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.

 

 

A Place Of Peace, Thank God

Ecclesiastes 5:19 – “It is a good thing to receive wealth from God and the good health to enjoy it. To enjoy your work and accept your lot in life—this is indeed a gift from God”.


 

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The Miracle Of Grace

Only God, and his ability to forgive us, keeps the chain of grace continuing on….


What does grace actually look like…..and the miracle of grace?

 

Psalm 145: 8-9
“The LORD is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy. The LORD is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works”.

 

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Standing on the edge of a mountain top, I look across the range. Storm clouds have passed and I’m standing under the blue. Feeling the sun from within, I know God is abounding. Reverently, the valleys are shaded from harm; I can see God’s grace protecting them. What a breathtaking sight! Standing 10,000 feet up, I know everything below my feet is blessed by grace from God’s eternal love. Infinitely, the animals protect their offspring and the balance of power is ultimately His. Even the dead branches serve in His kingdom….a perch for those that prowl.

Oh, but the meanings of grace (biblically called Charis), are far and wide. Grace by itself is a miracle to behold. It may be the birth of a child, the lame walking; a devastating accident and the victims walk away unscathed; a tree slides from a mountain top and lands in a creek right side up yet it still lives for years to come. Disasters happen but we should give God the glory for His merciful grace.

It’s also a miracle that two lost souls may find their way back together again after a lifetime of disappointments – only by His grace, my friend. Everything works out to the glory of God. There’s nothing better than happy endings! Love, by far, is the most powerful gift of grace. We share the miracle of grace tonight.

 

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Only God, and his ability to forgive us, keeps the chain of grace continuing on. As the sun reaches to the west, we give thanks for another marvelous day. We pray for those less fortunate….may God’s grace be bestowed upon thee. I thank God for the opportunity to just to sit here and think about the blessings He has brought me- the Grace of His love never-ending.

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We all are to be so thankful, for God gives grace to those who have faith, are humble, and forgiven. We receive forgiveness according to the riches of God’s grace, and grace drives our sanctification.

 

Ephesians 1:7
“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace”.

 

I pray for His grace, comfort and protection, like the mountains and valleys do after a fearless storm has passed. God bless you, all my friends!

 

Hebrews 12:28
“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear”.

Morning Comes…I Am Here

What a beautiful world God has made!


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And so the morning comes…my eyes are dazed. The angels have protected me in my dreams. Finding the coffee machine, I think how blessed I am while trying to stay perpendicular. After all, it’s not easy being old! It takes a long time to get to this point. I ask God for his help to anoint my every thought today.

 

My mind still sleeps…zzzzz. I hear my joints creaking like an old schooner. I wander through the maze, like an obstacle course, to find my way out to the lanai. God greets me. I take a deep breath, stretch, and a smile arises like the sun. A gentle steady breeze blows across my bow. Set the sails, I say to myself. Cast the lines, take the helm Lord I’m all yours!

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With coffee in hand, I feel the ship navigating through the currents. God, what a perfect morning to replenish my spirit! The sails bellow and boat slants starboard. The peak of the mast aims toward the heavens. A gentle spray christens my face as I try contain my joy. What a beautiful world God has made! Feeling such a peace as my hair blows in the breeze, I wait and watch the sun rise.

 

Though I’m merely sitting on an uncomfortable cushion, my arms rest, holding my now chilled coffee. I’m so thankful for the peace in my spirit as this new day arrives.

 

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May the peace of the Lord be within you this morning too as you set sail, embarking on another day’s journey. God bless you, my friends!

My Friends, My Blessings

Through trials and tribulations, they stood by me, caring and praying for my outcome.

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It’s Saturday morning, the earth still sleeps. But I am awake tending to the memories of my past. I listen to the sounds as the wildlife comes to greet me. Waiting on my first sip of coffee, I thank God for the love my friends have shown me. Through trials and tribulations, they stood by me, caring and praying for my outcome. Though we are all in different situations, we still seem to find time for one another. Tending to my beloved thoughts, God has allowed me the time to carry on.

Sleeping away the sorrows, the pain recedes by night. God, I know, is with me in the morning as I begin to write. I watch the storm clouds that elude above me. Am I strong enough to ward them off? With God’s help, He gives me strength as I sit and enjoy my first cup of coffee.

The serenity abounds, everything is in His will. Patiently waiting, I watch to see His timing. Quietly the dawn shines her light on my shoulder. I watch the reflections of orange light as I write on my cell phone. What a beautiful sight to write in the glow of what once was the still of the night!

