Joys of Life

My greatest joys of life

Consist of the simple, like this pic

That of being again able to wear

That comfortable shirt you outgrew

And now are happy it fits you.

But greater still by very very far

Is the joy of family, of love, of heart

Which enriches the life and advances power

Of meaning and purpose and life by hour.

And there is greatest joy of all

In the God who made us and made our heart

And He made all things we enjoy everyday

And still loves us so much to drive sadness away.❤

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Sometimes… I am Content

Sometimes I wonder at the present

I wonder how on earth I got here

So many twists and turns on the path

That led me to You.

You held my hand when I let you do it

You walked with me each bad decision through

You kept pace with my neck breaking speed

And kept loving me.

So now as I sit with my gray bonnet

Wondering how it was so much has passed

Thinking of all the times I turned down

The very wrong road.

And times like this moment of quiet reflection

Alone in my bedroom, how can this all be?

And I look with deep quiet and see Your same hand

Is held out to me.

I take it.

I am held.

I am content.❤

When Passes the Day/One Humble Prayer

When passes the day into mysterious light,

When the cradle rocks it’s last glorious contentment,

When the rocking chair moved in time with its last rhythm,

When the motor turned its last round of pulleys and oil,

Then you appreciate those things that gave their all,

Then you remember how fondly they served.

And when the room quiets and fades to black

You realize those things are gone forever.

And it is just you and God, as it was from the start. 

And when God is all that remains, you appreciate Him

And finally realize you have everything you ever needed

With just one humble prayer.

Hopeless to Hope

The scene is set. The curtain up.

Your happy eyes now looking up.

You have no cares, your life is pat

There is no problem. You hang your hat.

The curtain down, the play is done.

And now the crying has begun.

No one understands, you think

And into darkness now you sink.

But, dearest heart, before you die

Open your heart for one last try

And cry out for the God loving you

The One who made you before the blue.

Pray, dear heart, you’ve naught to lose.

In doing so, you just may lose

The hopelessness and darkness too

For light is what He is for you.

There is another better way

And you will make it through this day.

And then the next and light invades

And soon your heart restored will praise!❤

Hope After Loss

The loss happens first

It is deep and ugly and painful

Darkest moment of my life was the loss

The pain of losing him who loved me

I still miss him, still love him, still have the loss.

A year later, I still have the loss the same as the day I lost him.

I still cannot say his name without crying.

And yet as a Christian I have a hope,

The hope of reunion in heaven.

The hope that there is more than now

And Jesus comes for us soon.

And I wait and hope to see him again

And before that happy reunion, I hold my Jesus.

As He is in my heart, he is in my heart

But Jesus wins. He always wins.

My precious Savior is my first hope.

And I love Jesus deepest and will see you again after.❤❤❤   ❤ 

Envisioning Heaven

When the day is hard and long

Escape with your mind

To a world that can’t be found

Unless your spirit finds it.

And think with me a place

Full of beauty, color rich

Where evil no longer resides

And no pain, no tears, no wretch.

And I can envision this

For it comes from pages bright

The text of ancient past

That is my sword and light.

And I know this full well

My Savior waits for me

Loved me enough to die

And rose to set us free.

And I can endure so much

With patient joy and peace

For soon awaits our world,

Our perfect jubilee.

Smile On

There is joy in your soul in your spirit and mind

And the crushing blow comes in the day or the night

And you have to decide how you handle the pain

If you keep joy alive or you fall under the drain

And you think, should you let them steal all your joy?

Should you allow them the sick pleasure and be their new toy?

Oh no, do not give them the evil satisfaction

You keep on your joy and decide to smile on.❤

Smile On