A sweltering day became A breezy cool evening. Strength grows under pleasant skies. Faith increases when under fire. Joy is a blessing after the turbulence. Hope returns slowly to a weary soul and body. **** A surprising breeze slips through the day of heat. A kind word penetrates my spirit. A pleasant thought leaks through my soul. I survive. A natural sound of joy is music to my ears. A calming idea relaxes my body. A hopeful moment inhabits my mind. I rebound. A loving God eases my pain and fear. A gentle Christ gives up His own life for me. A cleansing spirit swells within my being. I live.
a message is written with her spirit. A purpose is found deep in her soul. a life is discovered. She seeks release and knows her reality exists despite a loss of courage and a hope for contentment. She forges ahead in faith.
So blessed to have my DAD this Father's Day
since last one he was in rehab, uncertain of how much
Life is not a menu. You get what you are served and take it, deal with it or do without. Faith helps us find ways to deal with the less than palatable items. Hope gives us promise of sweeter fare next time. Belief gets us through to the next spread. So learn to enjoy the surprise that the feast of life offers. Share it with friends and delight in its indulgence.
Yes, God, life can bring all we expect. There will be problems but the only real problem is the attitude we choose. To be above the situation and not of the situation is the real work in seeking God's will.
Ants travel in irregular patterns. Forward and back. Around in circles. Doubling back. Does God see us doing much the same? How foolish we are! We need to stay on one track--heavenward. Everything we say, do, believe and expect should be making a path to heaven's gate. It is the ultimate destination.
Frivolous activity lost spirit
Wasted lives unrelenting souls
Worrisome ways hard heads
Doubting hearts disbelieving pilgrims
No way to approach the life we are given.
Prayerful spirits understanding souls
Loving hearts forgiving minds
Purposeful tasks trusting ways
Faithful lives grateful beings
This makes for a great life, lived on the road to the Promised Land.
I don't do it all right. I'm not even sure it's a 50/50 split but I do attempt
re-dos and beg for mercy living to survive this heaven bound thing we call life.
Maybe one day I'll feel a bit of progress and continue on the road, a mile or two closer to that great reward-eternal life.
1 Thessalonians 5:17
Since writing this a few days ago, I noticed another ant behavior. They don't like the heat. They travel in the shadow and the minute they feel the sun, they change directions back to the shade. We can also learn an important lesson from that. Stay out of the heat of Satan's influence and follow the cool leading of Christ's love.
Things are going so well….it scares me. Raised by a superstitious family I often find myself acting and thinking in superstitious ways and I hate it. How does a Christian allow this to happen? Dad's stress test went so well. NO HEART PROBLEMS! Now if Mom can get a good report tomorrow, I will be super elated!!!! I recently won an honorable mention in the I Am Woman annual art show. I learned today that I received an honorable mention in the AARP Calendar contest. I had no problems at the dentist! What if my good streak of good news ends here? I will be thankful, count my blessings and move forward by faith! (She says as she shrinks behind a tree! AND where does lightening strike? YIKES!) Lord in your mercy, I, your humble servant, thank you!