Monday, June 24, 2013
Thursday, June 20, 2013
With your deep, dark eyes looking into my small form.
Your hands, used to hard work, touching my spirit
Who knew I would be so much like you?!
You watched me when I toddled around the room gazing for adventure.
Watching as I learned to pick myself up, teaching me.
Scolding me with a rough tone while I fell into fits of giggles when you pretended to be grumpy.
I saw your heart, your love, your spirit.
You were always there for each performance no matter what my role was.
I learned to expect you there.
I eagerly awaited the hug that always followed at the end of a performance.
I loved how your face lit up when it found mine.
I'm not sure when it happened but you always amazed me.
You became my hero.
I wanted to work with wood because you did it.
I wanted to learn about cars because of you.
Now you’re gone.
And I now have broken pieces of my heart that ache after you.
I can't run into those strong arms when the world seems to swallow me whole.
I stand over your grave searching for you, looking for a glimpse of sparkle, but it just seems cold and gray.
Will my life ever be the same?
Life goes on and I look for you everyday.
A smell will take me back to a moment in time with you. A memory.
Your love, your heart will beat once more in mine, joining with my spirit.
Giving me strength to love once more.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
and you, Virgin Israel, will be rebuilt.
Again you will take up your tambourines
and go out to dance with the joyful."
To be built up again, one must be torn down at least once.
When anyone is rebuilding a house, they have to make sure all damaged debris is pulled away before rebuilding. Just as a house, when someone hurts us we must be allowed to rid our self of the debris of that damage. we can't hold onto the broken piece or it grows in bitterness, which will rot out the new structure we try to build.
Everyone has been hurt at some point in their lives. The pain can be deep, sharp, and feel as though it may never be healed. We must let go the of the splintered shards of insults, broken trust, or unhealthy expectation. The splinters are getting under your fingernails, not the one who inflicted the pain, it can damage your life. When you are hurting you feel helpless, like you can't help anyone else, but it's not true. Being honest with you pain both to God and a close friend can be just the right medicine to draw out the splinters and start the rebuilding.
No matter what caused your heart's damage, winds of rejection, the fires of insult, or the waters of despair, it is not the end of your story. You are not alone. Earlier I said everyone has been hurt, and it's true, but not everyone gets healed. It's your choice, the healing is always there. You must forgive, let go; to begin the rebuilding, to be healed.
Allow the healing to begin.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
The ink of my pen touches the the page as the people touch my heart.
What mark will you leave?
Sunday, June 9, 2013
7 A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.8 To one person the Spirit gives the ability to give wise advice*; to another the same Spirit gives a message of special knowledge."
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Friday, June 7, 2013
The washing of someone's feet was the task of servant, not a teacher. Jesus said no more, that whether you are servant or master you are both call to serve. We are teachers for some and students or servants of others, but what is truly important is our ownership of being children of God.
It is good to have titles but not find our worth and sole value in what we do, but instead, in whose we are.We are in this world to serve others, to encourage each other. To show others the hope that we can hold to. The good and bad times of this world will fade away, whats left? It is how we have grown together with others, serving each other, but most importantly our obediance to God. Obediance is the most important form of serving God.
Listen to what He has for you do today....
....it will be a great adventure!
Thursday, June 6, 2013
"32 Now when Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet, saying to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”
33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in his spirit and greatly troubled.
34 And he said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Lord, come and see.”
35 Jesus wept."
I have myself thought, If you where here God this wouldn't hurt or How could you let so many die? In this passage was Mary, Lazarus' sister. The one who just a chapter before had been at the feet of Jesus devouring the words of the Lord, leaving Martha in the kitchen.
Life can shake us up. Questioning what you believe doesn't mean you don't have faith, it means you are growing. Growing pains can ache even down right hurt Jesus was deeply moved because of how troubled Mary was. He also becomes trouble when our hearts are breaking. He feels the pain inside you. He hurts when you hurt. He has also come to comfort you, but you have to be willing to let Him. Will you let Him?
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
In memory of the friends and family who have run their race.
yet the tears fall again.
and here I am again
with my shattered heart in my hands.
Slivers under my finger nails.
Tears once more mark my face with pain and loss.
My body surges for the touch of those dead and gone.
The memory of there cold forms torment my mind.
Buried deep in the ground.
Gone is the warmth of their smiles, except in the fading memories.
How could one forget their faces,
We will see some of them again when our time comes to cross from this world to the next.
to be released into the arms of the Savior and see the faces of those who have been waiting...
...waiting for us to come home.
Have no fear. this is a statement not a request. Life is too short to fearfully walk through life afraid of what people think of our decisions when we are letting God lead us. Walk with courage and entrust you life to God. He has great adventures in store for you, don't let fear rob you of the joy the Lord has for you in each day! Speak the Lod's promises to those around you and watch Him work!