"Show me Your strong love in wonderful ways, O Savior of all those seeking Your help against their foes. Protect me as You would the pupil of Your eye; hide me in the shadow of Your wings as You hover over me." Psalm 17:7-8

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


This afternoon I peered into the mirror
and beheld her aged face.
With trembling hand I added contour of rose and ovals of gray.
Out popped lips and eyes from fleshy terrain.
I studied the tawny floor upon which time had waltzed in glass slippers, 
leaving memories of the dance.
Worry and fret had marched there too,
side by side in combat boots,
adding depressions and ridges like exposed tree roots.

Smiling Back At My Designer
Below her face
a grand staircase,
with runner laid beautifully in the folds,
met small mound of chin covered in fine scrawl.
There, written with care, by Ancient of Days,
her design, blueprint of God, coming clear with years.
Radiating from her mouth like rays of sun, delicate lines recalled laughter, and millions of expressions besides.

His Glory On My Face

Oh the valleys, how splendid,
furrows made by Lover’s touch
tracing features, knowing her, wiping tears!
I’m thankful Lord for fifty-two years,
for exquisite carvings upon my face
attesting to Your amazing grace.
Sonnets You’ve written and mine in reply
character emerging ‘round mouth and eye.
What a blessing to grow old with You,
live, wrinkle, and die!

Seeing Him In The Shadows On My Face,

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  1. Oh Terry, this is beautifully written.

    God bless,

  2. Graceful aging. A real virtue.

  3. This is excellent!!! I'm so glad that God led me to it at a time when I'm realizing that I'm closer to 50 than I am to 40. God bless!!! Anita

  4. This is so beautiful! I will be 50 this year so I appreciated this post, it touched my heart,thank-you.
    God Bless,

  5. Thank you for sharing these beautiful thoughts. I was just commenting the other day that for years all the makeup I wore was lipstick. It takes a whole lot more now. Next time I look in the mirror I will have a new attitude.