I meet you at the base of the cross
Angry Hopeless And sometimes lost
Can I bear yet another gale?
Each one leaves me yet more frail
Yet maybe what they wash away
Was never really meant to stay
I am hollow, leaking yolk from 1,000 pinpricks
Scattered across my shell
World news for breakfast - 'toasted & buttered' -
Choke it all down with coffee and OJ
Desperate for a whole-grain life
Watch what you eat
Then past meets the present as it surrenders to the future through
Eyes cast aloft.
Where light becomes time and time becomes money as the future
Will life survive our desire, as need bows to can, instead of
Whether we should;
So how long will butterfly and butterfly’s companions grace the life of
God, show me what I need to know
and take me where I need to go.
God, lead me and guide me
teach me and walk beside me.
His timing is not my timing.
He has always been here and always will.
He stands beside, in front of me, all around me.
I must only be still.
The Lord is merciful and compassionate,
slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
The Lord is good to everyone.
He showers compassion on all his creation.
God sets me on display
gazes in delight
protects messy, ugly me
God sees me as I will be.
The Lord helps the fallen
and lifts those bent beneath their loads.
The Lord is righteous in everything he does;
he is filled with kindness.
In our deepest darkest sad days he is there.
He went before us so that we could know his great love.
If I'm feeling worried, lost, or afraid
I need only to look and be still.
Slowed down; stopped
Hidden away; quieted
Is that you, Lord?
In the bird song
In the antics of the tiny red squirrels
Help me see You when the wheels start turning again
Help me sense You in the beauty of your creation
Help me learn to live in the peace of being held in Your hands
The Lord is close to all who call on him,
yes, to all who call on him in truth.
Gifts, he was giving me
More time with my family
A slower pace I had been praying for
Less busyness more rest
So many gifts
Once again I was reminded
His love is all around me.
So, through the chaos and through the clouds
Let this song of hope and hurt be sung aloud
Jesus come, your will be done
And to your arms may we always run
Let mercy and justice reign throughout this land
And continue to guide me with your hand.
I will meditate on your majestic, glorious splendor
and your wonderful miracles.
Your awe-inspiring deeds will be on every tongue;
I will proclaim your greatness.
I will praise the Lord,
and may everyone on earth bless his holy name
forever and ever.
Casey Lynn Haney, Michelle Leichty, Nancy Smith, Charlene Hoskins, Brian Swabey, Radonna Fiorini, Lily Capecci, King David of Israel