The Thought of You

The only way I can hold you ... is to hold you in my thoughts ...
So I hold you ... in my thoughts.

Like the truck lights going down the road in the distance till
You cannot see them anymore.

Like dark gray billows of smoke climbing, climbing in the sky ...
And you know that something has been destroyed that may
Never be there again.

Like the old cat that went away into the woods and sometimes
Fi I waited and waited and waited long and long
He would come back ... but then he did not come back ...
And he was gone.

And life has to begin again without you.

Goodbye ... I hate goodbye ... my soul will never say goodbye.

Only hope ... in the dark and never give up ... until there is no
Reason to hope ... anymore.

And the sadness wells up inside like a river ...
Never empty ... sometimes filling up ... it overflows in tears ...
And then flows silently on.

Waiting ... never still ... holding ... the thought of you.
The only way I can hold you ... is to hold you in my thoughts.

Cathy Christensen
Jacksonville, Fl.
 
 
These Are Things I'm Grateful For

For Sundance in a long-stemmed glass,
For chocolate covered cherries,
My carousel and my angel doll,

For all my tears, for all my fears,
And even all my pain.
For all my values, my ideas,
For God, for love, for laughter, and for rain.

For all the storms that I've been through,
For all my friends, especially You.
I breath in the sunlight of Your love,
I feel Your power from above,
And all these things I am grateful for.

For night lights and evening stars,
For what I am, for what You are.
The great "Burden Bearer" in the sky,
The one true high,
The one that said, "I Am",
That knew about identity,
The one who made me.

Thank you for my life, my breath,
For every morning hour.
When I get up, I make a choice,
For Sundance and evening star.
For what I am, for what You are.
And these are things I'm grateful for.

Cathy Christensen
Jacksonville, Fl.
 
 
A Taste of Recovery

The taste of Cinnamon Buns at the Mall,
A new dress at J.C. Pennys,
Respect and friendship, mental healthiness and integrity,
Fireworks on New Years Eve,
A party with friends,
Dinner at the Olive Garden,
Giving and receiving, not taking anymore,
The high that comes without a drink or a pill,
My books and cooking cookies,
The warmth of love and some ones shoulder
To cry on,
Being forgiven and loved and understood,
The taste of Cinnamon Buns at the Mall.

Cathy Christensen
Jacksonville, Fl.
 
 
Thank You

Thank You is the ground upon which I stand. Thank You.
Thank You Jesus. Thank You God. Thank You Holy Spirit.
Thank You for this day. My mind is bound to the mind of Christ.
And Than You is all that I can say. Thank You is safe.
Thank You is miles wide and miles long. Thank You is the place I stand.

Thank You is all that I can say and I know that my mind is locked
To the mind of Christ.
Thank You for the blood of Jesus. Thank You for this day.
Thank you for eternity. Thank You that I am me.
Thank You that I am safe, saved, free. Thank you 1000 times,
A million times.

The day is not long enough to say Thank You.
The ground is not long enough. The earth is not wide enough.
The love of God has swallowed me into an eternity of Thank You.
Cathy Christensen
Jacksonville, Fl.
 
 
Good Morning God

I am just a baby Lord. Lead me in Your way.
Let Him be born in me today. "Silent Night, Holy Night,
All is calm, all is bright." I wake up to Jesus, today!

Follow Him, follow Him into the day. Follow Him, all along the bloody way.
Kneel down before Him ... bow down ... adore Him ... pray. Before His cross
I pray.
"I have decided to follow Jesus. I have decided to follow Jesus, I have
decided to follow Jesus", today.

"At the cross, at the cross, where I first saw the light and the
burden of my heart followed away. It was there by faith I received my sight
and now I am happy all the day."
"Die with Him ... die with Him ... outside the camp today.

They took Him down and laid Him in a tomb ... dead with Christ ... today!

Rise with Him! Rise with Him! Alive in Him, today. Hallelujhia!
"Victory is mine, victory is mine, victory is mine, today.
Joy is mine, joy is mine, today. Peace is mine, peace is mine,
Peace is mine, today!" "It is no longer I that live
But Christ that lives in me", today!

Follow Him, follow Him, to Pentecost, today.
"Holy Spirit thou are welcome in this place.
Omnipotent Father of mercy and grace, Thou art welcome in this place".
Fill my temple Lord. Fill me up today.

Holy Spirit lead me to fellowship and pray, to share this simple gospel.
while it is today.

Cathy Christensen
Jacksonville, Fl


These Are Things I'm Grateful For (Category: Thanksgiving)

For Sundance in a long-stemmed glass,
For chocolate covered cherries,
My carousal and my angel doll,

For all my tears, for all my fears,
And even all my pain.
For all my values, my ideas,
For God, for love, for laughter,
and for rain.

For all the storms that I've been through,
For all my friends, especially You.
I breath in the sunlight of your love,
I feel Your power from above,
And all these things I am grateful for.

For night lights and evening stars,
For what I am, for what You are,
The Great Burden Bearer in the sky,
The One True High,
The One that said, "I AM",
That knew about identity,
The One who made me.

Thank You for my life, my breath,
For every morning hour.
When I get up, I make a choice,
For Sundance and evening star.
For what I am, for what You are.
And these are things I'm grateful for.

Cathy Christensen
Jacksonville, Fl