Sometimes… I am Content

Sometimes I wonder at the present

I wonder how on earth I got here

So many twists and turns on the path

That led me to You.

You held my hand when I let you do it

You walked with me each bad decision through

You kept pace with my neck breaking speed

And kept loving me.

So now as I sit with my gray bonnet

Wondering how it was so much has passed

Thinking of all the times I turned down

The very wrong road.

And times like this moment of quiet reflection

Alone in my bedroom, how can this all be?

And I look with deep quiet and see Your same hand

Is held out to me.

I take it.

I am held.

I am content.❤

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Quilt Progress- Still Tying

With an enormous sidetrack of our hurricane Irma and subsequent cleanup and maintenance (the air condenser going out last night as our most recent sidetrack), I have been tying the quilt together as I have been able to. And now, I am happy to say, I started tying my last row. There is an end in sight! So excited. And I will have the quilt finished before I need it for warmth in our 3 days and 5 nights of winter here in Florida. Lol. I will be finished soon and will show you when it is completed. I love it still and every time I see it, it reminds me of great moments in my physical and spiritual life and feel so blessed. Quilting allows such individual expression of artistry that despite the extensive time involved, I absolutely love it! I had someone ask if I did commissioned quilts for people, and I was thankful for that because this is only my fourth ever (one was a small pillow quilt for my baby nephew and two for my kids). But it would take a lot of money to get me to pour out time into someone else’s story, giving up time with my family. It is beautiful though to think of that way. And maybe when the kids are out of the house, should the Lord wait that long to come and get us. (I doubt that He would wait so long, could be today or tomorrow, no one knows but God.) Anywho, quilt is still in the works and I will snap some pics when she is finished. Love you and God bless! ❤

The Workings of a Sound Mind

Even in a dictatorship, the mind is free.

Even in deepest oppression, spirits can soar.

The mind is sound and it’s parts unique

And the draw to operate it can invent and create.

Even in solitude, the mind is free.

Even in abuse, the spirit can restore.

For God’s blessing to us is our brain

And our spirit is where His finds a home.

Hopeless to Hope

The scene is set. The curtain up.

Your happy eyes now looking up.

You have no cares, your life is pat

There is no problem. You hang your hat.

The curtain down, the play is done.

And now the crying has begun.

No one understands, you think

And into darkness now you sink.

But, dearest heart, before you die

Open your heart for one last try

And cry out for the God loving you

The One who made you before the blue.

Pray, dear heart, you’ve naught to lose.

In doing so, you just may lose

The hopelessness and darkness too

For light is what He is for you.

There is another better way

And you will make it through this day.

And then the next and light invades

And soon your heart restored will praise!❤

Envisioning Heaven

When the day is hard and long

Escape with your mind

To a world that can’t be found

Unless your spirit finds it.

And think with me a place

Full of beauty, color rich

Where evil no longer resides

And no pain, no tears, no wretch.

And I can envision this

For it comes from pages bright

The text of ancient past

That is my sword and light.

And I know this full well

My Savior waits for me

Loved me enough to die

And rose to set us free.

And I can endure so much

With patient joy and peace

For soon awaits our world,

Our perfect jubilee.

Smile On

There is joy in your soul in your spirit and mind

And the crushing blow comes in the day or the night

And you have to decide how you handle the pain

If you keep joy alive or you fall under the drain

And you think, should you let them steal all your joy?

Should you allow them the sick pleasure and be their new toy?

Oh no, do not give them the evil satisfaction

You keep on your joy and decide to smile on.❤

Smile On

The Gift to Myself

I do these things and live this life

Entirely for God above

But what everyone does not realize

Is the I gain the greatest gift of all

I receive grace, forgiveness, peace

I gain heaven as a reward

And all I give is all I have

For that is what I read in the Word.

So when I fight the greatest foes

And freely give what I receive

It looks as though I selflessly love

They don’t see what comes back to me.

For all I do, the more I give

The gain is always so much more

So highest honor of dear service

Feels so rich, so full if power.❤