Within Love’s Grasp

Within love’s grasp
We can rest
We can dance and sing
Wait and see
What this brings

Love pulls you in
Love holds you close to its chest
Lets you feel those heartbeats
Reminding you that love is alive
And love is for you

Close your eyes
You don’t need to see the future
To know that love will still be there
Holding you in its grasp
Taking you on countless adventures

Because love is adventurous!
And love has got its eyes on you
Love has dreamed about you for so long
Waiting for the day you would be within its reach
Just wanting to grasp you

Love understands you
Stands with you in freedom
Cries over any bondage
Fights for what is right
Desires better than the best

Love has got you
Within its grasp
And will hold you there
So you can relax
And be loved


There is a song in my soul
Singing to me
Pushing me forward
Telling me I can’t let go

Even in all this confusion
As my thoughts are swirling around me
I hear it
Calling my name

I’ll cross an inevitable ending off my list
Because this story is only starting
It will not be finished soon
I’ll take another step forward

Holding on with every bit of strength
I will not fall
That does not sit well with me
Give me another adventure

I am dancing to the beat
Of my own drum
Humming to the tune
Of a new song

You can sing along
With me
If you so desire
Just listen

We can follow along together
Swaying with this melody
No need to go on alone
We can make our own adventure

It is Time

It’s time to resurrect those Lazarus dreams
Because they’re not dead,
Only sleeping

It’s time to wake up our drowsy souls
So worn down
So stuck in the cold

It’s time to set fire to frozen graves
Because our hearts are not sleeping
They’re wide awake

It’s time to stitch together a quilt of our stories
To use to sit beneath
When outside the rains are pouring

It’s time to hear his voice again
We heard it once
Then pulled away, afraid to begin

It’s time to open up our eyes wide
Because he is literally everywhere
And he is on our side

It’s time to call down miracles
Crazy things will happen
This place will be more than full

It’s time to step into wholeness
Because we are not lost or broken
We are found, healed, blessed

It’s time to relax and rest
What we have now is right
We don’t always have to be the best

It’s time to let loose and sing
Off key, melodies, harmonies
Doesn’t matter, let it ring

It’s time to step into destiny
No more waiting around
Let’s embark on this journey

It’s time to stop caring what they might think
They’re not even watching
Come to the river, drink

It’s time to be filled
So sit at his feet,
Be still

It’s time to overflow
Dig your roots deep
Let’s see how far we get to go

It’s time to declare freedom
Out shackles fell off long ago
Out of captivity, we are done

It is time to resurrect these Lazarus dreams
Because they’re not dead
Only sleeping

It. Is. Time.

Love: Measured

One could ask how much I care, how much I love
But it cannot be measured
Not in inches, not in miles
It just is.

And I want to say that loving is all I know or what I do best
But the falsity in this statement is silencing
Coming over me in waves, I am shown the errors in my ways
Yet I’ll keep going

Being carried ever forward by these feet that walk toward you
Strengthening my gait when I am almost overcome by weakness
I know I’ll catch up again

You’ll wait for me in my distractions and some day we’ll laugh about them
Because these situations really are laughable

And I’ll probably never understand why I sometimes take my eyes off of you
Every time I feel myself sinking in the waves like Peter
Yet you always catch me
I haven’t drowned yet

So maybe make your voice a little louder for a while
Because your delicate whisper is almost being drowned out
Not for lack of listening, I declare
But do I even know it?

I say I’m aware of your forever presence
Only, in acknowledgement, they’d say I am lying
And maybe I am, subconsciously
Because the best thing in life would be to be engulfed in your overwhelming presence as time stops and fades in the background

Be in my foreground
In front of my eyes
The ringing in my ears
A voice singing to me

You sing about me
You write about me
You write songs about me
You tell them the truth about our love as you see it
And you always see it right

So measuring my love is merely a waste of time
As it will always be dwarfed by who you are
But I’ll keep saying it “I love, I love, I love you.”