Cheryl Birch

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From my Garden Chair

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Aerial dispute
Raucous bird racket
Morning dove coo
Fly by yellow jacket

Peace returns
Grosbeak distant song
Hummingbird churns
Wind blows strong

Tiny bug crawls by
Lizard on the run
Sparrow flies the sky
Sun sure feels warm

No day is boring
In my garden retreat
My Joy is soaring
As I sit at Jesus’ feet

Copyrighted 2020 Cheryl S Birch
Photo taken by author

Aging One

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While I was in my garden I started thinking about and praying for all of us who are aging and/or not well during this very trying time and this poem of encouragement poured into my heart. May it bless you!

What used to be red
Now rusty orange
Leaning on shed
Looking forlorn

Wooden handles gray
Weathered and worn
Stuck in weedy fray
Front wheel torn

Once useful and new
Now broken and spent
Like a life view
On getting old and bent

Good News abounds
New wheel, some paint
Wheel barrow rebounds
Was junk, now ain’t

No matter your age
Or physical condition
God’s promise fills your page
With opportunity and provision

So take heart aging one
He’s got plans for you
Cling fast to His Son
Your life He will renew!

copyright 2020 Cheryl S Birch
Photo taken by author

You Will See

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Your destiny awaits you
No more isolation
Ask Me for inspiration
This change is overdue

Darkness cannot win!
My Light has overcome
Grab hold of My Son
He will calm the din

I will renew you
Strength is returning
Hope is restoring
There is much to do!

Many need you
The words will flow
Stay humble, bow low
For hundreds; for the few

Hang on to Me
Worry not; don’t fear
I’m always near
Believe and you will see!

Copyright 2020 Cheryl S Birch
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Precious God and Treasure

Lord God my only Hope
My Strength and Healer
No other can help
This weary soul of mine

Worn out from life’s trials
I sit before you now
Broken, hurting, grieving, exhausted
Knowing You alone have the answer

My meager praise is Yours
What little I have is Yours
Who I am is all Yours
What I do is Yours

I’m done; I can’t go on
If You don’t inspire me
I quit it all – Give You all
Whether You give back or not

You’re all I want
I need you more than ever
Help me see You, hear You, feel You
My precious God and Treasure

Copyrighted 2019 Cheryl S Birch
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He IS Christmas

Red, lovely red, everywhere
Complimented by green, silver and gold
The colors of the Christ Child fair
His destiny displayed; His story told

One so innocent, a sweet delight
Easy to love and embrace
The silver of His star shines bright
Golden One, God’s only Son of grace

Refreshing green, His healing joy
He walked the earth in holiness
Gladly being His Father’s envoy
Giving His all, strength and kindness

Red, amazing red so powerful
His blood shed for us
Sacrifice magnificent and wonderful
Worship Him! For HE IS Christmas!

Copyrighted 2018 Cheryl S Birch
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Season of Heavenly Treasure

Angry leaves fight the wind
Many lose the battle
Ripped from their branch
They sail, swirl, and rattle

Nonetheless, there’s great beauty
As they gather on the ground
Colorful array of shapes
Rusty orange, yellow and brown

The trees sway back and forth
Trying to hold onto to summer
But, autumn has taken hold
Green gives way to umber

All nature offers God resplendent glory
Boldly reflecting His pleasure
Golden transformation everywhere
Season of heavenly treasure

 

Copyrighted 2018 Cheryl S Birch

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How Wide?

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As I was praying I heard these wonderful words pour into my heart:

How high? How deep?
How wide is My
Love for you?

Eternity cannot hold it
It flows freely
every day
Step into My arms
I adore you!
Let Me show you My
Loving way

How high? How deep?
How wide is My
Love for you?

Look to the cross and
See the sacrifice I made
My blood a gift
So we could be ONE.
I Promise My love
Will never fade.

My love for you
Will never ever fade.
I love you
I really really do!

copyright 2018 Cheryl S 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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