Posted by: San Damiano | June 26, 2017

Free Your Heart For God

How can I free myself for God?

Let worries blow in the wind.

Let Christ take your hand and lead.

Let our Loving God encircle you.

Let His presence quiet your longing.

Let His Word ring loud and clear.

Let your heart cling to God as you let go.

Let fear and concern be given over to His care.

Let Him send others to help you. Know His desire to heal.

Let Christ be your over-all strength.

Let your heart be always open and welcoming.

Let God nudge and sieze you for Himself.

Sr. La Donna M. Pinkelman,OSF

 

Posted by: San Damiano | June 24, 2017

Birthing Christ Within—A Reflection

Advent and Birthing Christ are most appropriate reflections as we wait for the celebration of  Christ’s birth.  Aspects of Advent/Christmas and “Birthing Christ Within” are as follows: silence/prayer, patient waiting, surrendering self to God, generosity, humility, and LOVE.  They are hallmarks of the season.

Everyday and every season is a new step in becoming all that God asks of us.  Some days are difficult  and some are joyous, yet as we unite our day to God we can anticipate God’s presence to us at every moment.  So we need to rely on Him for patience and hope, love and joy.  In doing so, we are daily birthing Christ and bearing Him in our heart.

Sr. La Donna Pinkelman, OSF

Posted by: San Damiano | June 21, 2017

Crying Out

I search and search and do not find.

I ask and ask and light doesn’t come.

I beg and beg to no avail.

I cry and cry deep within, and brokenness prevails.

I listen with delight and soon forget.

The cycle repeats itself and my love speaks again to my heart.

He gives me hope and unconditional love.

“Stay close to Me and then see the marvels I have in store for you.”

“Don’t lose heart. I am with you and true to My Word.  Keep looking forward and I will lead.”

Sister La Donna Pinkelman, OSF   Sylvania, Ohio

Posted by: San Damiano | June 19, 2017

Water Symphony

Wave hitting against the shore and sea wall

What music to the ear.

It flows gently, then picks up speed,

flowing, flopping, slapping,as it comes to water’s edge.

Sunlight twinkles, sparkles and bubbles in water and melodious waves

As they sing their melody to all who will listen.

Its unique melody brings joy, peace and a dancing heart

To the relaxed bystander who sits quietly, listening.

Its Creator is praised and glorified

As the water symphony goes on and on

Doing what it is called to do.

Sister La Donna Pinkelman, OSF   Sylvania, Ohio

Posted by: San Damiano | June 17, 2017

Keeper of My Heart

Keeper of my heart,
Draw me inward.

Keeper of my heart,
Bring me peace and harmony.

Keeper of my heart,
Help me be still and let go.

Keeper of my heart,
Unblock all that is not of You.

Keeper of my heart,
Show me the light of Your love.

Keeper of my heart,
Let down my controls that hold me bound.

Keeper of my heart,
Teach me love, wisdom, and truth.

Keeper of my heart,
I lay bare my heart to you.

Keeper of my heart,
With open hands and heart,
I surrender.

 

 

Sister La Donna Pinkelman, OSF   Sylvania, Ohio

Posted by: San Damiano | May 31, 2017

Crying Out

 

I search and search and do not find.

I ask and ask and light doesn’t come.

I beg and beg to no avail.

I cry and cry deep within, and brokenness prevails.

I listen with delight and soon forget.

The cycle repeats itself and my love speaks again to my heart.

He gives me hope and unconditional love.

“Stay close to Me and then see the marvels I have in store for you.”

“Don’t lose heart. I am with you and true to My Word.  Keep looking forward and I will lead.”

Sister La Donna Pinkelman, OSF   Sylvania, Ohio

Posted by: San Damiano | May 29, 2017

Angel at My Side

Angel at my side,

Be ever near, not far.

Angel at my side,

Drawn me closer,

And closer to God.

Angel at my side,

Lead me in my waiting,

And unknowing.

Angel at my side,

I need peace,

And humble joy.

Angel at my side,

Help me see God’s love and healing.

Angel at my side,

Bring happy labor to my life.

Angel at my side,

Inspire and guide this giving heart.

 

Sister La Donna Pinkelman, OSF   Sylvania, Ohio

Posted by: San Damiano | May 25, 2017

Free Your Heart For God

How can I free myself for God?

Let worries blow in the wind.

Let Christ take your hand and lead.

Let our Loving God encircle you.

Let His presence quiet your longing.

Let His Word ring loud and clear.

Let your heart cling to God as you let go.

Let fear and concern be given over to His care.

Let Him send others to help you. Know His desire to heal.

Let Christ be your over-all strength.

Let your heart be always open and welcoming.

Let God nudge and sieze you for Himself.

Sr. La Donna M. Pinkelman,OSF

 

Posted by: San Damiano | May 23, 2017

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Posted by: San Damiano | May 23, 2017

Peace, Serenity

Peace, Serenity, gifts we seek

For ourselves and others

That we may leave Your footprints

To all we meet and relate.

Peace, serenity, gifts we seek

To plant Your seeds of love;

Your abiding love to the weak and lowly,

So their hearts may begin rejoicing.

Peace, serenity, gifts we seek

Your abiding presence rule and lead

Our weakened spirits energize

And reach out to the very needy.

Peace, serenity, gifts we seek

So wisdom may reign

In reaching out to those You choose

To restore their sense of dignity.

Peace, serenity, gifts we seek

To ease our struggles and others

Who coss our daily paths

Desiring relatedness and acceptance.

Peace, serenity, gifts we seek

Beloved, giver of all good gifts,

Receive our restless hearts

And instill Your all-healing peace.

 

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