When Someone Calls You Sunshine

When someone calls you sunshine,
You might be thinking twice,
That even though it can’t be you,
It’s sounding pretty nice.

When someone calls you sunshine,
You ask more carefully
And wonder if perhaps they know
The blessing you could be.

When someone calls you sunshine,
It lights your very soul,
Where you can see the truth so clear
That God has made you whole.

When someone calls you sunshine,
It nestles in your heart,
Where you can feel the sweet embrace
Of every hopeful part.

When someone calls you sunshine,
It changes how you feel.
You radiate a smile so bright,
An inner warmth that’s real.

When someone calls you sunshine,
Accept this precious gift,
The chance to better learn and live
The Holy Spirit’s bliss!

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Heart of Creation

However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” — the things God has prepared for those who love him—
–1 Corinthians 2:9 (NIV)

No ear can hear the power of the Word;
No eye can see the beauty of His face
Until the mind has opened up and heard
And heart conceived the wonder of His grace.

In every grass and flower and growing tree,
There lives a drop of heaven pure and whole.
In every child of God like you and me,
We find His nature in our very soul.

But eyes refuse to see and ears to hear
The truth that Jesus teaches still today.
And so we walk the lonely path of fear
Until we turn and let Him lead the way.

And may we see in everything the spark
Of Christ our Lord and Savior’s loving heart.

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Fire!

Fire! Fire! Fear and ire.
Flaming, flaming fuels desire.
Feeling, feeling fresh, inspired.
Fire! Fire! Force conspires.

Fight! Fight! Oh forget it.
Fleeing, fleeing… Might regret it.
Freeing, Freeing if you let it.
Fight! Fight! Come and get it.

Fire! Fire! Passion set it.


Quadrille in response to De’s “fire” prompt at
dVerse.

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When Teardrops Fall

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This song is for everyone experiencing grief, anger, pain, depression, or turmoil of any kind. My thoughts, support, and prayers are with you, that you find peace and strength even in the midst of adversity. For confidential, one-on-one spiritual support,
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Refrain:
When teardrops fall,
May they open our eyes
To see that peace and understanding flourish in our lives.
When teardrops fall,
May they water well
And make our hearts a garden where the Spirit blooms and dwells.

1. We can sow seeds of goodness
Or plant a world of hate.
And even in despair and asking why,
We still can pray.
Refrain:

2. We have so many feelings
Of anger, hurt and grief.
But we can ask the Lord to show
Which feelings are the weeds.
Refrain:

3. For we all tend a garden
Of heart and soul and mind.
And what we plant today
Will be the fruit at harvest time.
Refrain:

Lord, make our hearts a garden where Your Spirit blooms and dwells
When teardrops fall.

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Blessing of the Elements

May the Earth of the North ground you
And keep your body strong.
May the Water of the West flow through you
And ease your feelings and emotions.
May the Fire of the South transform you
And clear your mind of negativity.
May the Air of the East speak through you
And breathe life everywhere you go.
May God’s elements of Nature bless your world
As He holds you in His loving hands forever.
Amen.

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Father Unchanging

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(Capo 2)

1. The ocean is a wondrous thing.
It flows in Summer, Fall, and Spring.
In Winter there is ice to see,
But heat and salt work faithfully
To keep deep waters flowing free.
God doesn’t let His ocean freeze.
Refrain:

2. The earth is an amazing place,
Supporting life through time and space.
The seasons come and creatures flee
To find the home and food they need.
Some hybernate or dig for heat,
‘Cause God doesn’t let His creatures freeze.
Refrain:

3. The Spirit is a raging fire
He fuels so we may feel desire.
We walk through darkness, cold and deep,
But Christ our Savior never sleeps.
And if we tend His Light, we’ll see,
God doesn’t let our Spirit freeze.
Refrain:

Father unchanging, You abide.

Refrain:
Father unchanging, changing life.
Turning and churning, dark and light.
Giving and taking, You provide.
Holding and molding, , be my guide.
Father unchanging, You abide.

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Ice and Fire (Sonnet)

The water ever cold is freezing fast;
The ice is taking shape within my mind.
My moments flicker dim and slowly pass,
Engulfing all the warmth I cannot find.

But deep within my heart a fire burns;
I feel the ice inside commence to creek.
A tiny spark that starts a gentle churn,
And rippling strong my heart begins to beat.

I recognize the thawing of the Spring,
As nature gives the ice a knowing shove.
Now even winter stands to dance and sing;
She breathes upon the fire of hope and love.

In wisdom does she will and work so well;
Her fire springs from winter’s hardest hell.