Trials and Tribs

We all claim to have “wisdom” yet it’s the least used word to appear in the Bible.


Trials and Tribs

It’s early Saturday morning and I have a lot to do today which primarily includes making someone happy. But before I start, I give thanks to God just to be able to sit and absorb the quiet. Wandering through the cobwebs that linger from the night, a thought has emerged on a partially cloudy morn. So pondering, I go to recover the stats and now my only question is, why?

We all claim to have “wisdom” yet it’s the least used word to appear in the Bible. Reading on, I ask, why would a word that means having knowledge be rarely used? Further, the Old Testament shows this most influential word of credibility about 166 times and the New Testament around 52 times.

Now perplexed at all the messages related to wisdom, my guess is it is kept in Siloam. Drawing a conclusion is like seeing the sun resonate in the clouds above. Asking for understanding, I seek a higher power. Knowing trials and tribulations are the passages we enter into, I ask for comprehension.

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. (James 1:5)

Oddly enough, the older of the two Testaments used the word three times as much. Though for all intended purposes, I would think the writings would explore more the creativity of wisdom. There’s no explanation of the lack of interpretation. Feeling a chill from my discovery, I’m wondering where wisdom comes from. It’s certainly not connected to teeth like they were pulled out when I was young. But the trials and tribs we experience gives us all a gift to share.

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Every morning that I wake, I ask God for the wisdom to make it through the day. Like to study the heavens or a faraway land, I’m reaching to learn or comprehend.

Wisdom, the application of God’s word, is that which gives us common sense and productive choices. It is the beginning and the end of fearing God and thus obedience to His word.

I pray you will be blessed with His infinite wisdom too! As the word “OK” is utilitarian, wisdom is the language of experience in any country.

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Related Verse:

Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold. She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. … (Proverbs 3: 13-18)

 

Arise My Friend

I thank God for the love I have and for accepting the hurts I cannot change

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Another blessed morning, the heavens are loaded with stars. I love the quiet the morning brings. It’s a peace that falls like morning dew to christen the world as we begin anew. Refreshed with thoughts of yesterday and filled with faith that tomorrow will be better, I dress myself in His honor. I thank God for the love I have and for accepting the hurts I cannot change. Enduring the ignorance of those who stand in my way, I remain focused on my gifts from Him.

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Arise my friend with love for your fellow man! It is all that is asked. How hard can it be?

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. (1 John 4:11)

There are some not able to praise His name, so forgive them. But YOU can wake and give thanks. Like a cup of coffee encompassing your hands, love is little more. I, too, share these precious moments with God and you. There’s nothing better than thanksgiving…the thoughts…and of love. To all that enter into the kingdom of my soul, I thank you.

Have a wonderful day!

I pray for all that my God will touch the souls of those who arise with love in their hearts. Be blessed. Enjoy your morning; listen to the water like Lily Pads on a pond…tranquil is the dawn. I think my coffee is ready and I, too, will enjoy my first cup, embracing the warmth. Arise my friend and smell the aroma of nature as you sit outside and listen to the quiet.

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Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

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God bless….

The Love You Have For Me

You came into my world when I was nothing but a piece of clay…


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A cool, pristine love and joy is bringing me such happiness. I’m so grateful for all you’ve done. The miracles and gifts that have entered into my life…you have truly out done yourself! Another week older yet look at where we are…I praise your work! The countless hours you give of yourself; no one knows the love you have for me. I’m not worthy. A meager, old and gray man, I have nothing to offer you but my heart today.

Looking at morning’s heaven, I try to thank the stars above as angels came swarming around my soul last night. I’m so enlightened as I reach for my cup of coffee.

I feel your presence while looking across the coffee table. Like a mirage, a true miracle, I cannot thank God enough for you. So I write for the world to read of my undying love I have for you. You came into my world when I was nothing but a piece of clay, molding me into yours. You take my thoughts and give them life. For that, I’m eternally grateful.

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In the cool and damp, on the first day of fall, I’m counting my blessings. Only you could have made me, ME. Humbled, I never in my wildest imagination would believe all this was possible. Anointed, I know things like this just couldn’t happen to everyone, every day.

