hey december where did you go did you take the mistletoe and what happened to the eyes all aglow light and trees christmas melodies how quiet it all seems well christmas is only 356 days away until then i’ll choose to stay in the silence of winter’s embrace i’ll welcome the stillness and ponder the grace that fills my heart in the quiet start of this new year i choose to hear the voice of my Father in heaven the grace of His presence the love of His Son hey december it was fun but living this life is a serious thing so i will sing of His light in me and remember i can take december and bring good cheer to family near and friends so far dear God thank you dear God thank you for memories of christmas melodies and for right now this day this moment for your presence thank you God
A few pics of the lighthouse at South Haven, Michigan on a cold, cloudy New Year’s day.
Took our two grandsons to the river to break ice and throw it into the river… because… you know… we’re just boys. 🙂
What can I give Him, Poor as I am? — If I were a Shepherd I would bring a lamb; If I were a Wise Man I would do my part, — Yet what I can I give Him, — Give my heart. - Christina Georgina Rossetti To my WordPress family: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May this season of light and joy be filled with peace for you and yours. May your new year be seasoned with adventure, love and contentment.
The current state of affairs in our wee little town. Happy Christmas everyone!
here’s to cloudy christmas days and windy songs weaving through the barren trees can’t sing along with the howling melodies i’d rather stay and be in this cloudy christmas day here’s to cloudy christmas days you see there’s loss and grief a friend in need the clouds are all around him now nothing makes much sense anyhow except this cloudy christmas day here’s to cloudy christmas days when the dark tree seems to be the proper choice i need to give voice to loss to mystery and the agony that stings a bit more you never know what’s in store on a cloudy christmas day so i’ll just feel this cloudy christmas day the tears say it’s ok i know Eternal Love has come and Peace and Light i am trusting through my tears in the Way the Truth the Life on this cloudy christmas day
This is a collection of way too many images from a beautiful sunrise this morning. Taken at McKinley Woods, a local Illinois state park. Thanks for stopping by.
what do i see when i see me let's see i suppose i see what i want to see and at times i see what i long to be at times i'm such a selfie self is proud and can be so loud i can push away by the words i say those i say i love why am i that way if my attitude or my words hurt you please forgive me i hope you can see a way to forgive me i suppose i need to see through eyes that are not mine but belong to the One who makes me whole and sees all that makes me me and when i'm known by the One who knows all that's inside i can decide that i won't hide anymore Lord help me see my wife and kids the family my friends my neighbor too and say no to self and live to serve Lord help me let go of me and be free to love to give to be alive to others and die to me and be free
dear Lord when i am restless let the tranquility of your Spirit the comfort of your word the light of your love be my peace and still my stirring
when i am anxious let the power of your grace the assurance of your sovereignty the goodness of your will warm the frozen fear i feel inside release the heart shackles and settle my thoughts in the river of your presence
when i am triggered angry let your mercy help me remember how much is broken in me let your justice be the end of my longing let my heart be open to you and this world send me as your loving healing presence as i receive your love and your healing
when i am lost bring me home when i am so sad that light seems a memory and hope a forgotten song reorient my mind reset my spirit
help me see that the suffering is but a moment that all i long for awaits in your house no more tears no need of light or sun no darkness
thank you my dear Lord thank you
My last, but not the last post from my trip to Guatemala this past summer. Not the last because I will return, but the last in this particular series. Thanks for stopping by.