Returning

Skin and muscle
have come loose from their moorings
starting their descent
back to earth’s
dark
womb.

While spirit raises
joyful child arms
heaven ward
stretching with
awe and wonder
toward
your
loving
light.

——

Even to your old age and gray hairs
I am he, I am he who sustains you.
I have made you and I will carry you,
I will sustain you and I will rescue you.
Isaiah 46:4

From Heaven at my Door by Juanita Ryan

Today’s Praise

Thank you for palm trees
swaying,
fountain flowing,
ocean breezes blowing,
out the window as I hear
I am five years, cancer free.

Thank you for three year old singing,
nine year old fishing,
nearby family visiting,
in this new community
that is becoming their own.

Thank you for grace while waiting,
loan finally closing,
keys soon opening
the blessed place
he will now call home.

Thank you for friends
supporting,
spouse holding,
your presence abiding,
in sickness and in health
and through each new
season of life.

——

Praise the Lord, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Psalm 103:1

From Heaven at my Door by Juanita Ryan