Rev Cheryl Birch

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Golden Rain

Such a beautiful face
Drenched with forgiving grace
Eyes dripping with love
Compassion holds me like a glove

A vision beyond this earth
He’s of magnificent worth
Gentle yet bold; full of power
He’s my shelter and strong tower

All creation bows in reverence
Perfect holiness is His countenance
Wonders of mercy pour out to me
I’m surrounded by a peace-filled sea

How I long to stay here all day
But Life interrupts in a jolting way
Tomorrow I’ll join Him once again
In glorious moments of golden rain

 

Copyright 2018 Cheryl S Birch
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Sunshine Winked

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His sunshine winked at me
I smiled back, delighted
Clear skies bathed me in a blue sea
Soft wind danced around excited

Brilliant magenta flowers laugh
Their leaves gently clap with joy
Butterfly took a daisy nap
Kitty chased a dried leaf “toy”

Bees dart, distant bells bong
My eyes find a lady bug gem
Unseen birds sing a happy song
Chimes try to join with them

In my garden I find such peace
Its surprises are never ending
God’s creation is always a feast
His presence and love abounding!

 

 

copyright 2018 Cheryl S Birch
photo by author

JOY!

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Peace

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God’s Peace…

Powerful
Encouraging
Assurance
Calmness
and
Endurance

Out of the Heart of Jesus
to our trembling heart 

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Waves of Grace

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Within my heart resides One who is brave
He’s stronger than my selfish way
Whenever my flesh begins to fail
His Wind suddenly fills my sail

Nothing I’ve done deserves such favor
Still He pours out love from His laver
To sooth my shattered broken soul
Waves of grace wash and make me whole

Though I thought I did everything wrong
He fills my heart with joyous song
The painful test was not one of perfection
But a revelation of His affection!

Copyrighted 2018 Cheryl S Birch
Photo taken by author

Beautiful Heart

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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

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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

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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

Autumn Peeking

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Sun hangs in the sky so low
Even high noon seems a bit less bright
Trees display a rusty green glow
Flowers look like they’ve been in a fight

Nights are cool, mornings brisk
Warm afternoons still linger
Flocks of birds won’t take a risk
Mount up in flight sensing winter

Autumn peeking out more each day
Can’t hide behind summer any longer
Soon she will burst; a colorful display
A God-given golden orange wonder!

 

Copyright Cheryl S Birch 2017

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Joy Abounding

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Collapsed into my garden chair
Melancholy wrapped my heart
I cried out: Life’s unfair!
But, gray despair would not depart

More than sunshine met me there
Warmth flooded the depths of my soul
Sadness ran as did every care
Rays of Love’s Light made me whole

Clouds of fear evaporated
Joy arrived abounding
Oppression vanquished; annihilated
Healing touch astounding

Bird song now more lovely than ever
Garden glows with color
Beautiful gifts from the Life Giver
Thank you God of Wonder!

copyrighted Cheryl S Birch 2017

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