Hairless

If I would shave off my mustache
Then shave all the hair from my head
I would look quite the same
As when cancer came
I my hair was found even in bed

I never needed a costume
To go out and trick or treat
With all that head clean
The difference was seen
By all who saw me on the street

But now it has all grown back
Better than ever I think
God has been good
His mercy has stood
With me through thick and through thin

I’m in remission now
I feel quite terrific in fact
Just 8 short more months
For chemo maint’nance
I’ll be cured of cancer at last

 

In response to the daily prompt Costume

He Covered Me

I will not be denied
The blessings of the Lord
He’s laid them out for all the world to see
I’ll seek His will each day
I’ll draw close to His side
Then I’ll become what he wants me to be

Mercy flowing freely
For His mercy covered me
I’ll always see the best in everyone
Grace that covers mistakes
For His grace has covered me
Forgiving and forgetting those things done

Joy that never ceases
For His joy has covered me
No matter what the test I still feel blessed
Peace that calms my spirit
For His peace has covered me
The storms of life all pass me as I rest

Hope for life eternal
For His hope has covered me
Nothing can distract me from my goal
Love that knows no bounds
For His love covered me
The love of God will fill my heart and soul

Then when the day is over
When the sun is settling down
I will know that all these blessings guide my life
I’ll climb into my bed
Then I’ll lift my praise to God
For keeping me attracted to His light

I will not be denied
The blessings of the Lord
He promised them for all the world to see
You too can claim them now
There close within your grasp
Just give your all each day
Make Him your only way
Then all these blessings will be yours to keep

The Heavenly Chorus

I hear the heav’nly chorus
Singing ‘round the throne
Angels sound their trumpets
As they worship God alone

Cherubim and seraphim
Flying as they sing
Join the gathered elders
Praise to God they bring

To the Lamb we sing blessing
Glory and honor
Power Forever Amen

My heart is lifted upward
To heavenly heights I climb
As I sing the angel chorus
With all my heart and mind

To the Lamb I sing blessing
Glory and honor
Power Forever Amen
To the Lamb I sing blessing
Glory and honor
Power Forever Amen

Holy is He
Holy is He
Holy is the Lamb
Holy is He
Holy is He
Holy is the Lamb

To the Lamb I sing blessing
Glory and honor
Power Forever Amen

Far Off

Far off

Past the fields filled with snow

and dirt

and the residue from the harvest

Past the river

winding through the countryside

seemingly aimlessly

Past the tree lined river bed

that marks it’s path

through the fields

Past the small town

just east of here

small and quaint

nestled in the quiet earth

still asleep

There is where I see beauty

Streaming rays of beginning dawn

show on the horizon

clouds gilded with gold

others shimmering red

orange

yellow

As I watch the splendor

I am aware

acutely aware

God has graced me with one more day

 

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Horizon

Bright Hues

In all of my years I’ve been watching
Both to the East and the West
I marvel each day
As the sun makes it’s way
The heaven’s display their best

Then I look at the trees in autumn
As the changing of seasons goes on
From green to bright hues
The most colorful show
There to watch with a sense of awe

As I study these things I can’t help
But think of our awesome God
Who gives us each day
These brilliant displays
He really must love us so much

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Study

With Him

Without Him I am lost
With Him I am found
Without Him I am weak
With Him I am strong

Without Him I have doubt
With Him I have faith
Without Him I have fear
With Him I’m not afraid

Without Him sorrow looms
With Him joy abounds
Without Him turmoil stirs
With Him peace surrounds

Without Him I’m in sin
With Him mercy reigns
Without Him life is hard
With Him there is grace

Without Him I am poor
With Him I have no needs
Without Him darkness reigns
With Him light guides me

Without Him I am bound
With Him I am free
Without Him hell awaits
With Him heav’n for me

He Gave the Trees

I can look in awesome wonder
At the miracle of nature
Knowing flowers grow from tiny little seeds,
And that season after season
When the petals bloom in splendor
The whole cycle is entrusted to the bees

I can marvel at the way the leaves
Are changed to brilliant colors
As they slowly fall upon the frosty ground
But I’ll never understand the man
Who looks at all this master plan
And insists that proof of God cannot be found

He gave the trees
To color His creation.
He gave the stars
To brighten up the sky
He gave us senses
To enjoy each wonder he has made.
Who am I to doubt He’s there,
Who am I

With our eyes we see the brilliance
Of the bright stars in the heavens
As their light glows from a distance far away
With our ears we hear the chirping
Of a bird so sweetly singing
In a melody that’s far beyond compare

With our nose we smell the fresh rain
And our mouths enjoy the sweet grain
That the earth brings forth on each and every day
But it’s hard to understand a man
Whose body holds this master plan
And insists that God’s not with us day to day

He gave the trees
Tto color His creation.
He gave the stars
To brighten up the sky
He gave us senses
To enjoy each wonder he has made
Who am I
To doubt His wondrous plan
That was formed
By the master’s hand
And given from above to man
Who am I

If you’ll open up your eyes and ears
You’ll see Him as he draws you near
And hear His gentle voice say
I Love you

Holy God I Adore You

Holy God I adore you
You’re high above the earth
Holy God you are worthy of my praise
Lifting my hands
Lifting my heart
Lifting my voice in worship
Holy God I magnify your name

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
Worthy are you Lord
Words aren’t enough
To tell of your love
You’re the one that I adore

Holy God I adore you
You’re high above the earth
Holy God you are worthy of my praise
Lifting my hands
Lifting my heart
Lifting my voice in worship
Holy God I magnify your name

Glory and honor I bring to you
Glory and honor and praise
Great are you Lord
Richer than gold
I worship your glorious name

With all my heart
With all my strength
With all my mind I sing
With all my soul
With all my life
This offering I bring

Holy God I adore you
You’re high above the earth
Holy God you are worthy of my praise
Lifting my hands
Lifting my heart
Lifting my voice in worship
Holy God I magnify your name