Archive for January 2022

Living God

“God bless you and keep you keep you;
The Lord make His face to shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace”
Numbers 6:24-26
Have a restful night friend
Living God
Jesus Lord
The great I am
Alpha and Omega
Sacrificial Lamb
Creator of
The universe
Of all things seen
And all things heard
Jesus Lord
In all His perfectness
The sovereign King
Of righteousness
Living God
My resting place
My heaped up Heart
Doth seek Your face
Beside You Lord …
There is no one
Praises to
Gods only Son
Living God
My resting place
My heaped up heart
Doth seek Your face
Above all angels, seraphim
My life
My home
My Elohim
By Kelly Sampson Griswold
morning praise song
(Our Living God)

Great Northern

Great Northern fronts
Can be quite blunt
Blowing back and forth
With a kick, pass punt

Shock waves that sound
The chiming windmill
Which cannot behave
Then become still

With tears on my face
I tend to the mill
But I have fulfillment
In this long winters’ chill

Trusting in God
The key to my strength
Endurance, resilience
To go the length

Soft winter cloths
Caress nightly with salve
For this cracked deepened smile
At the frozen improv

Crisp sunny days
Leading love to the verse
Settling yesterdays’ bout
With the cold winters burst

By Kelly S Griswold

Peaceful Prism

Windows glisten as they frost
I’m looking out at sparkling hues
Blue and yellow sun shines through
Fellow shades for warmer views

Geometric prisms serve
In patterns, turn kaleidoscopes
Eyes are rolling in an arc
Painting pretty isotopes

Beyond the specs of yesteryear
Tears still glow, and move on by
God, who stores them in the sky
Comforts with a lullaby

Soft and sweet, the tender beams
Filling longing souls with glee
Melting frozen hearts with ease
Holy Spirit heals and frees

Christ, who sprung the whole world wide
Bids us come without a fight
Holds our hand; and all is right
Wraps us in His bosom light

As we rise above each plight
Grow in His wisdom, strength and sight
His victory grins from ear to ear
His song with muffs so soft and bright
Kelly Sampson Griswold

Diamond Mining

Once my heart was overwrought
With stress and sought relief
The vise grip of the carbon fields
Gave utterance to my grief
I had to face the truth of truths
If only to myself
So I sat awhile in silence
To rest upon a shelf
A diamond tributary
Lay pressured and held down
As God, our loving lapidary
Designed a precious crown
In His timing, He beheld
By furnace hot and stoked
Shaped and crafted, then upwelled
The elegance, uncloaked
Seasoned in the facets
The strongest diamond mold
Now visible to the naked eye
For God reveals His own
By Kelly S Griswold

Mountain Top


Time, it cannot melt the truth
Or wax itself unkind
I felt the pain, yet don’t regret
The love it left behind

The long long road
Built up in strength
Where God’s sweet mercy
Sowed in length

With needles hidden
Bound all wounds
Stopped the bleeding
Healed the pain

A place where all one’s pride
Must die
Where pity pays no mind to mix
Stupefying fights … all fixed

Where eye for eye and tooth for tooth
Give way for selfless mercies truth
One of loves greatest lessons
To be learned

On the cross
The work is done
The victory in Christ
Already won

By Kelly Sampson Griswold

A Prayer for the New Year

Wishing all my family and friends a Happy New year.
My prayer is that you will know how really beautiful you are; because God made you and fashioned you in His own Image.
You are precious in His sight. Your gifts, each one, equally as valuable, yet as different as all the many colors of the rainbow.
May His love shine on you, in you and through you, like a prism shining bright
When tough times come, and they do; we pray for each other in the Lords strength and protection. In your hope and waiting, fret not and trust in Him. Never give up and hang on. He’ll make a way; His time. Payday is coming. You have the victory!
We know that God will see us through all the seasons of our lives. After all that He has brought us though; we have become much wiser and stronger. After being seasoned in His wisdom and instruction; we are even more beautiful.
Jesus is the reason, for our bright future.
We can have complete confidence because we have Him and we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Great and wonderful things, are in store for those who follow the Lord.
“For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord.
Plans to prosper you and not to harm you.
But to give you a future and a hope.”
Jeremiah 11-9
“Have not I Commanded Thee
Be strong and of good courage;
Be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed;
For the Lord Thy God is with thee
Wither so ever thou goest”
Joshua 1-9
All the Love, Joy, peace and Happiness that Jesus brings; be with you friend in the coming year and always
You are so loved by our great and mighty God. His name is Jesus Christ