Value of a Moment

The value of a moment
Sometimes we’ll never know
Until we gain perspective
Of memory to show

Snow angels in winter
Stars of a summers’ night
The smell of spring rain
Waves of oceans’ light

Let the Lord lead us
And show us the way
With vision of soul
To pause and to pray

It’s only when we see
Through eyes with His view
Allowing soul to capture
A moments’ value

A Walk in the Fall

Don’t you just love
A clear blue sky
Such leaves of beauty
In air passing by

Don’t you just love
A cool autumn breeze
Caressing the skin
Sets the soul at ease

Don’t you just love
A walk in the fall
To breathe the fresh air
With no cares at all

Don’t you just love
The simple gift
The grace of our God
With our soul to lift

Shared Thoughts

Thank you each so much for your very kind comments!

I write down my thoughts
The fruit of my prayer
Post them to a blog
Thoughts of which to share

The hope within my soul
For Gods’ love to flow through
If I’m truly honest
It feeds my ego too

And what comes back to me
With a click or two
Reflection of Gods’ love
From the heart of you

I am overwhelmed
My soul is truly touched
By your loving kindness
I thank you each so much

What Love Can Do

Beginning with the Word
The light comes pouring through
Forming all creation
Look what love can do

It was just a seed
That birthed our life anew
Grace of multiplying
See what love can do

Displayed upon the cross
Poured out for me and you
Even death was conquered
Know what love can do

With a simple prayer
Of faith beyond our view
Never underestimate
Just what love can do

Feeling

We love the feeling
And get so excited
To a great celebration
When we are invited

We love the feeling
A warm inner space
When we fall into
A welcomed embrace

We love the feeling
Our joy we outpour
When we are accepted
Completely adored

We love the feeling
Of community
With purpose belonging
Of one body, be

We love the feeling
When our debts are erased
To share in the joy
This gifting of grace

We love the feeling
When know what’s in store
For we have a Savior
And death is no more

Now and Here

A wounded heart of being
A need we all do share
A calling of our Lord
Heal now, heal here

Many thoughts are flowing
In our time of prayer
A gentle choice of offer
Rest now, rest here

Daily tasks are calling
Go fast, be there
Another view of whisper
Be now, be here

A life of many choices
The answer is not clear
Simple is the message
Love now, love here

Great Turning

Become now aware
To signs of the learning
A season before us
Of the great turning

Birds of migrating
Changing of leaves
Time of the morning
A chill in the breeze

The whole earth of turning
Of axis to spin
The vision of light
Of new way begin

Through whisper of Spirit
For each soul to know
That there comes a time
For us to let go

Let us each turn
The soul to prepare
To the eternal One
A season of prayer

Dawning’s Peepers

Time with dawning’s peepers
Savoring their song
Cherishing this moment
Soon they’ll go along

For they will surrender
To winters loneliness
Submitting unto silence
The time of emptiness

The heartbeat of creation
To praise the Spirit here
Soothing of the soul
Rhythm of prayer

All are welcomed into
This comforting embrace
Sense of the belonging
Within the light of grace

Grateful for One Thousand Gifts

1000 Gifts

Here is an practice
Of offer to you
One that will change
Your perspective anew

In these 100 days
Left in this year
Write down 10 blessings
To you that God shared

With focus of soul
Attuning the view
Joy of arising
Peace flowing through

As you go through your day
With gifts that outpour
Your heart will fill fuller
Then it did before

As we start a new year
Our Spirit to lift
For we will be grateful
For one thousand gifts

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Bridget A. Thomas

There are 102 days left in 2021. As is often the case with time, this year has seemed to fly by quickly in some ways, yet also seemed to drag by slowly in other ways. When a year is wrapping up, I wonder if I have made the most of my time. Did I cultivate everything I set out to? Or did I waste precious time that I will never get back? No matter how your 2021 has looked, I would like to suggest a way for you to redeem the time that is left.

Nearly nine years ago I read a book called One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. It is one of my all-time favorite books. In this book the author talks about gratitude and creating a list of “gifts” or blessings in our lives. (And there is much more to the book. It will truly make you…

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Seeing Your Breath

A step into morning
A chill in the air
The first breath of autumn
So fresh and so clear

As the lights dawning
A vision appears
Upon the pasture
The mist dwelling there

A drawing of deep
Of breath to let go
The wisp of exhaling
To mist it now flows

A breath of blessing
Each soul to share it
For found in this air
Is the one breath of the Spirit