Thursday, December 26, 2019

Lighten my Darkness

Be the light in my darkness, O Lord,
  a torch in the black of my night. 
Be living breath in the valley of death, 
  that Your glories burn ever bright. 

When I'm weak, make me stronger, 
  when I'm down, cheer my heart.
Always guide me, dwelling inside me,
  and from me, Lord, never depart.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Each New Day

How senseless and ignorant often I turn,
making the ways of the world my concern.
Then after the pain from each evil event,
I beg for forgiveness and try to repent.

It seems I'm now caught in a cycle of sin-
I'm clean for a season, then sinning again.
Thank God, despite my valleys and trails,
with each new day, His love never fails.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Let your Heart go Forth

Let your heart go forth to meet Him,
  wherever you range or roam..
    Whether here or there,
      in depths of despair,
    or so far away from home.

Let your heart go forth to meet Him.
  Lay down your burdens and rest.
    He's always near,
    sees every tear,
  and calls you to be His guest.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

If you have God

If you have God, you have all things,
and without God, you have nothing-
nothing on earth of value or worth, 
and nothing worth even discussing.

But if you have God living within, 
there's no greater eternal treasure-
love and light, its depth and height 
exceeds anything you can measure. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Unexpected Jesus

Come Thou unexpected Jesus,
  surprise us with Your presence.
May Your Spirit fall afresh-
  Your Holy, Blessed essence.

Come Thou to live within us,
  invade the deepest parts,
keep us by Your loving grace
  and heal the hardest hearts.

Come, though we're unworthy,
  whether morn or afternoon.
Come when least expected-
  we're hoping that it's soon.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Empty House

We entered a house so empty,
nothing hanging on the wall-
no furniture there, floors were bare,
and echos down every hall.

Placed our possessions within,
ourselves and all that we own-
a husband and wife, with loving and life,
the house turned into a home.

The time changed into memories,
the days and weeks into years-
that special space was a magical place,
filled with laughter and tears.

Then one day we left forever,
to a home on another road.
We left it behind knowing we'd find
another delightful abode.

Thinking back on that old house,
recalling the blessings again,
it's now plain to see every memory
was the living of life within.

The house itself wasn't special,
but the life we lived inside-
homes with love, blessed from above,
are a special place to abide.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

No Government

No government can save us.
  No political party can.
No left or right-wing anything-
  No woman alive or man.

No human has the answers-
  they never can nor could.
Only God can save us,
  turning evil into good.

It's not about changing minds
  to see some point of view..
It's about changing hearts,
  making all things new.

Lighten my Darkness

Be the light in my darkness, O Lord,   a torch in the black of my night.  Be living breath in the valley of death,    that Your glories burn...