Sometimes in the evening when the hot sun turns to cool, the wind is gently blowing, I sit upon a stool. Gazing out the window, the hummingbird does spin- it's tiny wings like propellers, and the birds begin to sing. My husband sits on the porch chair, as evening settles in, We talk of news and politics, get caught up about life again. The sweet smell of the flowers, and the chirping birds all around.. give us a feel of the wonderful world God gave us, and then we settle down. Dinner is eaten at the table, with our daughters there to chat, what a wonderful life He gave us, I wouldn't give any of it back. Through the bad and through the good times, through the valleys and the storms, we remember the mountain top experiences, and from the storms - we made it home. Lessons learned have made us- better than we were before - in wisdom we can offer, in friendships we've restored. The plants they need to be watered, the dogs and cats get fed, we read a book or scan the computer social media, and then it's time for bed. I say my prayers for you now, for the things heavy on your heart- plus I know that God loves and forgives us, let's make everything right in our hearts. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding- in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths." This is what the Bible says. Tomorrow is a new day, the sun will shine again, so let's be thankful for each other, let's make right what's wrong, and start again. Let's stop and smell the roses, that are right before our eyes, let's not get too busy to remember- life is fleeting by. I want to thank the Lord above for family and friends, and if you aren't one of mine, there still is time to mend. I never give up hoping, those who don't believe their worth, will remember this girl thought they were worth it, and hope her love for them brought rebirth- of new ideas, of hope, of love- to last a lifetime through- Im not perfect, but I try- to show God's love to you. In the middle of the night sometimes I wake and pray for you, I hope you do the same for me, because this life still isn't through. One day the Lord is coming back to take his children home, a new heaven and earth he will make and it will be our eternal home. Let's not forget to spread God's love with everyone we meet. No one is perfect, no not one, we all struggle here on earth. I try to remember, when I fall and get back up, that life is like that, full of all the lovely things but still, we stumble in the dirt. when I reach the mountain peaks and bask in earths accomplishments, I try to remember I am nothing without the Lord who gave me my strength. it is him who gives us every breath we take upon this earth, I thank you God for all the ones you put along my path. This journey is but just a breath, the grass is still is green, so beautiful it is to me, so fresh, so soft, with softness yet unseen. As I walk the neighborhood, I try to remember, that life is still, life is short, it really is so tender. God grant us all a chance to love while sitting on this earth. I pray for everyone I know, please let them feel their true value and their worth. I love each one I really do, you put in my short life. thank you for the bottom of the heart of this mother and wife. I am a nurse who cares a lot for all my family and friends, I am thankful that this beautiful journey brings hope and health for my friends... as we mingle and we meet here and there, as we celebrate the joys of life, I pray for all my relatives that they might always have long life. I thank you for the animals, that are my family, and for the precious gentle ones who roam about the streets. Help them find love and caring folk to keep them from all harm, God you made us all, and I thank you for that, forever protect us with your loving arm. And hold us close, all through the years, as our children and grandchildren are here.Help us remember to always give you praise-for all the people that we know.
When I think of Jesus coming out of the tomb, I think of this silly question- did it smell in there after he had been dead so long? Then I think of the transformation, of the new heavenly perfect body God gave him when he was resurrected from the grave, and I think of the sweet aroma that must have filled the tomb. I wonder if Mary smelled it when she met him? Jesus' presence brings us a sweet aroma. Thus, the Easter Lilly, in memory, of the beautiful sweet presence of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. I am so glad he is so forgiving and loving, aren't you? Wow, the sweet aroma of our Lord, we can think of this when we smell the Easter Lilly! :) Matthew 28! He is not dead, Jesus is alive! :)
Patience comes when we let go of our own wants and drive, and we give it to the Lord for his timing and his way. Patience involves maturity, to know when to let things rest and when to move forward. Patience is a learned trait, from the wise. Psalm 40:1-3
Joy is a happiness and uplifting energy that springs from the well of our soul! It is put there by the Lord God of Heaven and Earth, when we surrender our lives to Him. The Joy that Jesus gives is like a spring overflowing, deep from the roots of the heart and laughter comes from the gut! It is better than any medicine!
Jesus love is Unconditional. We gotta try to do it like that, but within the law, and we have to be assertive in setting boundaries. :)
Faith is believing in the unseen, based on God's promises. Faith is tapping God's never ending supply of power for your life and the lives of those you are in contact with.
When we have the Spirit of Christ in us, we can not be silent. We have to spread the good news - the gospel message. John 3:15,16
Salvation involves saving one from impending doom. It involves hope, love, and faith in another, as well as mercy and grace on the part of the one doing the saving. It is an act of mercy for sure, and kindness. Grace is given when we didn't earn it. Mercy is given from the heart. I like to say I am saved by God's grace- something I did not earn at all, but asked for. Salvation is a gift God gives, and I am thankful. Isaiah 53:6, John 3:15,16,17, Romans 8:28, Romans 3:23.
Learning the art of listening and reflection inspires peace in others and brings clarity to conversation. A caring thought or action for another brings love to life and meaning to a chaotic world. "Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He first loved us, and gave His son as a ransom for many!" - Bible A preacher today told us it is okay to put on your own O2 mask on the plane first, so you can help others. funny, I thought it was others first, but there came a peace in knowing it is okay to want to breathe and live. Yes, the art of living is enjoyable, however, and rewarding, only when you help others on the journey!
This is the season I get melancholy as I feel the warm summer's humid days continuing, and as the school year is about to begin. As my college sons are about to begin the journey of academic excellence again, and as my girls get prepared for more studies, I get in gear for my own social agenda of teaching music and science classes for community, and writing songs and performance with "reaching out". Company and fellowship with ladies and all the arts are so important to me, and I love cell groups. I think all ages bless me, and all types of family in general.