Author Archive for L. Lapiz

Poem: "The Purpose of all Gifts "
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Poem: “The Purpose of all Gifts “

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The Purpose of all Gifts If my God grants me a gift, I must use it. Not for my well being, But for His glory. That is the purpose of all gifts from God. To glorify Him, By raising up His Church, Through teaching, Through prayers, Through writing, Through healing, Through singing. In all of […]

Poem: "My Soul is on the Page"
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Poem: “My Soul is on the Page”

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My Soul is on the Page When I read your verse I am awestruck. To see such words before me, Knowing that my soul is on the page. And You put it there. My God, my God, my wondrous God, I am slain with the knowledge of You Such warmth, From the fire of your […]

Poem: "I Am Pleased to be in Your Service"
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Poem: “I Am Pleased to be in Your Service”

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I Am Pleased to be in Your Service If I am, why am I, God? What is my purpose? What deeds lie ahead of me on this road? Will they be wondrous or cowardly acts? Will they bring praise or condemnation? Could either serve Your purpose? Whatever You have in store, Whatever is Your will […]

Poem: "The Moment I See Your Face"
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Poem: “The Moment I See Your Face”

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The Moment I See Your Face As the Psalmist said, Lord, how I long to see Your face. Yet I do so fearfully, Knowledge of my sinfulness, Would postpone this joy. Poor I am indeed, That I should think this, Your mercy is enshrined by the saved. Your forgiveness could never be questioned by the […]

Poem: "I Must Seek Out Paper"
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Poem: “I Must Seek Out Paper”

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I Must Seek Out Paper If the words were mine, I should fear for my soul, For surely pride would betray me. ’Tis better as is, that He is the author, And I, just a happy pen. Oft times the words flow in a rapid verse, And at others a slow line at a time, […]

Poem: "Calm My Childish Fear"
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Poem: “Calm My Childish Fear”

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Calm My Childish Fear Here I am, Lord, sitting at your feet, Awaiting Your command; Lord, what is it you seek? Am I to do a major thing or something oh so small? Whatever it is you ask, Lord, I will do it all. For I know no matter what the task, I do not […]

Poem: "On the Pages Before Me"
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Poem: “On the Pages Before Me”

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On the Pages Before Me In the evening hours, When the night is still. Comes the Lord my God, To his servant. There he sits awaiting, The God of all Glory. And wonders, wonders, wonders, How is this so? Where in his life, Had he been so good? How in his life could he, Achieve […]

Poem: "Keep Me Not From the Battlefield"
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Poem: “Keep Me Not From the Battlefield”

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Keep Me Not From the Battlefield O my Lord of Wisdom and Grace, Take hold of me and set me in my place. Therein I shall be for You, All that You wanted from me. Take me now and do me this service, That You may begin Your work in me. Let me be the […]

Poem: "With the Sun on Our Backs"
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Poem: “With the Sun on Our Backs”

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With the Sun on Our Backs My hand is upon you, As you well know. I walk with you daily In the sand and the snow. Together we are bound, For the journey we take. To serve My Father in this place. Days will come, When life will be hard. And others shall be, As […]

Poem: "If I Had But an Hour with You"
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Poem: “If I Had But an Hour with You”

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If I Had But an Hour with You If I had but an hour with You It would be as a dream come true To sit at your feet and gaze upon You ’Twould be joy beyond measure. But alas, it is not to be Not now whilst I am living. This joy, this joy […]

Poem: "Whatever the Journey, Whatever the Road"
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Poem: “Whatever the Journey, Whatever the Road”

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Whatever the Journey, Whatever the Road My hand is upon you, As you well know. I walk with you daily, In the sand and the snow. Together we are bound, For the journey you take. To serve My Father In this place. Days will come, When life will be hard. And others shall be As […]

Poem: "Wondrous Wind and Waltzing Trees"
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Poem: “Wondrous Wind and Waltzing Trees”

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Wondrous Wind and Waltzing Trees Wondrous wind and waltzing trees, Look what the Lord has given me. The beauty of the dance, In the trees He grows. And the soft silent wind That rustles the leaves. What a gift, He has given me. This among so many, He has placed in my path. So I […]

Poem: "...But Sure as Shootin’ He Reined Me Up!"
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Poem: “…But Sure as Shootin’ He Reined Me Up!”

