Saturday, December 15, 2012

A calming peace


God washed over me
a calming peace
my prayer given to him
a mighty release
Trusting in his hand
in his presence with me
giving my trouble over to him
in this I was set free


------
December 15, 2012
Philippians 4:4-7 (NIV)
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 13, 2012,
read December 13, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy
&
Isaiah 12:4-6
Isaiah 12:2-6
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 12, 2012,
read December 12, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy
&
Zephaniah 3:14-20
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 10, 2012,
read December 10, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy



All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 21,690+ of my poems at http://www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

I mouthed a silent prayer - 6



over her bed
in the dark in the quiet
I mouthed a silent prayer
as she fell to sleep
hoping that tomorrow
would be a brighter day
that the troubles, the sorrow
would somehow fade away


------
December 15, 2012
Philippians 4:4-7 (NIV)
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 13, 2012,
read December 13, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy
&
Isaiah 12:4-6
Isaiah 12:2-6
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 12, 2012,
read December 12, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy
&
Zephaniah 3:14-20
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 10, 2012,
read December 10, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy



All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 21,690+ of my poems at http://www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

I mouthed a silent prayer - 5



beside her, quiet
in her moment of crisis
I mouthed a silent prayer
hoping for the best
I was silent, present
just being there
I mouthed a silent prayer
praying for your grace


------
December 15, 2012
Philippians 4:4-7 (NIV)
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 13, 2012,
read December 13, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy
&
Isaiah 12:4-6
Isaiah 12:2-6
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 12, 2012,
read December 12, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy
&
Zephaniah 3:14-20
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 10, 2012,
read December 10, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy



All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 21,690+ of my poems at http://www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

I mouthed a silent prayer - 4



in the doctor’s office
waiting for results
I mouthed a silent prayer
lifted up to God
that the answer would be benign
her body cancer free
I mouthed a silent prayer
oh God up to thee


------
December 15, 2012
Philippians 4:4-7 (NIV)
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 13, 2012,
read December 13, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy
&
Isaiah 12:4-6
Isaiah 12:2-6
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 12, 2012,
read December 12, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy
&
Zephaniah 3:14-20
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 10, 2012,
read December 10, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy



All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 21,690+ of my poems at http://www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

I mouthed a silent prayer - 3

I came to you Lord
I mouthed a silent prayer
outside the courtroom
that your will would be done
I prayed that I would be faithful
to you, to my case
that your will would be done
whatever the form it takes


------
December 15, 2012
Philippians 4:4-7 (NIV)
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 13, 2012,
read December 13, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy
&
Isaiah 12:4-6
Isaiah 12:2-6
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 12, 2012,
read December 12, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy
&
Zephaniah 3:14-20
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 10, 2012,
read December 10, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy



All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 21,710+ of my poems at http://www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

I mouthed a silent prayer - 2


I mouthed a silent prayer
on the drive, on the road
raising my cares before you
my cares up to God
praying that I would be safe
out here on the road


------
December 15, 2012
Philippians 4:4-7 (NIV)
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 13, 2012,
read December 13, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy
&
Isaiah 12:4-6
Isaiah 12:2-6
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 12, 2012,
read December 12, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy
&
Zephaniah 3:14-20
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 10, 2012,
read December 10, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy



All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 21,690+ of my poems at http://www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

painted with grains of sand – v5



hills alive in morning
painted with grains of sand
dipped in winter light

pure sparkle, diamonds
on every filament, fiber,
on every blade of grass

facets of ice crystals
twinkling as I drive beside
holding God’s light, as a prism,

sparks of living color, glinting
fingers of Jack’s paint strokes
dipped, cast, in frozen white

hills alive in sunlight
shimmering, the fields afire
morning just begun, waking

illumined within
filaments of sparkle
painted before the sun


=====
Edited December 15, 2012
 “painted with grains of sand – v5”
reediting version 3
&
Edited December 11, 2012
“painted with grains of sand – v4”
based on suggestions by Jacob Montgomery,
of Bournemouth, England
&
Edited December 10, 2012
“painted with grains of sand – v3”
after emailing earlier version to Jacob Montgomery,
Bournemouth, England
&
Edited December 10, 2012
“painted with grains of sand – v2”
November 20, 2012
“painted with grains of sand”
one of several poems about drive yesterday
------
the fields were alive with frost this morning
on NH Route 107 in Epsom, NH, Southbound,
with many vistas of white over the reeds and grain stalks, as
going to the Deerfield Community School
November 19, 2012



All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 21,970+ of my poems at http://www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

I mouthed a silent prayer - 1



I lifted up my cares
I mouthed a silent prayer
my concerns up to God
not knowing where to turn
coming in prayer to you.
Yes, I mouthed a silent prayer
my fears, my hopes to you.


