Rhyme

Time

Time

It flies
If we don’t pause
We’ll never find
The treasures hidden
In these hard and beautiful days
Joy and pain
Sun and rain
So often united

Time

Don’t take it for granted
It comes
But it goes away
When we look back what will we see?
Did we stop
To live, to change, to believe
Or did we run 
Without a dream?
So live today
As the gift it is
From the God who created us to be
His hands and feet

Time

It changes
This world in need
As we give Him everything

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free verse

what are words?

what are words?
are they only sounds
spoken and erased
with time and space
no, they are echoes
they chase

they are knives
they are swords
they are bullets
they are fists

what are words?
they are art
they are choices
they are life or death
healing or hurt

they are hugs after a hard day
they are dawn breaking dark
they are the shooting star
the innocence of a child
the hope inside of you
God’s love so wild

what are my words?
whatever they be
may they be Yours only
my Savior, my King

cleanse this heart
to speak 
to love
to heal
to believe

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free verse

Not Forgotten

Let’s pause to remember
Let’s acknowledge what is true

For every life is precious
A gift from above
Let’s not forget
Let’s stand for honesty
For love
For freedom
For those who have no voice
For the unborn
For the slave
For the unknown and ignored
Let’s stand for hope
For justice
For grace
Let’s walk humbly
Bravely
Toward the God of our redemption
Toward the hope of tomorrow
Let’s not forget
Let’s change the future

~In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel

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free verse, Story

Stop.

Sunrise
Sunset
Restless sleep
Get up
Check your phone
Short prayer
Busy day
A quick hug
Distracted listening
Lack of vision
Days blur together
What is tomorrow?
It is today
Where are we going?

Stop.

Run to a quiet place
Sit
Rest
Let Him come
In His time
Changing your heart
Thunder rolls
Music plays
Your heart sings along
Dancing in the rain
Joy through the pain
Faith, hope, and love remain

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Rhyme

My Heart has a Story

My heart has a story
Uniquely its own
Tears & laughter
Hopes & dreams
Dance together in many scenes
The Author often brings a twist
I couldn’t have 
foreseen
And keeps this young lady guessing
Till the last page I read
But through it all
I see His hand
Gently guiding me
Revealing His plan

My heart has a story
Yours has one too
I’d love to hear
How He’s been faithful to you

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