Tuesday, July 31, 2007

tuesday's thoughts.
The more you search for grace
the more you realise your need of it.
when you embrace grace as your soul security
your offerings become gifts of thanksgiving,
and you start the journey from achieving
to receiving.

tuesday's prayer.

Let me cease the struggling that lies
at the centre of spiritual achievement.
Help me to cease spiritual measurement,
striving and work. Let me rest in receiving,
unmerited and unearned,
unconditional and free.
Let me search for that Love
that is searching for me.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

I pray the past no longer haunts you
and that grace can reign supreme
so your painful memories
can heal with mercy and with time.
we all have sad secrets
our failures and our faults,
desperate disappointments
that condemn our remorseful souls.
May the love of God be risen
triumphant in our lives
with hope to see the future
untarnished by the past.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Tuesdays thoughts

The journey to understanding grace
begins with the failure of religious piety.
I can speak of my love for God until the heavens fall
and the skies fold,

but knowing God's love
sustains me through the darkest wilderness.
How can I lift my hands and sing
whilst caught in the knowledge that Christ
is kneeling before me washing my feet.
When the music stops the worship begins

Tuesday's prayer

Help me silence my anxious thoughts
to hear again the gentle whisper of Your love
and may the Light of hope be shielded
from the storms of my own making.
Help me to see the face of God
in all who cross my path today,
and may grace be my answer,
and mercy my guide.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

"The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest -- but the myth -- persistent, persuasive and unrealistic." -- John F. Kennedy

Hope is that glowing ember that lies in the ashes of yesterdays

Friday, July 20, 2007

flung the stars into space
formed the earth from the void
spoke into the darkness and there was light
created life from the dust.
cradle broken mankind in your grace scarred hands
make a cruel cross your throne
this love is truly divine
I am overcome
and overwhelmed by

To love is life's greatest goal.
being loved is it's greatest treasure.
being loved by God is the greatest wonder of all.

Monday, July 16, 2007

I am struggling to let go,
but let go I must.
The past is long gone
and the intoxication of fame
must remain an unnecessary consequence
of a fleeting popularity
I am here alone.
My mind is searching for man made answers.
I speak of trust and hope,
but, in reality, I so often turn to my own hands
to fashion my future.
All my plans are gone.
I am bereft of ideas.
My thoughts echo around
the silent dark,
my mind is blank.
I find myself returning to the broken pieces
fixing together their jagged edges,
but all that is broken
has been that way for years
and they are beyond repair.
again I cajole my soul
to look up and gaze towards the uncertain.
my future lies there,
gently held in the soft light of love.