Sunday, February 28, 2010

Self Sabatage

I am my own worse enemy. I neglect the temple God has placed me within. I forget the peace within my soul which is God. My head, heart and soul are crammed with worldly worries. I choose to replace each with God's love, mercy, forgiveness and peace. I move forward, secure in that hope and belief.

Activity takes over my life and when I do puse it almost hurts. The body has forgotten how to relax, rest, and restore. When I do see work neglected, more tasks to conquer and more needs to be met, I either once again neglect my own needs or withdraw until the strength returns once again..


God's plan, adapted from 1 Corinthians 6: Everything is permissable but not beneficial...your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit...feed the stomach not the mind and you weaken actually....feed the soul on God's word...nourish the body, strengthen the soul, live by the spirit.......

Healing occurs breath by breath.
Strength returns move by move.
Faith is restored act by act.
Belief is grown thought by thought.
Love is present day by day.
Persevere. Accept. Trust. Thank the source.

Fatigue and Forgetfulness FRIDAY FREEBIE

Sorry to be late. Posting 2.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Day 273 Seeking a Quiet Place

Hoping to find a quiet place
where peace prevails and
joy is abundant.
Believing such a place exists
I seek it with confidence that
can only work by releasing
the negative and
clinging to the positive.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Day 272 Sleepless in NC

Lack of sleep and exhausted beyond help,
I trudge through the muck and mire.
Dreading both days and nights
my soul cries out for peace.
"Respite, where are you?"
Hopeful & prayerful,
I beg for mercy.
Relentless I read the scriptures.
Where are the answers?
Did I miss a key verse?
Who abandoned whom?
Sick in body and spirit
I plead for our lives.
I sink for the "#?" time.
I desperately thrash to remian afloat.
God walks on the water to save me.
Am I worthy?
I fear the worse.
I am only a shell.
How many more nights can I survive?
How many more crises can I endure?
How will I make it through the inevitable?
I cross my fingers, fold my arms,
bow my head and breathe.
My body trembles uncontrollably.
O sleep! Where are you?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Day 269 Same ways seldom change.

I write the same words,
repeat the same verses and
relive old ills.
I worry over the same fears,
repeat mistakes, and
relive old problems.
I cry the same tears,
repeat the same prayers and
relive the same life.
History repeats.
We relive.
Life moves on.

Monday, February 22, 2010

To see God in All things

Day 268 Finding peace

Seek silent moments.
Trust God.
He is supreme
in finding your peace.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Day 267 Reflect

Reflect on life.
Find contentment.
Count blessings.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Day 266 Home and God and Angels

Home is my decompression chamber.
It is a place to release fears and troubles.
It is the place to unleash peace and faith.
Troubles and fears make us stronger.
Faith and peace sustain us.
Next time a challenge comes your way
take the leap of faith,
God's safety net will catch you..
When times are tough,
trust His angels to carry your through.

Image is a digital painting!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Day 263 Through it all

Smile through the tears.
Laugh through the fears.
Stand up to you foes.
Overcome your woes.
In your Lord & Savior trust.
Hope and prayer is a must.

Remember tomorrow is Friday Freebie!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Day 262 Ash Wednesday and Lenten thoughts

What to give up for Lent:
whining "poor me"
worry over what happens next
lack of self discipline
fear of the future
regret over the past

What to take on for Lent:
trust in God
belief in answered prayer
strengthening the body, mind and spirit
living the fruit of the spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control)
living heaven's way on earth

These thoughts are just to get you thinking about your own life, what to improve and what to ignore, what to work on and what to forget, what to believe and what to let go of. Release is a life long process just as I learned with balance last year (focus words). Every day is a chance to learn, grow, and develop our spiritual nature. It is the only part of our life that is truly ours to determine and by doing so we prepare for our eternity with God.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Listen with your heart.
Pray through your spirit.
Praise with your life.
Hope with your soul.
Trust with your mind.
God is with you.

Cling to His promises.
Retreat to His word.
Rest in His arms.
Believe in His grace.
Have faith in His Son.
Know the joy of His Holy Spirit.
God will never forsake you.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Day 261 Simple Solution

Be silent.
Hear God.
Be strong.
Obey God.
Be faithful.
Respect God.
Be joyous!
Love God.
Be patient.
Expect God.

digitally altered from an out of focus picture

Friday, February 12, 2010

Day 258 Just words and images.....

my soul thirsts
for God's peace
my heart hungers
for His love
my body trembles
or His strength
my mind yearns
for His wisdom
my spirit groans
for His mercy
my life accepts
His promises

Friday Freebie Day!

