Slowly Rising

Slowly rising comes the sun
As the day is now begun
And my heart is fully open
To you Lord
May my soul be made anew
By the grace I find in you
May I see the future you
Have now in store

The past is left behind
As my heart to you I bind
Asking you to help me
Never go astray
Yet I know if off I go
From the path to me you show
You will stay yet by my side
Throughout the day

So my soul will sing your praise
As my hands to you I raise
For your life has made my joy
Now quite complete
As the sky is filled with light
My spirit too is growing bright
In you my heart has found its true
And hopeful beat 

Slowly Rising

Slowly Rising

Slowly rising comes the sun
As the day is now begun
And my heart is fully open
To you Lord
May my soul be made anew
By the grace I find in you
May I see the future you
Have now in store

The past is left behind
As my heart to you I bind
Asking you to help me
Never go astray
Yet I know if off I go
From the path to me you show
You will stay yet by my side
Throughout the day

So my soul will sing your praise
As my hands to you I raise
For your life has made my joy
Now quite complete
As the sky is filled with light
My spirit too is growing bright
In you my heart has found its true
And hopeful beat 

Slowly Rising

Fighting the Fight

In the moment
Just moments before
The day in earnest begins
I fall on my knees
Gird up my loins
Read up
And reload
I feed my soul
With hearty holy fare
As I stand
Ready to engage the day
I look around
And I see
The fiery chariots
And shields
Of angel armies

I fight each day
On two fronts
Battles without
And skirmishes within
Every day is a battle
Every moment I fight
But I do not
Fight from weakness
And I do not
Fight alone

Fighting the Fight

Time Travel is Real

I was transported today
In the blink of an eye
A portal to my past
Surprised me
As I stepped through
Unaware
Back across decades
I found myself
In the early morning light
In a kitchen 
Near the Sound
A well-tanned face
Grimaced slightly
As he fiddled with the toaster
For a moment 
I was there
Amazed 
And just as quickly
I returned
Back through
This invisible gateway
Time travel is real
And it begins
With the smell
Of fresh-brewed coffee

Time Travel is Real