Take Me Back

“There was once in our lifetime,

A time of joy, a precious dance sublime.

Now that time is in our past

And I long for precious memories of that.

Take me there to that time

When I was yours, your heart was mine.

Take me back to that day when I was yours that way.

See if we can bring back moments of splendor.

See if we can bring back hearts full beyond measure.

There was once a holiday

Where the best thing we could do was meet our gaze.

Now that time is in the past.

And I long for sweetest memories of that.

See if we can bring back moments of pleasure

See if we can bring back hearts full beyond measure.

Take me there to that time

When I was yours, your heart was mine

Take me back to that day when I was yours that way.

I was yours that way.”❤

I am singing this song tomorrow in church. I wrote it pining a lost love and revisited it after reading Revelation 2 (Rev. 2:1. “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks among the seven golden lampstands. 2. I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. 3. You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary. 4. Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. 5. Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.”) where Jesus tells us He longs to be our (the church’s/saved ones) first love again. And this song gained immense power to me for it is the song of Jesus’ heart toward we whom He loves so very much and longs to draw us back to Himself. That relationship is far deeper, more meaningful and eternal. It is always our choice. He is always willing and eager to love us. His arms are open, come on in.❤

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When Waits the Soul

When waits the soul with bated breath

The love divine, primordial pull,

The captive plays a wondrous game

“Loves me, loves me not” it goes.

When waits the soul of tender heart

For love’s culmination on the cusp

But never seeming to arrive

The heart and soul scream “It must!”

The soul waits hard and with heaviness

And each day grows more impatient

When waits the soul for lover’s voice

Or eyes or touch or gentleness.❤

Unknown Past

Unknown past, which beckons me find ye which never has or shall be. You excite my mind with a million “what ifs?” And befit my present with possible this or that or the other, a variable buffet or so many unknowns that could have happened this way.

Unknown past, with your cruel hoax of multiple forks I could have taken or awaken, could have hoped for, could have shorn. And alas, unknown past, with your sheepish grin, come. I have something to say to you, oh busy one.

You must leave me this instant and you’re welcome no more, no more will you be welcome at this soul’s mind’s door. For surely there is not a path I did take that is out of step on my journey, beyond hope for escape.

And God is with me on this journey I have landed, so plan it or not, unknown past, I demand that you leave me forever. God demands that you go, and I second that notion for past long ago would never happen how you say that it would.

I am with God and the present is good and the future is even brighter and clear. So past unknown keep your distractions from here.❤

Jesus is Near, a Poem of Comfort

When bad things happen, Jesus is Near.

He is ever a prayer call away.

He cares every moment and loves to the stars

And always can comfort and stay.

When good things happen, Jesus is near.

He celebrates life with us.

For His love is for better or even for worse.

And He makes glad hearts joyfully trust.

When nothing happens, Jesus is Near

For every disappointment or rejection.

He comes to us even when nobody else does

And will comfort even the loneliest soul.❤❤❤

Today I Pray

Today I Pray

Not because I’m perfect but because God is.

Not because I’m better but because I need God to be.

Not because I can do nothing alone but because God can do infinitely more.

Today I pray.

Today I fast.

Not because I am trying to lose those last pounds but because eternity matters so much more.

Not because I like starving but because I love close reliance on God even more than comfort.

Not because I am holy but because I need Jesus to be.

Today I fast.❤

I Noticed

As I turned off all the distractions,

The cellphone, the tv, the music, distractions,

I noticed the flowers in bloom in the yard,

The sound of the birds and the insect’s alarm.

I noticed my breathing the fresh air around,

The sounds of my children speaking around.

I noticed they loved the look in my eye

When distractions gone, and they saw my delight.

I noticed the quiet, the calm and the peace

And talking to God was immediate ease.

And I noticed that life was much better by ten

And decided the distractions were at a permanent end.❤