I Am….

John 1:12 “But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God”
John 15:15-16 “I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in slaves.  Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the father told me. 16 I chose you.  I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name.

I am generous and sensitive
I wonder how nature and nurture
I hear ghost of laughter
Echo off the hills
I see faded memories come to life
I want my life to glorify God
I am generous and sensitive

I pretend to be confident
I feel my grandmother’s hands
Playing “Run About”
Upon my youthful back
I touch hope like fire
I worry that I will feel
Too much
I cry at the time lost to eating disorders, neuralgia
And beer commercials
I am generous and sensitive

I understand that I belong to God and not myself
Nor eating disorders or pain
I say to my children “just be enough for yourselves
The rest will rise out of your truth”
I dream my voice will glorify God
I try to do the next right thing
I hope to share my journey; That my life will matter
I am generous and sensitive

1Corinthians 15:10 (NIV)  “but by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect.  No,  I worked harder than all of them-yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.”