Somewhere in this day is an unhurried
moment in which to sit beneath God’s
and be showered by his love with
droplets of his mercy and never-ending
Somewhere in this day, God sits
patently and waits for me to
draw closer to his gracious throne;
where I can sit in quiet fellowship
with him alone in a restful, silent place.
Somewhere in this day as I
meander and journey along,
I will hear him in the quiet birdsong
underneath the wintry sunshine’s
I then realize he is gently reminding me
that he is much nearer than I think.
And he will reveal himself again
somewhere in this day.
In a whisper of faith, God calms the raging storms.
In a whisper of faith, God diffuses the troubles of life;
In a whisper of faith, God instills peace amidst the strife.
In a whisper…
In a whisper of faith, God shields me from the searing heat.
In a whisper of faith, God is in the wind sifting through the trees;
In a whisper of faith, God surrounds me in a cool, gentle breeze.
In a whisper…
In a whisper of faith, God protects me from the frigid, wintry cold.
In a whisper of faith, God wipes away my tears in the deep, dark night;
In a whisper of faith, God watches over me until the dawn of morning light.
In a whisper…
Lingering raindrops in the grayish sky
Overcast with a sheet of clouds drifting by.
Venturing out on a dark and dreary day
Ever wishing for the clouds to dissipate.
Remembering just then that God has a plan
As Jesus, his only Son, he did send.
Inflicted and laden with all my wickedness;
Not hesitating, he suffered and died for my sinfulness.
So like the rain covering the grass, he came to hold me steadfast.
Therefore as the droplets fall and cling to the land,
He quietly descends and takes my hand.
Thinking continually of God and his grace;
Holding on to him in a warm embrace.
Attitude and heart set on joy and gladness
Never forgetting from whom we are blessed.
Kindness and love to share
For neighbors, friends, and family everywhere.
Unswerving in faith and hope in the Lord;
Letting him guide in life, prayer, and in his Word.
Helping other and never stop caring;
Eternal life with him always sharing.
Adoration and praise never ending;
Remembering always Jesus is my friend.
Trusting and believing forever in him, Amen!
(Tune: Deck the Halls):
January is too cold fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
And I can tell I’m getting old fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Oh this weather and the temperatures, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
I cannot so easily endeavor, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Tis the season to hibernate, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Stay inside until Spring’s first day, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Oh but then I might miss some fun, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
And not see the bright rainbow sun, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Also no sledding or skiing, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Nor walking beneath snow glistened trees, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Nor making angels in the snow, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
All because outside I won’t go, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
So, I guess I’ll venture outside, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Now that the bright sun did arise, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
And continue on life’s journey, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
And try to see this new day’s blessings, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
It is still the time to be thankful, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Knowing that God is faithful, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
He has promised to never leave me, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
And lovingly he’s always providing, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
So now as I step into the cold, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Following a snow swept road, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
I will remember that Jesus is with me, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Sheltering me in his love and peace, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Starting this year with
Sky soft blue; walking a new
Path God planned for you.
I have just attempted another haiku challenge from Ronovan Writes blog using the words “year” and “new”. These prompts from Ronovan can really be a fun challenge to the mind. If you like writing poetry challenges and haiku’s then I invite you to also accept his latest challenge at this link: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2015/11/30/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-77-yearnew
Together once again with family and many friends.
House is aflutter with enticing aromas, clanging pans, and laughter.
Abundant home baked delights camouflage the table from sight.
Nature adds the wintry cold and a pristine layer of fresh snow.
Kittens, dogs, and children happily scamper through the hectic kitchen.
Sounds of boos and cheers from a televised game fill the atmosphere.
Grandparents, aunts, and uncles attend with young and smiling cousins.
Intrigued and famished family members finally around the table gather.
Vibrant and lively celebration of peace, joy, and prayerful thanksgiving.
Invited and included too are the dear friends loved by you.
Never neglecting or forgetting God’s numerous blessings.
Gathered and united in love while watched by the Lord from above.
“Trust me and remain
In good cheer,” God answers when
I call with new tears.
I have just attempted yet another haiku challenge from Ronovan Writes blog using the words “cheer” and “call”. I am enjoying the challenge of trying to use such seemingly different and even opposite words in such a short poem. These prompts from Ronovan can really be a challenge to the mind. If you like poetry challenges and haiku’s then I invite you to also accept his latest challenge at this link: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2015/10/19/