Knee Deep There you are Knee deep in those waters Where most sense danger And then run & scatter Yet you have wandered outward Seemingly without a care All around you life’s flows never cease But do not be so foolish As to let all your follies increase Beware those seemingly Placid waters for now Do not upward rise quickly & underneath them drag you down God still cries, holds out arms To bring you home Back onto a safer ground Wishes for you to cease to roam No longer within his voice’s sound Or out of his love’s caresses Leave those roaring depths of satan’s dangers All those lurid temptations hold nothing but the cunning voice of a stranger Yield to Christ’s love flowing freely In His bright blood on a cross Step out of those cold dark powers That carry only the pain of sin’s deepest loss
Light is meant to shine White Light against the darkness Hope against despair This world certainly carries a Heart wrenching load Of troubles and cares But us, We Christians, Are meant to shine as lights Of God’s Joy and Holy Might Meant to carry His Love Sent from heavenly abodes above So if you carry Christ’s name Remember diligently His fame Speaks of His grace, mercy And His death’s sacrifice Which brought down to all mankind All of heaven’s glorious light We are meant to carry into A darkened world’s despairing Terror and fright!
I took my husband out walking on the greenway system this Christmas Eve. He is recovering nicely from his strokes, but he is starting his treatments for the cancer. He loves to walk outside along the river.
We were blessed enough to see a Great Blue Heron, and I could not help but think of Christmas Dinner. This poor guy has to really work for his. I hope he eventually caught what he was looking for. I hope everyone who reads this post will enjoy their Christmas, and may God Himself, the only living, breathing Creator Lord bless all your days!
Air Dancer Long, luxurious limbs Dancing, elegant Stripped of all summer’s green finery evidencing once again that simplicity may be more beautiful Lithe and lovely on this cool winter’s day Glistening white skin shows so well Of your graceful beauty it beckons to tell To pleasure us, we mere mortals More beautiful than myriad dancers on Any stage Among winter’s cold breath your limbs Twist, turn & sway In time to a music only you can hear At the water’s edge I watch then Shed one small tear Over your beauty so exquisite My words would never do it justice Oh, the joy God must have felt Watching your lightest steps Above the solid firmness of His ground!
I could not resist this shot of the contrast between the brilliant light of the day’s sun on the dark surface of the river’s water. Have a blessed day!
A Study In Contrasts Would we know Happy without sad The good without the bad Light without the dark Or hot without the cold Or even God if we had Not eternal souls? I do not think I have The answer for such things Or can even begin to truly understand Only our God holds in His gentle hands The reason behind all such things intended in His eternity’s great plans.
In between the hospital stay and now my husband’s rehab clinic stay, I found a few minutes to take photos and write another poem. I hope you enjoy these and have a very blessed day. Praise God!
Fall’s Gilded Girls Fall’s gilded girls All in a row Why would one ever think In you resides no soul? Your curly locks Bright splashes of color Adorn your heads As upon no others Some look at you and See merely trees But from only one glance I believe is seen The Spirit, the Soul, If you please, Of the one who designed Your bright glistens & gleams With a powerful hand and With the greatest of glee Your bright glories were created By our God for all to see And to know that they are truly loved From His all-joyful Heaven up above So for our pure pleasure it can be found To be placed upon your yellowed brow The brightest of creation’s most golden of crowns