Grace of Receiving

Something in her way
Stirred my soul believing
Grateful in her pause
Grace in the receiving

Something in her silence
Slightest head of bow
Eyes of acknowledgement
Joy arising now

Made me stop and think
Of all that I pass by
That I take for granted
Of blessings you supply

Gift a grateful heart
A way of You to weave
Everything is grace
Even how we receive

Day of Beauty

Enter day of beauty
Way to contemplate
Your gifts here bestowed
May soul resonate

Breathe your breath of presence
Draw it deep and clear
Wherever foot may lead
Know your dwelling here

Seek the love you offer
Abundant showered light
Cherishing your mercy
Flame of joy ignite

Let us be your beauty
Child of the way
Bringing you to share
Heaven here this day

Prayer of Returning

Be of the morning
Of weekends sunrise
One of unloading
Of worldly disguise

Take off the suit
No profits to seek
Unmasking the proud
Not of the work week

Time of the humble
Nothing of earning
Will to surrender
Prayer of returning

Soul of repenting
On Grace to depend
Priority setting
Your spirit please send

Light of reflection
The soul to restore
Soaking of silence
Our God to adore

Beyond Mouth Forming

Word beyond mouth forming
Too beautiful to speak
One of universal
Which every soul does seek

Shone in joy of heart
Intention of the pure
Unselfish sacrifice
Persistence to endure

One of binding love
Humility of heart
Born of one true light
Graces to impart

Perhaps in lyrics sound
In soul to resonate
Glimpsed in verse of poem
Spoke in scripture great

Father’s Day

There are people who say
And people who do
Thought that I’d share
What I’ve seen in You

A lifetime of giving
Committed so true
When challenges rose
You always came through

Through late nights of working
For bills that were due
House of the painting
Last minute rescues

In quiet of moment
I’d see in the view
A bible of reading
Your source of value

Forever indebted
For your graces undue
Your life as a witness
That I return to

Shirt of Your Wedding

You choose the shirts color
Men dressed the same way
Just part of the beauty
Of your wedding day

Time of God’s blessing
Of our life to tell
A wonderful moment
In our soul in dwell

It hangs in my closet
Glimpse it everyday
I think of you both
In warm thought this day

On days I select it
I carry the joy
Of you in my heart
A celebration employ

Song of the Light

Within the dawn
Of morning air
Sweet melody
Comes flowing clear

The lyric of
No word can sing
Which flows to soul
A warming bring

Note which is
Of hearts delight
One that sings
Of morning light

A praise of joy
Of Spirits song
Let me rejoice
And sing along