Practicing Peace

Peace has come to mean
Time when there’s no fighting
Let us turn to Jesus
A flame of soul igniting

In Hebrew, word Shalom
Fullness, is decreed
Wholly and happily
Having all you need

For Jesus, peace it seems
Not the absence of
Conflict and of struggle
But presence of His love

Let us live this meaning
A practice of to be
These words of repeating
Peace be here in me

You are all I need
Nothing now to fear
In You we’re complete
Right now and right here

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Paraclete

Word within the scripture
Paraclete is seen
Left with thought to ponder
What does this word mean?

Translations of the many
Comforter, consoler
Advocate, defender,
Helper or counselor

One that I like best
Easy to apply
Connection of compassion
“One who answers the cry”

One that defends
Protects a person, weak
Of whom we’re all in need
The Paraclete, let’s seek

A Finding

Today I’m out of sorts
Missing the connection
I pray this worship time
Be of a resurrection

Worldly on the mind
Prayer for soul to try
Intention be sincere
Though the tongue be dry

Lost within the way
Time of desert be
Wandering around
Still you walk with me

Compass be of trust
Thread of faith to cling
For the light will shine
A finding You will bring

A Moment of Pause

In time of worship
A silent retreat
A moment of pause
Is blessed to us sweet

One of souls soaking
Of wisdom to show
Of nourishment filled
Time later to know

In our decisions
Return of this time
Before egos reaction
Of ponder sublime

When anger arises
Return to the soul
Of peace’s stilling moment
To give You control

Time blessed to others
One of open ear
To listen intently
These moments to share

A Bunnies Sign

Was blessed to greet this day
A soul of many years
With bag of craft supplies
Days purpose that she shared

One to make a sign
For her bunnies, sweet
Announcement of the two
When her neighbors, meet

She told me of their story
Of barn that they came from
We wondered what they’d do
When time of winter comes

Joy with her heart
Food and love of sharing
Her piece of kingdom built
Of God’s creatures caring

A blessing that she shared
Of simple joy, this day
May my witness be
The same for souls this day

Somethings in The Air

In this stilling silence
Somethings in the air
Soul to draw attention
Its focus be of prayer

Crisp and cool and pure
Drawing of the deep
Taste of the familiar
Gift of Spirit, seep

One of comfort being
Permeate the cell
Adrift unto the center
Inner light to swell

Quenching of desire
Love is spoken clear
The something is of You
In Your Presence here

How, When

How wonderful, when
The blessed bless
A witness to
Their thanks professed

How moving, when
The inspired inspire
A flowing of
Their souls desire

How comforting, when
The prayerful pray
A living of
Their trusting way

How powerful, when
The forgiven forgive
A humble grace
Their way to live

How beautiful, when
The beloved love
A sharing of
Their light above