Introspection

October 5, 2020

How deep inside do I dare probe,
Allow my feelings to disrobe,

Explore the rooms behind locked doors?
Discarded memories line the floors,

Encased in dust, years of neglect,
Just cast aside, shown no respect.

Perhaps the years have brought to light
Some meaningful and new insight.

If past mistakes just go to waste
They’ll rot and leave a bitter taste.

Throw open doors, let in the sun,
Keep probing more, I’m still not done.

God knows my heart, no need to hide,
He’ll help make sense of what’s inside.

He heals me from the inside out,
Restores my joy, once more to shout.

Refresh Our Hearts

October 4, 2020

The darkness lingers, not yet light.
Soon early morn will nudge the night,

A treasured time of morning prayer,
A time to read, to write, to share.

I pray for friends and those I know.
I pray our hearts this day can glow.

Lord fill us up with joy inside;
Unloose the chains of guilt or pride.

I pray the leaders of our land
Can work together hand in hand.

Although they differ, Lord I plea,
They find a way they can agree.

I lift my voice this day to You,
Refresh our hearts like morning dew.

I pray we turn to You once more.
We need Your help again to soar.

Melodies of Joy

October 3, 2020

Embrace the truth that’s in God’s Word,
The purest songs you’ve ever heard.

Each word a note to form a score,
Each verse to last forever more.

Inside God’s Word are songs of old
That warm the heart when it’s grown cold.

You’ll hear the melodies of joy,
Those soothing words we still enjoy.

Some tunes are sad like some today.
They turned from God and lost their way.

So sweet the sound when they returned,
Embraced His love, their lesson learned.

His Word’s a song inside our heart.
It only takes one note to start.

His melodies and words are there.
They’ve been preserved for all to share.

Shine Through

October 2, 2020

Another week’s about to close.
How many more, guess no one knows.

It’s not how many days I live,
But what I do and what I give.

Do I let God shine through my life
When I face hardship, trouble, strife?

Though battle scarred does my heart sing,
Still pause to hear when church bells ring?

I’m touched by days now long since passed,
And by the shadows that they cast.

As echoes of my past subside,
It’s here and now that I reside.

The things I do and say this day
Touch other lives in some small way.

I pray this day that I can share
The love inside that God placed there.

Detour

September 29, 2020

Life threw a roadblock in my way.
It just appeared; I had no say.

No yellow sign, Detour Ahead.
I found my help from God instead.

I gathered comfort from His Word,
The feelings that His Spirit stirred.

It forced me out of my routine,
Now shut inside, no change of scene.

It gave me time to search my heart.
What’s left undone when I depart?

What can I do while I still live?
What do I have that I can give?

It came to me to spend some time
To share my heart with words of rhyme.

It soothes my soul to read and pray,
To honor Him with words I say.

Winds of Change

September 28, 2020

I pray my roots stay deep and strong,
Discern what’s true, what’s right or wrong.

So many claim to know the way.
So many paths that lead astray.

The winds of change are raging through
To redefine what’s good or true.

Destructive forces shouting loud,
“Come follow us and join the crowd.”

How complicated life has grown.
I fear we’re reaping what we’ve sown.

I long for simple days of old,
When hearts were warm, not hard and cold.

I pray once more we find a way,
To live, to love, to laugh, to play.

I pray God’s light will help us see.
I pray that darkness soon will flee.

Set Free

September 29, 2020

I pray I find the courage here,
Now that I’ve been set free,
To break the chains of doubt and fear.
Lord help me truly see.

Help me dig deep inside my soul,
Discover what is there.
Help me each day become more whole,
Embrace Your love and care.

Help me dig deep inside your Word,
Discover what is true.
Release me from the lies I’ve heard,
Lord help me be like You.

Lord help me soar on eagle’s wings
To fly above the fray.
I’ve been set free and my heart sings,
I give You praise today.

Comfort from Afar

September 24, 2020

Our comfort’s shown in many ways,
A card or call to share.
To help the grieving through their days
We hold them up in prayer.

We’d love to visit, stay a while
And offer them a hug.
We’d love to talk and see them smile.
Can’t risk the Covid bug.

I pray that soon we can be there
To hug, to hold their hand.
Now from afar we show our care
Until they lift the ban.

I pray the virus soon will end
We long for human touch.
A hug can help a heart to mend.
Our love can mean so much.

Hearts of Gold

September 23, 2020

I love to sit and hear the tales
Of lives lived long ago,
Of journeys through the hills and dales,
Of things they’ve learned and know.

The wisdom sewn into my life
By those in golden years
Helps me endure the toil and strife
And conquer any fears.

So much to learn from senior folks
Who’ve been through many trials,
Now having fun and telling jokes
And sharing laughs and smiles.

Don’t let those moments slip away
And heed the words they say.
They may look wrinkled, gray and old;
Inside’s a heart of gold.

Loving Memories

September 19, 2020

For all the ones now left behind,
I pray that soon sweet peace you’ll find.

Your loved one now is with the Lord,
Has been set free and now has soared.

Your dear one’s absence leaves a hole.
It reaches deep inside your soul.

Your tears are real. Your grief is strong.
I pray your pain won’t linger long.

So many times throughout the day
You’ll call to mind the words they’d say.

So blessed by years that you have shared,
To let them go you weren’t prepared.

I pray for comfort from your friends.
May they draw close as your heart mends.

The Lord is close. He’s near to you.
I know His love is always true.