------
December 15, 2012
Philippians 4:4-7 (NIV)
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 13, 2012,
read December 13, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy
&
Isaiah 12:4-6
Isaiah 12:2-6
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 12, 2012,
read December 12, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy
&
Zephaniah 3:14-20
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 10, 2012,
read December 10, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy



All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 21,690+ of my poems at http://www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

A bob-house office

the sleds on the pavement
the house on dry ground
the fire in the cabin
the one-room shack
Smoke from the chimney
painted on the blue sky
a bob-house office
in the parking lot

December 15, 2012
Christmas tree lot on Rte 3
in Hooksett, NH by
R&R Public Wholesale
1371 Hooksett Road
Hooksett, NH 03106



All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 21,720+ of my poems at http://www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Whitecaps barking



Like a storm in a basin
the kitchen awash with puppies
Yorkies dashing from side to side
all with tails wagging
Whitecaps barking
as a flood in a bathtub
far too much commotion
to hear each other speak


December 14, 2012
Yorkshire Terriers
at Top Hat Yorkshire Terriers


All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 21,720+ of my poems at http://www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

pray (not worry)



Change your perspective
our approach in life
centered on Christ
believing in God

Pray when we worry
giving them over to God
trust in God’s answer
his provision in time

Turn from ourselves
the illusion of self-reliance
trust in the Lord
faithful to his promise


------
December 14, 2012
Philippians 4:4-7 (The Message)
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 12, 2012,
read December 12, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy
&
Philippians 4:4-7 (NIV)
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 12, 2012,
read December 12, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy
&
Isaiah 12:4-6
Isaiah 12:2-6
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 12, 2012,
read December 12, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy
&
Zephaniah 3:14-20
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 10, 2012,
read December 10, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy


All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 21,640+ of my poems at http://www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

any minute



be ready, be prepared
Christ will come
at any time
wait hoping
that he will arrive
fulfilling our joy
the promise of God
healing the breach
forever, for all time


------
December 14, 2012
Philippians 4:4-7 (The Message)
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
http://bookstore.upperroom.org/cart/upperroom/p-17131.htm
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 12, 2012,
read December 12, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy
&
Philippians 4:4-7 (NIV)
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
http://bookstore.upperroom.org/cart/upperroom/p-17131.htm
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 12, 2012,
read December 12, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy
&
Isaiah 12:4-6
Isaiah 12:2-6
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
http://bookstore.upperroom.org/cart/upperroom/p-17131.htm
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 12, 2012,
read December 12, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy
&
Zephaniah 3:14-20
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
http://bookstore.upperroom.org/cart/upperroom/p-17131.htm
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 10, 2012,
read December 10, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy



All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 21,970+ of my poems at http://www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

at the center of your life


when Christ displaces worry
at the center of your life
able to breath freely
to walk into the light

baggage cast aside
that which held us back
giving it away
receiving what we lack

peace in that center
in the light of Christ
calm in the center
in the storms of life


------
December 14, 2012
Philippians 4:7
Philippians 4:4-7 (The Message)
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 12, 2012,
read December 12, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy
&
Philippians 4:4-7 (NIV)
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 12, 2012,
read December 12, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy
&
Isaiah 12:4-6
Isaiah 12:2-6
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 12, 2012,
read December 12, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy
&
Zephaniah 3:14-20
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 10, 2012,
read December 10, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy


All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 21,990+ of my poems at http://www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

shape worries into prayers


the phantoms, the monsters
straw dogs we craft
give them to God
to the fires they are destined
shape worries into prayers
they are but illusions
freeing us in the process
walk forward in faith
our fears without power
the burdens released
in prayers they are lifted
given unto God


------
December 14, 2012
Philippians 4:6
Philippians 4:4-7 (The Message)
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 12, 2012,
read December 12, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy
&
Philippians 4:4-7 (NIV)
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 12, 2012,
read December 12, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy
&
Isaiah 12:4-6
Isaiah 12:2-6
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 12, 2012,
read December 12, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy
&
Zephaniah 3:14-20
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 10, 2012,
read December 10, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy



All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 21,720+ of my poems at http://www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

Christmas is a day, Advent is a season



when we disparage Christmas
the selling of the holy
superficial religion
focusing on shopping

we must remember
the balance of the equation
Christmas is a day,
Advent is a season

Time if we make it
in holy waiting
holding onto Advent
even beyond the season

Waiting for the coming
the return of Christ
because he is the center
the reason for our worship


------
December 14, 2012
Philippians 4:4-7 (The Message)
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 12, 2012,
read December 12, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy
&
Philippians 4:4-7 (NIV)
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 12, 2012,
read December 12, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy
&
Isaiah 12:4-6
Isaiah 12:2-6
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 12, 2012,
read December 12, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy
&
Zephaniah 3:14-20
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
“Rejoice Always”
by Candace Lewis
for December 10, 2012,
read December 10, 2012
Third week of Advent
Candle of Joy


All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 21,980+ of my poems at http://www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.