“Each Hilltop is Home”, a poem by L.Willows (God’s Peace, Blessing)

Each Hilltop is Home

I draw your deep green deep inside as a salve
Each memory and sight deeply soothes each heart valve.
Life softens and breathes; wraps its own in such care
That Love presses in from All everywhere.

Living valleys lie between all the hilltops bright.
They unfold a safe nest of their peace at twilight.
Even when in deep slumber with the trees and starlight,
I am held by the green, by an All tender might.

I join new day with each path through Life’s Art
The trees bend forward, shade begins to part.
Each hilltop is home as I stand and admire
Your green, the unseen and nature All, the Entire.

©2012 Linda Willows

(photo credit: Ovidiu Satmari)

Psalm 29:11 — “The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.”

Romans 15:13 — “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”

“Heart of Peace”, a poem from L.Willows (God’s Peace, Loving God, Holy Joy)

Oh Soul, you surge, you arch in above
with a gentle passion’s reach to Love.

For Heavens’ quest is nearer than
the length of love in the Heart of Man.

Find me turning, lead me Out
The Glory called my name – Devout.

I hear the thunder of Joys’ rain,
Clouds part with wonder – Light to gain.

Oh Soul, do let the every part,
come forward, bow, and then depart.

Naked stillness forms the glove
of Godly Peace, surrendered to Love.

©2015 Linda Willows

John 14:27 —“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

Deuteronomy 5:6 —“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.”

“Grace Active”, a Puritan Prayer from The Valley of Vision

Grace Active

O God, may Your Spirit speak in me that I may speak to You.

O Lord Jesus, great high priest, You have opened a new and living way by which a fallen creature can approach You with acceptance.

Help me to contemplate the dignity of Your Person, the perfectness of Your sacrifice, the effectiveness of Your intercession.

O what blessedness accompanies devotion, when under all the trials that weary me, the cares that corrode me, the fears that disturb me, the infirmities that oppress me,

I can come to You in my need and feel peace beyond understanding!

The grace that restores is necessary to preserve, lead, guard, supply, help me. And here Your saints encourage my hope; they were once poor and are now rich, bound and are now free, tried and now are victorious.

Every new duty calls for more grace than I now possess, but not more than is found in You, the divine treasury in whom all fullness dwells.

To You I repair for grace upon grace, until every void made by sin be replenished and I am filled with all Your fullness.

May my desires be enlarged and my hopes emboldened, that I may honour You by my entire dependency and the greatness of my expectation.

Be with me, and prepare me for all the smiles of prosperity, the frowns of adversity, the losses of substance, the death of friends, the days of darkness, the changes of life, and the last great change of all.

May I find Your grace sufficient for all my needs.

Source: Valley of Vision