Friday, April 29, 2011

Choose

Today I choose:


To release old worries

To hope for better times

To be grateful for much

To believe God’s power

To trust and accept His word


To dream big


To grow more faithful


To find joy


To know balance

To pray without ceasing


And of course it’s so much easier to write than to execute but I will truly try!


Thursday, April 28, 2011

eat pray love AND FINALLY A POSTED PIC AGAIN!




The book by Liz Gilbert and movie with Julia Roberts EAT PRAY LOVE surely makes one think and examine her life. This watercolor collage is the result...and hopefully now with a Picasa Web Album (formerly or still known as Flicker) I can post pics again but have to waste time downloading to Picasa to then download on blogger. ARGH! Technology can surely be exasperating! AND WHAT ABOUT ALL THAT TIME IT SAVES US?

keeping on

Propagate hope.

Generate faith.

Produce love.

Live joy.

Create strength.

Prove perseverance.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

to dream

Oh to have a languid lazy summer day.

A day to one’s self sitting by a gentle creek.

Can those carefree days of youth ever return?

Or had the irrepressible responsibilities of adulthood robbed us blindly?

Hope can keep one’s chances open.

Joy can be had within a mind at peace.

Faith can be a catalyst if we allow it.

Monday, April 25, 2011

After Easter

A pause for a cup of coffee here on my less that perfect sun deck as life unfolds. I saw a glimpse of one day being on a deck at Fernwood, with my early morning vespars (I'll call it). I can't wait but how much more must I endure before it comes to fruition? Can I survive that long? Will there always be battles to fight in fear, doubt and emptiness?
Yesterday was  not perfect but we were together and that felt pretty near perfect. Why can't pretty near perfect be good enough? Some people never even have that!
Choice (my word focus for the year) is mine. Make the most of it or suffer the by products of lack of control, fearful living and doubting faith. I MUST CHOOSE to see hope, good, possibility and all the blessings I still have. Life has a funny twist at every corner. If it were a gook every chapter would unfold into uncertainty but should that not make the read all that more exciting? Complacency leads to lost feelings of compassion and wisdom and beauty.
i know the best lessons are learned through trials. But OH! How I fight it rather that giving in to it and just riding it out on a floating raft of hope......

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Reflection

The empty tomb of our life is filled
with the warming light of Christ’s resurrection.

We move forward into the light
allowing all darkness to fade.

Never again should fear rule our days.

It is a day of finding hope…a day of triumph.

It is a glorious Easter day…a day of joy.

It is a day for familial love…
a day to make memories that will last for years.













Friday, April 22, 2011

words without images

Seek God with your whole heart.

Trust God with your whole life.

Know God with your whole spirit.

Believe God with your whole soul.

Accept God with you whole being.


(still cannot post images-sorry)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

It's right there!

Look for peace; it hides in a moment’s grace.

Dream of happiness; it lurks in selfishness.

Hope for contentment; it resides in ordinary days.

Yearn for strength; it lives within fear.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

enough said

for some unknown reason...i can no longer post images to this blog...any ideas?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Rescue yourself

Don’t waste your life waiting to be rescued.


You know you best.

You know your needs.

So rescue yourself.

Put on your self- control big britches.

Tie your loose ends in a knot.

Force your fear out of the way.


Monday, April 18, 2011

withdrawing within is good for a body

There’s a place within


I cling to when fearful.

Hope is there

Awake and strong.

When tired I go within


To a place of quiet and peace.

If I’m feeling alone

And doubtful


I hide within where

Love and faith abide.


Saturday, April 16, 2011

every day

Every day is another chance

To believe more strongly
To trust more assuredly.
Every day is another opportunity
To love more deeply
To live more spherically.
Every day is another hope
To have more faith
To have deeper peace.
Every day is another day to get it right.





Friday, April 15, 2011

exercise the whole

Some of us exercise our bodies,
Some, our minds,
Others, our imagination
And some exercise all three.
We should also exercise
Our spirit to be fully
Cohesive living beings.


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Without a word…faith works


Without a word
My heart pounds out a message of
Live laugh love
Without a word
My soul reaches for a deep lesson
Give and receive
Without a word
My spirit sends forth a decree
Believe, trust and know


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Looking at your life from the outside and the inside

Spring
Life returns…
I want to embrace it and smile in my soul
But grief and fear hold me back.
Hope
For life to return
I want to feel it and
Laugh in my spirit but
Dread and doubt paralyze me.
Joy…
For life in my days again
I want to know it and
Relax in my heart but
Anger and resentment consume me.
Contentment…
For my life to return to a relaxing normal
I want to believe it and
Have it in my being but
Uncertainty and mistrust won’t allow it.
Life…
I will see it return and give new life
I deserve it and
Need it
But choice and trust must be my doing.




Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunday Reflection gives perspective for week ahead

As I walk, the birds sing praises for the morning light



But my soul dwells in the pitch black of night.


Carolina blue skies point the way to heaven’s glory


But my heart sinks into sheol’s despair.


Blossoms burst forth with amazement at creation


But my spirit dwindles in bitterness of disappointment.


Then I sit in church in stillness of all my thoughts and


The organ plays O FOR A THOUSAND TONGUES TO SING…


LEAP YE LAME FOR JOY….and


Suddenly my soul lightens….


All at once my heart lifts…. And


Finally my spirit swells again.


God has made me whole.


You can always choose your perspective!

Sunday, April 03, 2011

seek and believe

Seeking answers to questions

I can’t even ask.

Praying for solutions to impossible situations.

Hoping against hope to

Just make it one more day.

Believing one day I may be truly

Happy again,

At peace in my soul.

Trusting time to heal

My weary spirit.


Saturday, April 02, 2011

There will always be challenges!

Challenges prove our strength.

Troubles enforce our faith.

Hard times prove our patience.

Life’s storms cause us to find shelter in God’s grace.

If we never had difficulties how many of us would find God’s grace and try to live every day in it?




Friday, April 01, 2011

God will

Even though the tears are ready to fall

God will embrace you.

Even when the nerves are ready to break

God will sustain you.

Even if the mind is ready to go

God will save you.

Even when the heart is ready to stop

God will revive you.

And if the spirit is ready to disappear

Into that bright light

God will be waiting to embrace you!