My soul needs to bask in canopies of green;
My soul needs to hear the running water wash clean.
My soul needs a reminder of majestic endurance;
My soul needs to know new life abound in fullness.
My soul needs to remember the consistency of the tides;
My soul needs to feel the crunch rise with each stride.
My soul needs to reach for the vast horizon line;
My soul needs to experience the new fruit of the vine.
My soul needs to listen for the breeze-whispered song;
My soul seeks this place that is still, clear and calm.
God knows my soul; God knows my needs;
God sits beside me to love and to heal.
Karla Koon is a Worship Leader and Eucharistic Minister at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, in the Greenlake neighborhood of Seattle. When not serving at church or working as the Director of HR Operations and Administration for Catholic Community Services of Western Washington (Catholic Charities), you can find Karla, reading, quilting, golfing, hiking, kayaking, and gathering with friends and family.