Awaken to Dawn

Awaken to dawn

And thank God for each morning

For each breath, breathed freely

Some have to fight

Even for breath.

Awaken to dawn

See the colors

Of a Morning sky

And thank God you can


Awaken to Dawn

Another day

At our fingertips

And thank God

For the day.

Copyright Michelle R Kidwell


My Thirteen

To My Lord and Savior

A song came on today
Singing of God’s praises
And how this man was saved
As a boy of thirteen
And I got to thinking about
My own thirteen
When in April of 96
(I was actually eighteen)
Some good Christian friends
Took me to see a play
Heaven’s Gates Hell’s Flames
And when the altar call was
I made my way up
Feeling a new purpose
A new drive
And that was the hour I first
And I felt the beauty of salvation
From that moment on.

I have not led a perfect life
Since then
I have fallen
And he was their to lift
Me up
At the hour I fell
And for that reason
I am blessed
And I am not perfect
But I am forgiven
Thanks to the moment
I lived my thirteen
(Although I was actually

Copyright Michelle R Kidwell
3:40 A.M PST

Author’s Comments:
“The song I believe was by Craig Morgan, I was listening to it this evening, while I was spending some quiet time with the Lord, laying there thinking of my blessings, and praying for healing, these words came early this a.m… “ But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. ”- 1 John 1:7 ”

Shine the Light

Luke 11:33-36 (New International Version)

The Lamp of the Body

 33“No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead he puts it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light. 34Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are good, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are bad, your body also is full of darkness. 35See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness. 36Therefore, if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it dark, it will be completely lighted, as when the light of a lamp shines on you.”

Shine the light of faith

A single candle


A room

A single person

Can illuminate

A thousand souls.

Shine the light of


Share the love of Christ

Shine the light.

Copyright Michelle R Kidwell


7:51 P.M PST

Shinning Bright In His Glorious Light

His love shines so bright, that it blinds…

Shining bright

In his glorious light

The darkness of the world

Only temporal

Because one day

We will reunite.

I find hope

Through his light

Blinding full of glory

And grace

I can not even begin

To glorify it in mere words.

I see hope and faith

In the Saviors eyes

My faith shines through

As I look to the cross

And those nail scarred hands

The color of crimson on that cross

Offering hope for all eternity

If only we open up our hearts and souls

To the Savior above

And accept what he did

On that Crimson stained cross.

I find hope

Shinining brighter than any light

And that Hope is My Savior

Jesus Christ.

Copyright Michelle R Kidwell


11:30 P.M PST

Lord You Are So Good

Lord you are so good

The things you do are a blessing

You richly bless me in so many ways

Great and small.

You give me the words

To a new song

A song of praise

A song of glory.

Lord you are so good

To me and I thank you

For the many blessings.

Copyright Michelle R Kidwell


11;13 A.M PST

The Gifts He Gives

The gifts he gives

Precious and true

The laughter of a friend

After a joke lifts them up

Or the tears that cleanse

The pain of whatever they

Are going through.

The gift he gives

Friends are a precious treasure

A gift to be shared

In Laughter and in tears

In joys and in sorrows

In excitement and in the mundane


The gift he gives

My precious friends

Are the gifts I see when

I look at my life and see

The impact friendship

Can truly have.

Copyright Michelle R Kidwell


12:01 PM PST

Thank You Jesus

Thank you Jesus

For a new day

The comfort of friends

Who are so dear to me

My family who blesses

Me in so many ways.

For sunshine after a storm

And even the rain.

Thank you Jesus

For a new day

A blessing beyond measure

I thank you and I pray

I may always look at

The blessings that come

My way.

Copyright Michelle R Kidwell


9:04 P.M PST