Tuesday, February 28, 2012

my favourite things/ old moon new moon

a day can change so quickly
I see it best by the night sky

our old moon lay waning
a short time ago
a cresent sliver
emptying itself
then simply gone
I was enjoying God's glory
doing my usual counting
of His endless stars
seeing how far I must count
before my heart
was too full

I never count far
before my praises to Him
replace my 1-2-3's
and they become endless
these praises
to Him

my heart
becomes filled
and with the filling
becomes lighter

not sure how that can be
but it is so

now time has become
tilted in the night sky
the new moon
a cresent glowing
the sliver growing
sits cupped to hold

God's glory

It took me over fifty years
to see the difference in the
old and the new
I somehow feel
like angel dust has enlightened me
given this new joy
to see the difference

perhaps others have known it all along

for me this newness
is a simple joy
and a smile
from the One
who walks with me
and makes the blessing
spill out

I am there to catch it

the old moon
and the new

my favourite things

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

my favourite things/He goes before us


~In preparation of Lent

“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice
and untie the cords of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free
and break every yoke?

Is it not to share your food with the hungry
and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
when you see the naked, to clothe him,
and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?

Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness will go before you,
and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.

~Isa. 58:3-8

 The Lamb of God
Who takes away the sin of the world
~ He goes before us 

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

my favourite things/ His Word in my heart

You experienced it all firsthand. 
With each of you we were like a father with his child, 
holding your hand, whispering encouragement, showing you step-by-step how to live well before God, who called us into his own kingdom, into this delightful life. 
                                                 1 Thessalonians 2:11,12                                                                

my wonderful man and hounds

 He loves me
 so do we... they say
Early in the morning will I praise Thee
 marvelous are the works of Your hand O Lord
 and that my soul knoweth right well
 Saphira and Sam keeping the guard
 Blue dog herding me
 shelter out of the snow
 leaning on the Everlasting Arms
 'snowball' fight did someone say... I have mine with me
 can't see a thing
 can you fathom the workings of His hand
 if it is too hard for me... yet will I always praise His name
 early in the morning will I seek Thee
 in the evening You will still be found
 if I hide~ in the hen-house... You will still find me
 I love Your presence O Lord
 You blow with Your wind and the ice melts
 You give shelter
 some trust in horses... some in chariots
 though I give Rudy hugs... I will trust in You O Lord
how could I ever say, where can I flee from Your presence?
my soul cries out for You
 You give the birds shelter
You give the forest sleep
 Your Word is a Light in the midst of a storm
 you give food
 We give thanks
 Your Spirit moves upon the water
I listen for Your voice
 You sent out the doves... Your eye is on the sparrow
 a joyful heart is good medicine
You give friendship
 forsake not the gathering together
with God, you are never alone
 you may feel small and incidental...but God sees you
 Spring will come
 His mercies come as we wait patiently for them
 He will be your hiding place
 He will be Living Water
 give Him your burdens
seek Him
 You will find Him... when you seek for Him with all your heart
 He will bring peace to your souls
 His love will cover a multitude of sins
 He watches for you to come Home
 He waits for you
 He longs for you
 though storms may come
 He will always be your shelter
your Refuge
 His tender mercies
 are new every morning
 Great is His faithfulness
 His lovingkindness ever present
 as far as the east
 is from the west
 He covers... He heals
 He is the Light that lighteneth every man
 He casts away every shadow
 He will lead you in the path everlasting
 new life in Him
peace in Him
  a conscience clear in Him
burdens carried in Him
  sin covered in Him
Heaven's gate opened in Him
 and fellowship evermore
 come all ye that are heavy laden
 come all ye that are searching
 you that are tired
 you that have been waiting
 Jesus said, In my Father's house there are many rooms
 I go to prepare a place for you
 that where I am
 there you may be also
 no more sorrow
 no more pain
 no more tears
 I stand at the door and knock
 if anyone hear My voice and open the door
 I will come in to him and sup with him and he with Me
for those who look for Me
with all their heart
 really look for Me
 really and truly
I will be found ...

His Word in my heart

my favourite thing