Enjoy! Download (right click and save as). Print as is, journal or collage on top of it.  Alter anyway you like digitally or actually cutting and pasting. Post a comment and share a link to your final creation so we can all enjoy and be inspired!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

day 256 Descriptions

Fatigue doesn't describe
tired body,
shaky spirit,
jumbled mind.

Fear doesn't describe
the woes of aging parents,
the financial deficits,
the uncertainties of life.

Hope describes
the possibilities in life,
the way to better days,
the belief system you need.

Love describes
the eyes through which God sees us,
the way we should see Him,
the only thing which the world needs.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Day 255 Prayer

Lead me on this path called life.
Help me up the hills,
over the mountains,
through the valleys, and
out of the deep rivers.
Light my way
when situations are darkest.
Hold me close,
when fear is present.
Protect me when
the demons attack.
Strengthen my core
when the walls shake around me.
Be my source in every situation.
Forgive me when I fail.
Bless my world
with Your mighty goodness.
Hear my cries.
Increase my laughter.
Turn my fatigue into abundant energy.
Show me your way with every breath.
Thank your for my abundant blessings.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Introducing Friday Freebies for Art Journaling and Inspiration

Beginning this Friday 2/12/2010
I will have a free graphic for you to download
and save for your art journaling, collaging, inspiration and fun!
Some will be painted backgrounds as above. There will be some
blank templates and some partially colored templates with maybe even a
word or two to get you thinking. Feel free to edit any way you wish.
Simply right click on the image and choose save as.....
I think you will have fun and feel free to post comments
to your own website and/or blogs that show how you've used them
so we can all be inspired. Just link back to here please.
Since I have a hard time waiting, here is a bonus freebie to get you going!

Day 253 Repeat and Release

Breathe on me breath of God

Fill my mind with your peace.

Breathe on me breath of God

Fill my heart with your love.

Breathe on my breath of God

Fill my soul with your mercy.

Breathe on my breath of God

Fill my ears with your words.

Breathe on me breath of God

Fill my eyes with your beauty.

Breathe on me breath of God

Fill my body with your grace.

Breathe on me breath of God

Fill my hands with your blessings to share.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Day 252 Time waits for no one

I've wasted days
in fear
when I should have had more faith.

I've lost weeks
to worry
when I should have been praying.

I've thrown away months
giving in to bad thought
when I should have grown in Christ.

I've gave up years
to negativity
when I should have been releasing it and
unleashing  positive thinking.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Day 251 Revisited Words

Peace comes from the
Quiet moments we hear
God’s whispers.
We hear him in
A bird’s song,
A creek’s trickle,
The wind’s sonnet.
Faith comes from within
The soul of man
Where God resides.
It grows through
Patience and waiting,
Sighs and mysteries,
A weary heart and soul.
Strength comes in the
Midst of weakness,
Where God is working.
We realize it when
Calm and receptive,
Willing and submissive,
Looking and seeking.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

A foggy morning
reminds me to clear my head
of negative thoughts.
The snow crusted ground
calls me to soften my heart.
The cold air forces me
breathe out,
releasing pent up emotions.
The light of another day
causes me to rethink
my life's purpose.
Moonlight stops me in my tracks,
and I know I must express gratitude
for surviving another day.
Turn to God.
Allow God.
Follow God.
I am not in control.
He is.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Day 248

Baptized in the spirit
We are renewed.
Old fears and worries
wash away.
A clean soul
provides space
for happiness and contentment
to reside.
A lighter heart
allows us to soar
beyond our
world weary bodies.
We release control
and follow the Master's path.

A well spring of reserve flows beneath the surface of each of God's children.
He fillst hat resevoir and we are ready to face the day,
knowing He will walk each step with us. We will zap negative thinking
arrows from piercing our skin by calling on our Protector.
Together we battle and triumph any earthly war.
There is no need to run and hide.
There is no need to waste time complaining.
There is no need to seek outside comforts.
Gos is our soul's guide in anthing and everything
each and every day.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Day 247 Winter

winter snow
reflects God's light
emphasizing His richness

winter cold
draws the soul within
finding forgotten peace

winter days pause life
and the spirit renews
for the next journey

winter years
remember life's blessings
and are grateful

Monday, February 01, 2010

Day 246 Repairing the broken

Though a broken and shattered vessel,                 
God continues to repair and fill me
with His love and goodness.
Even a spiritual journey has days
of uncertain turns and
lost ways but
God continues to guide and
direct me
to safe destination.

(after my afternoon walk yesterday....I decided to
change the image on this post. This vessel is broken
but it is blanketed with God's snowy arms.)