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screen-shot-2016-12-17-at-7-13-37-amMost of the time I find my heart leaning and longing toward something other than the moment in which I stand.  I struggle to live “content in all things” while all around me are unmet needs and unfinished business.

Yet every once in a while I find myself in a moment of extraordinary peace.

Have you ever seen the sun break through the clouds in a single ray of light?

That’s how these rare and fleeting moments feel to me.

Right in the midst of what feels gray, obscure and even cloudy, a moment breaks upon my heart and I experience the most extraordinary peace.

I wrote this little poem in the midst of one of those moments.  I knew it was temporary and I so wanted to capture it.

I hope you experience your own moment of breaking light and that you have the where-with-all to just pause and bask in His presence.

screen-shot-2016-12-17-at-7-48-09-amSunshine and Roses

I sit in the presence of peace, contentment and trust.

It is a rare and fleeting thing.

I know it will soon pass.

I resist the temptation to grasp and claw at it.

It refuses to be captured, retained or even sustained.

Relax.  Enjoy.  Rest.

Here I am safe.  Loved.

His acceptance falls across my shoulders like a mantle of old.

My hands open and turn toward heaven to receive free gifts.

I close my eyes and look more deeply into His mysteries.

My face lifts unhindered to seek the warmth of His gaze.

My heart contracts and releases gratitude and trust.

I have become like incense in His presence.

He is all light and I am all fragrance.

Sunshine and Roses.