Duties of the Soul

For matters of the soul
Things that we can do
Let us make it simple
Duties, there are two

The first is to wonder
Open to surprise
To be filled with awe
Unseen and with our eyes

Second, is to gently
Let go and let be
For our God is sovereign
Place our trust in He

Always taking pleasure
In gifts that He provides
Dwelling in the Spirit
In Him let us reside

The soul must perform two duties. The one is we must reverently wonder and be surprised; the other is that must gently let go and let be always taking pleasure in God.
~Julian of Norwich~

When the Air is Empty

Blessed is the moment
When is light turned down low
Focus of the turning
Upon horizons glow

When the air is empty
Of no noise to complain
All the world is quiet
A gift of silence reins

When the mind surrenders
Soul becomes aware
Spirit of your Presence
Time of being here

When all creation stills
May all here be awoken
Reborn into our Lord
And peace be the word spoken

Rest in the Light

Come here my child
Share my delight
Learning to love
To rest in the light

Time of the soul
To know God is here
To dwell in His being
A simple, pure prayer

A practice of stilling
Of gratefulness be
Me loving Him
And He loving me

Foundation of faith
To grow our roots deep
A capture of light
In our soul to keep

This Sacred Moment

Into Your Presence
Drawn into the light
In this sacred moment
Everything’s right

One with our Savior
To him the soul cleaves
Heart of declaring
I don’t want to leave

Fully accepted
Enwrapped in love
Knees on the floor
Yet dwelling above

A taste of heaven
Found in this prayer
This joy and love
Let us go and share

My Blessings

I woke up this morning
In dawning to pray
Recounting my blessings
Of yesterday

Grateful for gifts
My soul to embrace
A practice of knowing
That all is His grace

Treasures of life
My gratitude, show
The Spirit did whisper
Now let them know

I am so thankful
I hope you do see
In sharing our lives
Your precious to me

Peace be Spoken

Blessed is the moment
When is light turned down low
Focus of the turning
Upon horizons glow

When the air is empty
Of no noise to complain
All the world is quiet
A gift of silence reins

When the mind surrenders
Soul becomes aware
Spirit of your Presence
Time of being here

When all creation stills
May all here be awoken
Reborn into our Lord
And peace be the word spoken

Lessons of a Birdsong

When I was a child
You’d hear a bird song
Your Spirit would brighten
And you’d sing along

A beautiful chorus
As they’d sing back to you
You taught me to pause
And cherish it too

Throughout my life
I’ve treasured this gift
To pause and listen
My Spirit to lift

A sprinkling of joy
Wherever I go
With lyrics of love
You’re with me I know

Joy in Returning

A blessing of dawning
To dwell in and pray
A resting in stillness
Awakens this day

Recounting the moments
Of yesterday
Grateful for gifts
You sent in my way

Food for the soul
To nourish the deep
A practice of molding
Gratefulness, keep

Thankful for treasures
Of grace’s You bear
Joy in returning
With You to share

Our Intimacy

Speak of the horizon
Of its beauty sent
Details of the colors
To your soul, what they meant

Share me of a story
One felt in your heart
Sorrow or of joy
Wisdom to impart

Send picture of ocean
The vastness of sea
The way the waves shine
Is a treasure to me

Let us pray of silence
In comfort may we be
So grateful my friend
Of our intimacy