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Yes, being blessed by those who faithfully keep me in their prayers, a chain is created and though I may sleep, I feel the Angels. Quietly reminiscing, memories are all we all have, and the blessing is never forgetting how we came to our present state. Thank you, Mary, my inspiration….the love of God is in you and I thank God as well for you.

Being blessed by my friends, we are all family from one memory or another. I just wanted to share this before I get my day started. Thank you my dearest friends, near and far!

 

 

Being Blessed

Showered with love from God above, I feel now what I’ve never defined.

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So, I sit by the window… it’s open a bit. I listen to the rain as the gorgeous afternoon has turned to showers. Deep in thought, I think about love…. reminded by the sound of rain as it pitter patters on the metal roof. Drawn to the sound like the oceans surf, I listen to the rhythm, as rain calms the fragile spirit. My God! I have finally found the fearless fragments they call love. Yes, I’ve heard the term in numerous terminologies as well as displayed in different sequences of events, but, nothing, sounds like love as it does when God waters his flowers. So, I sit and enjoy the effervescence.

Saying, ” I Do”, one time too many, makes me realize the face value of the thing called “love”. Buying my way, inflation has crippled and living in mere existence becomes a chore. But, as though God has reigned over me, about to give up, and saving my serenity with a stroke of His awesome power, I feel the sprinkles as it begins to rain. My heart fills like a rain gauge on the porch railing. Again, in the eleventh hour, neither of us would ever expect.

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Knowing God has delivered me and is using me to prove a point, I never thought in my wildest imagination that one week – thirty odd years ago – would be reincarnated. Showered with love from God above, I feel now what I’ve never defined.

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Lightning strikes and the lights go out. I’m moving away from the opened window. Curious, though, God has spoken. I listen to his message.

It’s night now and the day is a memory full of adventure and meaningful moments. Love, the art of giving, I yawn and listen to the rain, as God waters his flowers. I thank Him for what he has sent me. As for me, my rain gauge spilleth over. Exuberance reigns like a thunder shower for only God knows what we need. Feeling so blessed!

 


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I Wish….

What a world we’d live in if …


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It’s another anointed morning, waiting on dawn. She has not arrived though the clouds hover above me. Praying this morning as I often do, God, I know, is the answer to all the thoughts you doubt. The breeze funnels from behind ushering in a sign of autumn. Oppressive summer heat might have finally broken.
     I wish…

It’s another holiday Monday making it the second one this week.

I wish every day was Friday!

And to think I’ve made it through another week. I thank God for every day though; another day to praise His name. Maybe others would say the same,
     I wish….

I awake and stumble out of my domain knowing I’ve been called. No rest for the weary,
     I wish….

Splashing my face with cold water and sipping on a hot cup of coffee, I might enjoy the fruits of labor today,
     I wish…..

Born again, as every morning, I rise do to what’s right. Others would follow,
     I wish…..

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My conscience sees those that linger behind; perhaps they’d step up, just to say “I’m sorry”. That would be a blessing.
     I could only wish…

But in the cold dark, it makes me wonder why Christian’s deviate in the night. Can we all rest our heads knowing the Ten Commandments were the only laws to follow?
     I wish…..

Could we all be a band of Brothers pulling the meek from the murky waters?
     I so wish….

God never intended for us to be so devious. Our consciousness knows no guilt.
     I wish….

What if the word “can’t” never existed? Think what a world we would have if everyone knew anything is possible.
     I wish….

Determined to make a difference, God anoints my morning. So, I follow his direction, praising my situation; who could ask for more? For God has granted me the greatest gift, “PEACE in my spirit”. Content with life, I open my door to all those who need direction. Filled with love, never meaning to harm, can everyone else be filled with the same adoration as myself?
     I wish…

So I grab my jacket to deal with uncertainty. Can those who read my words understand the gift of touch?
     I wish….

Only a select few will stand before the world and invite the doubters to join them.
     I wish more could see my heart!

Our health is a priority; God’s never sick, why should we?

     I wish the world knew no famine or illness……

Perfect in His eyes, we all have a choice. Abuse is the ultimate sin!

     I wish those that read this piece respect the gift that God sent them.

Can you see the light even if it’s before dawn?
     I wish you could….

Christ. we know died for our sins.
     I wish He had taken them with Him!

What a world we’d live in if everyone was just courteous! Hold the door for the helpless; respect the wisdom of the ones who came before; treat possessions as if they were their own; and honor theI Wish 3 Commandments God gave us.
         

     I so wish!