Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Maybe today!

Maybe

Today will be
THE DAY
She realizes all her many blessings and
Start living her life again.
Maybe
Today will be
THE DAY
She stops reliving
Old pains and troubles and
Starts living her life of blessings and
Good memories.
Maybe
Today will be
THE DAY
She actually
LIVES
For the first time
In her life!

Monday, November 29, 2010

New Approach

Just here

Barely breathing
Going through the motions
Not my happiest Christmas
Time for an attitude check
Choose a new one
Believe in Christmas miracles


Choose a new
Vantage point
See it from a new angle
Maybe a new view
Will provide solutions


Stepping out of the box
Maybe the clue
To healing a
Body breaking down
Spirit on hold
Soul in distress
Mind on loan
Heart of hopelessness


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Filling the Emptiness


This may be her only chance to mend.
Her art and devotions heal her soul and fill her spirit.
with God the Father,
His only Son, and
the Holy Spirit
this empty shell begins to feel again.

With the fruit of the spirit
love,
joy,
peace,
forbearance,
kindness,
goodness,
faithfulness,
gentleness and
self-control
she will not be empty ever again.





Saturday, November 27, 2010

Satisfaction comes from within...

When we look to outward sources for satisfaction we only find a temporary source.
True satisfaction come from inward contentment. Be happy with who you are,
where you are, what you are and how you are and you will be truly satisfied.


Friday, November 26, 2010

if only I could reboot


she goes like a robot on auto-pilot
when the power is killed or the battery depleted
she shuts down
each time she fears it may be the last time
how many more reboots does she have left

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Burning Questions

Why do some people's  faith strengthen in crisis and others weaken?
Why do some lights shine brighter in darkness and others go out completely?
Why do some questions find easy answers and some find none at all?
Why do some stories always have happy endings and some seem to never end?
Why are some days up and others are down?
Why does the sun shine on cloudy people's days and the rain pour on sunny people?
Why do some problems have easy fixes  and some have none?
Why do some see the glass half full and some see it half empty?
Why do I ask such difficult questions?
There are few easy answers?


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

without and within

pray without words
God hears it
cry without tears
God wipes them
dream without dininish
God grows
hope without failure
God lives
wound without breaking
God heals
believe without falter
God strengthens
be faithful without weakening
God is everything


Monday, November 22, 2010

just words but there is power in words



on my deck
fully focused
alone and away
with God
reminded to
allow Him to
lead,
renew,
refresh,
refuel,
release,
His mighty
healing power

release (let go) what is toxic in life
release (unleash) God's love and healing
get through the
darkest,
sickest,
loneliest
valleys

Friday, November 19, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Realizations come to us unexpectedly!

My women's circle adopts a family at holiday time to assist with their needs, food, staples, etc....when getting ready to do my part, I was able to get most things from my own storage. Amazing how much I have and take for granted. I went to the store and picked up a few extra things that occurred to me again how much I have and take for granted....common things used daily: toothbrush, deodorant, kleenex...I am blessed abundantly but stll find myself whining from time to time. Yes, I have my share of problems and needs but they are really quite minor compared to most. Holiday time is the best time to really notice how much you have and how much you can share with others.
Make a mental note each day of what you have that many may consider a luxury!


and my greatest luxury is my art!

today and tomorrow

Believe it or not



today’s tough times


will be tomorrow’s good old days.


Believe it or not


today’s trouble


will build tomorrow’s strength.


Believe it or not


today’s tears


will be tomorrow’s laughter.


Believe it or not


today’s pleas


will be tomorrow’s answered prayers.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

consumed


It's about how you live...

Living a peaceful life begins within.
The war inside the spirit is a losing battle many times.
If a calm and still mind is what one chooses
the heart will follow.


Friday, November 12, 2010

Daily Choices

Finding answers to life hardest questions begins on our knees.

Having real joy in life begins with gratitude.

DO I BELIEVE THIS DRIBBLE I WRITE?

I’m not sure some days. Sometimes I think these flowery thoughts make me feel better but then reality kicks in and it all sounds stupid and na├»ve. Life is what it is. We take it one day at a time. There are good ones, bad ones and lots of mediocre ones. Each is what we make it. Each is what and how we choose to live it. My dad hasn’t complained once the whole time he’s been in recovery from his stroke nearly 18 months ago. He says you make up your mind how you will feel and live each day. What a gem of wisdom!
 When will it become my way of facing life and living each day?


Tuesday, November 09, 2010

inside

healing comes from within
i will continue to
search my spirit for weakness
my heart for doubt
my soul for struggle
strength from God will take away all weakness
faith from God will remove all doubt
peace from God will relieve all struggle