Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I don't cry easily, but

I'm sitting here crying at my computer after watching this clip...PURE INSPIRATION!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Another poem dripped from my pen...

Writing poetry is one of my greatest joys. I'm teaching a Bible Study on Colossians and was inspired to write this little poem from Colossians 3:14.

Love Coat

Joseph had an amazing coat

A gift from his father

We too have an amazing coat

A gift from our Father

I want to wear Your coat of love

For everyone to see

So all will know Your sacrifice

For love You set men free

You tell me I may put it on

I’ll find it on a tree

You paid Your life for this coat

I’ll wear it with humility

Monday, July 19, 2010

To My Friend

To My Friend, With Love , Susie

Dear sister in Christ, my dearest friend

I’ve hurt you in a way I didn’t intend

I thought “I can help, I love her and so…”

But I wounded instead—that I now know

I can talk about virtue, and teach it too

But living it out is harder to do

I read in Colossians about gentleness and grace

Oh boy did I miss it when I got in your face

I’m grieved at the memory—pricked to the core

I beg your forgiveness. I can’t ask for more

Dear sister I love you in Christ it is true

Next time with His grace I’ll do better by you

I pray for our friendship to be even more

Stronger and brighter than ever before

Not ‘cause we’re deserving or perfect or right

But because of God’s Son Who gives us His sight

He’ll guide us through dark times side-by-side

As we live in His love and enjoy the ride

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Akiane-Artist/Poet Prodigy

Hi Friends,

We're in Payson AZ this weekend and I've come across a book about AKIANE, a child prodigy artist and poet. She started drawing at the age of 4 and then went on to paint amazing large works of art, some featured in this video. She's 15 now.

I'm absolutely carried away by her work so thought I'd share with you. I found this video about her on YouTube and will copy down one of her poems at the end of my post. Enjoy and I pray you'll be as inspired as I am by watching what God can do through a yielded vessel, a listening heart. Some think she's a hoax, but I choose to believe "all things are possible" through Christ and commend her diligence.

I copied the following poem from Akiane's book called:  akiane  her life, her art, her poetry

Our hands
hold today's future...

I still see the mill
standing way on top of the island in the ocean
and feel the last chill from steadily rolling heavy wave...

Changes fold back the past folding the heart
reminding me where I lived
up high there on the tree with the nature's view...

where faith
immediately could see
and immediately could believe...

Making the slide from the charcoal paper of times
I will tape my self portrait
on a trumpeter swan...

Maybe she will explain my voice
writing for miles
for centuries and for choices...

Crossing the bridge that is not even built
is courage...

I hope Akiane has inspired you as she has me to be all that you can be in the Lord. Nothing is impossible in Him! Do you believe it too? 

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Bitty Bits of Nonsense

Tweedle-lee-diddle-lee dum
I once drank a bottle of rum
It washed down the hatch with a burn
Next time I'll give you a turn

Fiddle-lee-diddle-lee mink
I once knew a guy named Hink
He sputtered, he stammered and then he swore
That's all I know--or I'd tell you more

I have a great story for you
About an old man who never lied
But bragged about it until he died

Can this life be all about me?
I can't believe the answer is "no"
Yet I hear it often wherever I go