Every dawn is fresh grace.

I awake, and already
four gifts await me:
and Time,
another 24 hours to savor them.

Thank You.

I am born again
the wide-eyed daughter
of Adam in Eden,
eager to perceive,
eager to name.

Let me not grow numb
to the countless traces
of Your beauty.

Slow the rushing stream of time,
that I might gather up
small moments of glory
like smooth stones.
I will fill my bag with time.

You have given me eternity.
How can I fail to respond
with ready love,
with sheer delight
in each creature,
in yet one more day
with You?

(inspired in part by the work of Ann Voskamp)