Monday, April 30, 2012

Fear N O T!

It would be a shame to have made it this far and give up.

It would be such a waste to have invested all these years and then check out.

It would be such a loss to have done ALL THIS LIVING, SERVING, and HELPING and then just stop!

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Do I keep praying the words I’ve prayed before?

Do I keep wishing for the same things I’ve always wanted?

Do I keep dreaming the identical thoughts as always?

Do I hope for similar outcomes as normal?

Do I expect answers?

YES!

As long as I pray for God’s will in every aspect of my days and,

Wish for His guidance each day I breathe and,

Dream of His message to be seen in my life and,

Hope for His love to shine in my heart!


Sunday, April 29, 2012

More random advice:



Embrace harmony daily


Protect self from


Delegate chores that don’t help you


Request help from those who can


Treasure holiness of everything


Live life fully


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She went to bed in pain and fighting fears.


She found a short span of rest.


She woke in worry and pain.


She walked and absorbed the beauty and greatness of God.


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The first sight of Queen Anne’s lace;


The smell of Honeysuckle.;


The sound of the Humming Bird’s wings;


The taste of fresh produce;


The feel of a spring rain on your face;


Life can be saved.


Saturday, April 28, 2012

Just when I think I can go no further
I find a sprint of strength.

Just when I think I can bear no more
I find help in the least thought way.

Just when I think I can feel no encouragement
I find the perfect scripture.

Just when I think I can plead no more in prayer
I find an answer to past prayers.

Just when I think I can have no faith left….faith finds me.




Friday, April 27, 2012

All life goes through seasons.

There are seasons of

Hope and doubt;

Faith and fear;

Joy and sorrow;

Belief and uncertainty;

Trust and caution;

Acceptance and denial;

Truth and fiction;

Blessings and curses.

God does not desert us in the valleys of adversity.

He guides us through them.

God accompanies and extends His love to us through each and every

season, good or bad.




Thursday, April 26, 2012

random thoughts

Accept stillness

Breathe

Quiet the mental noise

Control thoughts

Create the change you need

Clarify what you want

Pray for power equal to tasks

Hold on to good


Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Lord of Lords

King of Kings

Please grant my

Prayers one thing

Man in spirit

Man of flesh

Please grant

My one wish

A calm, quiet

Life of hope,

Less pain

That I may cope


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tears need to flow.

Pain must go.

Self-control must be mastered.

Fears must be blasted.

Joy must return.

Faith’s got to burn.

Lord, in Your mercy.


Monday, April 23, 2012

Maybe I write these words for myself only.



Maybe I sing a song for my ears only.


Maybe I speak the truth for my heart only.


Maybe I pray a prayer for my soul only.


Maybe I create images for my mind only.


Maybe I journal for my spirit only.



Friday, April 20, 2012

can i be fixed?

Bound and gagged

I can’t say

To anyone

How I really feel,

What I need or

When it really began.

Although I have a hunch it started with my first breath.

I guess it will end only with my last.

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It’s not really family getting me down.

It’s all of life.

It’s my spirit flooded with fear.

It’s my brain overrun with doubt.

It’s my heart smothered with worry.

It’s my soul weighed down with superstition.

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I need to cry till I am dehydrated.

I need to be held till I’m content.

I need to find hope where none is obvious.

I need to know for sure there are better days ahead.

I need to have someone hold me while I sob.

I need to sleep till my body is rested.



But nothing feels this cavernous soul and

I desperately feel lost and unsure.



I know selfless is the way of the teachings of Christ.

AND my needs do not have to be first BUT

I can’t remember when they ever were---so that’s why I whine

So much but there are not enough whining’s to get my needs met ever!




Thursday, April 19, 2012

A sickened soul

Cannot be whole

A weakened spirit

Cannot be content

A broken heart

Cannot be a part

Of a hopeful life


She takes pen to paper and finds peace return to a confused mind.

A few paints and a brush and her nerves calm and her hands steady.

Even crayons and a color sheet bring her creative spirit a new solace.




Wednesday, April 18, 2012

somedays you just need to runaway!

Life is lost in living too close to death.

Life is lost in self-made fortresses that do not protect but rather imprison.

Life is lost in spiritual battles where we allow satan a stronghold.

Life is found in believing life everlasting through Christ.

Life is found in tearing down walls of self- made prisons.

Life is found when we fight satan with God the Father, Christ the Son and the Holy Spirit.






Tuesday, April 17, 2012

mixed feelings

Fear runs in the background of daily routines.

Prayers linger on the tip of my tongue.

Doubt hides behind every joy.

Peace lurks amidst anger and impatience.

Uncertainty attacks every belief.

Clarity of presence holds my hand.

Death and disaster haunt my thoughts day and night.

Hope comforts my dreams of survival and surrender.

Disappointing questions find faith-filled answers and

I saved by grace to make it another day.




Monday, April 16, 2012

saving self

Strength for the long haul;

Peace for the daily battles;

Grace for earthly living;

My prayer

Energy for repeated tasks;

Blessing for daily needs;

Answer for life’s problems;

Solutions for all puzzles;

My hope.




