Tag Archives: grace

Whispering soul

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Trying not to be proud
Trying not to be broken
Noticing both
With each word spoken
Asking for humility
Asking for grace
Without both of these
A soul is misplaced
Sitting and listening
Whispering soul
Uttering utterances
Utterly told
Through feelings and prayers
And songs and groans
A soul in wrapped in canvas
A body on loan
Wanting true freedom
Tasting it now
But without the ability
To swallow somehow
Remaining awaiting
A time yet to come
When unbound and open
Goodness will run
Lasting forever
Finally peace
Endlessly sunshine
Completely released

© Keely Myles
February 21, 2016

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Sin-laced Saint

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So much a sinner,
So little a saint ,
Though if I had to pick
Between them,
I hope I would
Choose faith.
It is the only thing
That’s really safe.
The other option
Leads to flames.
Still I’m always
Falling on my face;
Eating humble pie again
And again.
I can’t live right using
My own strength.
With my foolish pride,
My arrogant ways,
I hardly sum up
Holiness.
Yet Jesus always
Showed sin-laced
People grace
If they believed in
His forgiveness,
If they confessed.
I sure hope with me
That’ll be the case.
Have you ever
Felt like this?

By Keely Myles
August 7, 2013

grace in each moment

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grace in each moment

even when i’m rudely awoken

and feeling like a bear

grace in each moment

even when provoken

and near pulling out my hair

grace in each moment

even when someone’s spoken

unkind words without care

grace in each moment

even when i’m feeling broken

and tempted to despair

how many times have i missed a chance

to react with grace in an instance

help me, God, to live and learn

to give grace to all at every turn

 

by keely myles

july 30, 2013

“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.  And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” ~Colossians 3:12-14

fleas and keys

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life is full of
successes
and losses
gaining fleas
and losing keys
gaining smiles
from creeps
losing dignity
gaining hay-fever
a sneeze, a wheeze
losing pee while
squeezing knees
gaining tourist friends
from Germany
losing my all to goodness sanity
gaining extRa gravity
losing essential energy
gaining a church community
like a family thAt helps keep
picking up puzzling pieces of me
gaining a banana matCha mango smoothie
losing any needless worry
gaining keys from police
losing a mistrust in humanity
gaining much needed reliEf
losing burdens once carried
gaining grace in heaps
losing consciousness
i sleep

by keely myles
june11, 2013