Bless You My Child

Bless you my child
A voice soft and clear
Wrapped in its fragrance
Of love so aware

How sweet is its sound
May it ring true
Letting it flow
All throughout you

One that’s beloved
Of way seek to find
Blessings bestowed
Leads the life divine

In days path ahead
May heart be aware
Opportunities way
Of blessings to share

All Becomes Clear

When darker are shadows
Much brighter is the light
When things are simple
Somehow feels just right

When dwelling in silence
All becomes clear
When moments are real
Of being right here

When judgments are fleeing
A new way is found
When eyes are seeing
A beauty surrounds

When soul is accepting
A transforming to be
When love is the treasure
Our Jesus we see

Words That Bear Fruit

Let my heart be pure
Of your love, let it be
With words that bear fruit
Flowing out of me

View in another soul
Practice to exercise
One of encouragement
Your gifts to recognize

Through a simple smile
Kindness in our eyes
To listen with the heart
Silence of the wise

Quick to share a blessing
Mercy to outpour
Forgiveness be our way
Binding we adore

For the Word is love
Planted seeds of thee
Found within our prayer
The Lord speaks them to me

Two Souls Blessed

Went to buy a coffee
By man without a care
Standing in the line
The man by me appeared

Would you buy me a cup?
And a sandwich too?
I tried conversation
But he just stared through

He went into the cold
Gone in the dark street
A passing in this time
Two worlds that did meet

Louie is his name
Who chose me here this day
In giving and receiving
Two souls blessed in their way

Everyone We See

People in a line
To buy a cup of brew
One of them stood out
Of my attention drew

Rubbing swollen belly
Of precious life inside
Comforting her baby
Love that she provides

Opening the door
One of different view
A crumbled broken soul
Of what the world can do

What wounded this young man
In path along the way
Who did not show his value
That let his life astray

Let us receive this message
In battle that we be
To share Your gift of love
With everyone we see

How Did Jesus Do It?

How did Jesus do it
God’s wisdom blessed to He
Every souls encounter
Knew their full story

All hopes and desires
Wounds and misery
If his path they follow
Full possibilities

Heart full of compassion
Connection deep inside
With love or a challenge
To move a heart from pride

No wonder of His drawing
Of mercy in His eye
In Presence of our prayer
On Him let us rely

To Wake Before Dawn

I think we were meant
To wake before dawn
In the stilling darkness
Our soul to be drawn

Into the quiet
Foundation of peace
All thoughts and worries
Here to release

In hope of the light
A gift of new day
Seeking creator
In turning to pray

Take not for granted
That this day will be
Focus of being
Dependent on thee

And in the sun rising
A grateful heart
Rejoice with creation
To now serve our part

Jerusalem and Gehenna

Inside Jerusalem
A place of heaven be
Alignment with our God
One of security

Outside Jerusalem
The place of lonely shame
A stench of burning dump
Gehenna is its name

Blessed a choice of dwelling
Desires cast our lead
Treasures of our God
Or worldly to concede

Inside heavens walls
Of love, forgiveness, grace
Or outside into fear
Of selfishness we chase

In this days passing time
Of this life we roam
Let us choose the inner
Make heaven now our home

Time of Our Life

The time for choosing
Is in this life now
A choice of eternal
A gift God endows

Not only is this “time”
A choosing of our call
But it’s the only “time”
There will be at all

For “time” will be no more
After this life, be
As we understand it
Just sequentially

A very different “time”
From what we understand
Our “eternity” sealed
At time of death we land

Spirit of the Cross

The way of the cross
What is this Spirit, be?
One of selflessness
Surely not of me

About a sacrifice
Passion is of love
Giving of it all
To our God above

Way of forgiveness
A heart of mercy
Appearance of failure
In God’s view, victory

Bless me this Spirit
As my challenges face
I can only fulfill
By Your precious grace