Rev Cheryl Birch

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A Bird’s Day

Twitters and flutters
Soaring and flying
Darting hoppers
Jumping and fighting

Eyeing Bugs
Splashing in waters
Pecking at slugs
Fence top squatters

Busy beauty
Colorful wings
Nesting duty
Joyfully sings

Thanking God
With amazement
Must applaud
Such grand entertainment!

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In Him, I Win

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It’s morning
Sunrise was golden peach
Still I’m frowning
Incessant pain’s no treat

Though days are lovely
They are hard
Surrounded by beauty
Can’t enjoy it, I’m marred

Shed lots of tears
Begged God for healing
Lived in fears
Emotions reeling

It’s hard to trust
That God has a plan
But, trust Him I must
So little help from man

Another day dawn
Hope on the horizon
He’s keeping me strong
My heart beats on

Out of the blue
Peace encompassed me
Jesus’ love sure and true
Poured out bountifully

I won’t give up
Nor will I give in
My God holds me up
In HIM I win!

copyright 2020 Cheryl S Birch
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Blue Sky

Could the sky be more blue?
It’s so clear today
Could the flowers be a more lovely hue?
They are at their peak today

All the greens seem even more so
Verdant boughs with fruit
Plump lemons swing to and fro
Cherries wear a bright red suit

Palm tree’s hands reach up high
As if to praise our King of kings
Thanking Him with each sway and sigh
While a bird to His glory sings

This garden visit lifts my soul
With the palms and birds I praise
Lord Jesus makes me whole
To Him my hands I raise!

Copyright 2020 Cheryl S Birch
Photo taken by author

Glorious Day

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Sitting in my garden
Comfy chair, alone
Cup of tea started
Nice to be at home

Sunny, even hot
Then clouds roll in
Makes a chilly spot
Wind chimes spin

Branches bounce
Flowers dance
Bird calls once
Shrubs sway and prance

Gray and blue fight it out
Breeze cold strong but dies
Go inside or sit in doubt?
Can’t tell by the skies

Suddenly sun wins
Glorious Day!
Praise God, Praise Him
I think I’ll stay!

copyright 2020 Cheryl S Birch
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Red Rock

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Poem inspired by scenery on a recent drive through the Las Vegas Valley

Mountains red and jagged
Jutting from the desert floor
Surrounded by stark beauty
Joshua trees, rocks, cacti galore

Can’t take my eyes away
Each peak a work of art
Carved out by the hand of God
Awe and joy fill my heart!

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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

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

Leafless

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White bark, dead flowers
Bare branches crisscross the sky
Lacy leafless woven tapestry
Red headed bird flies by

Sweet songs catch my ears
What seemed dead is alive
Feathered chorus serenades
Then they quickly hide

Thank You Lord for the treasure
Of Your amazing creation
Lifts my heart with praises
It’s like a mini-vacation!

Copyrighted 2020 Cheryl S Birch
Photo taken by Cheryl S Birch

Door of Heaven

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I know it is past Holy Week now, but what Jesus did for us on the cross, His death, resurrection, and ascension are still so much on my heart! This poem is to give Him the honor He is due because, for us who believe, every day is Resurrection Sunday!!

With great joy He gave His life
He received what was your due
His blood shed for sin and strife
He’s all love and mercy too

Rejoice this day in His Resurrection
Receive His free gift of peace
If you ask, He grants Salvation
Bow your soul at His feet

Dance and sing in celebration
What He promises is true
Jesus’ heart, the door of heaven
He hold opens just for you!

copyright 2020 Cheryl S Birch
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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
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