The Frozen Flowers

This wonderful God we serve, has planted a garden in us all.

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The warmth of the mornings sitting outside are over. The flowers that brought us such joy, is now frozen in time. But a candle continues to burn as my love for you will never die. Cuddled in the house, sipping my warm brew, I thank God for our new life. He made our dreams come true. The holidays, fast approaching, will be like none other! My spirit fills the room as I anxiously await for the holidays to begin. Being accompanied by you, is the greatest gift God could send me….my heart just smiles as I look out at the frozen flowers.

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As most grow older and settle for a habitual routine, you and I are about to dance on the roulette Wheel of Fortune. Our lives, so full of joy and blessings, God has anointed our love for one another. Together, our mission is to give that, which only comes from the Holy Spirit, to every last person on Earth. Washing away the demons of yesterday, I look at you across the room. As the sun’s rays filter on your face, I realize, now, that the hell we went through was worth it all. God has honored us for being faithful to Him. He has ignited our hearts into the greatest love story ever written!

Dreams – the impossible thoughts – do come true! Some, you would never believe possible. But through prayer, I confirm that all things are obtainable through our Heavenly Father. And when you talk about riches, it’s not money. It’s the immense security of God depositing His grace into the voids of the disheartened.

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Keeping the faith, knowing God gives you unconditional love, stay in prayer and let Him control. We are not powerful enough to move the world although we can all paddle to help it turn. Grab an oar! Lend your soul to where God guides you conscience!

My heart is so content as the sun burns away the pain of long ago. And though our frozen flowers may wilt in the coming days, our hearts will still blossom like a summer shower. Love only grows if you water it.

My dear friends, allow my love for our friendships to spill over into your holidays! I pray for our Father to anoint everyone’s soul with the spirit of love and not contain our hearts’ determination. This wonderful God we serve, has planted a garden in us all. We discover, later in life, how to nurture the spirit that keeps our flowers from freezing.

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Bearing My Faith

….I will follow all the days I remain beneath the shroud, bearing my faith, where I’m protected.

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Walking as though to follow my prince, the footprints by the rejuvenated waves has once again returned to the annoying noise of things I forgot. All that remains are memories that fill my heart, as I sit alone waiting on my coffee. Smiles consume my spirit now. My yesteryears of illusions and nightmares now give way to answered prayers. Grateful to God, my life I owe to God’s never undying love for me. So, I come to the altar of time where all I can do is praise His name, bearing my faith.

Under a cloud of interpretation, my soul now climbs with determination. My strength to conquer the unforeseen comes to the forefront. It is He, my Lord in heaven, that shall help me up as now I am responsible for two.

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Love….no greater army shall defend my title. Though the sun may not always shine on our shoulders, God will always abundantly umbrella our hearts in stormy weather.

Tired, I travel with my cross to bear as the scars of life have left their mark. Now imperfect, I limp, carrying all the love I have to fight the demons which have tried to conquer my past. But God, our Father, has kept our boat from sinking. As we give Him the faith he so richly deserves, I recognize I’d be nothing less than a meal beneath the sea without His love.

Every day, I travel upstream to spawn my creativity….a gift I cannot return but rather share it with the world. God, again, has miraculously saved me! And in the clouds of the unforeseen, the GPS – my heavenly Father – I will follow all the days I remain beneath the shroud, bearing my faith, where I’m protected.  Amen.

 

 

Forest Of Friends

Friends are forever….never let go of the yarn that stitched you together!

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Morning breaks….the earth comes alive. The roosters first, then a dog barking, and a weary, old cow grazing on the farm. They all concede it’s time to get up as well. Meanwhile, I sit and listen to the stillness asking God to intercede. With aches and pains and life’s normal drama, there’s nowhere to go except to God in prayer. This is where we find peace within all those who care.

I pray for my friends, for where would I be without them. Like an old tree in a forest that, by nature, falls against another saying, “Lean on me if you need support”, and don’t we all? Every now and again, friends, a noncommittal entity, asks nothing in return to come to the rescue of some, like a yielding tree.

