Rev Cheryl Birch

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Key West

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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

A Perfect Spring Day

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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

Wonders of Thanksgiving

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Love for one another
Time with friends and family
Hugging sister and brother
Remembering all who are needy

Wonders of Thanksgiving Day
Touches deep our soul
Generosity its mainstay
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Hot Day

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Hot all day
So VERY hot
Temps soared
Way past 100

Perspiration
A soaking event
All work outside
Exhausting Read more…

Ocean Day

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Hazy sky
Bits of blue
Sea gull cry
Amazing view

Crashing waves
Jagged rocks
Watery caves
Shell strewn spots

Emerald grass
Yellow flowers sway
Violet mass
Ocean gray

Birds twitter
Seals bark
Boardwalk clatter
Squirrels dart

Sandy beach
Foaming swells
Driftwood bleached
Pelican yells

Air so fresh
Wind cool
Kelp mesh
Tidal pool

Sandy cliffs
Creviced gold
Pines stiff
Crooked, old

Rippling glitter
Sun bursts through
Radiant splendor
Water turns blue

Reflecting Creator
His majesty
Wondrous beauty
He made for you and me!

Copyrighted 2015 Cheryl S Birch
Photo taken by Cheryl S. Birch
All rights reserved

Reaching Out

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He’s the Son
Radiant One
His Light in me
Love like the sea

Expanding my heart
Tearing fear apart
Setting me free
To love like He

Trusting His lead
From my knees
Learning humility
That pride is futility

Embracing peace
Praying divisions cease
Reaching out
Despite all doubt

I may be scorned
Or, even ignored
But, unity must be;
It’s THE key!

Do you really love Him?
Know prejudice is sin!
God created many colors
All my sisters and brothers

Start with a smile
Talk for awhile
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Bless the Kids Christmas!

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Excited to participate in ‪Good Shop Sunday‬ (Nov 30th) to raise funds for Bless the Kids Christmas! What an awesome idea! Online retailers are giving nonprofits donations just because you shop with them. On top of that You get Huge Savings and coupons galore from nearly every major retailer! Some of them are giving the good causes double donations for 24 hours.

When you shop online with Cheryl Birch Ministries, Inc. as your charity, Bless the Kids gets donations directly from the online stores. Costs you nothing extra and it will help many children who are victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. If you plan to shop online, check it out!!! (Just be sure Cheryl Birch Ministries is your Goodshop charity!)

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Fall!

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Hazy light
Sun low in sky
Longer night
Summer flowers dim and die

Harvest of corn
Bales of hay
Fields look falorn
Pine trees sway

But, Orange galore!
Gourds and pumpkins abound
Woody fragrance I adore
Rusty red all around

Magnificent display
Trees painted many colors
Golden leaves at play
Zinnias boasting, crow hollers

Big leafy piles
Bright yellow and gold
Children’s smiles
Jumping in never old

Such beauty I see
Amazing transformation
Feel like it’s all for me
The wonders of God’s creation!

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all rights reserved

Retreat

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Rough-hewn, wind carved
Gnarly bark,no pattern alike
Leaning a bit to the east
Giant pines stand guard

Water slapping at their feet
Reflecting their majestic boughs
Strewn rock adorns the shore
Jagged cliff an eagle’s seat

So blue the water and sky!
How deep the hue of both
One clear, no clouds at all
The other ripples, boats go by.

Sunshine warms the sandy beach
Making it so golden
Boulders blackened with time
Sit proudly past my reach

What a lovely place to be
Warm sun, cool breeze
Surrounded by God’s creation
His glory vast and free

My sense of Him ignited
My heart overwhelmed
My mind finally calm
His arms around me tightened

Leaning against His chest
So quiet, so much love
This earth just disappears
This must be His Holy rest!


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All rights reserved

At the Lake

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Water slapping
Bird chirping
Whistle, twitter
Boat dock sitter

Children laughing
Soft breeze blowing
Bobbers afloat
Loud motorboat

Tall pines waving
Butterflies playing
Lots of rocks
Wet socks

Wild flowers bloom
Bees zoom
Giant ants scouting
Someone shouting

Sky so blue
Gorgeous view
Rustic mountains
River fountains

Flies riot
Suddenly quiet
I feel free
Sun warms me

Heart at peace
Sweet release
God’s presence near
His voice I hear

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All rights reserved

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