Poetry

An Open Window

I have had my eyes open to daily delights these past months.  They lift my spirits, change my perspective and stir hope.  May we open our eyes friends, to the sounds, the smells, the sights all around us and then simply give thanks, to the Maker of it all.

An Open Window

The window sits wide open,

curtains ruffle in the wind.

The breath of life is slowly drifting in.

 

The fluttering of wings,

joins chorus of a calling crow,

beating in time with chirps and coos.

 

The crackling of moving tires

A train horn far in the distance,

the rhythm of wheels on tracks.

 

The sound of someone mowing,

then the sweet aroma of freshly cut grass.

 

The delight of children’s treasure,

at a yard sale down the street.

 

I lay near the open window,

Closing my eyes, breathing in,

As the breeze tickles my feet.

 

I glory there for a moment

In the sounds and the smells,

You see, life is calling, to wake up once again.

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Advent · Hope

Our Living Hope

Today we light the Hope candle. All had been quiet for 400 years. God’s people were waiting for the Light to pierce the darkness. Waiting for their Living Hope to arrive.

As we set our hearts toward Christmas, let’s take a moment and lift our hands and hearts in thanks to Jesus, who is still our Living Hope today. 🙌❤️🙌

Praying the Psalms Project

Psalm 14-Praying the Psalms Project

 

Many proclaim belief in God with their mouth, what do we say in our hearts? 

I am reminded today that the Lord looks down from heaven on all mankind – looking for those who understand and seek Him.

He looks past what we say with our lips, and looks into our hearts.  There is no hiding what our hearts say.  

He Sees All –  The Evil –  The Righteous – Sees it All

If we think we can fool the Lord, we are fooling ourselves. 

Psalm 14

For the director of music. Of David.

The fool says in his heart,
    “There is no God.”
They are corrupt, their deeds are vile;
    there is no one who does good.

The Lord looks down from heaven
    on all mankind
to see if there are any who understand,
    any who seek God.
All have turned away, all have become corrupt;
    there is no one who does good,
    not even one.

Do all these evildoers know nothing?

They devour my people as though eating bread;
    they never call on the Lord.
But there they are, overwhelmed with dread,
    for God is present in the company of the righteous.
You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor,
    but the Lord is their refuge.

Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
    When the Lord restores his people,
    let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!

Psalm 14

Father, You see the fools of this world – the ones who say – ‘There is no God’ 

You see the people who are corrupt and vile who do nothing good.

 Your eyes look over the earth, You see those who understand and seek You. 

Some days it feels like all have turned away from you.

Is there even one person doing good in the world today?  

Am I that one person?  I want to be!

I believe that when those who do evil, who devour people and never call on You;

When they see Your righteous children, somewhere inside they feel a sense of dread.  

They oppress the poor and cause them more trouble. 

You Lord, see it all and You are the Refuge for the poor. 

Salvation for all the World came from Zion, His name is Jesus. 

Jesus is how you have restored your people.  Because of Him we can rejoice! 

– Amen