Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Contentment


(inspired by recent Cloth, Scissors, Paper)


Contentment
with your life
is
prosperity!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

stillness


be still for a moment
and know God's presence
be still for a lifetime
and live a godly existence

Monday, March 28, 2011

C H O O S E an anagram

Choose

Heavenly


Order


In


Cherished


Eternity


Image is a new art book about me and how hard we must work to maintain our own identity when we are constantly expected to play
so many different roles
"by and to" so many different people!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

just imagine

Staying the course, I will mend my soul.

Trusting and praying, I will be made whole.

Believing and seeking, I will find my way.

Through faith and devotion, I will not sway.

Speaking to Him daily, I will bow on my knee.

By the word of God, I will be set free.

Friday, March 25, 2011

seek direction

Facing your world,



Choose your focus.


Take the time you need


To heal,


To rest,


To survive.


Then you can be


Strong for the days


You can’t be first or catered to always.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

finding answers

What better way to learn than to teach?



What better way to receive empathy than to express compassion?


What better way to be heard than to listen?


What better way to feel appreciated than to show appreciation?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Answers

Thirsty?



God can quench.


Hungry?


Feed on God’s word.


Broken?


God’s love can repair.


Forgotten?


Not by God .


Alone?


Not if filled with God’s spirit.


Hurt?


God can take it away.


Burdened?


God will carry it.


Tired?


God will give you strength.


Unheard?


God is always listening.


Insomnia?


God never sleeps; lie down in peace.


God can meet all needs. We must discern need from want. He answers all prayers even when we think not. Maybe we don’t see the answers he deemed correct.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

choosing

Choose today:

One small change of attitude.

One small change of outlook.

One small change of perspective.

One small change of direction.

One small change of priority.

Then experience:

One small change of pace.

One small change of focus.

One small change of thought.

One small change of hope.

One small change of self.


Monday, March 21, 2011

fading fast

Life is foggy.



Days run together


Forming years.


Mind is shutting down.


Thoughts overlap

Causing tears.

Body is fatigues.

Escalated pain

Losing energy.


Heart is weary.

Beating irregularly

Growing lethargy.


Spirit is fading.

Perseverance is gone.


Dwindling hope.

Soul is lost.


Grace has disappeared.

Tired of coping.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

the source




When the well is dry,

go to the source.

When your strength is gone,

cling to the source.

When you lose your way,

follow the source.

When you have no clue,

trust the source.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

getting by

All my yesterdays hold faith.

All my tomorrows hold fears.

All my todays hold hope.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


May life be sweet.
May people be kind.
May you not lose your heart.
May smiles be multiplied.
May tears be few.
May your rainbow shine with every hue.
May sleep be restorative.
May waking be joyful.
May you know all things beautiful.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

What a difference a day makes!



These two sections were written on different days. Just take them as they come. Each day will be different!
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The light has left her.



She slowly learns about her needs, her vacant, unsated needs.


She dreams of remarkable passion but only has the words and images.


She hopes for serene quiet days and nights but finds them not.


She believes in truth and love but it seldom comes her way anymore.


She expects life to improve but the same old troubles and pain haunt her daily-hourly. She probably needs professional help but is it possible?

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I hear my little neighborhood wren this morning.



It’s cheery song calls me to have hope.


Cheery bird melodies give encouragement.


I heard an owl.


It’s steady lonesome call gave comfort.


Alone with God is comfort.


Alone with God is peace.

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Struggle is part of Life

I struggle but



I keep believing.


I struggle but


I keep trusting.


I struggle but


I keep praying.


I struggle but


I keep hoping.


I struggle but


I keep going


With God’s strength,


Through God’s love,


In God’s peace,


By God’s grace.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

promise of spring's hope

Lord, in your mercy…

Maintaining sanity,

Help me reserve the remaining part.

Losing ground steadily,

Hold me up a little longer.

Hanging by a single thread,

Tie a knot in it and hold me close.

Lost and hurting,

Rescue me!


Saturday, March 12, 2011

past, present, future

Learn from the past.
Live in the present.
Hope for the future.

Release the past.
Embrace the present.
Accept the future.

File the past.
Use the present.
Choose the future.






Thursday, March 10, 2011

Trust and accept.


The past is passed.


Revel in it.


Trust and accept.


The future isn't here yet,


Look forward to it.


Trust and accept.


Today is the present,


A gift.


Use it wisely.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

He is always there!

With God in our heart


We are never apart.


For where we are He is;


We are always His.


Giving his support and love


And all good gifts from above;


Without Him I would surely fall


But can't since He is my All.


With Him I will always stay


Following him the rest of my days.


He gives me joy and peace


With which my worries release.


Filled with His spirit


Lifting my own spirit;


Fearing not the unknown


Rejoicing in Him, my safety zone.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

I can make it! YOU can too!

If I can just
trust faith,
I can make it.
If I can just
maintain hope,
I can make it.
If I can just
believe in prayer,
I can make it.
If I can just
 accept life,
I can make it.
If I can just

keep peace,
I can make it!
With God,
I CAN MAKE IT!

Friday, March 04, 2011

rebirth


Yesterday and today and the next few days will have these original quotes on decorative painted backgrounds. Feel free to save, share and use but please give credit to this blog site.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

seeing clearly


Look through God’s window

& see your soul

Walk through His door

& find your heart.

Live in His rooms

& know your spirit.




Tuesday, March 01, 2011

choices for Lent

What to give up for Lent:

EXCESS:

• Words that say nothing to lift up

• Fears that will most likely never come true

• Worries that waste energy and faith

• Thoughts that steal your hope

• Habits that attack your body and spirit

• Accumulation that clutters your life

• Obsessions that lead to self- destruction

• Guilt that robs your confidence