The Joy of Life Divine

I’ve learned, that it’s best not to murmur
Toils come our way, that’s for sure
A rougher path, builds lasting wisdom
Dodge all the barbs, taunting lure

Not ‘round, up the mountain, straight to the glen
If rocky path, mine, up again
Persevere long and to God, leave the why
To God give it, even the when

Sunshine is always over shadow
Illuminating light o’er my shoes
The rainbow breaks through in it’s His due time
Someday, the resolution ensues

If I persevere, in faith
I’ll reap a harvest, of white
Waiting on God, is the royal way
The joy of life, tis mine

Kelly S Griswold

I’d Rather Love

Better to serve than to fix
The Lords perfect love in the mix
Discern how and when
To listen once again
Finding the heart line my friend

Never undermine, let time unwind
The beauty of His healing hand
Perfectly timed
Best to water than nix
Although painful; the lesson is learned …

All the while, the bud gently opens
And love grows anew, flawlessly
The rose beholds
The most graceful stem turned
Showing it’s face unto Thee

Kelly S Griswold

Lady Slipper

Lady slippers,popping
Gently dot the ground
Backyard woods are sipping sap
In this old shanty town

One Golden fertilizer shell
God springs them one by one
Perfect porridge from His well
Birthed, His mastery, done

Entrusting to His future
Faith revealed in such
His Sovereignty in each new bloom
So soft, The Masters touch

Tip toe, lovely moccasin
My eyes behold Your belle
Made by Thee, for all to see
His promise, ethereal

Kelly Sampson Griswold



His Heart, My Gaze

“He has shown thee oh mortal, what is good
And what doth The Lord require of you
To do justly, and to love mercy
And to walk humbly with Thy God
Micah 6:8”

Look up unto the bright Sun
Feel the warmth from up above
There’s a power in being selfless
Fueled by Gods’ pure love

Thank Him for His mercy
Look to Jesus not below
His provision is quite perfect
In His precious plan we go

Holdfast the new course running
He’ll show you the way
His Peace is like a river
Flowing through your heart today …

His law written pon
Your heart deep within
The Grace of His mercy
Covers all your sin …

Walk on in the Spirit
Walk on in His love
His peace forever inyour heart
With His power from above

Kelly S Griswold

God Scent

Sittin on the settee
With the windows open wide
Rain spray through the window vent
Makes me feel alive

Thick organic mushroom scent
Throughout the mossy dell
Lily of the valley still
Sweet bells lulling smell

A healing scent, the oil of Joy
‘Long sounds, of the whipperwill
Springtimes ever steady rain
Brings the green grass, all its fill

And I hear You Lord
I’m grounded in Your word
Your song is in my heart
Like nothing ever heard

It can’t be time for bed
‘Til I pray for all my kin
Lord, keep them safe and sound tonight
‘Til dawns mercy breaks again

Geosmins sweet musky scene
Tween the trees each one
There was much more rain this year …
Looking for the sun

And I love you Lord
I’m grounded in Your word
Your song is is in my heart forever
Like nothing ever heard

Kelly S Griswold

Abundant Love

On an old familiar country road
Done kickin up the dust
With every little nook and cranny
Loved past wanderlust

At the end of the road, beyond the bend
A gate, always unlatched
Where your ne’er a stranger, but a friend
In love no strings attached

A country cabin, sits back lone
Perpetual porch light on
With rocking chairs and moccasins
For warm stories, told till dawn

With fire aglow and featherbed
We’ll all sleep when sleep is due
With Gods’ abundant love bestowed
Neath the grace of another moon

Kelly Sampson Griswold

Sweet Relief

Every stress you’ve ever had
Is waiting for a prayer
With faith, a touch of pure belief
There’s someone who does hear

Reaching out your hand to Him
You’ve found a love that cares
A breath of salutary air
The salve that mends the tear

His Name is Jesus Christ our Lord
His peace is sweet relief
Casting out the fear endured
That held you down for years

His perfect love will set your wings
In the comfort of a Dove
The power of His listening ear
Healing from above

Kelly Sampson Griswold


As a Mother hen protects her brood
In ways no one works harder
The Lord our God He saves us all
Puts thunderclouds asunder

Lullabies, they dance and smile
Each day and every night
Every danger in the way
Is met by Jesus Christ

My family grew to know The Lord
We lived in church most days
I am so proud of who they are
He leads them well today

In some ways, my job as Mother
May quite well be done
But in my heart they surely know
I’m here from sun to sun

By Kelly Sampson Griswold


When I hear the rain come down
It makes me feel alive
The smell of oak leaves, reddish brown
With last years sage and thyme

Leaves roll backward ‘gainst the wind
The birds sing restless songs
That is when, I need stand firm
And brace for roughest times

It’s coming whether, liked or not
Imminent, the tide
As quickly as it rises high
It flows back to the low

To confidently order things
Prepared, I have the word
When presented with a test
I look to Him above

When I hear the rain come down
It makes me feel alive
His love will insulate my nest
‘Tis there it’s safe and sound

By Kelly S Griswold
Rest well friend
You are so loved k

Stand Still

God is bigger, God is more
Than the flak that is hurled at you
Coming through the door
Going through the pain
You need not fear
For God and His word
Is always here
Stand still
He comes in the knick of time
He will give you the words you need
For you are His and He is thine
In Him you trust
The opposition falls
His Victory rises …
Whether long awaited
Or quickly, the time