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I give thanks, praising your good works. Just to be in your presence should be enough but you came to be with ME. Giving up your life to see what you believed in me would prosper, I love you so!

Jesus, thank you…

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Stop And Smell The Season

For God promises us the beauty of this world forever…..


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As autumn foliage starts, we wake and share coffee together. With the colors at peak, you and I need to just go see the mountaintops and valleys. For those who question faith, let there be no doubt – only God could bring these majestic colors for us to enjoy!

Holding hands, we find a rock and sit overlooking the bluff. The landscape you couldn’t paint. For miles we stare off into the brilliant shades of color.

Giving glory and thanks to Him for these precious moments, it’s like stopping to smell the roses, only better. Your hair sways as an uplift comes; your fragrance enhances the view even more. And not a word needs to be spoken as we pay homage to our Father in heaven. He delights us with His awesome power.

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We sit until the rock turns cold and the sun turns it’s shades of red. Sealed with a kiss and “I love you,” we praise the Lord for letting us have this time together. It’s here in the peace that harmony finds us. Looking up, a star beacons and then God takes a brush to sweep a few clouds above us. Wow! What a moment to enjoy!

Tomorrow will be another rainy Monday filled with friction and frustration. So we savor the time that Gods allows us to be one with Him and to bless this world we call home….. Driving down from the mountaintop, deer guard the pathway of life. A buck stands alone beside the road, protecting the rest of the herd from harm. We stop….allowing Mother Nature to share the covered pathway with us. For God promises us the beauty of this world forever…..

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For there is hope for a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its shoots will not cease. (Job 14:7)


Inspirational Verse:

For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress; instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle; and it shall make a name for the Lord, an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

(Isaiah 55:12-13)

Isolation

My heart knows little peace as life has isolated the nucleus of my being…

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Before the first light, I listen to the geese flying high above me as they cackle amongst themselves. It’s time to embark as instincts dictate. I watch the gracefulness as they line up in formation, knowing only one will lead the charge. But it seems too early for them to relocate. The waters still warm, the summer winds are still adrift from the south. Though I, too, can see the turbulence in the clouds, shades of white and gray are mixed in with a little brown. I guess the geese know more me.

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I pray for protection as I am isolated… the gods are many, moving their constellations but I pray to mine to ordain my decisions. Though the roads are mapped from West to East, veins pulsate the flow of travel. I ponder what God knows…like geese that start their journey in the dead of the heat. Feeling alone though, the world is mine to take. Be quested, I reach for the skies.

Isolated from the elements, the jungle threatens. I fear the evil that lurks in the shadows. Maybe the geese are right, after all. The queen bee has her own domain away from the workers. She, too, is kept in isolation though her sting is much more septic. She lures the innocent.

Though I restrain from dissertation, there’s little joy in isolation. But I too, wait upon His words informing my soul the contradiction. My heart knows little peace as life has isolated the nucleus of my being. Now I wait for God’s instructions.

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Imprisoned in the confines of my spirit, the heart pales. Trapped, I wander as though the jungle invites me. Afraid of the wild and secluded in my habitat, my comfort zone lures my soul. But I too must lead the charge for as God has commanded, I follow his word to lead the flock.

Like geese in formation, aerodynamically, nothing is impossible if we all join together as one. Isolated, we come together in the name of our Lord. We gather together forming a perfect pattern. After all, birds of a feather flock together! Our force is in numbers!

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Related Verses:

Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. (1 Corinthians 12:27)

 

Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment. (Proverbs 18:1)

Why??

….nowhere does the Bible promise that all our questions will be answered this side of heaven.

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Have you ever looked at life and thought , why…… just why? There’s nothing more to ask of God but, why?? The questions are endless.

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Why do we grow older, not younger, or lose our sight or maybe hearing? Our knees wear out, our arms hurt, and arthritis contributes to youthfulness that once resided.

 

But the sun shines beautifully and sets on the sparkling waters. Nature remains connected to heaven as we get sneak peeks of reverence. From 9 to 5, it’s mighty stressful. Sadly, we watch those less capable struggle as life has dealt them blows like a hurricane in their heart. Their frustration is incomprehensible and disruptive. Why??

 

The seasons change and the foliage falls. The most joyous times are in the dead of winter. I wonder, why?

