Take me home

For many years, I’ve traveled down this long and winding road.
If I never find the answer, take me home.

My body aches from walking, blistered heels have made me slow.
If I never reach the good land, take me home.

There’s no reason for distractions – how the world just breaks my hands.
I don’t need another fracture, take me home.

I’ve heard so many things here that I wish I could forget.
If I never hear the bells ring, take me home.

Take me home
Take me home
If I never hear the bells ring
Take me home

There are daisies here beside me growing tall to heaven’s floor.
If I let this place surround me, take me home.

Many turns have left me weary. Any day now I could fail.
If I can’t see my way clearly, take me home.

My comfort is forgiveness through the Lord’s amazing grace.
If I ever cease to witness, take me home.

Over bridges, under trees – how your love has kept me safe.
If I lose the love within me, take me home.

Take me home
Take me home
If I should lose the love within me
Take me home

Don’t weep

Don’t weep, little eye, it’s not the same from here.
The clouds are rollin’ by to polish your frontier.
You’re safe inside the sun in the light that ever glows.
The old is all gone and the new already knows.

Your emptiness is full. Take a scoop and pass the rest.
You don’t have to ride the bull to feel a beat inside your chest.
Don’t weep, little eye, it’s not the same from here.
When you see the world go by, His promise is so clear.

Say, say you don’t mind. There’s time for day – there’s time for night.
Say, say it’s alright. There’s time to pray – there’s time to cry.

This will be my truth

To see that wonderful smile on your face
is why I woke today.
Everything everywhere sticks to the web
and we don’t have a say.

I don’t care much for this world
if I can’t share it with you.
Hold me in your paradise and
this will be my truth.

Minute to hour, day to year –
change will always come,
but time could never keep me here
if you were not the one.

And if the skies ahead should fall
I’d give my all to stand with you.
Hold me in your paradise and
this will be my truth.

Your endless hope and promises
to love at any cost
have painted me a gallery of
dreams that won’t be lost.

Shadows to night, morning to light –
my mind will be on you.
Hold me in your paradise and
this will be my truth.

 

The perfect gift for a healing heart

Dream:

I have always been enamored with your eclectic bedroom; your knick-knacks and trinkets, the warm and cozy feeling of being surrounded by your ideas. I’m careful not to touch anything – just as I was when I would sneak into your room as a child to get a glimpse of the unknown.

My eyes feel their way around the corners of your bookcases and scan your shelves for new experiences. A few wine bottles full of liquid, frozen in time, stare back at me from a wine rack mounted to the wall. Below the wine is your old light box with seedlings and sprouted plants for your garden. In the center of the room is a well-lit table covered with bright, crystal figurines. This must be where you keep your treasures now.

As I take my eyes off of the beautiful surroundings and place them on you, I notice how youthful and peaceful you are in this room. I see that you also don’t require glasses anymore, but your hair hasn’t changed and your smile still stretches from ear to ear. This is so perfectly you.

“Well, everything is here. You can have anything you want.” Your words ring through my ears as you lift your hand out towards me holding a small gift in your palm. The only way I can explain this gift, is that it appears to be a black Rubik’s cube with hundreds of fluorescent needles and colors breaking through the surface like a sprouted bean. It symbolizes something intelligent, something intricate and imaginative. I’ve never seen one before.

While it may be the most amazing and heavenly thing I’ve ever been offered, I cannot accept it. Actually, it’s not what I want at all. I lunge forward and wrap my arms so tightly around you and give you the greatest hug that I ever could. One that I never had a chance to give you before you passed away.  Feeling you squeeze me back heals my soul and steadies my weary heart.

I thank the Lord above for this moment, and for the wonderful gift of dreaming.