As I climbed up and up
along the rocky path
the sky opened up before me
and the only way to continue became clear.
As I climbed up and up
Tree seer. Do ancient trees see the true nature of the stars sitting in quiet wonder night after night, slowly reaching toward them. It was just humbling sitting with them in the Mt. Goliath Natural Area in Colorado. Spending more time there next summer. Me, the trees, and the stars.
Curves describe everything.
The bend of the Earth,
the moving angle of attack
as an ocean wave washes ashore.
the sketch of foam left behind
The sigh of love.
A trail of clothes.
The reach of trees into the sky,
or the trail below keeping elevation
The movement of the wind,
its description on canvas.
I can bind the pinpricks in night’s firmament with a straight line
and yet over time, the stars break my bounds
Even light bends to gravity’s will
encircling mass with a peek around
It’s the way in nature
Gracious, Eternal God,
On good days and bad, You walk with me.
On good days and bad, I strive to match Your stride.
And to my relief, I feel Your boundless love and patience as I struggle.
Each day, I know You
In the sunrise and soft twinkling of the night
When I am still or frazzled.
In the wind and warm sunshine,
In your Word.
And it is good.
Help us walk our life path with the assurance
of your goodness, kindness and grace
Use us to overflow Your love into the world
and bless all of our offerings
so that Your glory is seen, felt and magnified.
Long before sunrise this morning, I stepped outside
And you were there.Wrapped in beauty,
I was transfixed.
I couldn’t imagine anything more perfect than your love.
Except for one thing.
You imagined something glorious when You created mothers,
Moms are among your most beautiful wonders.
I remember running home to warm smiles and tight hugs.
And can’t wait to have that again.
Only your love surpasses and I know you shined out of the hearts of our mothers magnifying it
We pray for health to those around us who are hurting; for Gary Castle, for Karin and Lori Miller.
Lift them up, stir in their lives.
I pray we remember to love you and give always with all of our hearts, minds and souls this week.
Bless all of our offerings to your glory
We pray this in your name,
Thank you for the beautiful place you bring us together in. We cherish the opportunity to worship you in freedom. To talk about your wonders with strangers and believers without fear. You’ve answered our prayers this week. You are truly great. Inspire Dwayne as he shares Your word with us today. Now, we enter into your presence. I love that we are an encouraging, praying and singing church. Focus our thoughts, minds, bodies, and souls on being close to you.
You overwhelm me. With the beauty and wonder of your creation, with Your Word, especially your unfailing love for us. I pray that that I continue to grow in you. We love you. Protect and heal those in need in our canyon and especially in Syria. I pray you end the suffering of innocents. Use our offerings this week to Your Will. I pray my actions, thoughts and creations unceasingly add to your glory.