Blessed be the Soul

Blessed be the soul
One of eyes to see
Of a grateful heart
For all God gifts to thee

Blessed be the soul
Of their will, concede
Of a humble heart
That grace is all they need

Blessed be the soul
Reward of seeking shown
Of a joyful heart
Of their true purpose known

Blessed be the soul
Of mercy that abounds
Of a loving heart
One lost and now is found

Blessed be the soul
One of movement here
Of a blessed heart
Starting with a prayer

Blessed be the soul
Who opens wide the door
For our blessed Lord
Who blesses even more

Blessing Here

In the sunrise
The light appears
There’s a world
Of blessing here

Drawing deep
Of the fresh air
There’s a life
Of blessing here

Blessed souls
Of way to share
There’s a bond
Of blessing here

Gifts of grace
Within our prayer
Beyond this world
Of blessing here

Appropriate Response

The gift of this day
Of life to impart
Our appropriate response
Is a grateful heart

Your Son on the cross
For us to remember
Our appropriate response
Is for us to surrender

Grace of bestowing
Of heaven found here
Our appropriate response
This blessing to share

Your love overflowing
Of our gifts everyday
Our appropriate response
Is to give them away

Encounters of Giftings

God, by His grace
Gives us willingly
A gift of life for you
And gift of life for me

Encounters are blessings
When we can see
I have a gift for you
And you, a gift for me

A gift of many forms
Of joy or love provide
Or in their brokenness
One of their wounded side

May my gift in return
The love of Christ to be
Encouragement or blessing
Forgiveness or mercy

With each soul that we meet
Gratefulness to lift
Simply in our being
Our presence is a gift

The Story of Christmas

The story of Christmas
We hear every year
Let’s ponder a moment
And put ourselves there

She was 9 months pregnant
A long journey ahead
Did Mary ever say
Can we stay home instead?

The Lord will provide
In a stable they lay
I wonder if Joseph
Saw it that way

Now get up and go
God said in a dream
So tired, exhausted
Did anyone, scream?

Now when I complain
Let me pause and to say
I may not like it
But I’ll trust in Your way

Story of Glory

Here’s the story, of the glory
How God with us came to this earth
As prophets told, faith to behold
The love within our Saviors birth

The Word was shared, angel appeared
A question posed, to virgin blessed
Will you believe you will conceive?
And with great faith, she answered, yes

She was betrothed, would it unfold?
Joseph thought and formed a plan
But in a dream as it would seem
God vision was beyond a man

And through their will God’s way fulfilled
To Bethlehem went on their way
Looked for an inn, no room within
And in a stable, manger lay

So bright and clear a star appeared
To shepherds’ eye announced the birth
The light arose within each soul
Our Saviors born unto this earth

May we believe this gift received
A miracle blessed all for free
Announce it here, good news to share
His light to shine so joyfully!

So, We Would Believe

How does Word become flesh?
Or a virgin conceive
Where these miracles blessed
So, we would believe

That God was incarnate
To man reconciled
Not through a dictator
But a vunerable child

A foundation was laid
Of His kingdom to build
Through Word of the prophets
The scriptures fulfilled

A story begun
With a humble, yes
Let our soul join within
And share in His Way, blessed

What Do You Want?

If like Solomon
God came to you this day
Asking what do you want
What would you say?

This is a good practice
Of setting our goal
For this says a lot
Of the state of our soul

Faith, hope and love
Maybe three to pursue
Or Lord Let me want
Nothing but you

An answer of wisdom
Of insight so true
For everything’s right
When we see with God’s view

Or it we are honest
Wealth, pleasure or power
For without wisdom
These will us, devour

For what pleases God
Is when we do strive
For gifts that make us
Spiritually alive

This dream has come true
For God asks every day
Waiting to bless
His gifts when we pray

Standing in the Shadows

A dream as clear as day
Truth that my soul knows
I saw you standing there
Seen in the shadows

A glimpse within the light
Of presence comforting
Leaving me to wonder
What message do you bring?

Perhaps what lays ahead
Something you want to share
And you want us to know
That your always near

That all will be OK
My love is always here
Watching over us
There’s nothing now to fear