"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thursday, April 4, 2013

wash me anew



Wash me anew
Debbie Penington
April 2, 2013

Wash me anew
And then stand me to dry where the indigo blue of the sea and the sky
Fuse together connecting the mist and the dew
Come Holy Father and
Wash me anew

Wash me anew
And remove all the blame, let the cloak of your spirit wrap round this damp frame
As it's healing, preparing and willing to move
Come Holy Father and
Wash me anew

Wash me anew
Father, Wash me anew
Flood me and rinse me and fill me with You
Raise me and feed me and spur me and lead me
Wash me anew Father
Wash me anew

Wash me anew
Then prepare me to walk where there's evil and darkness and people who talk
Of a faith that is hopeless and a god who's not you...
Come Holy Father and
Wash me anew

Wash me anew
Send me to the masses who wait for an answer to questions unasked
To hearts that are hungry for truth that is true
Come Holy Father and
Wash me anew

Wash me anew
Father, Wash me anew
Flood me and rinse me and fill me with You
Raise me and feed me and spur me and lead me
Wash me anew Father
Wash me anew


Blessings, Debbie

For Cassey, Korey and Makenna



15 comments:

  1. Wow, Debbie ~ that is absolutely beautiful.
    x

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  2. What a lovely beach with a bit of sparkle.
    Have a lovely day.
    hugs,
    JB

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  3. That's great, Debbie - great.

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  4. And is there a tune? Lovely, Debbie. Just lovely. :)

    PS: off the grid would be an easy crochet for a beginner...contact me if you can't find the pattern.

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  5. How often we get dirtied by the world and need washed anew. You said it so perfectly....my heart echos your words. Love, donna

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  6. You have an amazing talent! This is so wonderful.

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  7. Beautiful! I have goose bumps!
    I love your heart for the lost.

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  8. Beautiful.... and words my heart echoes

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  9. Beautiful-very solid moments that a person can get there senses around.

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  10. My mom showed me this today. How encouraging! A good reminder to constantly wash anew in the Spirit. Love you! :) -Makenna

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  11. Debbie,
    You commented on my blog and I followed your link here and I've been perusing your blog ever since. :) Love it. Love YOU. What a beautiful family you have and I've so enjoyed peering in at your celebrations and knitting projects and getting to know you a bit.

    This poem- ? It's beautiful. And oh, how the prayer of your heart is the prayer of my own! -though I could never express it so beautifully. What a gift you have. Thank you for sharing.

    Blessings to you and yours. I will be back.

    ~Stacy

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