Rev Cheryl Birch

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Garden Encounter

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Went outside for a quiet time
Met by crows loud caw
Squawking loud, jays chime
Laying down the law

Mockingbirds whistle and tweet
Causes a sparrow choir
Determined, I take my seat
To the chitter of hummingbird fliers

Ahh! A moment of silence
Observing lovely blooms
Refreshed by greenery thick and dense
A car backfire booms

Serenade of motorcycle roars
More birds upset; crazy sound
Neighbor hollers slamming doors
I hold my place with chaos around

When suddenly peace pours down
All sounds fade away
He comes with a love drenched crown
My God is close today

Garden glows with joy abundant
Colors praise His name
I rest in His arms triumphant
So very grateful that He came!

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Longing in my soul

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I hunger for something solid
A touch that soothes my soul
Genuine Presence of God
That fills up this “heart-hole”

Sure, I have salvation
My Savior is Everything
Yes, I have Spirit revelation
Joy of Him makes me sing

Still, there must be more than this
From a God so mighty and strong
He’s loving and kind; I’m His
Yet my soul yearns all day long

Give me more sense of You
Show me Your perfect ways
Pour out sovereignly; Do!
Lest I faint in these desolate days

For nothing else satisfies
This hunger for “more You” I feel
My longing constantly intensifies
Please show me daily You are real!

Copyrighted 2016 Cheryl S Birch

photo found on http://www.tworiversblog.com

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

Glorious Red

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Flowers among leafy green
Lips on a commercial screen
Color of a fire truck
Crest on a beautiful duck

Collar on a running dog
Homing light in a fog
Tomato hanging on a vine
Striped candy at Christmas time.

Our flag waving in the breeze
Hankie catching a sneeze
A joggers running shorts
Irritated; out of sorts

Hair ribbon on a tiny girl
Delicious cherry ice cream swirl
Cover of a favorite book
Bobber above a fishing hook

Painted skies at setting sun
Dragon fly on the run
Blush on a woman’s cheek
Jewels and treasures that we seek

Eyes that cried too many tears
Anger heavily laced with fears
Intensity of emotion
Overflowing with devotion

Passion of my Beloved’s heart
His Love eternally pouring out
Amazing color of His sacrifice
Paves my road to paradise

Red, glorious, full of life
Washed away my sin and strife
No color holds the joys of salvation
Like the red of Jesus’ crucifixion.


Copyright 2014 Cheryl S Birch
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At the Lake

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Water slapping
Bird chirping
Whistle, twitter
Boat dock sitter

Children laughing
Soft breeze blowing
Bobbers afloat
Loud motorboat

Tall pines waving
Butterflies playing
Lots of rocks
Wet socks

Wild flowers bloom
Bees zoom
Giant ants scouting
Someone shouting

Sky so blue
Gorgeous view
Rustic mountains
River fountains

Flies riot
Suddenly quiet
I feel free
Sun warms me

Heart at peace
Sweet release
God’s presence near
His voice I hear

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Whiffs of Beauty

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What is that lovely scent,
Blossoms of lemon or orange tree?
No, it’s much more than that;
Enticing, comforting, sweet, free!

The air around me is filled.
It wraps me like a shawl.
Glorious whiffs of beauty
Nothing’s like it at all.

God’s presence in my garden;
The smell of holy incense.
So close I feel I can touch Him
Like I’m resting on His chest.

Oh, what an amazing experience,
To breathe His wondrous perfume.
Joy and Peace overwhelm me;
His Love like drenching dew.

The grass suddenly greener.
The flowers electric hues.
The trees glowing life radiant.
I’m caught in His grandeur.

Too soon the fragrance fades
And the sense of His presence departs.
Now, a normal garden day.
Still, Jesus’ touch lingers in my heart.

Copyright 2014 Cheryl S Birch
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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
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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
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Spring!

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Fresh air
Breezy trees
Sound of chimes
Buzzing bees

Smell of grass
Flower buds
Errant fly
Lots of bugs

Tiny leaves
Electric green
Birds sing
Robins seen

Warm sun
Kites up high
Laughter echoes
Clear sky

Tulip blooms
Fields of clover
God smiles
Winter’s over!

Copyright 2014 Cheryl S Birch
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Your Mind, Your Heart

bow to Jesus

Give me Your Mind,
Your Heart
For me to see.

Give me Your Mind,
Your Heart
For me to hear.

Give me Your Mind,
Your Heart
For me to feel.

Give me Your Mind,
Your Heart
For me to live.

Give Me Your Mind,
Your Heart…
More YOU, less me.

Copyrighted 2014 Cheryl S Birch
All rights reserved.

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