A Friend In Me

Would you give me a moment?
To sit and be
Because I love to love you

I want you to know
The realness of me
To find faith in me

I want you to know
The comfort of my embrace
To find compassion in me

I want you to know
My devotion to you
To find trust in me

I want you to know
My blessings for you
To find abundance in me

I want you to know
I love you
To find a friend in me

Branches Bare

The stage is set, for winters cold
Branches now are bare
Plain gray clouds paint the scene
Barrenness in the air

The season planned by grand design
The master’s wisdom on display
A simple turn of warming light
Let’s the colors fall away

Reflection of our treasures sought
Of world or heavens grace
A choice is placed before the will
An eternal decision, we must face

The toys of now that gleam and shine
Will share the fate of leaves of rust
Or things unseen, we do not earn
In gifts of God we place our trust

In letting go, in serving now
In prayer and praises sung
In souls we meet, connections made
A trust in God’s own Son

Cloudless

Sky of cloudless blue
Reflects a greater place
An ocean of Your love
With drops of endless grace

The evergreen stands tall
With arms of timeless praise
Through heat and bitter cold
From purpose never strays

A stilling pond of peace
Reflects Your beauty found
Shines the hope within
Your Presence that surrounds

The leaf of movement slow
Opens to Your light
Nourished by the wisdom
Absorbed in silence bright

Upon a whispered breeze
Uplifting song of joy
Leaps the solemn soul
A movement to deploy

Street of Misunderstanding

Walking down a street
That sells tattoos and beer
A gray hung over sky
Says no Lord is here

Disheveled souls pass by
No hope within the eyes
A stranger to this land
Enters a thought of why?

I want a land of heaven
Love abounding spread
Joy within the scene
Word of hope ahead

I sit in coffee shop
And see the crowd drift in
See dear souls connect
The soul alights in grin

A simple how you doin
Is how the day begins
A joke lifts up the spirit
Connecting soul within

A tight community
One that has your back
Our God who knows the heart
Sees what my eyes lack

A lesson has been learned
To seek what’s in the heart
Not judgment from surface
A humble grace impart

A Gentle Touch

Your light shines on my shoulder
Bursting through the gray
Awaken Spirit blessing
Your message here this day

Reminder in the touching
Of gentleness beyond
Your presence dwells within
My soul, of which Your fond

Let lightness be my Spirit
A gentle way to be
My shepherd guides this lamb
In way of touching me

A movement of the heart
A wisp of silent breeze
A choice is blessed before
An opportunity to seize

So let me live aware
Your Spirit here to bring
Your gentle way of being
Be our offering

Ego

How thirsty is the ego
To drink the pride of me
Intoxicate perspective
To feed my vanity

Pride we name this evil
Declare Jesus is my king
Rescue me my Savior
Be my everything

Soul gaze in Your eyes
Ego fade away
Humbleness of Spirit
Be my way I pray

You sent Your Son beloved
To bring Your message true
To open heaven’s door
Of will given to You

To give us greater purpose
Beyond this world we find
A soul of transformation
Of earthly to divine

Oh blessed be the poor
In need of everything
Humbleness of being
Praise to You we sing

Rivers Crossing

I rest at rivers crossing
In solemn beauty found
To dwell with You in silence
Your presence now surrounds

Hope in this partaking
Your peace transcends to me
A now of timeless treasure
Of You in me to be

Stillness of the season
Reflects a vision bright
Transfixed within the calling
Of Your path of light

Souls retreat is falling
In love of mercy great
Waves of grace are flowing
So much to contemplate

Voice of Spirit

Voice of Spirit flows
To soul from everywhere
From stilling waters peace
To surprise of path of deer

Morning light on cheek
Warming touch of love
Eagle’s solemn flight
Focus turned above

Falling leaf of red
Path within a breeze
Song that serenades
Putting heart at ease

Colors birth anew
Mist flows in the dawn
Letting go at dusk
Stars calling joy is spawned

See with eyes of soul
Open inner ear
Spirit guide my way
To hear Your calling clear

It Was a Day

It was a day to celebrate
Rejoicing all around
For those with open heart
The joy of God was found

Prayer of humble hearts
Answered by Your grace
Showered by Your majesty
Warmth in Your embrace

The Spirit swirling brightly
Sparkles in the eye
Hearts moved in the drawing
Souls were lifted high

Oh, gracious be our God
Love His only name
Grateful be our souls
His glory we proclaim

Let me be committed
To walk within Your way
Deepen our connection
To shine Your love, I pray