But friends, I can only share the love and respect that dwells in the hearts of many, as we all have a slice of dignity that God gives us to share with others. Friends, like trees of the forest, all live in God’s same parish to take care of one another. As branches seem to shade and protect their saplings, we too protect the afflicted. It’s our peers we’ve known for years, and their integrity, that stand like the branches.

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We….a community, a camaraderie of employees, or graduation class from high school, all bear fruit as we help one another. Our forest of friends….some close, some miles apart, support and honor the memories of growing up. Some relationships are new and need to cultivate, the saplings. The forest….an aroma so spiritual, as God rules where the tree trunks grow.

 

John 15: 12-15
….This is my commandment: that you love each other as I have loved you. There is no greater love than this—that a man should lay down his life for his friends.

 

I love my friends. They bring me encouragement and strength. It’s like running a marathon as they stand on the sidelines waving me on. Can you say the same too? There are two kinds of people – leaders and followers. Which are you?

God gives each of us the capability to help one another, not to be a solo act. Friends are forever….never let go of the yarn that stitched you together! (Eccl 4:12) It turns into a tapestry of love for the fellow man you care so much about. By God’s design, aren’t we all about love and kindness? Help one another….like the tree in the forest. It bears fruit to carry the branches of the less fortunate.

 


Who were the forest of friends in the Bible?

 

David and Jonathan:  (1 Samuel 18: 1-3)

“After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself. 2 From that day Saul kept David with him and did not let him return home to his family. 3 And Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself. “

 

Friends of Job:  (Job 2:11)

“When Job’s three friends, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite, heard about all the troubles that had come upon him, they set out from their homes and met together by agreement to go and sympathize with him and comfort him.”

 

Elijah and Elisha:   (2 Kings 2:2)

“Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here; the Lord has sent me to Bethel.”  But Elisha said, “As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel.”

 

 

Our Wedding

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With our heads in the clouds and the stars at our grasp, you walk down the aisle. The music plays as the ocean keeps beat with our hearts. In your lace dress, decorated with pearls and sea shells, you look like a goddess returning to the sea once more. I stand alone and watch you carve your way onto the sand. You’re footprints are forever sculptured in eternity in the sand.

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A couple stops to commemorate the ceremony with us, then another and another as though they are all invited. The crowd forms a semicircle to watch us and minus the waves’ accompanying sound, you can hear a pin drop.

Facing each other and holding hands, we smile at each other and the minister begins. The minister smiles as it’s only supposed to be a party for two. “Dearly beloved, we have come together….” I think to myself, this reminds me of a wedding on the Hallmark channel. But you squeeze my arm, which I guess is better than kicking my shin.

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Reciting our vows, they mean so much more when the two of you are soulmates that God made sure he reconnected later in life. It’s a beautiful day and the heavens sprinkle diamonds as we look across the waters. God not only anoints me with you but the crowd too. He is laying His hands upon the ocean, blessing everything in our hemisphere. It’s such a comforting feeling to know the world is watching us….on this our special day. Being on center stage, commencing the ceremony, our life is one and only God will ever come between us.

 

Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate

Mark 10:9

 


Pictures of this, our special day, will be shared with all our friends soon – stay tuned……..

The Thoughts Of Love

…On This, The Eve Of Our Wedding

Dana and Anne


As I rest in the shade of this blustery day, my mind is full of moments and memories I want to make with you. I’ve been as far as the orient, north to the Canadian shores, and south , almost to the equator yet I think of those that should have been you. But most all, I try to recollect the moment when I met you.

I fondly remember your soft touch and how you made me feel. As I looked into your beautiful eyes, I saw so much sadness. But your gracious smile seemed as though I handed you the world. A princess I never could have imagined….you wanted to appoint me to be your King for the rest of your life.

Not very aware of God’s predictions, I paid you little mind. I never knew God had sent me an Angel to rescue me from my own blindness. So I trampled out into this world, leaving behind a gift from God. I just wouldn’t believe God had sent you to me.

