Cheryl Birch

Thoughts, Meditations of the Heart, Poems

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Strengthening – Enduring

He stood before me
Tall and glowing
His love engulfed me
Flowing, flowing

Hand that touched me
Tender and assuring
His joy filled me
Strengthening, enduring

His smile washed me
Peace and serenity
It is well with me
Now and for eternity

Copyright 2022 Cheryl S. Birch

Photo Shutterstock license

Kiss of Pink Love

Barely a breeze
All is  quiet
Morning has come
To my garden island

Green in abundance
Shadows and sun
Birds are stirring
Beetle on the run

Heaven so blue
Cloudless sky
Alone with my God
To Him I cry

"Heal my heart
Take away this pain
Such beauty around me
Tells me you can"

My eyes rest on flowers
They smile and wave
A kiss of pink love
From Jesus who saves

Such joy fills my soul
Heaviness vanished
It will all work out
Sadness is vanquished

Copyright 2022 Cheryl S. Birch
Photo by author

Hummingbird Happiness

In the middle of pain
A daily miracle occurs
From my window I see
Hummingbird twirls and swirls

She comes, then he
They hover and dart
Drinking of nectar
Before they depart

During their visits
I can't help but smile
Hummingbird happiness
Lifts the pain for awhile

Thank God or His Joy
Built into creation
Tiny birds reflect Him
Gift of love and inspiration

copyright 2022 Cheryl S Birch
photo from Project Feeder Watch

In Troubles

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Sharing a conversation of prayer I had with the Lord God a couple of weeks ago regarding the times we are experiencing. Today I felt like it was appropriate to post it as it is not only for me, it is for all who believe. May it bless you!

Give me peace, Lord
He answered: Yes
Give me hope and joy, Lord
He answered: Yes

Give me your best, Lord
He answered: Yes
Help me to please you, Lord
He answered: Yes

Help me to be holy, Lord
He answered: Yes
Give me a trusting heart, Lord
He answered: Yes

Help me to believe, Lord
He answered: Yes
Calm my fears, Lord
He answered: Yes

Never leave me, Lord
He answered: Yes
Always provide for me, Lord
He answered: Yes

Take away all troubles, Lord
He answered: NO!
In troubles you will seek Me
I will be there for you always

In troubles you will lean on Me
I will hold you up
In troubles you will open your heart
I will transform you

In troubles you will learn humility
I will strengthen you and lift you up
In troubles you will learn from Me
I will teach you

In troubles you will seek My Heart
I will make you My vessel of charity and love
You will be mine and I will be yours
Many will know Me through you

copyrighted 2020 Cheryl S Birch
Photo found on Google labeled for reuse

Isolation Meditation

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Today is not what I chose
Yet I write joy with my pen
Despite the gloom of our woes
God’s grace sparkles like a gem

The sun comes up and sets
The sky is still blue
We have air to breathe, flowers, and pets
A roof, clothing, and food too

His aim is to take care of us
Draw us close in love
So, turn to Him in humbleness
Receive Peace from above

Let thankfulness rule your heart
Not fear or selfishness
Waste no thought on what seems lost
Rejoice in God; In Him rest

copyrighted 2020 Cheryl S Birch
image by Yeon Woo Lee on Pixaby

New Day Dawn

Though life is challenging right now, our God is still blessing us with the beauty of His creation. Today as I woke up I marveled at the wonders of His sunshine invading my room and wrote this poem. Praying that it blesses you and reminds you to thank God for every gift He gives us to help us through this difficult time worldwide…

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Light then shadows
Blinking and sparkles
Shapes wall dancing
Sunshine playing

Warmth invades
Peeking through shades
Morning has come
New day dawn

Lifted my eyes
Clear blue skies
What beautiful view
Lord God, thank you!

Copyright 2020 Cheryl S Birch
Photo found on Google labeled for reuse

 

Walk Through!

A precious door closed yesterday
The past is now shut tight
I'm not sure of my way
But, the Lord's assurance is my light

Sitting in my garden chair
I pondered "Has my future died?"
A Wind, a strong puff of air
Opened my garden gate very wide

Heaven suddenly touched my thought
"I've opened a door wide for you!"
Such excitement my heart caught
"Be Brave! Be Bold! Walk through!"


copyright 2019 Cheryl S Birch
photo found on Google labeled for reuse


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
photo labeled free for reuse on google

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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Day is Awakened

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Beauty of that sliver of moon
Soft white against the pre-morning sky
Lovely azure turning clear blue too soon
Echoes of a mourning dove’s cry

Silence that wraps like a soft blanket
Interrupted by a cat’s meow
Sudden breeze, trees make a racket
Day is awakened, night takes a bow.

Sun arises glistening peach gold
Bird chorus erupts in a welcome song
Quiet transformed to noise, loud and bold
Workers pounding; saws whining strong

Still nothing can disturb the peace I feel
Remembering the still awe of sunrise
Such beauty my God reveals
Everyday He creates a new surprise.

 

Copyrighted 2017 Cheryl S. Birch
Photo by Bob King

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