Tag Archives: Life

A Gift of New Life

A tree of transforming
Through hue of the green
A gift of new life
Infuses the scene

Each petal surrenders
Unto the new light
The color of love
Is blessed with delight

In each season of life
Seen through the souls view
An offer extended
To grow anew

Come now to follow
With joy here to pray
Lord of new life
Transform me this day

Question of our Life

In the gift of dawning
Light pours from above
A moment blessed of peace
Receiving Your love

With gifts of the Spirit
Of treasure, embrace
The facets of Your love
In mercy, joy and grace

All throughout this day
With blessings that You share
Is easy to see
Your love everywhere

The question of our life
Of offer in love’s bond
In soul and heart and deed
How will we respond?

Processing Life

So many inputs
Of joy and of strife
What is our program
For processing life?

A world of disaster
How can we cope?
We turn to our savior
A message of hope

When we are hurt
By acts of cruelty
We practice forgiveness
With gifts of mercy

When life gets you down
A lost purpose of
The seed of joy grows
In sharing His love

And when we fail
Our spirit to lift
We’re blessed to receive
From God all His gifts

With freedom to live
When it’s not about me
With a perspective
Of life heavenly

Times of Our Life

There are times in our life
When all we can do
Is turn to our God
And surrender unto

There are moments in life
Of treasure, embrace
When we’ve been blessed
By His precious grace

There’s a lesson of life
Our only hope to be
Fully dependent
On His great mercy

There’s a time after life
Before heaven above
To surrender to grace
His mercy and love

There’s a last breath of life
To depend and receive
On all of these gifts
And truly believe

Drawing of Life

Breathing a breath
Of moment right here
The gift of life sent
Through drawing of air

Praying a prayer
Through the Spirit, Holy
A share in the life
Of divinity

Loving the Lover
Becoming aware
The life of beyond
Of His grace everywhere

Be of a being
As a breath of a prayer
To carry a moment
Of eternal love, share

Two Great Equalizers

Facts of being human
Truths we all do share
Things we have in common
Let’s ponder some right here

Each of us are born
All of us will die
Two great equalizers
To all of us apply

Every soul is loved
And offered grace the same
A choice to be reborn
Eternity to claim

Come share the good news
Our Lord waits patiently
Open the door wide
Embrace Him, joyfully

Inspired by My Pastoral Ponderings

Measurement of Life

At the end of our lives
We count up our treasure
Was is the unit
We use for our measure

For many use years
That went by to fast
Planning for future
Or longing for past

Some use achievements
In them to reside
Of what they accomplished
A reflection of pride

Others, occasions
Of happy days
Sweet memories
All drift away

But here’s a suggestion
Gratefulness to employ
With God in each moment
It’s a life of joy

Of This Easters Day

Arise into the silent dawn
Of an April ‘morn
A sensing in the soul
Of blossoms breath be born

A binding of remembrance
Within the womb so deep
Of new life into being
Creators love to seep

Find me now within this love
The core of Presence be
That brings all things to life
Instill this joy in me

Spirit of the rising Son
Who rolls the stone away
Birth within His passion
Of this Easters day

Gods’ Love

As a little child
I was taught to see
Through prayer of the Our Father
Our God loves tenderly

In the teenage years
I grew rebelliously
Though I didn’t see it
God loves unselfishly

My spouse of the meeting
A binding of the three
In our celebration
God loved joyfully

A blessings gift of children
A new view now to see
Perspective of the Father
Love unconditionally

A call of the returning
To seek forgivingly
New seeds of the planting
God loves mercifully

As mid-life was approaching
Less years in front of me
Roots of contemplation
God loves intimately

Though eyes grow old and weary
The soul can clearly see
A grateful hearts reflection
God loves tremendously

When the journeys finished
Hope for us to see
The facets of God’s love
For all eternity