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But as we parted ways in ’85, you obviously knew God had plans for us. Full of trials and situations, we’ve both struggled in life dealing with incompetent relationships. Sadly, now, I wish I knew then what I see now.

So today, in the wind, I cast my prayers in the hope it’s not too late for God to hear my thoughts and dreams that we share. You my love, my everything….the one who encourages me to never give up; expand my horizons, conquer uncharted world’s, and to take your hand and never let go. A love so deep that all who walked before, never added up to this marvelous princess that God has delivered to my door.

Tomorrow, my life is about to be complete. By making your world the other half of mine and two hearts in unison, we will set sail to faraway lands. I pray, right here to God, for our protection. May He anoint everything we venture into. Our life, so perfect now….my only desire is to make you happy and to shower you with the love God has given me.

Now I know why, YOU , you were what was supposed to happen years ago! But God has given us a second chance. We are so, so blessed! I love you my sweet princess….my angel from above. I just love you! There’s nothing more to say except…. God bless us tomorrow, our day, November 1, 2017. My heart is a bouquet that I want you to have for eternity as I will shower you with flowers forever.

God Shines!

…and Physical Body Signs of Glowing In God’s Light. Do You Have The Light??


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On a bright, sunny day, I see so many things that remind me God is not very far away. From the sparkling blue sky where you can see forever the galaxies, to ripples on the water; makes me think God has cast a handful of diamonds across the surface of the seas. The brush strokes of cumulus clouds shed light too and could only be by God himself. If there was a heaven here on Earth, it’s at the edge of tranquility. There is nothing more picturesque than a meandering shoreline that God has created.

So you cast your lines. The dock doesn’t look so big for the seas are calling. The gentle swells and a pod of porpoise follow close to your destination. Anchoring at the first buoy, you inspect the dive gear before you hit the water. Now good to go, you make a splash into the water. The porpoise think you want to play. Off into the deep you glide…..

The reflections of multi-colored coral and even the sand in the salt water are breathtaking. All fish shine in God’s light of day. Diving downward you notice lurking in the shadows, a moray eel hiding in a crevice. The deeper you swim, life changes from happy schools of sergeant majors to the gloom of stingrays and sharks lurking on the bottom of the ocean floor.

As I swam, a thought occurred to me….where God shines, there is peace and joy but in the darkness, evil swarms. Carrying that thought back to the surface, the same applies to people as God shines in the light of day.

Those of unscrupulous values – the Jeffery Dahmer’s and Stephen Paddock’s – they are the thieves of life. Within the absence of God and His light, they lived like Piranhas, attacking with such ferocity.

But God does shine in most – from the flowers and trees to the exquisite sea fans and coral. Love abounds where God reigns. Striving to live as He commands, our hearts become compassionate for our fellowman. You kindly hold the door for the elderly or help a friend that’s in distress. Our consciousness is filled with God’s presence.

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There’s a simple test of God shining his light inside humans. Have you ever watched the faces of those you know, the faces that glow? They are full of God’s eternal glory! In contrast, others that exude that look of hatred….well, let us just pray hard for them since they know not what they are missing! God’s love and grace is a peaceful, glorious place to reside!

 

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Physical body signs of glowing in God’s light:

Shiny, healthy hair
Bright, clear eyes
The skin has a physical glow of health due to increased blood flow and circulation.
Clear, shiny nails
Always smiling and little frowning
Relaxed and confident posture
Lips remain soft and supple

 

Physical body signs of a lack of God’s light:

Jaws remain clenched together, sometimes gritting of teeth
Red neck – sign of enragement
Increase of sweating, particularly on the forehead
Constant smirk or frowning
Stiff posture and lurching as walking.
One visible vein, usually in the neck, that throbs.
Stares at others, quite often with a blank expression
The eyes show very little emotion. Tend to be bloodshot.
Clenched fists or hands

 

God Shines

 


 

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