Memories

I am looking a photo you sent me for Christmas

With your smile and behind you a wreath

I am thinking of you

Do you scroll through your photos

And do the same thing?

And sometimes I think of memories

Of you and us hanging out

I am thinking of you

Do you reflect on our memories together?

And smile at the thought of our connection?

I expect you to have your freedom without me

But it hurts when you are not around

Are you hurt when I am not around?

Or are you so busy that I don’t cross your mind?

Loving Guidance

Reflective 

On life

Directive

To get it right

Every day 

Is a chance to grow 

Will take the initiative 

To fully live?

Sometimes it’s hard

But I haven’t given up

Sounds like a Hallmark card

But I go each step

Pain

In my world

Going insane

I will stay bold

The Bible 

Is full of wisdom

Will I take it in?

And confess every sin?

I am making progress

I see it in His eyes

Life starts to make sense

When I feel His loving guidance 

God is Friend, Mentor and Father

Father, You are my friend 

When I am lonely

When little exchanges 

Happen between people

I can go to the steeple

And can talk to You for hours

Father, You are my mentor

When I am uncertain

When different paths

Come between us

With signs covered in dust 

Your light shows me the way

Father, You are my Father

When I am afraid

When darkness comes in

And makes me stumble & shake 

You exile the snake

And remind me of our love

You are friend, mentor and Father

Yes, You are all these things 

You are with me now 

And forever more

Blessed are spirits that are poor

They shall see God

You have walked in shoes

When my identity is misplaced

When sin crepes back in

When I worry my life away

You tell me it’s going to be ok

I love Your heart towards me

So sincere and pure

How can I ever repay You?

How can I touch Your very heart?

Thanks for generous love you impart 

Photo credit:

Painting by Greg Olsen called “Lost and Found.”

The Ocean of Possibilities

Steady as she may

This ship is about to sail

In the ocean of possibilities

Only doubt will cause you to fail

The depth of the dark waves

Begin to perplex and intrigue me

How many sailors died?

As these tides sent them to early graves? 

How many wars were fought?

On a siege on the sea?

How many items were stolen?

By pirates that never got caught?

The sea is a beautiful mystery 

Enchanting our senses

The smells and sights 

Take down our defenses