A Masters Stroke

All the leaves are painted
By Creators master stroke
A season of the calling
That our God invokes

Beauty of potential
That branches once concealed
Through moving of His light
A treasure now revealed

A masterpiece of awe
Pause river, now be stilled
Reflects a greater glory
In submission of the will

Eye seek the potential
In souls of path this day
Encourage inner light
To shine within Your way

Eyes of God

Have you seen the eyes of God?
A blessed gift in moment true
An unexpected chance encounter
A time forever changes you

The eyes in which compassion dwells
The gaze that draws you in
The depths of which has no end
The one who knows no sin

He who speaks His word of love
That makes all else fall away
The eyes which love right to the soul
My heart seeks him today

My deepest prayer asked through Your grace
Is that your love will shine through me
That my outside fall away and
May Your gaze through my eyes be

Opening My Eyes

Opening my eyes upon morning light
I am surrounded in Your presence
Pausing in the moment
To find You in the sweet fresh air
And breathing in Your spirit

Let me live for You this day
Let me work for You this day
Let me love for You this day

In the challenges presented
In the souls encountered
In the decisions of the day

Lord, give me wisdom
Lord, give me strength
Lord, fill me with Your love

And be in me

Old Insight

I see within the water
In glimpse of sparkled light
The message that You send
A gift of old insight

A turning back of pages
Remembered through the years
Reflections of the drawings
A picture painted clear

You were always with me
In joy and sorrows both
Hand of wisdom guiding
Encouragement of growth

Memories of beauty
Etched in souls delight
Treasures for the keeping
Binding us so tight

Dog-ear now these pages
In frequent turning to
When fear or trials rise
Let me turn to You

Our Song

Hear the Spirit calling
Drawing us today
Hope within the rising
To walk within Your way

Awakening the sleeping
Heart now stirs anew
Opening the window
To let Your light shine through

No longer in the darkness
We’ll shine Your light today
Freedom of the righteous
For humbleness we pray

Joy within the shining
Sin is cast away
Love forever dwelling
Graces sent our way

Spirit lifts us higher
Swirling into One
Following the Savior
That Your will be done

Glory to the Father
That the battles won
Building of His kingdom
Through the love of Son

Soul is burning brighter
Faith is growing strong
Putting into action
Your love within our song

Sharing with my brother
Hope that we will see
Dwelling with our Savior
For all eternity

Covenant of Being

Drawn down to the water’s edge
A time with God of soul
In stillness of the dawning
To be, our only goal

Humbleness adorned
Heart now be exposed
Feelings flowing free
Truth to be disclosed

On palette of horizon
He paints the world anew
Stirred in colors moving
A view the soul construes

Song of wave is flowing
A psalm known to the heart
Familiar hymn is calming
Peace the tune imparts

Light abounds anew
A filling of true joy
Container without lid
Instilled to be employed

Showered in Your blessings
In word of which You send
Perceived in contemplation
One love now comprehends

Covenant of being
Won by blood of Son
Glorious our bonding
Through grace a day begun

Wheel of Fortune (Rota Fortuna)

Life’s a wheel of fortune
Spinning through the years
Seeking of your treasure
Power, fame, careers

Sometimes we are king
In reigning over all
Sometimes we’re descending
I reigned before the fall

At bottom we’re the pauper
In need of everything
Then we climb the ladder
Begin the ascending

Each stage we are surrounded
Anxiousness we see
But there’s another answer
When Christ our treasure be

Christ resides in center
Our hope within the way
Dwell with Him in peace
Find Him now we pray

Catching the Unseen

May eye catch the unseen
In walk of path today
What God calls me to see
In guiding of His Way

Etching of horizon
Silhouette of peace
Nourishment of soul
Decrees that all fear cease

Poems in colors whisper
Massaging the soul still
Leaven for the grateful
Surrender of the will

In song of falling leaf
A dance of being free
Singing of the verse
That Jesus moves with me

Glimpse of spark of shining
A movement in the light
Receiving blessing clear
Our soul is God’s delight

Wisp of Spirits breath
Found in acts of love
Seeds of sowing deep
Showered from above

At time of our souls calling
In ground the worldly lays
Found within the rising
Engrained, the unseen stays

Of The Flower

Language of the flower
Speaks the word today
Instilled by love of God
Encouragement of way

Through petals of the many
Take shape to form the one
Fruit produced from grace
That God’s will was done

Roots of searching deep
Foundation that has grown
Secure in passing storms
Wisdom of the known

Intimate opening
In giving of it all
Seeds of the to be
Await their time to fall

Let opening of beauty
Catch the eye today
Pause with grateful ear
To hear the word today

Returning to the Drawing

In stillness of the now
Peace encompassing
River shines in rippled glass
Spirit whispering

Soul at rest in Your embrace
Your great treasures shared
Lost within Your offerings
Worldly can’t compare

Empty mind, heart consumes
Wisdom from the vine
Pride falls through my empty hands
Clenching treasures fine

Consume my soul these blessed gifts
Engrained them in my way
Returning to their drawing
All throughout my day