Paths of Life

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πŸ‚PATHSπŸ‚
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Trails have two paths.

One take you away and the other bring you back.

Today my heart is a path. It takes me away to my memories of my children and grandchildren.

But it brings me back to the present as I prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving Day without my children.

For the trail of my life has taken me far away from my family.

Yet, I rejoice for I know one day, life’s trail will bring me back to them.

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A Lady

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πŸ‚A LADYπŸ‚

The tree’s unique shape caused me stop, look up and capture the flow of its branches.

It was then when I felt someone looking down at me.
Focused on the top of the tree trunk a shape began to form.

A branch with it numerous fingers reached down and touched me.

There, in that moment a spark caused me to see her and feel the love she had for those who passed by.

Without words, I understood, she was happy where she had been planted as she stood tall with pride.

Eagerly, she cleaned the air for all to breath, even though many will never thank her for they don’t see her, as a lady.
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A Faint Nudge

In spite of hard morning rains and foggy afternoons, my heart’s boat behaved as if it was on calm waters.

For several weeks, my soul and spirit have been at peace, even though my future is obscured among the clouds of uncertainty. This tranquility has made life manageable and bearable in spite of the challenges of an unknown course ahead of me.

I can’t make a well thought out plan. A compass is a must, especially when traveling in a mist, which doesn’t allow me to see beyond my own nose.

For me that compass is the Holy Spirit. Otherwise, I’m clueless of how to behave when I face misguiding shadows which come in and out of view. It is then when I must be watchful for fear and doubt will try to climb aboard my boat.

I will pray for a soft nudge of assurance. It will float me away from worry and concern. Calmly, I must ride and wait, not making any waves. Even though, I don’t know what to expect.

Today, the fog has lifted and the heavenly stars shine.

I wear a smile for I like where I find myself. For my Jesus is slowly revealing a plan.

With a joyful heart, I thanked God for not allowing me to lose my way in those hazy days.

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Take A Walk With Me

 

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Hello.

How are you? How’s life? What’s new, old or the same? Can you take a break and mentally walk with me?

While we’re together, let’s talk from one heart to another. What troubles you today? Can you see beyond the sunset? Are you able to lift your eyes and see the clouds depart? Will you stay with me and read till the end?

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I hear silence.

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I felt the wind of your sigh.

I know, it’s the middle of week, and things are beginning to weigh us down. Yet, we must finish well. Totally understand, for I find myself there, in the same spot. And from there is where I write.

Let me tell you about an ant that moves her house from place to place.Β  Her days are heavy and her nights are short. When the stars cover the sky, she places the house down and crawls inside and rest. Before the sun cast shadows of work undone, she’s up with her list in mind.

Feeling depleted, one day she dropped the house before she arrived to her destination. She hollered at the sky and took God out for a walk. Alone in nature, she waisted no time to tell Him a chunk of her thoughts. They had nothing to do about the heaviness of the house, its issues, challenges or her responsibility, for she already had stretches God’s ear with her solo conversations.

Yet, there was one thing, she kept hidden away, her heart. Slowly and without her being aware she developed a false belief of herself, that she had no purpose only duties.

On this day, the belief bloomed without warning.

She told God, “You see the house I carry. You see me as I go on my way. And, you watch me as I rest. But, have you taken noticed of my heart? No! It faints. It shrikes smaller and smaller each time I lift this house.”

She raised her two front legs to her side and sigh, then said, “I don’t think you see my insignificant heart for it resides in this tiny body of mine. And, this house, it swallows me up.

Do you care to see my heart? It’s loosing faith in you and in me. I don’t even know where my purpose has gone to hide. Please help me find the reason why I should try to survive.” She waited without going anywhere as her antennas felt for God. But no sound or wind came her way.

Without a word she returned to the house,Β lifted back onto her back and her rear legs wiggled for they’ve grown weary. She straighten her antennas, held them steady and pushed her rear end up.

A smile formed on her tiny face, for the weight of the home was gone. The sun came out, she noticed a shadow and how the house floated above her without a care. As she moved along she saw her own shadow on the narrow path, with the sun behind her she became bigger than the house.

It was then, that her heart reminded her, your gifted with perseverance and endurance, keep going. On your way tell your friends of the Good News.

They too can take God for a walk, but they don’t have to wait until their heart grows small.

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Be blessed on this Wednesday and end well this week my friends. and don’t forget to take God out for a walk. Don’t wait for your heart to grow weary.

May the Holy Spirit help you fan your flame. Use the gift of God in you to bless those you serve and those who serve you.

“6Β For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.Β 7Β For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid,Β but gives us power,Β love and self-discipline.Β 8Β So do not be ashamedΒ of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner.Β Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel,Β by the power of God.” 2 Timothy 1:6-8

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Terrific Tuesday

Go Ahead ~Β Taste the goodness, savor the sweetness, pucker your lips from the sour flavor, and if bitterness comes run and find the goodness and sweetness of your day.

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Be Ready ~ Like a sunrise, change happens and it might happen fast. It can’t be stopped. See it as the beginning of a new event. It’s up to us on how we’ll react to what comes our way.

Keep In Mind ~ The ONE person we can control is ourselves.

Have a Blessed Week

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Alaska’s Fall Sunrise

HOPEHolds on to faith
Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Opens your heartΒ Β 
Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Prays for assuranceΒ 
Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Expects the blessing

Belief is the brother of Faith, so hold on to their hands as you start your week.

Allow goodness to flow from your heart to those around you and be the light this world needs.

For when one gives, one receives.

At Times

 

Clouds linger on the ground.

Among their fog, I exist

alone and at a loss.

But.

It never fails.

When the clouds lift,

loving hearts do appear.

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As If She Didn’t Belong

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A leaf standing among the grass. Red parts have turned black as it looks like a flame.

🍁STANDING TALL🍁
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Full of color among a sea of grassy green, her curved form stood out for anyone to see.

Poised herself tall with black and vibriant reds, as if her body was on fire or at some point had bleed.

If I had touched her, she would have crumbled, for she looked very very tired and deeply sad.
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