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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

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

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

Waters Ripple

Into deep of moment
Something our soul craves
Past our human thought
Written in the waves

Within the waters ripple
some thing there to know
Gaze into beyond
Let your word now flow

Adrift in air of peace
Within reflections light
Found in letting go
Whispers of insight

In this world of passing
Your plan here above
All is bound together
Through your precious love

Heart Words

Words that are not flesh
Remain such, just “as words”
Do not affect our lives
Power is not heard

If one says “I love you”
Without emotion deep
They do more harm than good
Connection is not reaped

But if the same is spoken
Flowing from the heart
Something special happens
As new life they impart

It is of importance
That we keep in touch
With our source of words
Not just speak them much

Great is our temptation
A “pleaser” to us be
If just of pleasing words
No roots in our words be

In our hearts be rooted
Word within the way
Taking time in silence
Words of heart we pray

Based upon text from Henri Nouwen’s Bread for the Journey

Simple Mind

A prayer for only now
Simple may mind be
Welcoming what is
Blessed in front of me

Place worries on the shelf
For another time
In this moment here
Focus of sublime

Gazing at your face
Through spirit now to glean
Training of soul’s eye
Seeing of unseen

That which is which is
In your loves binding true
Of my being be
The purpose of the You