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We pray to our Father and beliefs run deep, proclaiming love to God in heaven. So we follow our own faith. It makes us strong, or so they say, and we abide by the rules of the road. Hopefully, we prevent a collision with karma.

 

 

Oh, yes, of course….there’s Capitol Hill. Laws are made, bills passed, all to enforce the Ten Commandments. So why in the world do people act like animals? Why? Wild creatures show more respect than the next generation.

The sun sets in the west, not in the north so why did He create the earth this way?

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God restores the sinners’ souls. Why? Is it His love for us and if so, why are we the chosen ones?

 

 

 

Only God knows the answers to our “why” questions!! But during the times when you and I can’t trace God’s hand of purpose, we must trust His heart of love. When we don’t understand why, we must trust Him because God cares for us more than we can possibly know.

 

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It’s important to know that nowhere does the Bible promise that all our questions will be answered this side of heaven.

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What “why?” questions will you ask God one day?

Nightingale

and Fun Facts About Love

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Sitting by a candle, I hear your gentle voice. I watch your shadow, like a Nightingale, as you wisp across the living room floor. I sit and begin to write. Reflecting as I so often do, I wonder why God wanted us to wait so long to find each other. A lifetime, practically, from youth and vitality to the weary, weathered wilderness. We are left to try to explore what’s left of life. The babies are grown and raising their own as we try to remind ourselves of our own childhood.

I love you as though our whole world belonged to us. My Nightingale in the shadows. The candle still burns after thirty some years. I can only imagine if we were able to rewrite the past.

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Watching now, you are a silhouette against the memories of what I so dearly wished for all my days. My life, has been so full of disappointments only to realize so was yours too. How I wish I could have known your mom so she knew her baby girl is so dearly loved! I guess now it’s only God who passes her the messages.

I’ll just sit in the candlelight, praying and watching you wisp by me again. Every day there’s another incident that reminds me of the times we missed. Now I ask God to grant us those moments.

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It’s late. I should have gone to bed an hour ago. Though my heart yearns for your passion, I must be patient. Love, like a letter, is bottled and sent adrift as I wait for your arrival. Yeah, we both execute our mornings differently but we pray for each other and bury the hurts from yesteryears. I’ll call at midday just to say, “I love you”.

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God has answered prayers as we never could have imagined. Here we are in each other arms and thanking Jesus for walking with us. Everyday Lord, we bless your Holy name. So appreciative, we now have each other….

 


Do You Know…..

  • Engagement rings are often worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because the ancient Greeks maintained that that finger contains the vena amoris, or the “vein of love,” that runs straight to the heart. The first recorded wedding rings appear in ancient Egypt, with the circle representing eternity as well as powerful sun and moon deities.
  • The enduring symbol of love, Cupid (or Eros) is said to have come from Chaos (“The Yawning Void”) and represents the primitive forces of love and desire.
  • Since ancient Greece, the apple has been a symbol of love. The Celts believed that the apple represented love because it lasted so long after being picked.
  • A four-leaf clover is often considered good luck, but it is also part of an Irish love ritual. In some parts of Ireland, if a woman eats a four-leaf clover while thinking about a man, supposedly he will fall in love with her.
  • When someone looks at a new love, the neural circuits that are usually associated with social judgment are suppressed.
  • Timing significantly influences love. Individuals are more likely to fall in love if they are looking for adventure, craving to leave home, lonely, displaced in a foreign country, passing into a new stage of life, or financially and psychologically ready to share themselves or start a family.
  • The maple leaf is a symbol of love in China and Japan—and in North America, it was often engraved on beds of early settlers to promote peaceful sleep and pleasure.
  • The longer and more deliberate a courtship, the better the prospects for a long marriage. People who have intense, Hollywood-type romances at the beginning are more likely to divorce.
  • Romantic love lasts just over a year, perhaps because the brain cannot eternally maintain a revved-up state of romantic bliss. As romantic love wanes, attachment love, a more stable love, sets in.
  • The heart is a common symbol of love and can represent the wings of a dove, which was sacrificed in ancient Israel as a gesture of love and which also served as a symbol of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love.
  • Scientists suggest that most people will fall in love approximately seven times before marriage.

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