LOOK AROUND

LOOK AROUND

By Lorraine J. Anderson

Look around,
See the sun piercing columns through the clouds.
Look around,
See the color of the rainbow after a dark springtime rain.
Look around,
See the variety of the people around you.
Look around,
See the face of God.

Look up,
See the radiant moon bows in the winter sky.
Look up,
See the eagle soaring over the river.
Look up,
See your neighbor in need.
Look up,
See the face of God.

Look down,
See the Queen Anne’s Lace and the wild thistle.
Look down,
See the robin spying for big brown worms.
Look down,
See the little green frog hopping out of your way,
Look down,
See the face of God.

Look up,
Look down,
Look all around,
See the beauty of God.

The Lost Cross

The Lost Cross

By Lorraine J. Anderson

I owned a little cross
That to me was blessed.
It was just a piece of plastic
But it outshone the rest.

It was given to me by friends
At a retreat out in some fields.
Where love and laughter reigned
And hearts and souls were healed.

One day it came up missing
Nowhere could it be found.
I looked almost everywhere
In suitcases and bags all around.

I was upset and broken-hearted.
How could I lose this cross?
Then I realized that it wasn’t the plastic
I had something that could never be lost.

You see, the cross is just a symbol
Of Calvary’s hallowed grounds
And of our greatest Friend,
Who for our sins laid His life down.

I may never find that plastic cross.
But one thing that can never depart.
I will never ever lose the love
Of the cross that’s in my heart.

Help Us

HELP US

By Lorraine J. Anderson

Lord, help us now to follow You,

Please Reinvent us every day,

May we follow You in all we do.

Your precepts not betray.

Lord, help us to accept Your Grace,

With humble heart and mind

May we Your love embrace

And peace there in to find.

Lord, help us to accept your mercy,

And forgive us all our trespasses

Our efforts do not make us worthy,

But Your love for us surpasses.

Lord, help us follow with humble heart,

And not brag on our merits

In our lives please take a part,

So that we the Kingdom inherit.

God Is….

God Is….

By Lorraine J. Anderson

God is the light that helps you see

Out on the turbulent deep dark sea.

God is the salt that flavors your life

When all around is trouble and strife.

God is the rock on which you stand

When all around is sinking sand.

God is the constant loving force

When all of your life is filled with remorse.

God is the joy when all things are grand,

God is the joy when you’re on sinking sand.

Eucharistos Reflections

Eucharistos Reflections

By Lorraine J. Anderson

Sing praises to God

Give thanks to Him.

Give thanks to God

Sing praise to him

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Act in faith to him;

Turn and give thanks.

Turn in faith to Him;

To him act in Thanks.

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Thanks to Him brings joy;

Praise to Him brings grace.

Praise to Him brings joy;

Thanks to Him brings grace

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Do not be discouraged

But always be grateful.

Give Thanks and Joy and Praise

To the Lord our God,

(Thanks to Rev. Brenda Deily for inspiration.)

All Things Beautiful

By Lorraine J. Anderson

The world is filled with the beauty of God.

He is the tree stretching up to the sky.

He is the early morning golden mist.

He is the geese flying south on high.

He is the mountain far in the distance

He is the ant industrially toiling.

He is the rainbow after an evening rain.

He is the stormy ocean boiling.

He is the full moon in a clear black sky.

He is the warthog for roots digging.

He is the old man passing by with his walker.

He is the operatic soprano singing.

He is the spider in the web in the corner.

He is the worm in the ground.

He is the robin singing for his mate.

He is the far-off freight train sound.

He is the baby in his mother’s arms.

He is the golden fish in the lake.

He is the shimmering Northern lights .

He is the hissing cobra snake.

He is the butterfly in the flowers.

He is the field of green green soy.

He is the amoeba in the deep sea.

He is the dirty grimy little boy.

He is All and considers all things beautiful.

And asks that we do, too.

May we learn to love all God is.

And follow his lead so true.