Pondering The Poetic Heart
Pondering the Poetic Heart is a place to guide our spirits into place of contemplative rest. As a poet, I long to encourage you to find hope and healing through the process of reflecting on God, love, life, and all things that capture the spirit through the written word.
In the month of November, I will lead us through a time of thanksgiving through my 30 Days of Thanksgiving Poems. In December we will ring the bells of Christmas. There will also be other times through the year when we will celebrate love, just for fun poetry, and more. I pray this will be a place of loving contentment for all of us.
This year feels a bit like a gift. Maybe a wonder. I’ve been opening it carefully, unwrapping one side at a time. Peeking inside, trying to figure out what God has for me this year to learn, to do, to be, and to go.
My word for this year is healing. Spiritually, physically, mentally. I turn 49 in a couple of months and I want to enter my next decade of life in a good space. As I prayed about this word and asked God what Bible verse might go with it, He led me to Isaiah 40:31.
Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the Lord. Psalm 31:24
All is well, all is well
God has blessed beyond compare
Though trials came throughout the year
He’s been faithful to stay near.
*Incline: cause to bow down, bend, wear away. Instructing us to pay attention, focus on, concentrate on the wisdom of God’s Words. Bend your ear. Listen closely.
Though deaf in this world
Listen for Your words
Closing my eyes
I turn my ear to You
Straining to hear
Your sweet voice.