Tag Archives: contemplative

Warming the Soul

Returning to the place
Of sweet encounter found
Spirit overwhelming
Memory profound

Joy was flowing freeing
Heart in singing strong
Community of light
In one love all belong

Soul is lifted higher
Turning up the flame
Gift of inner beauty
Treasure to reclaim

See now blessed moments
Of Spirit touching earth
Capture them in soul
Riches of true worth

Giving and Receiving

Giving and receiving
In many forms are paired
Inner spring of joy
When love true is shared

Source is birthed in Spirit
To build His kingdom strong
A bonding in its power
A desire to belong

We must practice both
In seasons we reside
In balance of the other
Witness of both sides

Beauty of forgiveness
Humbleness proclaim
Prayer in times of need
Dependence we exclaim

Loving acts of service
Kindness in the light
Thoughtful gifts of treasure
Heart to heart shines bright

Giving and receiving
Restoring of the bond
Binding in the love
Of seeking soul is fond

Our great God of giving
Abundance blessings shared
Receives our sin and praise
In bonding everywhere

I Do Too

Walking down my path
On street from other side
Past so many souls
A glance into their eyes

Who am I to judge?
Do I even care?
The spirit whispers soft
Jesus loves them dear

Who knows the hurt they’ve known
What scars are on their heart?
No one to accept
Or Jesus’ love impart

Word be on my heart
Jesus does love you
Shine within my eyes
To say that I do too

Smile gently form
Humble fragrance lift
Look into their eyes
Share a Holy gift

Adoration Turned

Where I want to be
In Your presence now
Not sure how I got here
Drawn to You somehow

A place where all is right
No matter what is wrong
Home within the soul
Forever I belong

Heavy in Your presence
Suspended in the air
Knowledge beyond seeing
Light in dwelling here

I came in adoration
Tables now have turned
Love is flowing freely
For which I dearly yearn

Soul at rest consuming
A love familiar known
In our sanctuary
A bonding grace is shown

Deeply satisfying
Consumer of the need
Grace of the beloved
Love of which soul feeds

Soaking in through silence
Gift beyond my grasp
Soul embraced so dearly
The within to bask

Let me dwell forever
In this holy bond
Man and God adoring
In love in the beyond

Carry My Joy

Today, my friend, is beautiful
Rejoice in this fine day
Relish in the moment
Before it drifts away

Sky be sun or cloudy
Rain or light fall down
Work or rest in the path
Acceptance, me surround

Treasure one another
Heart be full of joy
Love reign in your soul
Forgiveness to deploy

Perhaps don’t feel this way?
You pray how can this be?
Allow this attitude
To be your joy through me

For you are cherished dearly
Eternal is my love
Heaven your true home
Share in the above

Dell within your heart
Claim it to be true
Container to outpour
The joy of me through you

Gradients of peace

Gradients of peace
Of world we sometimes find
Relaxed into serenity
Peace of humankind

Warmth beside a fire
Glory of days rise
Lost in ocean waves
In gaze of stars realize

A calming of the soul
Ponders something more
Desire out of reach
One felt to the core

Jesus brings a peace
One beyond this world
Hope of the eternal
Soul claims the treasured pearl

So rest within this gift
In tranquil earthly peace
Safe in womb of God
Let all fear release


I see a face familiar
In reflections mirrored glass
Features to identify
Questions now to ask

Hair of changing color
Lids of tired eyes
Gone is smooth complexion
Truth to recognize

Time stops not for no man
Death of human life
Question of importance
Is soul growing to life?

Connection to divine
Fed in solitude
Bonding to our Lord
Eternal life we find

Indigo horizon

Indigo horizon
Births the day’s first light
Captures soul with peace
Pause to stir insight

Drawn into your beauty
Power beyond man
Lifts the soul to place
Its trust within Gods hand

Creator of this day
Sets the stage anew
For will to walk the path
With joy of heavens view

God of love divine
Desire oh so sweet
Transform these colors blend
Heaven to earth meet

Surrender now my will
Soul as soft as clay
Allow the eye see clear
The light within Your way

Symphony of Grace

Arising deep within
Emerges silent prayer
Ember born in void
Thirsting for You here

Spirit softly whispers
In stilling of the heart
Dance of intertwining
Grace in to take part

Movement of the soul
Body rest aside
Time of Spirit dwelling
In arms of light abide

Symphony of grace
Orchestration so divine
Masterpiece of beauty
Welcomed in the shrine

Rising into falling
Adrift within Your space
Unbound, flowing, freely
Intimate interlace

Winters Provision

Summers pond is frozen
Grass of spring is brown
Summers warmth is stolen
Autumn leaves all down

Time of empty viewing
Reflecting stillness found
For souls of seeking knowing
A beauty here is found

Forage still the squirrel
Song of bird is less
Essentials, taking stock
My faith now I confess

In deserts of our journey
Provider do we need
Joy of our dependence
Our will to God concedes

Reminder in beginning
In sunrise of the morn’
God is our provider
A light each day is born