Archive for July 2013

In His Hands

In His Hands
You carry me in Your arms through every storm,
You wrap me in Your perfect peace – I am feeling safe and warm.
You lift me up when I feel down and sad,
Your joy is my strength and for that I am glad.
Your holy word and wisdom make my path straight,
for Your confirmation about my life’s decisions I will patiently wait.
You affectionately and watchfully care for me all of my days-
Your thoughts are higher than my thoughts and Your ways are higher than my ways.
All though I may feel as though I am in a stormy sea –
The wind and the waves obey You, they follow your command-
I give my life to You Lord I lay it in your hands!
-Rhiannon Miakisz

Morning Rain

Mornin rain, don’t pay no mind
The Grass Needs the drink
All it can find
And all will be fine
All will be fine

Kelly Sampson Griswold, July 22,2013

Open Door

Open the gate
You’ll not be sorry
Worth the wait
The salt and lime
The green ivy seeks to climb

With the rains upon the groves
They grow new vines
Shooting for the moon
That never could be copied
The one and only you

Remember forever
The purposed mime
Turning away searching
For a new place to climb
And off to the wild.

I’ll not love you lesser
I could not bear to find
Another that I wished for
Than the beautiful winding
Sun bound vine

Kelly S Griswold

Faith Unbroken

Peter and The discples were sailing out to sea in their fishing boat. The waves were tossing to and fro. Peter saw Jesus walking on the water toward them. Peter asked Jesus “If it is you, bid me come out to thee on the water.” Jesus said “Come.” As Peter walked upon the water towards Jesus his faith in Jesus was his success. His confidence was where it belonged. And there he was walking on water! He was relying on Christ and trusting him fully. But As soon as he forgot to keep his eyes on Jesus… He began to be afraid, to falter and he started to sink… But what is so precious, is that when he called out to Jesus for help, immediately, Jesus held out his hand and lifted Peter back up; and they got into the boat again together. Now that is the confidence that Jesus wants for you! He loves you so much that if ever you are sinking and thinking about the troubles that are seemingly unsurmountable around you; He is your everlasting lighthouse; and He is the Strength that you can have faith in. He is the light to guide you through anything, all the way though to the end. And you will make it! You see Peter knew his thoughts had to return one hundred percent, in trusting Jesus as his strength. He had to turn his eyes back to Jesus and keep them there in faith unbroken. I think we’ve all been in this position at times. I know I have. Peter humbled himself in the sight of the Lord, in order that Jesus could lift him up. And Jesus never failed him. Wouldn’t it be great to let it all go… breathe that sigh of relief. Go ahead and call out his name. “Jesus I need you tonight… Feel the loving warmth and the strength of your Saviors hand.

Kelly Sampson Griswold, July 1, 2012