Posted by: San Damiano | August 23, 2016

Come Jesus, Come My All

The Holy Family engaged in Work

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Come into my heart, guest of my soul.
Come enflesh, enflesh my being.
Come lead me, lead me into union, union with You.
Come speak to my heart, Loving Friend.
Come use me, use me to bring You to others.
Come bring peace, peace to broken lives.

COME STAR OF DAVID, Star of all.
Come MARANATHA, come Lord Jesus.
Come help of the poor, help of the ill and dying.
Come help of the old and lonely, those who have no hope.
Come compassionate God, come anew in the hearts of mankind.
Come bless my family, all families.
Come help families model after Your Holy Family.
Come with Your gifts of deeper love, filling our longing hearts. Amen.

Sr. La Donna M. Pinkelman, OSF

Posted by: San Damiano | August 21, 2016

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 | August 19, 2016

Extension Of God’s Love

Panagia (Thasos) aus Süd

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With open arms and hearts we receive God’s Love.
With open arms and love we give that love to others.
With open arms we live and radiate Him.
With open arms we reach out in forgiveness.
With open arms we tend to family and neighbor’s needs.
With open arms we touch each other in pain and grief.
With open arms we support all in prayer.
With open arms we strive to be God’s instrument of peace.
With open arms we desire to live the Christ-life in action and speech.
With open arms we invoke God’s grace to help us be His extension.

Sr. La Donna M. Pinkelman, OSF

Posted by: San Damiano | August 17, 2016

Anchor Me

Anchor me, O God Of Life
In Your flowing, soothing water
Lead, lead me out of strife
As I cling to You, O my Father.

Anchor me, O God of love
In the cool breeze of noonday
Refresh me O Spirit Dove
Set a fire of courage, I pray.

Anchor me, O God of stillness
Set me free of discouragement
That I may know Your wholeness
So others, in You, will know encouragement.

Anchor me, O God of beaming light
Reflected in water vast and wide
Stilling hearts crying for Your sight
From worldly cares on every side.

Anchor me, O Image Divine
Enfleshed in every human heart
Aware and longing, I pine
Love fulfilling and renewing, please impart.

Anchor me, O Spouse and Lover
Impregnate me with brand new hope and love
I am Yours. I surrender. Amen

Sr. La Donna M. Pinkelman, OSF

Posted by: San Damiano | August 15, 2016

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 | August 13, 2016

Father, My Father

Where would we be without You?
You are our life-breath.
You walk hand-in-hand with willing souls.
You encircle our every effort.
You reach out to our wounded heart.
You find joy in reaching out to drooping spirits.
You send special persons to cheer us.
Your all-embracing love flowers beauty and new life.
When our hope dwindles or life throws a curve,
You bring light to spark new flames in our heart.
What great happiness this brings to humble hearts.
Father, my Father, Your faithfulness delights us.

Sr. La Donna M. Pinkelman, OSF

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Posted by: San Damiano | August 11, 2016

Just For Today

Just for today is gift enough
Tomorrow will have its own concerns
All in God’s Hands, trust Him.

Just for today is gift enough
Enjoy the Working Moments
Take courage and complain not.

Just for today is gift enough
Thank God for His sustaining Breath
His all-loving Presence and Guide.

Just for today is gift enough
Your strength is the strength He give
Use it for His glory and love.

Just for today is gift enough
To move, to enjoy, to make the best
Of all that makes up the day.

Just for today is gift enough
Be patient, find me in stillness, in beauty
Surrender all-rough and heavy moments.

Just for today is gift enough
Look up and find me at your side
Loving you without end.

Sr. La Donna M. Pinkelman, OSF

Posted by: San Damiano | August 9, 2016

Let Go and Forgive

Let go and forgive
The many roads past.

Let go and forgive
Those who wounded
And scarred you.

Let go and forgive
The negativity that often blinds you.

Let go and forgive
Yourself, often fragile and tense.

Let go and forgive
The lack of acceptance of yourself.

Let go and forgive
The many troubled waters of your life.

Let to and forgive
Your struggle with inner anger
And depression.

Let to and forgive
Your fears,
And often restless spirit.

Let go and forgive
Your holding on to the hurt
Of your own and others’ high expectations.

Let go and forgive
The circumstance that keep coming back
To blind your thinking.

Let go and forgive,
So My forgiving heart can be yours.

Let go and forgive,
As you have beautifully begun.

Let go and keep forgiving.
My new life is My gift to you.

Let to and keep forgiving.
I love your vulnerability and honesty.

Let go and keep forgiving.
It’s the way to My happiness and peace.

Posted by: San Damiano | August 7, 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 | July 31, 2016

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

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