Tag Archives: Joy

A Joyous Saturday


Can it get any better than listening to Copeland while finishing some work on a quiet Saturday? He said to them, “Go and eat delicacies and drink sweet drinks and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared. For … Continue reading

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Willfull


Reading Acts 4.                                Willfully Surrendered And when they prayed, in those early days, in that often-blessed city, the place shook, and they knew it. They were bold as they spoke. Whether beneath a roof of thatch and green, as … Continue reading

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A Stanza on Psalm 119


H. Hope Rises, Hope is High Hope. I have hope. Hope is my inheritance. I hold tightly to your words and look into them; it is my promise. Heart-deep, heart-filled, I hear your blessing–my hope. Hope. Hearing my life over … Continue reading

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The Light


I live in brightest light and that light Cleanses my skin and warms me like no other place. From the beginning, that place was here, and yet I had to find it—even though it was here to see. There is … Continue reading

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Elevated and Enlightened


The fifth stanza of Word, Law and Life, my contemplation of the 119th Psalm, from early 2012. E. Elevated, Enlightened Enough! Again enough! Educated in your laws, I obey them to the end. Endless. Enlighten me each day; fill my … Continue reading

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Loving My Sons


I was struggling with some things this past weekend, but it was a joy to have both sons and my daughter-in-law at home on Friday and Saturday and some of Sunday.  I was blessed. Loving My Sons I rejoiced this … Continue reading

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In this Community, Forgetting


In this Community, Forgetting There may come a day, when I, too, will Forget the places I have been this day, and where now I go. May I recall deep in me the place of my eternity. Some days I … Continue reading

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