Saturday, May 23, 2009

Heal

When my sin seems to weigh me down
And I feel that You should leave
You hold on tighter to me
For good in me, You see

When my life is on the wrong road
When I'm lost without a clue
Lord, You call me to my destination
Telling me to follow You

You never forsake me
You never walk out
Although, to tears it brings me
You love me, without a doubt

So undeserving do I feel
Of Your arms wrapped around
But You whisper I'm Your child
Reminding me I'm heaven bound

How can I ever thank You
For loving me always
Is it really so simple
To just believe all my days

Now you have my heart
You have my faith and my love
Help me make you happy
My days on earth til time above

Lord, help me tell the world
That what's in my heart is real
That Your sacrifice can save
That faith in You can heal

Unchanging Truth

The world keeps spinning
Life continues on
It doesn't matter how I feel
Whether life seems right or wrong

But one thing that remains
One unchanging truth
Is the Love of Jesus Christ
My God, the living proof

Jesus, walk with me
Jesus, please stay
Help me feel you and love you
Knowing you're with me everyday

Jesus, walk closer
Don't let me push you away
When things feel hurried
It's me putting You at bay

Jesus, hold my hand
Jesus, kiss my cheek
Help me put my trust in You
During times my faith is weak

For the world keeps on spinning
Life continues on
It doesn't matter how I feel
Whether life seems right or wrong

But one thing that remains
One unchanging truth
Is the Love of Jesus Christ
My God, the living proof

Friday, May 15, 2009

The Spirit

The feeling you get when you know that it's true
The Spirit of the Lord is talking to you
But somehow you doubt like Peter did doubt
You begin to sink and begin to shout

You shout aloud for strength and for help
You shout to the Lord with one big yelp
And yet the Lord softly hums in your ear
Daughter, Son, did you not hear?

For I've already told you what you need to know
I've assured you that I've taken care of it so
Why are you anxious, why do you tremble
All of your assurance, in me, do assemble

I will never leave, I will never lie
That peace in your heart was the Spirit's cry
I sent the Spirit to guide all your days
So believe His tranquility and what He says

Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!!

Ok, this is another poem originated from a writer's group assignment. It's just a fun little story...didn't really happen, but it does take into account the power of a three year old!ha...

Super Bee

Just the other day, I was sitting in my room
Something began to fly, I attacked it with a broom
Hearing the little scream, I imagined I should stop
But, so much fun I was having, I went and grabbed the mop

As the scream continued, I bellowed to myself
For the "superman" decided he should fly off of my shelf
I wasn't sure how much slack to give, he was just only three
Now, full fledged yelping, "Mommy, stop, it's really only me"

Self control, I seemed to lose, and "what's that?" I chimed
I acted as if I didn't hear the poor kid in the bind
I began to holler, "Help me, there's a big bee in my room!
I can't seem to get it out with just my mop and broom!"

The poor boy tried his best to get my notice once again
And screamed aloud, "It's just me, I no bee, I just your super friend"
And so, I decided, that as a Mom, I truly should be nice
But, couldn't quite bring myself to listen to my advice

I thought of all the other times, he had jumped off the shelf
All the warnings, threats, lectures, to keep control of himself
And, I pretended one more time, I couldn't hear his scream
And listened to his pleas that his Mom was really mean

The mop and broom flew to the floor as I began to yell
That the only way to get a bee was to tickle it til it fell
So, up I swooped that super bee and put him on the bed
All shook up I made him laugh til "sorry, Mommy" he said

Lesson learned, there would be no more shelf induced flight
I truly thought I had finally won this daily toddler fight
So, in awe I stood just hours after tickling my super bee
To see the flying buzzing pest, sure the joke was on me

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Smiles and Frowns

Black and white, up and down
Two extremes like smiles and frowns
Which will I wear this day, this hour
Mysteries of the illness containing power

Call to the Lord morning and night
Please take away this daily fight
Heavy or light, big or small
Today's mood, shiny or dull

A ride I can't seem to keep ahold
Will I be meek or will I be bold
Will I even know at the end of the day
Who I am, the price I must pay

An illness, let in by original sin
So, suffer I must, until new life begins
One day, peace I will find
Seeing the Lord, no longer blind

So, open my eyes, this day, this hour
Help me to fight and no longer cower
Help me to feel You by my side
Give me the strength to no longer hide

Sunday, May 3, 2009

One Day We'll Unite

I originally wrote this for someone that lost their spouse. But, I decided that it could mean something to anyone that lost a loved one. Last week my brother, Dave, who passed away in 2001 would've turned 30. So, I remembered that I had written this and decided to post this in his memory.

One Day We'll Unite

A lifetime of love that one day was gone
Replaced with loneliness, struggle to go on
Seems the Lord is asking a great deal
For me to live, love, laugh and heal

When I wake in the morning and feel the sun
Stars and the moon to show the day's done
The warmth of the sun, the sparkling star
Proof that the Lord is not very far

But, it's not just the Lord that watches me
It's my love from the heavens that still can see
My soul that still feels, my heart that still loves
The bond we had when you weren't yet above

So, my soul should rejoice that paradise you've found
That the Lord has you safe with arms wrapped around
Although I must wait for the perfection of heaven
Many times all alone with no signs of protection

I'll turn my heart to the Lord in the sky
Knowing both you and He hurt when I cry
And, I'll continue to do the work the Lord has in store
As His plans for me include my earthly life some more

I'll place my trust in the God above
Knowing even family can't compete with His love
And on days when desertion is all that I find
I'll embrace the promise that one day we'll unite

Friday, May 1, 2009

New Life

When the thoughts start to swirl and I feel all alone
I turn to the heavens that one day I'll call home
When the noise is too much and I cover my ears
I whisper His name knowing my prayers He will hear

When the sun seems burnt out and the clouds fill the sky
I try and trust His will without asking why
When the song of the birds cease without reason
I look to the Lord knowing He'll provide a new season

Through all the hardships, through all the pain
The sun will soon shine, He'll do away with the rain
The song of the birds will soon fill the earth
The faith of the weary will be given new birth
For the Father will not desert His daughters and sons
Jesus has risen, new life has begun

When the Enemy whispers thoughts of lost hope
I call out to Jesus for the stamina to cope
When the world around, little sense makes
I recall devotion to the Lord, change takes

When the rain becomes heavy and streets start to flood
I attempt to imagine the flower that will bloom from the bud
When the thunder frightens the birds all away
I remember chirps I'd hearkened just the other day

Through all the hardships, through all the pain
The sun will soon shine, He'll do away with the rain
The song of the birds will soon fill the earth
The faith of the weary will be given new birth
For the Father will not desert His daughters and sons
Jesus has risen, new life has begun