Rev Cheryl Birch

Thoughts, Meditations of the Heart, Poems & Prophecies

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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

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My Morning Bliss

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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

 

Wonders of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

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
With thanks to God alone Read more…

Heaven’s Words

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Wisdom
Pure untainted
Trust
Faith undaunted

Knowledge
Revelation divine
Hope
Answers mine

Joy
Inner strength
Love
Eternal length Read more…

Resurrection!

Empty Tomb

Entombed
All seems doomed
Weeping; fright
Everything night

Sunrise Breathtaking
Suddenly earth shaking
Golden array
Stone rolls away

Darkness shattered
Evil scattered
One Man
Steps out of death

Heaven applauds
New life dawns
Eternal bliss
Now ours; His gift!

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May be shared with copyright notice

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Secluded Place

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Oceanside walk
Rushing sound
Waves talk
Crashing all around

Sea birds shouting
Insects buzz
Sandpipers scouting
Gulls fuss

Secluded place
All alone
Suddenly peaceful
Watching white sea foam

Mind clears
Troubles depart
God overwhelms
Joyful heart

Singing praises
Fall to the sand
Hands lift praises
Simply can’t stand

Worship resounding
With nature’s symphony
Love abounding
Such glory I see


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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

None Other

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For me there is none other
He’s closer, closer than a brother.
A man who’s brave and strong
His heart is filled with song.

Love is His middle name.
Knowing Him creates transforming change.
He is my burden bearer,
My closest friend and confessor.

Kindness and selflessness,
Amazing grace and gentleness
Are His gifts to me.
I adore Him; He adores me.

We dance together on a crystal sea.
In His arms I want to be.
He sets my heart afire.
His words are my desire.

His appearance like the blazing sun.
His enemies see Him and run.
But, to me He gives kisses of bliss,
Fills my soul with righteousness.

I wear His coat of many colors;
A rainbow coat like no others.
Mine is the promised covenant
And power bestowed on His remnant.

No one can take His place.
All I want is to see His face!
Jesus, Messiah, My Savior, My God
Ruling the world with a loving rod.

I’ll serve You , Jesus, all of my days,
Learning to walk in your gracious ways,
Being your touch and voice in the earth
Sharing Your story; Your magnificent worth.

Copyright 2014 Cheryl S Birch
all rights reserved

Missed My Garden!

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Oh, how I missed my garden!
The place of refreshing rest.
Of sitting in God’s arms open
Leaning against His breast.

Lovely warm breeze greets me
Sunshine cheers my soul.
Geraniums dancing sweetly.
Tree branches bowing low.

Stretched out, relaxed, yawning.
Serenade of sparrow and robin.
Crows and jays guffawing.
Butterfly gracefully flower hopping.

Faint sounds of children playing.
Such a joyous din.
So happy, so fulfilling
Can’t help but praise HIM!

Travel is fun, adventurous, rare
But, no matter where I roam,
Nothing compares to my garden chair
Where I meet with God alone!

copyrighted 2014 Cheryl S Birch
All rights reserved

Precious Day

My Garden

Precious day
Flowers bright
Pink nosegay
Violet delight

Hazy sky
Streaks of cloud
Bird up high
Chime tinkling loud

Breezy warmth
Sun breaks through
Butterfly charm
Bright yellow hue

Peace abounds
God’s presence near
Comforting sounds
Surround my garden chair

Hummingbird twitter
Buzzing bees
Mockingbird natter
Creaking trees

I praise You my God
Lifting hands to pray
Your goodness abounds
What a glorious day!

Copyrighted 2014 Cheryl S Birch
All rights reserved.

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