Posted by: San Damiano | July 29, 2017

To Gain Wisdom of Heart

Is to gaze, consider, contemplate,
The light of our life – God.

Is to give without counting the cost,
To depend on the Beloved.

Is to love deeply,
Even the seemingly unlovable.

Is to lift the life of others
In care and compassion.

Is to be unassuming,
But aglow with the light of Spirit.

Is to let down our fear and defenses
So that the touch of God can free us.

 

Sister La Donna Pinkelman, OSF   Sylvania, Ohio

Posted by: San Damiano | July 27, 2017

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 | July 25, 2017

Angel at My Side

 

ANGEL AT MY SIDE

BE EVER-NEAR, NOT FAR.

ANGEL AT MY SIDE

DRAW ME CLOSER AND CLOSER TO GOD.

ANGEL AT MY SIDE

LEAD ME IN MY WAITING AND UNKNOWN.

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 LIVE.

ANGEL AT MY SIDE

INSPIRE AND GUIDE THIS GIVING HEART.

Sister La Donna Pinkelman, OSF   Sylvania, Ohio

Posted by: San Damiano | July 1, 2017

Breath Of Life

Breath Of Life: What is It?

– It is a kiss of God’s out-stretched arms

– It is God’s energy for life

– It is God’s nourishing food

– It is God’s faithfulness to us

– It is God’s ice cream for the soul

– It is God’s lift in our brokeness

– It is God’s strength for our journey

– It is God’s invitation to choose His life

– It is what keeps us alive in Christ

– It is His ability in us to love and serve

– It is His Spirit’s Holy Breath holding us close.

 

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Posted by: San Damiano | June 29, 2017

Falling In Place

As the leaves come tumbling down,
As winds hasten their fall to ground,
It reminds me of Christ’s three falls
And my fumbling as I follow His calls

As I hurt with my many falls in life,
I reach up and out to God in strife,
So He can teach me patience and virtue,
As I grow in acceptance and reconciliation.

Yes Lord, like the leaves, I fall and then rise.
You never give up on me. What an ungoing surprise!
You let me fail at times so on You I’ll rely.
You pick me up, loving me, helping me comply.

As the leaves come tumbling down
Their Beauty in color is their crown.
In spring they take on new beauty.
My beauty comes as I grow closer to You.

Sr. La Donna M. Pinkelman, OSF

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

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