What the World Needs Now

How many would agree that our world is in a precarious position at this moment in time? With so much talk of working together and thinking of others, let’s also add a little bit more of what the world needs now. I can just hear you singing your heart out.


Send Me

One of the most meaningful hymns in my life at one time was “Here I Am, Lord.” It touched my heart and led me into a life of serving God’s people in a way I had never before experienced. When we say, “Send me” many doors open into a world in need of friendship and caring. Happy Sunday.

May Your Needs be Met Today

Here is a lovely prayer I copied from somewhere at sometime and may have posted before but is worth posting again.

May today be all you need it to be. May the peace of God and the freshness of the Holy Spirit rest in your thoughts, rule in your dreams tonight, and conquer all your fears. May God manifest himself today in ways you have never experienced. May your joys be fulfilled, your dreams be closer, and your prayers be answered. I pray that faith enters a new height for you; I pray that your territory is enlarged. I pray for peace, healing, health, happiness, prosperity, joy, true and undying love for God. Amen.

Happy Sunday.

Please Pray For

She’s just been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Please pray for peace and comfort.

She’s four months old and been stabbed by her mother. Please pray for healing.

He’s losing his wife to dementia. Please pray for strength and courage.

They lost their son to a senseless act of violence. Please pray for forgiveness and mercy.

He is in a powerful position and abusing his power. Please pray for wisdom and humility.

They believe that only their lives matter. Please pray for open hearts and minds.

They blatantly steal another’s property. Please pray for an effective conscience.

They text and drive. Please pray for acknowledgement of stupidity.

They drink and drive. Please pray for realization of danger.

For those experiencing estrangement…please pray for reconciliation.

Wherever you are, whatever the need, please pray for the best outcome.






The Great I AM

Many years ago,1977 to be exact, while on vacation in Trinidad, I was introduced to a Pastor who gave me this very short but powerful prayer for use in times of need; any kind of need; spiritual, physical, emotional, to name a few.

“Jesus Christ, the Great I AM, have mercy on me.”

It is a prayer to be repeated over and over until the peace of Christ is felt in body and soul.

The prayer has been a huge blessing to me and several others over the years. Following are a few scriptures introducing “I AM”:

I am the Bread of Life (John 6:35)

I am the Light of the World (John 8:12)

I am the Door (John 10:9)

I am the Good Shepherd (John 10:11,14)

I am the Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25)

I am the Way and the Truth and the Life (John 14:6)

I am the Vine (John 15:1,5)

I am the First and I am the Last (Isaiah 44:6)

I Am who I Am (Exodus 3:14)

I am the Alpha and the Omega (Revelation 1:8)

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End (Revelation 21:6)

My prayer is that this prayer will be valuable to all who use the Lord’s name not in vain.


The time has come to recognize the fact that just as a band-aid is needed for a cut, a cold-pack for a bump, a heating pad for an ache, a lozenge for a cough…a hug is needed for a bruised spirit. “I need a hug!” It is a prescription asking to be filled; a cry for compassion; a soul seeking to be soothed; a human need waiting to be met. Whether you are the one in need or the one to meet the need, just know that that hug will benefit all who embrace it. And you don’t need money or a drug plan; just a caring heart and two willing arms.

Shadows in the Wind

I haven’t posted a poem in a long while, and while reading other bloggers’ poetry, am sensing a struggle with love. Let me share one of my love poems:


Perfect love is fulfillment

in perpetual motion,

seeing with the heart’s eye

that which the mind cannot grasp,

acknowledging the human need

for closeness under all conditions,

realizing that aloofness is a

suit of armor worn by those

who fear perfect love

is beyond their realm,

understanding the merest

reaching out of a heart’s desire,

passion and compassion hand in hand,

longing and belonging heart to heart.

Will it ever be reality

or are we pursuing shadows in the wind?


This was originally posted on July 25/14. Sometimes a second helping can be a good thing.

Everyone Needs a Hug

Living alone, I often go without a hug for days on end. Two weeks ago, a church friend, knowing this, gave me my usual Sunday hug. I responded by saying, “I don’t need a hug today because I had so many yesterday.” “Yesterday” was the day of my book launch. It was filled with hugs and well wishes.

The following Sunday, my hugging friend approached (reproached) me, saying, “Last Sunday you said you didn’t need a hug…but I did.”

Ouch! How often do we overlook the needs of another simply because our own needs have been met?

Another life lesson learned. TYG.



My Simple Needs

Today and every day, I have three needs…

The wisdom of Solomon

The faith of Mary

and the patience of Job.

God, grant me the patience to develop the faith to recognize the wisdom. Amen