Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Sun

I watch her rise above the moon 
With precious warmth so bright, 
That golden lady robed in light 
With flames' surrounding flight 
She stoops to kiss the earth so round. 
The leaves with dew so wet 
Do shimmer in her light 
She looks to Him who did beget 
Her feet dare tread the softest earth, 
Those feet that light the way. 
Her burning flames that light the world 
All man can do is pray. 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Eyes Wide Open

What's a body to do? 
We search the world for meaning 
But come up empty handed. 
We reach blindly for something to grasp
But there is nothing to hold onto
Because we aren't searching in the right place. 
The universe seems to be darker than a bottomless pit. 
But that's because our eyes are closed:
We can't see the Sun illuminating the world
And chasing away the shadows of the night. 
The only night exists in our nightmares
We don't wish to see the light, 
So we cover our eyes
And therefore stumble blindly
Through ground that was meant to be walked upon with open eyes
When we fall, we blame it on foul play
But we have no one to blame but ourselves; 
The path is illuminated by the Son, 
But we don't bother to open our eyes. 
When the Sun shines brighter
And our tears spill over, 
Only then do we open our eyes. 
We find that dear thing which we were looking for;
Salvation and the meaning to life. 
With purpose, meaning, and the Son leading the way, 
We falter less
And stumble little. 
The thorns are still sharp
And the rocks are still hard, 
But we can see where we're going; 
We're going Home to be with the Son. 


Here's to Another Year of Being Alive

As the weather changes from the balmy heat of the sweet summer of 2014 to the frost autumn of 2014, may our hearts be warmed by the enticing scent of pumpkin spice and warm coffee latte's. May memories flood our minds and make us never want to leave the warm colors of autumn. May the leaves display their vibrant hues of red, gold, and orange. May laughter hang in the air like the smell of cinnamon. May smiles be contagious. May friendships be kindled and rekindled over cups of steaming hot cocoa. May loved ones never be forgotten. May no one go without a friend this autumn. May God's grace fill us every day. May tomorrow be a new day with no mistakes in it.

Well, here's to another school year. May this one be the best 2014-2015 we will ever have.