I found a few more of my old poems today, and was so encouraged by the thoughts of how God calls me to live as a free person - to run, rejoice, dance, and just "be" in Him. Last night, as I was going through a book I'm reading called Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership (by Ruth Haley Barton) I was struck by a single, simple line:
Remember, you are allowed to choose life.
Wow. I am allowed, I am free, I am called ... to choose LIFE. In every moment, for every day. In every difficulty, in all the chaos, in everything ... choose Life. I can choose Him.
That is a truth I'm pondering day, praying it will work it's way into the very deepest depths of my soul. And as I ponder, I'm remembering the poems I wrote so long ago. Here are a couple God has brought to mind (not the greatest meter, but somehow they still speak to me :-)):