Posted by: San Damiano | September 23, 2016

Keep Coming Lord

Keep coming Lord; keep coming.

You are my life source and energy.

Keep coming Lord; keep coming.

Touch my inmost being.  Set me free.

Keep coming Lord; keep coming.

I can do nothing without You.

Keep coming Lord; keep coming.

Walk with me.  Lead me.  Use me.

Keep coming Lord; keep coming.

Whatever You ask, I’m at Your service.

Keep coming Lord; keep coming.

Pick me up gently when I falter.

Keep coming Lord; keep coming.

My Companion, my Friend, my Love.

God of my life, keep coming.

Be near in my dyings and risings.

God of my life, keep coming.

to the lowly in me,  and the lowly around.

God of my life, keep coming.

You probe me and You know me.

All praise and glory to You. Amen!

Sister La Donna Pinkelman, OSF   Sylvania, Ohio


Posted by: San Damiano | September 21, 2016

Insight

 

Poverty — poor, spirit restless,

This is me without the Lord.

Questioning — probing, lonely, unfree,

This is me fighting as I find the Lord.

Sad— depressed, running—escaping,

This is me rejecting me,  rejecting the Lord.

 

Joy — contentment, serenity —peace,

This is me in accepting me, accepting the Lord.

Relating — dialoguing, conversing, loving,

This is the Lord and me together, Oh thanks!

Dying — rising, growth — healing,

This is me coming into wholeness,  Thanks Lord!

Sister La Donna Pinkelman, OSF   Sylvania, Ohio

Posted by: San Damiano | September 19, 2016

In Stillness, Christ Speaks

In Stillness Christ Speaks:

Be Vigilant

Be Watchful

Be Ready

Be Focused

Be a light in darkness

Be alive in Me

Be eyes for the sightless

Be ears for the deaf

Be feet and hands for the needy

Be true to Me and yourself

Be wise and true

Be love for the loveless

Be in and for Me.

Sister La Donna Pinkelman, OSF   Sylvania, Ohio

Posted by: San Damiano | September 17, 2016

Joy And Sorrow

Just as one season moves into another, so are there like seasons in our life cycles.  There are times of joy and beauty and times of sorrow and suffering.  They sometimes go hand-in-hand.  They are companions on our journey.

We need to befriend them, not control them.  When we hold on to either or both, we stop growth. We stop God’s work in us.

Spring, summer, fall, winter–each has its beauty and difficulties;  each has its dyings and risings.   We need to let God be God.  We need to depend on God’s strength in each phase of the journey. “Fear not.  I am always with you.”


Sister La Donna Pinkelman, OSF   Sylvania, Ohio

Posted by: San Damiano | September 15, 2016

Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd Of My Soul

Lead and guide me.
Be my strength and courage.
May I always be Your voice.
Help me always speak the truth.
Illumine me with the Light of Your Spirit.
Give relief whenever hurt.
May I always rest in Your Holy Embrace.
I give myself in loving surrender.
Take over my Life dear Shepherd of my soul. Amen.

Posted by: San Damiano | September 13, 2016

Cave of My Heart the Chapel Be

Where my eyes are open to clearly see;

Where my ears are open to listen to Thee;

Where my mind and heart are calmed by the Triune Three;

Where peace and serenity are offered me;

Where the Divine Heart beckons me to agree;

Where  struggle and love come to be;

Where Holy Spirit sets me free;

Where Life to life comes to me;

Where praise and gratitude goes out to Thee;

Yes, cave of my heart the chapel be.


Sister La Donna Pinkelman, OSF   Sylvania, Ohio

Posted by: San Damiano | September 11, 2016

The Quiet Cave

The quiet cave of chapel

fills my heart with peace.


The quiet cave of chapel

allows my heart to pray.


The quiet cave of chapel

brings Christ’s heart to listen.


The quiet cave of chapel

challenges my heart to change and grow.


The quiet cave of chapel

draws my heart into intimacy with God.


Sister La Donna Pinkelman, OSF   Sylvania, Ohio

Posted by: San Damiano | September 9, 2016

Moonlit Call

In the darkening, moonlit sky

I sit, creature that I am

In quiet stillness and peace

My Lord summons me to prayer

And commune with Him.

What grace and privilege!

He’s lifting my spirits,

Quieting my heart,

Refreshing my being.

He’s seeking my company,

Humble and lowly that I am,

I’m in awe, my Lord!

My heart is leaping for joy,

Your Presence, Your Love

Encircles me, strengthens me.

My once restless heart is filled with love,

Is lifted up and enfolded in You.

All praise, honor and glory to You, my Love, my God.

This night is blessed beyond words

Small creature and friend that I am.

I bow my God, in surrender and thanksgiving.

Amen, amen, alleluia!

Sister La Donna Pinkelman, OSF   Sylvania, Ohio

Posted by: San Damiano | September 7, 2016

Risen Savior

Risen Savior, rise in me

With a joyful glee

That I might better see

How You have set me free.

Risen Savior, rise in me

With heart renewed for Thee

With love and peace instilled by Thee

Tree of Live won without a fee.

Risen Savior, may I experience Your deep saving Love,

Your Peace, Your Spirit, Your Companionship,

Your Holy and Life-giving Presence.

Draw me ever closer to Your Heart,

Into the Light of Your transforming, healing Grace.

 

Savior’s Response

Peace, My Friend!  Joyful peace encircles you.  My risen life is deep within.  Claim it!  Live it!  Bask in it!  Life shines forth—My Life in you.  Give and receive.   Give as I give and have given.  Be free!  Be Free!  Peace, peace that I only can give.  You will deeply experience me when you least expect it.  Be open and ready.  For now surrender all.

 

Sister La Donna Pinkelman, OSF   Sylvania, Ohio

Posted by: San Damiano | September 5, 2016

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

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