Sister, Sister

Sister, Sister
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Sister, sister
Whispered with a care
Waving fragile heads
In the moving air

Oh, be careful
Here they come
Strangers, interlopers
Into this our world
Under a warming sun.

Will they despoil
Or yet worse
Uproot our lives
From this gentle soil
Our loving home

Stay together
In groups they will see
To Leave us alone
Our nettles will sting
As well as any bee’s

Our heads turn above
long, lovely necks
Pink and purple strands
Of elongated tresses
Designed not for picking
By the hand of any man

Respect is all
We ask for
We too enjoy a part
In all life springing
From this,
Our God’s living soil

In the Middle

 

In the Middle

You came and put
Your throne
In the middle of my life
Inside the darkness, pain
& chaos, sorrow and the strife

Planted Yourself
Pushing, moving aside
All people, places, &
Things, showing how
To reject my old enemy’s lies

Circumstances are fluid
Ever changing in a world
So sadly lost
Cling to Christ, our Lord
He alone did pay the cost

Of your freedom from
Insanities of this world
Its cruelty, lies and sin
Another place awaits
A forever home you will win

In a book so rich in truth
A teacher once said
To live as foreigners, aliens
Never make a forever bed
On this face of this
Dissolving earth

God alone is your
True home
Mother, Father
Closer than a sister
Or any brother

All here is temporary
Pain is only for today
Cling to God
In your heart His love
Is meant to always
& eternally stay

With a roar & in great heat
Old ways, this earth
Will vanish, disappear
Making His forever love
Always & ever more clear

All new life,
Immortal, glorious,
Will spring forth
Resplendent on a
Newly recreated earth
Shining forth into an eternal,
Complete & total new rebirth!

His Banner Over Me — Pure Glory

by Hazel Straub I AM sent by Daddy God to give you life more abundantly, for your gain No more shame or dwelling in the place of hopelessness, lack and pain More abundant life at the banqueting table and feasting with Me the King Abundance, honor due to my covenant-keeping name, and joyously sing Wounded […]

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Angel

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Angel

Living Electricity,
Are you made only
of
Energy and light?

If I stretched out a hand
Would the energy of you
Burn my flesh
if I dared
the impossible

Joining, touching the Spirit of the Living God?

Expression of His Glory,
Were you made
Just because He could not
Stop His living breath,
The Life within himself

From creating you?

If He is absolute and a perfect
Love
And if Love is about giving
To someone else, not in taking

More loving, powerful
Does He become
In creating even more
someones
To love?

Love produces only more
Love
It cannot stop itself,
Cannot go against its own nature.

We all, angel and human
move and breathe
within
This expression of Himself
His self-giving Love.

Perfect Morning!

 

We had such a beautiful morning today! The weather was perfect. The temperatures were down so it was cooler, and the humidity was lower also. It felt almost like a cool, clear October day. It felt great after the heat we’ve had. Here are some more pics along our greenway which runs along the river and a creek. I love how on these clear days the water reflects all the colors of the sky and the trees along the banks. I even caught a small red cardinal going for an early morning bath.

We are blessed God loved us enough to make the earth a beautiful place just so we could enjoy its beauty. Praise God and have a great day.