A Loving Home

           a loving home
 where energy is protected
 streaming acts of kindess
 where we feel we could get help
 where the mind clears
       the body rests, works,
 extends, explores
 souls are energized
 hearts are mended
              fixtures are new and pleasing
 food is cooked wholesome
              served with care
 cleaning is a form of meditation
 organizing is easy and fluid
prayer is second nature – fervent and effortless
 forgiveness isn’t a chore
 cheering and creativity are rampant
 emotion is jubilant through original songs
trained to host the wounded & confused
 select random adventures to enjoy the night sky
           industrious and forceful in the
 the business and busyness of love.
 wooden “aloha” sign above your head
 “welcome” mat of sea grass at your feet
 Come inside, Beloved.
 Build this home.
“She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.” Proverbs 31:27

A Single Woman’s Daily Companion – A Relationship Poem

I have experienced delusions of grandeur. 
I really want to complete things in order. 
I feel, however, that God has isolated me intentionally 

And needs to talk to me in private.

God wants me all to Himself and keeps me in hushed, knowing conversations, 

Subtle, inside jokes and gentle steering of where He requires me to be.

 
He makes me smile,
Reminds me I’m beautiful in the morning
Misses my attention when I’m distracted 

And guards me savagely from harm.

 
God sits with me when I write. 
He plays music while I hum. 
He coaches me while I exercise. 
He whispers confidence when I sleep. 
God prepares my money, structures my career and walks with my children.
 
God likes it when my eyes change color…
…when I work a little faster
…when I read His scripture twice over.
 
God pulls me close to Him when I’m angry
Dusts me off when I’m disappointed
Says my name in every language to talk to me.
 
“Love,” He says, “is right beside you.”
“That emptiness – is not loneliness.
That ache is not solitude.
That challenge is not weakness.
It is a chance for your faith to speak to me, to love, to heal.”
 
“It is I,“He says.
“It is Love. I will never leave you or forsake you. But get to know Me first.”
 
I gave Him my life, my heart and my choices.
He gives me Psalm 46:10, Proverbs 3:5-6, John 3:16, Psalm 71:1, 1 Corinthians 14:33.
 
And He said, “..Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.” Mark 5:34. But before I go, God wants to talk to me privately.