Coffee for Your Heart- Reflections

Bird painting cropped

Coffee for your Heart-Reflections

By Susie Teramura


Looking back


On things,

On time and how

A year ago,


You invited me

To write,

And paint,

To show up,

To have a voice.


To share my heart-

And just be,

Mistakes and all

And to know

You there.


And I found joy,

It’s with you,

In your presence

A lovely place

To be,

Where I can feel

You loving me,


And it seems

To never stop,

Or end or tire,

Or fade.

It is just a strong

Today as it was



Each day

The same,

Each day waiting

For me,

You stand with

Arms open,

Eyes smiling,

And heart full.


It’s like I am

The only one,


Called out,

Your beloved,


And there is

Joy, knowing

That your presence

Won’t change.

You, won’t change.


No matter what I say or do,

Mistakes and all,

You love me

Never ending,


So as the year ends,

A new one begins,

Endings always

Usher beginnings,

Death and birth all

Mixed up in one

Glorious story that

Points to you

And the victory

You have

Won for us,

For me,


I am deciding,

To press on

And to keep saying, yes

To you,

To your invitation

To embrace

Your love


And to live

With You near

Secure, and loved




Jeremiah 31:3

The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.

16 thoughts on “Coffee for Your Heart- Reflections

  1. I like this — “to have a voice” part spoke to me — thinking as a new year starts -where does the Lord want me to have a voice? — speak out in a new way — Also, I like the way you wrote life and death all mixed up and the victory God has given us in Christ — so good to think on —
    Thanks Susie for pressing on with your writing and painting —

  2. so funny just minutes before I read your comment-my daughter woke up and I went and kissed her cute cheeks and thought about the word beloved and how I loved her and how maybe that was a good word- and then your comment came in! God is so good!! Thank you for your timely suggestion and thoughts 🙂

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