In My Heart An Altar

In My Heart An Altar

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While I stand here before the Lord
or sit and meditate,
My heart still at an altar bows;
and that I contemplate.
An altar by my parents stood,
with me a babe in arms,
As prayers were said and ordinance read
with oil to dedicate.
An altar called and I stepped forth.
conviction in my heart;
And there I knew the Father made
His child regenerate.
At altarside my husband joined
his hand and heart with mine;
And as we walk this path in sync,
the Altar consecrates.
Together we have sought and learned
and folded children in;
The family altar kept us close,
a bond to celebrate.
And when I stand or sit or kneel,
the elements receive—
My heart an altar—death and life
still bid me to partake.

 

Catherine Lawton’s poetry collection, Remembering Softly: A Life In Poems is available through Amazon and Cladach Publishing.

 

Catherine Lawton

Catherine (Cathy) Lawton has enjoyed producing written expression since she was a toddler scribbling in the margins of her preacher-father's theology books. From age 12 to the present she has written poems, articles, stories, books, and blogs--often for publication. In 1999 she founded Cladach Publishing, where, as publisher and editor she enjoys giving other authors opportunities to share their ideas, expertise, and stories with readers. Cathy's first love is poetry. The compiled poems of her life (so far) comprise a spiritual and emotional memoir of searching faith, sometimes faltering but constantly clinging to hope, while learning to love.

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