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The Quiet Gift

 

The commotion of the day

gently ebbs away

into the twilight eve and

descending darkness.

No more worries or

dilemmas to solve.

No more demands to meet

or deadlines to defeat.

No more explanations of why

or expectations you tried so

hard to satisfy.

Just a sweet time to

be with the Lord;

remembering his gentle word

to be still and quietly rest.

A time of thoughtful reflection

Of that day’s direction.

A time to overcome disappointment,

pain, and tears of sorrow

with renewed hope for tomorrow.

By sleeping beneath the Lord’s

silent yet comforting hand

until the sun rises again;

the gift of peace and quietness.

HAPPY EASTER

Holiday of divine celebration with praise lifted high,

Adoration filling the morning sky;

Perfect fellowship with God we now share and sing;

Possible now through Jesus, our Lord, Savior, and King.

Young and old alike

Enjoined together in God’s family through Christ.

After Jesus’ suffering and death by crucifixion,

Salvation dawned on the morn of his resurrection.

Thankful gladness of the heart;

Everlasting joy, love and peace does impart.

Remembering Jesus’ gift of life and forgiveness of sin

And his forever reign as

Lord of Lords and the King of kings.

Why should my Heart be full of Cheer?

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As I gazed at a fluorescent blue sky

Where no stormy clouds appeared

And the orbed sun had journeyed high.

Twas a silent blustery wind but dry

And no wafting sounds could I hear

As I gazed at the fluorescent blue sky.

No birds to witness nor bee or fly;

Also, no ominous foreboding to fear

And the orbed sun had journeyed high.

I then began to wonder why

My heart should be full of cheer

As I gazed at a fluorescent blue sky.

While my eyes upward climbed

Into that lofty, arid atmosphere

And the orbed sun had journeyed high.

I continued to contemplate why

My heart should be full of cheer

As I gazed at the fluorescent blue sky.

This day was bitter cold and dry

As expected this wintry time of year

And the orbed sun had journeyed high.

Draped in the cold sunlight

I stood on the land, frozen and bare,

As I gazed at the fluorescent blue sky.

Banks of snow, gleaming white

Still remain here and there

As the orbed sun had journeyed high.

I pondered and wondered why

My heart should be full cheer

As I gazed at the fluorescent blue sky.

A cold chill crept up my spine

Thanks to the frigid weather

And the orbed sun had journeyed high.

With a start, I suddenly knew why

My heart should be full of cheer

As I gazed at the fluorescent blue sky:

I realized my Lord and Savior is why

for he promises to always stay near

As I gazed and gazed at the fluorescent blue sky

And the orbed glowing sun had journeyed high.

The Appearance of Spring

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There was a southern gentle breeze

That softly whispered and flowed

Sifting the twigs and branches of leafless trees

In the forest and across the meadow.

Patches of wilted brown grass

Appeared here and there

As snow and ice, like broken glass,

Cracked, melted, and disappeared.

Singing birds tweeted and serenaded;

Their chirping tunes filling the tingly warm air.

While a shimmering sun displayed

More land; though still empty and bare.

Then did I not see a few blades of green?

Oh yes, I did! Thank you, Lord for the

Sweet appearance of Spring.

How do I Love you Lord?

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Revered Poet Emily Dickenson once wrote,

“How do I love Thee? Let me count the ways.”

Well Lord Most High, how do I love you?

Let me lift your name in thankful praise.

How I so love you in the morning

When the sky is sea-blue and sun is brightly shining.

I also love you through the long and winding day

And when I am confused and don’t where I am going,

You ever so gently lead me the way.

I also love you even as the rain is softly strumming;

For I know there may be a rainbow later today.

I love you too when the sun is softly setting;

Although it hides below the horizon,

You promise never to leave but always stay.

I still remember Lord, how by grace you sent your

 Son Jesus even though I kept on sinning.

And you let him die to atone for my wicked ways.

Finally, Lord, I love you through the deep night when

 I am restless, weeping, or so vividly dreaming;

With love, you keep silent watch until once again, I wake.

A Beam of Sunlight

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I awoke early one grayish morn

And gazed into a cloudy haze,
“Oh no! rain was threatening to dampen

This start of a brand new day.”

But as I journeyed beneath the

Dreariness of the billowy sky,

I did by chance took a glance at

An opening that appeared on high.

Where the misty barrier of clouds

Did suddenly separate

Allowing a hint of sunlight to

transport down and penetrate

Through the filmy atmosphere

And rest upon the quiet land;

As if a brilliant white sunbeam was

Just cast down from heaven.

To uplift with a sense of hope

In the hearts of all who know

That the Lord from far above

Is watching over and showing us his love.

Friday Verse Journal: Psalms 46:10a

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Becky’s Haiku: Be Still

Be still and know I

Am Lord; rest in a quiet

Place inside my grace.

Psalms 46:10a (Holy Bible New International Version):

“Be still and know that I am God.”