Coffee for Your Heart- A New Day

girl with lamb

A New Day

By Susie Teramura


Ribbons of

Golden light

Stream through

My frosty pain,


Birds squabble,

And sing,

In the almost

Empty tree,


Calico kitty

Curled up

At my feet

Purring softly,

And in beat.


Clouds wander

Like sheep,

Being let out

From their pen,


Morning is breaking

And I am

Here again,

At your feet,

Broken too,

Waiting to

Hear words

From You,


Words that will

Get me

Through this day

What is it Father

You have to say?


And I wait,

In the quiet

But all I can

Hear is the

Thrum of the heat,

Pouring through the vents,


And the grunts,

Of those waking

Slowly in

The other room,

And my heart

Starts to scramble,


Father please

Talk to me,

Quickly, before

They wake up

And it begins,

The craziness

The business,

Of it all,


I need a word

From You,

My desperate

Heart cries,


And then

It comes quiet,

And slow,


“Peace be still

I am here”


And it hits me,

It’s not

A word

I need,

It’s You

I need,

And your presence


Around me,


So I Crawl

Into your lap

And just be held,

And just be

There with You,


And in the being

Present and real,

My broken heart

Starts to heal,


I sit quiet,

In your arms,

And stop,

Trying to figure

It all out,


You know the road

That lies ahead,

And all that is behind,


You know

The beginning,

And the end,

You are writing

A story

On my heart,

One of beauty,

A piece of art,


Beauty of for ashes,

A crown of glory,

A new name

And a white dress,

I am being re- storied

And I will


Joy this morning.


So I rest here

With you

For a bit


And the

Best part

Of it,

Is that when

They wake,

And it all begins,

You are

With me



You do not leave,

Your presence,

Always there

With what I need,


Little feet

Come padding in

climbing up

For a hug,


The one home

From college,

Jumps in the shower

To freshen up,


Birds have quieted

And gone their way

And in Your presence,

Your lovely,

Loving, presence

I will stay




Psalm 73:28

But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge;


Acts 2:28

You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.’


Psalm 46:10

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God


Isaiah 63:1

…. to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.


Isaiah 62:2

 you will be called by a new name

that the mouth of the Lord will bestow.


1 Peter 5:4

 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.


Isaiah 61:10

I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.


Isaiah 25:9

In that day they will say, “Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the Lord, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation

6 thoughts on “Coffee for Your Heart- A New Day

  1. Susie, oh so beautiful, truly we must be kindred spirits as I like to ‘crawl into His lap’ too, resting my head on His shoulder hearing His heart beat. Someday in forever we will truly recognize each other. Have wonderful thank-full Thanksgiving…

  2. Susie, this brings tears to my eyes and comfort to my heart. Thank you so much. Yes, we so need His Presence wrapped around us making the broken beautiful. Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

    I love the little girl with the lamb. 🙂 Have you ever illustrated for children’s books? You would be good at it. 🙂

  3. Susie this was just fabulous to read! You are so talented my friend! What a blessing for me to stop by here from #CoffeeForYourHeart. Happy Thanksgiving Susie

  4. Hi Trudi 🙂 I am so glad you felt comforted today 🙂 Praying you will have a peaceful and beautiful Thanksgiving knowing how loved you are 🙂 – I am so glad you like my drawing- I have always wanted to illustrate children’s book (how did you know?! 🙂 ) I hope that someday I can – I so appreciate your encouragement and love- sending Thanksgiving hugs- Thankful for you!

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