God Speaks to Me

It’s been a rough week for me. I have been sick with some icky cold for about two weeks (hubby is going on week 5!). I’m tired. I’m cranky. My word count is nowhere near what it should be for this time for NaNo. It’s depressing. It’s frustrating.

Still, I have hope. We all do. Bad weeks do not mean the end of the world, they do not mean that God has forgotten us. They are an opportunity to lean on Him, to allow Him to guide our steps and lead us through.

So, I thought I’d share a poem I wrote some time ago with you all. Enjoy!


God speaks to me in sunrises–
Skies painted with crimson and gold.
In the beauty of the morning,
I reflect on stories of old.

God speaks to me on mountain tops
As I wander the wooded trails.
All around me life is changing–
But still I find His word prevails.

God speaks to me from the oceans
As they empty into the sky.
Under vast enormity–I’m lost.
And yet He found me where I lie.

God speaks to me in dark of night
Secrets ancient stars are holding.
Passion growing deep within me–
God’s Holy Spirit unfolding.

About Ralene Burke

Whether she’s wielding a fantasy writer’s pen, a freelance editor’s sword, or a social media wand, Ralene Burke always has her head in some dreamer’s world. And her goal is to make it SHINE! She has worked for a variety of groups, including Realm Makers, The Christian PEN, Kentucky Christian Writers Conference, and as an editor for a number of freelance clients. Her first novel, Bellanok, is being published as a 4-part serial! When her head’s not in the publishing world, she is wife to a veteran and homeschooling mama to their three kids. Her Pinterest board would have you believe she is a master chef, excellent seamstress, and all around crafty diva. If she only had the time . . .

5 comments on “God Speaks to Me

  1. I hope you’re feeling better soon, Ralene. I enjoyed your poem, though I have to admit, the loser writer in me stopped to wonder, “Was that the right form of lie/lay?” Nothing like a dumb question to interrupt the moment. (And it seemed like it was, by the way. I hate that verb.)

    Here’s to more productive writing in the week to come! 🙂

  2. “Lie” is an intransitive verb (meaning it does not take an object) meaning “to recline or be situated”. It’s main forms are lie, lay, lain. Because I’m using present tense in the poem, I’m pretty sure it’s correct. However, I should have used “finds” instead of “found”. I think. It’s Sunday, I don’t think very well on Sundays. lol…

    I’m glad you enjoyed it though!

  3. […] I posted a favorite poem composed by myself on The New Authors’ Fellowship blog. I’m the regular Sunday poster there now. It’s fun…but Sunday’s get […]

  4. Feel better, firefly. God speaks to me as well. 😀

  5. Did Chila B ever get the answer as to the correct usage?

    Ralene, you’re a blessing. A few days have passed but be reminded of His grace and be blessed!

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