Rev Cheryl Birch

Thoughts, Meditations of the Heart, Poems & Prophecies

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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

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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

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

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

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

Rain

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A smell; a fragrance in the air
A sense, something on its way
A feeling in my bones
A distant sound, barely heard

Pitter pat, pitter pat
A clink, a clang
Tap, tap, tap
Pitter pat, pitter pat

Tires on wet pavement
Rushing winds
Drumming on roof tops
Grass glistening green Read more…

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
All rights reserved

Rain or Fair?

Gunmetal Clouds

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

Rolling Hill

Shock of Purple

Rolling hill
Jagged rocks
Emerald green
Sandy spots

Shock of purple
Flowers abounding
Electric yellow
Orange surrounding

Dark green shadows
Mossy ledges
Blackened boulders
Scruffy hedges

Wind sculpted oaks
Branches waving
Meadow in distance
Beauty amazing

Creation of God
Such joy to behold
Peace floods my soul
More precious than gold

copyrighted 2014 Cheryl S Birch
All rights reserved

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