March 12, 2020
Today is a memory I’m writing with ink,
What I see, what I do, what I say, what I think.
Tomorrow today’s ink will long since be dry.
I can’t change the past and there’s no need to try.
Each day brings a new page to write in my life.
Each day I still share with my kind hearted wife.
I pray I see good and bring hope not despair
As I look with my heart and show others I care.
I pray that my actions help someone in need.
That I focus on others in word and in deed.
I pray what I write with the words that I speak
Will show those in need the compassion they seek.
May my thoughts stay in focus and not go astray.
As I write this new page of my life that’s today.
Soon I’ll look back, and I’ll have some regret,
But tomorrow’s a new day, there’s no time to fret.
March 11, 2020
On wooden pews when just a lad
I heard the songs, some loud, some sad.
I’d lay my head on Mother’s lap,
Drift off to sleep and take a nap.
My aunt shared stories from God’s word,
She talked and drew, I saw and heard.
The stories told, the words, the songs
All seemed to say “Yes, he belongs.”
I heard the words but had to see,
God sent his Son, He died for me.
I had to say “You are my Lord.
I’ll walk with You in one accord.”
I came to know the Lord is real,
Not words or songs or how I feel.
He’s there in times I go astray.
He takes my hand, shows me the way.
March 8, 2020
Lord fill my heart with gems which last,
Clean out the rubble from the past.
Lord give me strength to break the chain
Of fear and doubt that brings such pain.
Lord fill me up with love and hope.
Lord help me live and not just cope.
Surround me Lord with friends who care.
Through ups and downs they will be there.
Lord show me ways to lend a hand,
Reach out to others, help them stand.
Instill in me the will, the way
To write the words you’d have me say.
Lord grant me wisdom to inspire
The best in others; light a fire.
May Your light shine and not depart.
Lord grant me words to touch a heart.
March 5, 2020
Another winter’s end is near.
Another spring is almost here.
I hear birds singing in the trees.
I see them soaring on the breeze.
The flowers push up through the ground.
From dormant bulbs new life is found.
The seasons come, the seasons go,
So much to learn, so much to know.
Life’s more than just four seasons long.
Each stage of life can birth a song.
The words mature with each new spring;
Bring forth new songs that I can sing.
I pray each year I grow more wise,
See with my heart, not just my eyes.
Lord give me strength and words to write
That shine through darkness, spread Your light.
March 4, 2020
Dig deep, discover all you are,
Beneath the pain, beyond the scar.
Find the words and sing the song
That’s buried there, ignored so long.
Your words will touch someone in need.
Help find their way, just plant the seed.
Discover talents yet untapped,
Hidden gifts not yet unwrapped.
Make the most of what you find,
And share your gifts to help mankind.
We’re all unique, no two the same.
Let’s help each other in life’s game.
We’re all unique, but from the start
We bear God’s image in our heart.
His seed was planted deep inside,
In some it blooms, in some it dies.
March 3, 2020
We write what’s inside, it comes out in our life
Regardless of heartaches from troubles and strife.
We all have a song that we sing with our soul.
The verses we learn as the years take a toll.
I pray that the lines you recite in your head,
Bring hope to the children with wisdom you spread,
In this world full of turmoil, confusion and hate,
I pray for new voices before it’s too late.
May history give us the insight we need
To not spiral downward in word and in deed.
I pray for a change, for a breath of fresh air.
May the children find hope and not sink in despair.
May the next generation discern wrong from right,
Rebel against darkness, be drawn to the light.
Instill a new song in our youth that brings joy.
May Your love fill the heart of each girl and each boy.
March 2, 2020
Lord keep my heart attuned to you
Seeking out what’s good and true.
Not twisting, turning through a maze
To walk through life in fog and haze,
Through smog and smut spewed out to hide
Your truth with darkness wrapped in pride.
Instill in me a contrite heart
With words in love your truth impart.
Cut through confusion’s rampant spread.
That raging fire leaves many dead.
Lord give me words to shine your light
Expose the lies disguised as right,
Created by the heart of men
To justify a life of sin.
Extend Your hand, reach out in love,
I need your wisdom from above.
March 1, 2020
I pray for the wisdom to see with my heart,
Give comfort when needed, provide a fresh start.
Help me not point a finger at what others do,
May my focus be inward to keep myself true.
Lord grant me the insight to see my own faults,
To explore hidden secrets long locked up in vaults.
Shine your light in the darkness expose what’s within.
Grant me courage to open all doors, let You in.
It’s time to clean house, time to dump all the pain,
Stuff binding me, holding me down like a chain.
Strip away any curtains that block out the light
That I may see clearly what’s there in plain sight.
Lord open the windows and let in fresh air
Blow out any stench of concern or despair.
Lord help me to live a full life that is free,
Not cluttered with trash or with useless debris.
February 25, 2020
I thank you Lord for time to sit,
Spend time with you and stay a bit;
A time to turn my thoughts toward you;
At time to let my mind renew.
Before the dawn, while I am still,
I seek to know Your perfect will.
As I draw close please help me see
That you are God yet care for me.
Lord help me know the things above
That brought you down to earth in love.
You left your throne and place on high
Became a man and chose to die.
I lift my song to You today,
You are my God, to You I pray.
It is to You I lift my praise
For all of my remaining days.
February 24, 2020
As shadows cross my soul, my mind,
I search your Word; may joy I find.
Lord shine your light into the gloom.
Drive out the shadows from the room.
May Your light burn, Lord, like a fire.
Instill in me Your heart’s desire,
That I may know abundant life,
And find your joy amidst the strife.
I see Your light. The day is new.
The darkness fades. The sky is blue.
Throw open doors and windows too,
And let Your light come shining through.
Bring forth in me Your joy inside.
Fill up each nook, let nothing hide.
Let joy spring forth into a song
That I may sing the whole day long.