I Know Why

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When our hearts and minds cannot wrap around reality, poetry allows a pathway to find the way through to a broader place. A place where words, feelings, imagery and meaning intermingle acting as hope, healing balm, and help to the soul’s cry for understanding.

I believe poetry, music, and all creative endeavors- painting, drawing, sculpting allow for this possibility. Poetry just happens to be my pathway.

This one is for sharing… for those who have endured the dark night of the soul’s struggle, and for those who have loved ones who have succumbed to it in its various forms.

May Love hold us close. Let this poem speak to you, whatever it will.
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We are inextricably linked,

but you cannot see clearly,

and I am lost

 

at risk that I might also lose sight

of you…have already.

 

I feel my light  fading,

is it fading?

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God Does Not Roar

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photo credit: Lightness via photopin (license)

This poem was written last Tuesday during my morning quiet time. God’s Word is an inexhaustible wellspring of inspiration.

I consider this a scripture layered poem, as the Holy Spirit while I wrote prompted me with many verses.

Our God is creative, not mute.

Listen for Him, and to Him.

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Journeying with Jesus -Into the Wilderness and Beyond

 

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These mornings I continue to journey through the Gospels along with others for Margaret Feinberg’s #LentChallenge and I am thankful for words on pages that come alive with Spirit and Truth. These words I read are forever new as they are read,  if read with a heart that is willing, available…hungry for truth. This morning as I sat and tried to quell the voices and distractions assaulting my mind, a song came to me, and drew me into His presence and out of myself…because out of my SELF is where I need to be to hear Jesus. The song? It’s called Fill My Cup, Lord, and I was introduced to it by a lovely woman of the Word named Connie, many years ago. She gave it to me on a CD she had made with her voice and spirit singing, and it remains a part of my brain’s hard drive to this day.  When I hear it in my mind, it’s always her voice ministering grace and truth to me.

“Fill my cup, Lord-I lift it up, Lord

Come and quench this thirsting of my soul,

Bread of Heaven,  feed me till I want no more

Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole. “

 

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A Treasury of Praise Quotes

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photo credit: {Salt of the Earth} via photopin cc

 “Praise is like preventative medicine, constantly reminding us of His attributes, character, names and how He relates to our needs. It is a regular tune-up in our understanding of Him so that we are not deceived by lies and misconceptions. Praise focuses on the genuine God so that the counterfeit “gods” of this world are exposed.”

~Fern Nichols/ Moms in Prayer Leader’s Guide

As many of you know I am starting September and my 50th year off with a determination to be praising the days away. Of course you do realize that this means I get to daily experience a test   an opportunity, when I least expect it, that would turn me toward the “oh, so draining” grumbling and complaining mode. But, I am purposing to press the PAUSE button…make that the DELETE button, as soon as I catch myself. Right then and there I turn my Pause into a Praise and let the God who is Faithful set me back on my feet again.

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