Rev Cheryl Birch

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Lean on Me

prayer-faith-god-stonesWhispers in my heart; a message from my Lord:

Lean on Me when life is filled with trouble
Lean on me when fear floods your soul
I AM here to give out portions that are double
I AM here to heal and make you whole

Call on Me in the midst of great pain
Call on Me in the depth of suffering
I will answer and wipe away all shame
I will answer with love and rejoicing

Come to Me when confusion overwhelms you
Come to Me when the heaviness is too much to bear
I will make clear the plans I have for you
I will lift the burdens and make your days fair

There is nothing that is too much for Me!
Call upon My Name every day
The darkness will depart and you will see
There is glory all around; I’m with you all the way

copyrighted 2010 Cheryl S Birch

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

Joy is His Game

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Been feeling down for days
Self pity thick and black
Sadness creeping by says
All you’ll ever have is lack

But in me dwells a Champion
Jesus is His name
I’m asking a second opinion
Found that JOY is His game

No matter life’s circumstance
There’s Hope found in Christ
Who I am is not happenstance
My future is strong and Bright!

copyrighted 2016 Cheryl S Birch
All rights reserved

Never Give Up

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Never give up, no never!
There is always hope in Christ Jesus.
Never give up, no never!
From trial and pain He has saved us.

Trust and believe, do it daily.
Crooked places are made straight.
Trust and believe, do it daily.
Darkness flees, fears abate.

Look to heaven, receive God’s love.
Healing balm will pour out to you.
Look to heaven, receive God’s love.
All that you are will be made new.

Never give up, no never!
Get up – Awaken – Get going!
Never give up, no never
Your divine destiny is glowing.

copyrighted 2015 Cheryl S Birch

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!

copyrighted 2015 Cheryl S Birch
May be shared with copyright notice

photo found on loristanleyroeleveld.blogspot.com

Rain or Fair?

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Rain or fair?
Gunmetal clouds
Thick air
Intermittent sun

No breeze at all
Sudden gust
Hot then cool
Birds fuss

Tall trees dance
Chimes sound
Should I go in
Or, stick in out?

Quiet again
Clouds moving fast
Quite a show
Looking west

Suddenly warm
Storm passed by
No more alarm
Clearing sky

Each day special
God’s hand creates
Beautiful treasures
In my garden retreat

Copyright 2014 Cheryl S Birch
All right reserved

ALIVE!

Suffering, cold.
All seemed lost.
Calvary road.
Then the Cross.

The Blood.
Shed for me.
Total Love.
He took death for me.

Now He’s Risen!
He’s Alive!
Ascension!
At the Father’s Side!

The Blood!
The Blood of God’s own Son
Bought my way to Heaven.
Yes, Jesus is the ONE.

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Copyright 2014 Cheryl S Birch
all rights reserved

Getting Healthy for God’s Service

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Every January it seems that attention is turned to holiday overeating and waistlines. There are many articles available on wordpress.com and all over the internet on how to get fit. Yet, still too many of us are struggling with weight, poor eating habits and lack of exercise. I am right there with you dusting my elliptical but rarely getting on it. Then in prayer I heard from the Lord: “I need you stronger for what is to come.” Now, please know I did not at all feel this meant I needed to be strong for coming disaster. Just the opposite, it came to me that in order to walk in the fullness of the power of the Lord Jesus Christ and help people, I need to take care of this temple! So, I will be taking more walks, using my elliptical and eating healthy with a goal that is eternal. Not to lose weight and look better in my jeans or swimsuit, but so that I can be strong in the Lord and the power of His might physically as well as spiritually.

My resolution is to know Him more, to know His heart and love for me and others. Part of His love is to have us healthy and prospering physically even as our soul prospers. With that in mind, I will be adding recipes and other healthy tips to my pages – check out the recipes heading on the side column.

Here are the recipes I have posted in the past Persimmon Salsa and Cheryl’s Sweet Potato Hash and check out the newest one Chicken Jambalaya
I’m just getting started on this section, much more to come.

New Year Blessing of wholeness, strength, joy, and health!
Rev. Cheryl

The Only Way

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Amazing sacrifice.
Laid down His life.
Shed all His blood.
Forgiveness flood.

Died for me;
Set me free.
Died for you.
Set you free too.

Without His blood
No healing flood
No hope in sin
Only dark din.

Arose from death.
Broke grave’s abyss.
Shattered Hell’s hold.
Gained glorious gold.

Ripped heaven’s veil.
Love never fails.
Father’s mercy abounds.
Grace simply astounds.

Ascended on a cloud.
Rejoicing, bold, loud.
At Father’s right side.
Ready to bless His Bride.

Poured out fervent fire
Holy Spirit power.
Transformed hearts and minds.
His JOY now resounds

I’m heaven-bound.
Glory is my gown.
How ’bout you?
Is He your Savior too?

Copyrighted 2013 Cheryl S Birch
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I Am…

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I’m sad today.
I am your Joy!
I’m tired today.
I am your Strength!

I’m scared today.
I am your Shield!
I’m sick today.
I am your Healer!

I’ve been slandered today.
I am your Defender!
I’ve failed today.
I am your Second Chance!

I’m lonely today.
I am closer than a brother!
I’m broke today.
I am your Provider!

I’m so worried today.
I am your Peace!
I’m grieving today.
I am your Comforter!

I’m very angry today.
I am your Counselor!
I’m homeless today.
I am your Shelter!

I’m abandoned today.
I am your Father!
I’ve lost everything.
I am your Everything!

There is no situation I cannot handle today.
No emotional problem is too hard for Me.
The issue is really what you always say.
Proclaim My promises and wonderful answers you will see!

Copyrighted 2013 Cheryl S Birch
All Rights Reserved

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