My shelter

My shelter

I come to you Lord.
I want to be near you.
In the cool of your shade may I flourish.
In you arms that tenderly hold me.

I long to draw near you Father.
For there’s great conflict within me.
The more I run
the more the voices call out to me.

Won’t you hide me under your wings of love?
Take flight with me Lord give me new sight.

For the sins I bear are too great for me to fight.
I want to surrender it all,
Surrender once more.

Won’t you remind me of your amazing grace?
And how you have died to redeem me?
That blood you shed, poured out for me.
Your eternal love that never fades.

For the sins I bear are too strong to resist,
they haunt me with their sad longing eyes.
Only your love can dismiss.
Only your light can disperse.

Nourish me with your ever quenching waters.
May I carve out your words in the palms of my hand.
Let them sink into my heart and live through my life.

Come be with me Lord.
Come sit with me Lord.
Banish my sins with your love.
Bury me in you.
Let me be free.

Scattered thoughts on love.

How do I liken love?

Like scent on the corner of a sweater.

Autumn leaven gently covering the ground.

Like rekindled flame rising from ashes.

Like steam from sweet hot cocoa.

A book that is too familiar.

A brush of soft lips.

Like a writer about to birth a new novel.

Or an artist that breathes life to His work.

Ice tea with lemons on a hot summer day.

The cool breeze kissing the nape of my neck.

Like a caress of a soft fern under my hand.

Or soft warm sand on the balls of my sole.

Eyes that ignite the night.

A coat that grows comfy each year.

Hands that love and always hold.

A thousand stories and each night to be told.

Stranger

Stranger

She sits demure across from me.
A book and hand and roll.

Sips delicately on her tea as I devoured my toast.

Small button nose and childish read.
A little flower bud.

Hair mirrored mine.
A single ring hung across her neck.
Face dressed with just a glow.

Amused, bemused she reads.
A slow silent grunt escapes her without her knowledge.

All of a sudden
With a puff, a whiff and a smile
She leaves.
As I.

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Freely given

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I’ve lost my 1st love.
I’ve let the night sweep me off my feet.

I need to return to dawn’s light.
The morning star is smiling down on me.

I’ve placed this bindings upon my back.
Stubborn . Jaded.
Thinking I’ve pushed Him away with my mistakes.

Yet come morning light.
He cast all my shadows away.
Dust off my burdens.
Breathe life.
Breathe joy.

Cool showers of praise.
Lips anointed.
Eyes that see.

Naked.
Vulnerable.

I’m totally free in front of Him.

I come in the morning.
Arms risen.
Voices lifted.

Come set me free.

I am free.

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Happy bday Y

I see your eyes.
They tell me your story.
I’ve known you for the longest time.
There’s no need to sigh.

Your raven hair.
Your heart so strong.
This may pass
that evil soul.

More than anything, you mean to me.
I will always be here for you if you need me.

Let tears be gone and years on
This too shall pass.
Let it pass on.

I send you my love,
My light,
My joy.

You, with your intellect,
grace and beauty.

My friend always my friend.