Know You’re Not Alone 1

SO GLAD WE’RE FRIENDS

My life is better
For having met you.
I see hope
Where before there was none;
I find reason to laugh
In the midst of trouble;
I feel all is not lost
Because of your acceptance
Of me for who I truly am.
You give to me
What I’ve seldom had:
Love that has no conditions
And no limits.
You share yourself with me;
And I am freed
To share myself with others.
You have touched my life
In so many ways
And I am richer
For having met you.

            Kathi Phillips

FRIENDSHIP

Friends do for friends
Things done for no other
Because of their friendship.
What one needs
The other does
Whenever asked
Without complaint;
No help requested
Is deemed too much
When done in friendship;
Nothing needed
Is withheld
Because in true friendship
There is no job description.

                   Kathi Phillips

MY LIFELINE

In the dark tunnels
Of my life,
When my light
Ceases to function–
You are my life-line.
When circumstances
Come to overwhelm<
And I find myself
Sinking beneath the waves–
You are my life-line.
In times of trouble
You become for me
The life-line to God;
In times of stress
Your faith in me
Anchors me to reality,
And is the life-line
That keeps me tied to God
With a line
That I cannot cut.

           Kathi Phillips

FRIENDSHIP IS

Friendship is the rope
That ties us together
With knots that set us free.
Friendship is the chain
That binds us to each other;
With links that let us be.
Friendship is the prison
That locks us all inside
With a love that sets us free.
Friendship is the net
That draws us close together
With a love that lets us be.

              Kathi Phillips

BROKEN CHAINS

Life is full of difficulties
That seem to pull us down.
Often we are overwhelmed
By habits we can’t break.
We read self-help books
And attend twelve-step programs.
The habitual behaviors
May be held in abeyance
But still remain unconquered.
Regardless of what we do
Habits keep us chained to the past.
But there is help to be found.
Turn to the Author of Life.
He will break your chains
For the grace of God is bigger
Than what you are trying to conquer.

                       Kathi Phillips

CLOUDS

I’m surrounded by a great cloud
Of many false witnesses,
People who tell me every day
‘Bout all the wrong I’ve done.
I’m pressed about on ev’ry side
By advice that when heeded
Causes me to doubt my worth
And leave the path of God.
I’m surrounded by another still:
The cloud of loving friends
Who truly want the best for me
And remind me of the good I do.
I’m lifted by them every day
To a kind and loving God.
They remind me of my true worth
Thus keeping me on the path of God.

                      Kathi Phillips