Easter Service and Lunch

Easter Sunday Reflection
The Pastor opened the door for me

How much more welcome could one feel?

In rushing to get my program and get inside, I almost missed Caitlyn.

Pay Attention:

I see Terry remove the banner “He Is Risen” and take it to the narthex.

Something is about to happen.

I know someone will bring it back, for that is what today is about. He is risen indeed!

Joshua played the theme from 2001 a space odyssey.

Prepare to be astonished.

What a great tribute to a mysterious happening.

I was engaged in the readings, the music and the sermon.

I gladly went home to share this with the family coming to my home.

I tell them what they missed, trying to do it justice.

We sit down to our meal and hold hands.

I pray.

Thank you LORD GOD for this day.

For loving us this much.

For peace of mind and connection.

For the knowledge that You are with us and that we will be with You.

For the gift of life.

Bless this food Lord and I pray that we carry on Your new commandment, to love one another as You have loved us.

What a wonderful day Lord.

In Jesus name,

Amen

Gracie Subasavage

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Angry and Cold

I am angry and cold

 

Thank you Father for all that you give

You are more faithful than I

You are truth and love

I am lies and hate

I react and seethe

You see good and mold

I see selfishness and lack of consideration

You see your child misbehaving

I see someone that wronged me and my children

You see a lost child trying to crawl home

Help me Lord to see as you see

To love as you love

To forgive and let go of anger

Help me before I allow it to take over

Keep me from this anger and hatred

Hold me close and lead me

I need You more today than most

I cry out today for Your agape love

Fill me Lord

In Jesus Holy Name I pray

Amen

Gracie Subasavage

Counting Blessings

Counting blessings:
Lord, you are a blessing to us all

You dwell within us, helping us to see

We carry on in our human way

Stumbling and falling day by day

You are there to correct and direct

You are with us always

Many blessing I have

My children, my home, my church

But the one true blessing

In my life, is Your guidance and Your love

Thank you, Lord

Thank you, for loving me.

Amen

Gracie Subasavage

My Works are from Him (thank Him, not me)

I sit here and ponderMy life and my walk

I sit here and wonder

If I I am worthy

I read and I meditate

I give and I listen

I pray and I worship

I thank and I appreciate

Lord, I still ponder

I sit and I wonder

How people can believe that’s enough

I could never do enough good

I could never show enough compassion

I realize and know for sure

My acts of kindness are nothing

Without You

So as I share and do Your work

I am going to say

Please, don’t thank me

I am not responsible for this good

My Lord is with me

He is here everyday

He leads me and shows me the way

Amen

Gracie Subasavage

He Calms Me

Father, thank you for the feelings you give meWhen I pray and know you are there

When I cry and you calm me

When I laugh and feel you smiling too

It is impossible to explain to others

Only the ones that experience it can understand.

The times I am praying and I realize You have it in your loving arms already

The comfort I feel at that time is overwhelming

Your faith and love are felt and appreciated today and always

You are here and helping

In Jesus name

Amen

Gracie Subasavage

It’s Hard To BelieveĀ 

It’s hard to believe

When you read about Noah

How all the animals came

Two by two

It’s hard to believe

When you read about Jonah

In the belly of a whale

And making it through

It’s hard to believe

The story of the lion’s den

And the fiery furnace

Until you open your heart

Until you open your mind

To the Savior

To the greatest gift

To the Holy Spirit of God

For with Him we can believe

we understand the mystery

With Him we see, for the light

Is brighter near Him

Gracie Subasavage

Deployment

You are on the ship
and ready to go
You asked for good luck…
but I pray, you know
I pray for your safety
and calm seas
I pray for your team
and while on my knees
I pray for your health
and that you eat well
I pray for your feelings of separation
for I can tell
So I pray for good rest
and deep sleep at night
So that you can focus
and do your job right
Keep your eyes on Jesus
He is with you I know
The love that he gives
wherever you may go
He will guide and calm
provide and protect
Rest in his love
with Him please connect
For depending on Him is a comfort for me
Fair winds to you
and following seas

Gracie Subasavage