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Beach Stripes

the blue and yellow lines around our umbrella   the sparkling stripes laid wide and long across the ocean, alternating with the darkness of water   the glossy emerald stripe just off the shore between lines of frothy white waves   and that one cherished silver stripe around your finger gleaming gold against the hot sand
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Today

Today
Today is my wedding day, and my father will read this poem during my ceremony.     Today is like the new wine flowing from the hands of Christ at the late hour during the wedding of Cana It is like the first blooms of spring and the brilliance of sunrise after the sunset before a long winter: Today is a tree of life. Today is the wonder of divine redemption after the death of dreams, like Isaac’s ram on the mountain It is like a feast at harvest, the evidence of seeds unseen cultivated by Sovereign hands: Today is a promise received. Today is a reflection of God who is faithful in covenant love,...
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Prayer for Resting in the Lord

Prayer for Resting in the Lord
I lean forward, Lord.       I wait eagerly for sunrise, for You— to see the face of Truth rising in love over my cloudy horizon.   I wait in stillness like the grass, at peace with the dew, with the shades of darkness that will not remain in daylight, at rest beside the mountains of mystery I cannot understand.   I wait in fullness, my heart open like the blooms of summer zinnias, holding nothing back.   I wait in reverence with the trees, with nothing to boast of except for the One who made me as I am, in His image.   I lean forward to see You, to know You, and to...
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Prayer in Time of Drought

Father,   The dust chokes me, stifles my breath.   In the lethargy of heat I’ve grown weary: Vigilance receding like water from the creek’s edge. Alertness fading like porch cushions exposed to sun.   Father, forgive me.   O Son who thirsted on the cross that I might drink Living Water,   refill the empty wells of my heart.   Lead me to times of refreshment in the Spirit’s presence, to the sparkling, still waters where Your words are clear and healing. O God who supplies in all seasons, I look to You who restores my soul, who makes me flourish in the wilderness. Cover me...
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Prayer to the Lord Over Circumstances

Lord of all, be Lord even of broken dreams, Lord over every shattered piece edged with tears. Be Lord of disappointment and grief, of sorrow, of loss.   In all things be Lord, so You may also be Redeemer.   Fill me today with fresh assurance that Your plan prevails, that my hope will not be in vain nor my vitality thwarted by circumstances.   Oh God in this fallen world. be Sovereign. Be Savior, my Way, my Truth, my Life in all things.   Be Father, in whose arms all is well.   Amen....
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