Spirit Varnished Heart

Spirit varnished heart

Sealed with eternal shimmer

God’s grace never dulls

Covers, restores distressed soul

Fire-damaged Past, He transforms

Gloriously new

Treasure bears Master’s imprint

No job a burden

For Redeemer, Mary’s Son

Carpenter extraordinaire

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Year’s Gorge Traversed

Traversed the year’s gorge

Watched o’er by unseen angels

Heart boasts not in dearth

Of human strength, raw courage

Good Shepherd led, carried me

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Not Always Saintly

Not always saintly

My attitude, behavior

Grateful for God’s grace

His unconditional love

Unquenchable, unrestrained

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In Mercy’s Season

In mercy’s season

She relocated to land

Called “Hallelujah!”

Time’s trials have etched

Patterns around her features

Yet her countenance

Wears rich patina of grace

God’s constant companionship

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December Super Moon

I

Moon pours out full bowl

Raw pain—shattered glass, heart shards

Crumbled stars’ ashes

Fall, shimmer night rain puddles

Wind chimes bring melodic balm

II

Dramatic entrance

Pearls and gold spun to silk smoke

Staging for rock star

Full moon rises ‘mid swirled plume

Countenance heart can’t fathom

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Be Not Caught on Tenterhooks

‘Do not worry, fear

Be not caught on tenterhooks’

Heart casts all concerns

To Jesus’ hands—He holds true

Peace, Protection, Provision

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Philippians 4:6-7 New King James:  “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

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Age, a Paint Palette

Age, a paint palette

Pale to vibrant blended tints

No matter that years

Will trample, steal youth’s roses

Heart shuns shadowed sepia

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Heart-Sparkle Remains

After holidays

Glitter’s swept out with old year

Heart-sparkle remains

Bethlehem star shimmers still

The Babe King, Christ, is risen

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Heart Snippets

A snippet of verse

Old-fashioned romantic rhyme

Haiku brevity

Couplet, heart’s heliotrope

But longing’s ache can’t be snipped

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