Coffee For your Heart- Empty Spaces

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Coffee for Your Heart- Empty Spaces

 By Susie

 

The cursor -it’s blinking

At me,

Winking

It knows my secret,

I’ve got nothing

Nothing to say.

Not a thing to write

Reminding me

Of the nothing- feeling I

Had today

In the midst of needs swirling

Grubby fingers tugging

Emptied of all my insides

I stood there

Nothing left

To give.

Mistakes collected

Guts spilled out,

Heart worn thin,

Words spent

Bone tired

I Sat down

 

Quiet as a gentle breeze

Blowing across my brow

You ask for one more thing

Me,

This mess of a pile of me,

You want it anyway

My nothingness and all of it,

And with kindness

 spilling over

You give me

All of you

Filling up

My empty

Pouring out all over

Till I am the one overflowing

With words

With love

With life

With you.

That’s the miracle of it all

The more I empty,

The more you fill-

 

My cursor is still

Blinking at me

Winking again,

My empty, you will always fill.

 

Psalm 107:9

“For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”

Painting Gardens

Painting Gardens

I am working on another 2 week class called Painting your Garden with Diane Culhane- She is teaching us lots of different techniques to try with our acrylic paints- This was one of our first assignments, where we painted one color underneath and then scratched out the shape of a flower.

Coffee for Your Heart- Blankets of Love

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Coffee for your Heart- Blankets of Love

 

By Susie

 

“Mama. hold me tight, like I’m important,”

She whispers sweet

I draw her closer,

Snuggled in

Under my arms and

Blankets of love.

Light brown eyelashes fall

Muscles relax

Breath slows

All is well,

She is safe

And held,

Important

Prized.

 

This is where I find you.

Where you call me out.

Where you hold me tight,

Like I’m important

Like I’ m your prize,

And in that knowing

And feeling

And slow breathing place,

I find your peace

And rest

I find you,

Under blankets of Love.

 

 Psalm 135:4

 “For the Lord has chosen (me) for himself, (me) for his own special treasure.”

Coffee for your Heart- Morning Song

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Coffee for your Heart- Morning Song

By Susie

 

Sun peeks in cracks

Lighting up the skies,

Golden yellow

Streaming,

Waking up my eyes.

Perched on

Branches thin,

Swaying in the breeze,

Songs of love and kindness,

Washing over me.

Breathing in your presence,

Filling up on love,

Declaring precious promises,

Fixed on things above.

Invited out to spacious places

Where you’ll walk with me,

Hand and hand together

A brand new day I see!

 

“….But the Lord was my support, He brought me out into a spacious place; He rescued me because he delighted in me.”

2 Samuel 22:19b-20

Coffee for your Heart- My Nesting Place

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Coffee for your Heart- My Nesting Place

By Susie

 

You are my

 Nesting place,

 My resting place,

The place where I have peace.

 

You are my

Safe place,

My quiet space,

In love you cover me.

 

You are my

Hiding place,

My secret place,

In you I can be free.

 

Quiet in my nesting place,

 You are taking care of me.

 

Psalm 62:8

“God is a safe place to be.” (Msg.)

 

Joel 3:16

“God is a safe hiding place” (Msg)

 

 

 

Painting Spring- Gerber Daisy

Painting Spring- Gerber Daisy

I just finished a two week online watercolor class with Fred Lisaius. It was called, Painting Spring and was so much fun! He is an amazing artist and a great teacher- I learned a lot, as I have never had a class on water color before. The assignment was to paint a fresh flower in a jar. This was the cutest gerber daisy that I found in the store- I hoped to capture it’s happy beauty- Looking forward to another class this summer!