Rev Cheryl Birch

Thoughts, Meditations of the Heart, Poems & Prophecies

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Beautiful Heart


Wholly turned away from self
A beautiful heart is at rest
No concern for getting more stuff
Or, what others think is best

All desire flows from above
Good gifts from the Father of Lights
Glowing with unconditional love
Never demanding its rights

Joy abounds in a beautiful heart
Even when dealing with sadness
The welfare of others always a part
Serving and sacrificing with gladness

Words of encouragement and exhortation
Continually found on its lips
Doing all things, no complaint or hesitation
Kindness, peace and grace its quips

Yes, a beautiful heart comes from God
Nothing we can do ourselves, ever
Except love the One who is His Son
Jesus, our Savior and treasure!


Copyrighted 2018 Cheryl S Birch
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A Gift From Heaven


A tear falls down my cheek
At the thought of Jesus small and meek
Held in Mary’s loving arms
Joseph close, standing guard

Let there be Light, God’s living Word
Born in a stable, changed the world
Such sacrifice hard to believe
A Gift from Heaven we can receive

Yes, Christmas is all about HIM
Who came from the Father to take our sin
Not a tiny babe anymore
He’s King of Kings and Lord of Lords


Copyright 2017 Cheryl S. Birch

Lacy Autumn Shadows


Tall stand of gold
Shorter clump of burgundy
Burst of orange, bright and bold
Surrounds an old dead tree

Its branches barren
Still reaching for the sky
Beaten, weathered, worn
Trunk blackened, gray and dry

Encompassed by such beauty
A lavish Autumn color-fest
Standing guard its apparent duty
Starkness its stunning crest

The explosion of Fall hues
Overwhelms the forest soldier
Wind strong, creeks its bows
Branch crashes just past my shoulder

Leaves rustle and swirl at my feet
A dance of yellow and brown
Sun peeks out warming my seat
On the bench below its crown

There I find a place of rest
In the lacy shadows of that tree
Talking to my Lord God of Grace
I’m safe, calm, loved and free!

Copyright 2017 Cheryl S Birch – Photo by Author

Key West


Breeze tossing my hair to and fro
Warm then just a bit cool
Clouds part forsaking their gray tint
Sun brilliant; makes me squint

Crash! A wave breaks suddenly
Roaring tidal pool spinning violently
Quiet surprise then Crash again
Spray cold drops splatter my skin

Rooster crows a robust cry
Hen scratches and pecks nearby
Cooing mourning doves a pair
Iguana bright green runs past my chair

Voices muffled by the surf
Scream! A child splashing playing nurf
Palms playfully dance and sway
Ocean, endless blue; perfect day!

Thankful, praising God aloud
Creation loveliness all around
Sunset beauty such joy and peace
Praying: Lord, bless this place

copyright 2016 Cheryl S Birch
Photo by auhor

Garden Encounter


Went outside for a quiet time
Met by crows loud caw
Squawking loud, jays chime
Laying down the law

Mockingbirds whistle and tweet
Causes a sparrow choir
Determined, I take my seat
To the chitter of hummingbird fliers

Ahh! A moment of silence
Observing lovely blooms
Refreshed by greenery thick and dense
A car backfire booms

Serenade of motorcycle roars
More birds upset; crazy sound
Neighbor hollers slamming doors
I hold my place with chaos around

When suddenly peace pours down
All sounds fade away
He comes with a love drenched crown
My God is close today

Garden glows with joy abundant
Colors praise His name
I rest in His arms triumphant
So very grateful that He came!

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Longing in my soul


I hunger for something solid
A touch that soothes my soul
Genuine Presence of God
That fills up this “heart-hole”

Sure, I have salvation
My Savior is Everything
Yes, I have Spirit revelation
Joy of Him makes me sing

Still, there must be more than this
From a God so mighty and strong
He’s loving and kind; I’m His
Yet my soul yearns all day long

Give me more sense of You
Show me Your perfect ways
Pour out sovereignly; Do!
Lest I faint in these desolate days

For nothing else satisfies
This hunger for “more You” I feel
My longing constantly intensifies
Please show me daily You are real!

Copyrighted 2016 Cheryl S Birch

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A Perfect Spring Day


Azaleas full bloom
Geraniums wind-dance
Bees soar and zoom
Small trees seem to prance

Spring winds so gusty
Send kites to flight
Squeaking gate, old, rusty
Bangs the fence in a fight

Sun warms my face
Waltzing pines put on a show
Two jays in a race
Cross sky-blue chasing a crow

Flowers everywhere
A colorful rainbow
Trees green beyond compare
I’m happy; heart aglow

Everything’s brand new
What looked dead, now alive
Butterfly visits on cue
A day to celebrate, not just survive

God loves us in every way
He gives us lovely gifts
Like a perfect Spring day
As our weary hearts He lifts

Copyrighted 2016 Cheryl S Birch
Photo taken by author

Warm respite

Bare tree

A warm respite
In the midst of winter cold
The day brightly lit
Sky clear, blue and bold

Sitting on my barren deck
Tiny flowers peeking forth
Gentle breeze across my neck
Grass showing some new growth

A promise of Spring to come
But the days are still short
Sun too soon finds its western home
Shivers end my brief resort

Father God smiling
Such a lovely way
Sent my spirit flying
With a perfect glorious day

copyrighted 2016 Cheryl S Birch

Joy is His Game


Been feeling down for days
Self pity thick and black
Sadness creeping by says
All you’ll ever have is lack

But in me dwells a Champion
Jesus is His name
I’m asking a second opinion
Found that JOY is His game

No matter life’s circumstance
There’s Hope found in Christ
Who I am is not happenstance
My future is strong and Bright!

copyrighted 2016 Cheryl S Birch
All rights reserved

My Morning Bliss


Whispering morning
Quiet, lovely.
Barely sounding,
Wind blows softly.

Sparrow twitters
Sweet melody.
Dawn glitters
Sunlight splendidly.

Mind calm
Heart at rest.
Reading a Psalm
Receiving God’s best.

Joy overflow
Strength renewed.
The world aglow
His glory revealed.

Praying aloud.
Heavenly kiss.
Presence of God.

My morning bliss!

Copyright Cheryl S Birch 2015


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