Love in 3’s

Prayers, praises, psalms.
Good things to employ.
Mercy, mirth, Master.
Good things to enjoy.
Bibles, baptisms, blessings.
Gifts from a God of love.
Cheer, charity, children.
There is never enough.
Comfort, consolation, contentment.
Gifts of the Holy Ghost.
Father, Son, Holy Ghost.
I love them most.

5-29-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

Floating Nest

Moanings and groanings,
I hear all around me.
The flock is restless.
Their sighs have found me.
The unknown day
of opening the door
seems so far away
when we’ve found no shore.
Our lingering spirits
threaten to doubt
all that God has promised
to bring us out.
As our prayers are lifted,
a calming arrives.
His Faithful Spirit
lovingly revives.
The flock is comforted
and finds sweet rest
knowing that God provided
this floating nest.

6-25-15
written by Gail Brookshire

Pursuit of Faithfulness

Long ago, You and I met.
You pursued my wondering heart.
You saw something in me I didn’t.
Something You saw from the start.
It was You in me,
Yet I had never known Your presence.
You would make yourself known.
I would fall in love with Your essence.
Growing together along the way,
It was You who was leading me,
Teaching me so much about You
And how You desired for things to be.
More and more Your vision
Would become my very own.
I have never regretted
You melting my heart of stone.
Each day holds something new
To reassure me of my place
Within Your faithful love
And Your tender embrace.

6-23-15 written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: My Faithful Savior

That Moment of a Lasting Impression

A moment just with You
delightfully surprising my day,
Your voice gently speaking
while caressing my heart in Your way,
brings such an exquisite embrace
and strengthens me anew.
No one has ever been as intimate.
No one ever could but You.
You join me for that sweet whisper.
You gently move my hair.
Without too many words
You express how much You care.
Thank You for taking the moment.
Thank You for the tender expression.
Thank You for being that moment
of a lasting impression.

April 2016
written by Gail Brookshire

Permission to Pen

So freeing is the pen that dances on the page.
So beautiful is the ink that displays.
So strong is the paper that supports.
So refreshing are the words that convey.
How does one go without the pen?
How does one restrain the ink?
How does one avoid the paper?
How does one refrain what they think?
It is such a challenge not to pen.
A challenge to keep the ink dry.
The paper waits in agony
To let the mind cry.
“Here am I. I do exist! My thoughts are burning within!”
They wait for God’s Holy Spirit to permit, “Begin.”

3-12-16
written by Gail Brookshire

Yours With Affection

Alone in this quietness with You,
there’s something valuable about this peace.
I feel like I have found favor with You
for the chaos of this world to cease.
Oh it still goes on
somewhere out there.
But You have instructed me
it’s Your burden to bear.
My responsibility is to listen to You.
You have something to say.
I have prepared You an altar
here where I pray.
As the stillness allows me
to know You are God,
I see You lay aside
Your staff and rod.
You let me know You do not need
tools of correction.
When my heart is Yours,
You hold me with affection.

7-28-2015 written by Gail Brookshire

Your Influence

Your precious love abides. Your Spirit lives inside.
Your presence pleases me. Your comfort eases me.
Your guiding light leads. My obedience heeds.
Your word instructs. My discipline trusts.
Your hymn lifts my voice. I praise by choice.
Your encouragement cheers. Your tenderness endears.
Your mercy secures. Your grace assures.
Your salvation saves. My humility behaves.
Your insight inspires. My rebellion retires.

7-17-15 written by Gail Brookshire

Sharing Life Among the Broken

Among strangers You meet me
just where I’m at
to remind me You’re with me,
in such a simple chat.
A simple chat
that is so profound,
You remind the lost
they have been found.
You send a message
in a spoken word.
Your Spirit ensures
that it is heard.
You serve the vessel,
and have the vessel serve.
You calm the restless,
and utilize the verve.
Chosen serving the lowly.
Lowly serving Your chosen.
Sharing the life
among the broken.

7-17-15 written by Gail Brookshire

You Carry Me

Drawn to everything about You,
I seek to read Your word.
I listen for everything about You.
I cherish all I’ve heard.
Taking You with me inside,
I venture back into life.
I am trusting every promise
To see me through my strife.
Through each challenge arising,
I see You in every way.
You are carrying me
Through each and every day.
As the evening approaches
And the night settles in,
I have found I made it
Carrying You within.
As I lay my head down
And close my eyes to the night,
I trust in the rest You send.
Sweet dreams and goodnight.

7-9-15 written by Gail Brookshire

He Restoreth My Soul

Life can run so far away
with the sanity I need.
My traumatized nerves
begin to plead.
Yet one more thing rushes in
and threatens my cry.
Will my prayer be heard?
Will you pass me by?
“Of course not!”,
You lovingly chide.
“You know that I
am by your side.”
Your strong voice,
Your tender heart,
take me by the hand.
“We are never apart.”
My day washes away
and I become whole.
I am with my God.
He restoreth my soul.

7-6-15 written by Gail Brookshire

Passing Angels and Warriors

Moments of hardship arise,
and so does our God.
He sends His warriors
and angels abroad.
They minister and encourage,
and maybe even provide
a token of God’s love
by being at our side.
Whether in sweet fellowship
with a dear old soul,
or comforting companionship
with one not quite whole.
Whether giving advice
greatly sought,
or allowing wisdom
to be taught.
They take their charge
and serve God well,
leaving such a strong testimony
to tell.

5-15-15 written by Gail Brookshire

Glorious Wonders

Glorious wonders…
how rich You are of them.
You share them so generously
again and again.
These strangers You send
from so many places.
These acts of kindnesses
that glorify Your graces.
These little things they bring
that were answers to private prayers
constantly comfort and confirm
that You personally care.
And how wonderful to meet
more people in love with You too.
And all they care about
is loving just like You.
Thank You for sharing this day
and all the beauty You displayed.
Thank You for the hope
in answering prayers just prayed!

4-29-15 written by Gail Brookshire

Generous Strangers

Strangers who are so generous,
expressing the very love You command.
They do not question the situation.
The simply extend Your hand.
Such love and joy
in their genuine pleasure.
Such compassion
is a rare treasure.
Community Fellowship
is valued more
behind these people
with an open door.
Faithfully they serve.
Willing they do.
All in a house
that belongs to You.
Protect these people
and bless their lives.
They are being Christ-like
while just trying to survive.

4-28-15 Written by Gail Brookshire

Sweet Fellowship by FireLight

What a pleasant surprise
You have gifted me today.
How unexpected…
this visitor that came our way.
Around the fire,
we were warmed by Your presence.
This beauty of this very moment
was Your essence.
This wasn’t in the script,
or part of Your story,
but every loving word
magnifies Your glory.
Two believers
in sweet fellowship,
praising their God
for His relationship.
Encouraging one another
and basking in the light,
You have made this
a gloriously beautiful night.

3-26-15 written by Gail Brookshire

Resting In Your Palms

Heaven and the heavenly host,
Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost,
and all the angels of God,
family, friends, and those forgotten.
All these wait for us to arrive,
waiting for our bodies to revive,
waiting to welcome us home,
never to be left again to roam,
waiting to rejoice and sing together,
praising our Lord Jesus forever.
What joys will we behold
that has not yet been told?
I long for the reunion and greeting,
especially when I ponder all that I’ll be meeting.
Thank You, Jesus, for hope in the Psalms.
Thank You for protection resting in your palms.

10-19-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)