heart Lord

with Your love

that in all things, I act in compassion

judging not, for to judge is not my place

grant me wisdom to understand

grant me a heart of reach out

share Your love

only Your love

the greatest gift, most precious treasure

with all whom I meet, with all whom I pass

sharing a love of healing

a love of peace

love that paid the price

so that we, those whom You love

could live, cleansed of transgression

love, sweet, precious, most pure love