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…But Sure as Shootin’ He Reined Me Up! I am of the Lord for He has called me I am of the Lord for He sought me out I am of the Lord for I heard Him calling I am of the Lord for I turned to listen There is naught within me that is […]

Poem: "What is My Calling?"
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Poem: “What is My Calling?”

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What is My Calling? O Father, my heart cries out to you, And yet it is as though you don’t hear me. Why, O my God, does this burden rest upon me? Of what merit will it be for my salvation? I ask O my God that you reveal to me Your will. What is […]

Poem: " Trouble, Disappointment and Grief"
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Poem: ” Trouble, Disappointment and Grief”

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 Trouble, Disappointment and Grief At a time in our lives When all should be well. There is trouble, disappointment and grief. How can this be so? Where is God? An often asked question, With no satisfactory answer. Some would offer,“Sacrifice is a blessing.” Others would suggest “God is too kind for that” Were I brilliant […]

Poem: "Quiet Must be in Me"
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Poem: “Quiet Must be in Me”

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Quiet Must be in Me If I am to touch Him, I must be at peace. If I am to love Him, Quiet must be in me. For turbulence does not invite the Lord, Nor does anger or hate. Peace is the gateway to Christ. Love is the avenue to the Most High Holy One. […]

Poem: "An  Old Nun’s Prayer"
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Poem: “An Old Nun’s Prayer”

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An Old Nun’s Prayer With these hands, I have served You Lord. With this heart, I have loved You all my life. If my hour be at hand, Let it come, let it come. For I have awaited this moment, To meet You. You know me fully, You have seen my soul. It is Yours, […]

Poem: "The Relic of the True Cross"
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Poem: “The Relic of the True Cross”

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The Relic of the True Cross I saw you today, You tiny speck. Small though you are, You are astounding to see, Resting in your reliquary. I gazed upon you, Expecting some miracle, To happen, then and there, And to me. Tiny you are in your resting place. Blessed by Him who touched your face. […]

Poem: "A Seed of Hope"
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Poem: “A Seed of Hope”

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A Seed of Hope Father, my God, my Creator, I wander in darkness. There is no light in my life. There is no hope in my body. Grant me God, Your brilliance, Drive away this darkness in my life. I hold before You a blackness which Only Your light can penetrate. I hold up to […]

Poem: "There is Hope in my Heart"
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Poem: “There is Hope in my Heart”

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There is Hope in my Heart Here in my heart is where You belong. Here is where I want You to stay. Forever Friend, Lord and Master, Do not go away. I have such great need of you, Always, and always, and always You are my life’s desire, My Forever Faithful Friend. Stay close, stay […]

Poem: "Just like our Yesterdays"
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Poem: “Just like our Yesterdays”

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Just like our Yesterdays Today I have found You again, My Friend of a long time. Our paths crossed today again, As they haven’t for some time. You were You, the Lord of Love, And I the sinful man, But You loved me as You always do, Just the way I am. I was so […]

Poem: "I have Found my Friend again, and I know all is Well"
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Poem: “I have Found my Friend again, and I know all is Well”

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I have Found my Friend again, and I know all is Well It has been some time since we have talked, Longer than it should ever be, But You are the Master, and I am the slave, And that’s how it always must be. Is it Your will I am away so long? Is it […]

Poem: "Am I to be Silenced?"
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Poem: “Am I to be Silenced?”

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Am I to be Silenced? Am I never to sing Your song, my God? Am I to be silenced? Am I never to sing Your song, my God, Like the birds who nest in the tree? Will my voice be taken away, Never to carry a note? Will the song be stilled in my throat, […]

Poem: "You Give Me Your Quill"
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Poem: “You Give Me Your Quill”

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You Give Me Your Quill Sinner that I am O God, Still You give me Your quill To write the words that are on my heart When the evening is still. You touch me in the gentlest way, And you tear my heart within me. You fill me with wondrous praise, And prayers come out […]

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