Sunday, April 15, 2012

looking for the sunny disposition

I need new words with happier meaning.

I want better thoughts that are peaceful and calm.

I desire different feelings that have less negative.

I hope for unique experiences that are more pleasing.

I crave extraordinary memories that are good.




Saturday, April 14, 2012

pray with belief

Spring’s breath fills me with comfort.



Nature’s symphony provides me much beauty.


God’s grace fills me with hope.


Peace is present.


I grab hold of it.


I will be whole again.


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Mark’s words remind me:


Ask in prayer, believe in spirit, it is yours. (Mark 11:24)


God-


Bring peace


               Hope


                         Joy


                              MIRACLES!


Amen in Christ





Friday, April 13, 2012

I AM AS ...

I AM AS STRONG AS MY FAITH IN GOD.

I AM AS CALM AS MY PEACE THROUGH GOD.

I AM AS CONTENT AS MY JOY IN GOD.

I AM AS GOOD AS MY SERVICE TO GOD.

I AM AS LOVED AS GOD LOVES ME.

I AM A GRACED AS GOD FORGIVES ME.








Thursday, April 12, 2012

sustained solace


Oh, Father above,

Hallowed by your name.

May your kingdom be with us today.

May your will be ours on earth as there with you in heaven.

Give us today what we need for sustaining us.

Forgive our sins,

Known and unknown,

Committed and omitted

As we forgive those who wrong us.

Lead us out of temptation and into Your glory.

Deliver us from all evil.

For your kingdom is everything we need.

Your power is absolute.

Your glory is forever.

Amen.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

More Hope

One week behind me.

I look to hope.

One week passed.

I am grateful for answered prayers.

One week gone.

I find peace again.

One week lost.

I know God is in charge.

One week after

I can breathe.

(written during the trials of early March)




Tuesday, April 10, 2012

art brings me up

When my heart breaks I turn to God’s love.

When my spirit weakens I turn to God’s strength.

When my mind cracks I turn to God’s wisdom.

When my soul is lost I turn to God’s mercy and grace.

I can always turn to God when I am downtrodden.




Monday, April 09, 2012

Easter thoughts

Easter pasts hold both joyful and sorrowful memories.
Present Easter holds steady with hope and contentment.
Maybe a spirit of joy will be ressurrected.
Maybe a life of hope will rebirth.
Maybe a body of health will renew.
Maybe a future Easter of peace will replenish!

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Easter!





Easter joy

Begins with the birth

Of a little baby boy.

We remember

All the good He did and

All the pain He had to suffer.

Today we honor

His amazing sacrifice.

Today we share or

Extend this awesome story.

Saturday, April 07, 2012

sacrifice

God gives me so much.
Why do I plead for more?
God fogives me daily.
Why can't I forgive myself?
God blesses me abundantly.
Why am I not more grateful?
God never leaves nor forsakes me.
Why do I leave and forsake Him?
God attends to my every need.
Why do I ignore His needs?
(to love, obey and share Him)
God sacrificed His only Son.
Why do I complain about small sacrifices?
God's Son died for me.
Why do I whine about anything?


Friday, April 06, 2012

sometimes hope finds us!



LOOKING FOR HOPE

1. Face your fears

2. Drink life

3. Center your spirit

4. Stand firm for what you believe

5. Practice balance

6. Quiet your mind

7. Cultivate home

8. Move your body

9. Keep the faith

10. Inspire and be inspired

11. Persevere

12. Find meaning in life

13. Seek respite

14. Listen more than you talk

15. Learn from your mistakes

16. Love

17. Dream daily

18. Commune with nature

19. Laugh often

20. Look within daily

21. Pray

22. Know the value of true friendship

23. Obey the 10 commandments

24. Create your own world and find a voice of hope, love, peace, joy, faith, patience

25. Count blessings

26. Seek wisdom

27. Find the good in all things

28. Avoid guilt trips

29. No matter what be OK

30. Seek random truth

• Experience luck

• Live better

• Survive choices

• Endure leaps of faith

• Love eternity

• Handle rejection

• Have unforgettable moments

• Wear life well

• Expect strength

• Honor victory

• Accept motivation

• Inspire others

• Reflect spirit

• Choose belief

31. Follow a path of peace

32. Keep looking for hope no matter what

33. Star in your own life

34. Enjoy surprises

35. Believe in God, Christ and the Holy Spirit

36. Find yourself in others

37. Grow something

38. Stay in the light

39. Maintain high values

40. Be optimistic

41. Find the moon’s magic

42. Believe in angels


Thursday, April 05, 2012

egg-stra blessed

May today allow me to see an end to suffering

May I always hear the good in all.

May I believe the power of God’s touch in all lives.

May I forever taste God’s goodness in every way.

My I simply smell His sweetness and trust His guidance.

May I know His path is clear and evident, though not always easy.

May art continue to be therapeutic for me.