Posted in Haibun, October 2017

A Timely MessageĀ 

Angels
“Live” the angel said

Don’t worry ’bout tomorrow

“Live for today!”

This was a message I needed to hear today. 

My eye surgeries had gone well and I was in the end days of the the healing period. However, the last few days I had been dealing with increasingly irritated eyes and that were especially light sensitive. Nothing seemed to help and It was becoming depressive. I couldn’t read, write, drive, use the computer or even watch TV without them becoming irritated, it felt like my eyes were full of sand. The only way I got any comfort was to lie down and keep them shut. 

Great, I thought. What good is this! I have things to do. What good is it to just be lying around with my eyes shut! 

I began to pray, plead actually, for God to help, to heal, as I couldn’t imagine living the rest of my life like this. I am a creative person. I do not like to lie around, I like to be busy doing things. 

I began worrying about the future and just became depressed not even being happy to wake to another day if it was going to be filled with this kind of living because I have always been one who loves the sunshine and looks for the little joys in life, like reading and writing and adventures, if my life wasn’t going to be filled with those things anymore I worried what I would do, and really of what use I would be. 

However, today,  my daughter, grand-daughter and I had a short shopping trip planned which included lunch at a favorite restaurant. I prayed it would be a good day, one that I could enjoy without any eye problems. 

Well, as always God was listening and my eyes seemed to have few problems thankfully. Also, He sent me a very Timely message. 

While in a Thrift Store today I happened to see a little angel figurine and her message spoke to me loud and clear! Inscribed on her were the words “Live” “Live for today.” 

I was reminded once again that I should not be fretting and worrying about the future, but I should be taking one day at a time and trusting God to work all things together for my good, somehow someway, for I am His child and He loves me.  

So thank You God for sending Your heavenly messenger in the form of this little figurine to let me know once again that You are in control and that I should not worry. 

Today I did live and rejoice and my eyes felt better because of it! And, the little angel now belongs to me to remind me everyday to “Live! Live for today!” 

Haibun

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Posted in Acrostic, October 2017

AMAZING GRACEĀ 

Amazing Grace Original Drawing
And when I remember 

Myself 

Adrift in a sea of sin 

Zombie like, drowning

In my own foolishness 

No one to help me, nothing to

Grasp on to, I was lost, but then, 

God’s Grace

Reached out to me

Amazing Grace 

Came to me

Enveloped me, and saved me

Acrostic

“Amazing Grace”–the Song-Verse 1 

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound

That saved a wretch like me!

I once was lost, but now am found Was blind, but now I see.

Lyrics by John Newton

Listen to the Amazing Story of how the song “Amazing Grace” came to be written. Watch the Video Here 

Posted in Haiku, Haiku Horizons Weekly Prompt, October 2017

Tree Treat

Madrone Tree
On a city street

Discovering a new tree

Accidental Treat

Haiku

While walking downtown today looking to find a pizza place we’d never been to my grandson spotted a Madrone Tree planted near the sidewalk. I had read about Madrone Trees but never had the opportunity to see one, so this was an unexpected treat for me! 

Read more about the beautiful Madrone Tree HERE

Haiku Horizons Weekly Challenge Week#192 Prompt:Treat

Posted in October 2017, Scripture, Shadorma

Divine Moment

Sea Glass reflected
In Heaven 

Saints victorious

Rejoicing

In His midst

Standing on a Sea of Glass

With the harps of God

Shadorma 

And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. Revelation 15:2

Posted in October 2017, Senryu

LOVE

LOVE sign and Love Rocks
A “River of Love”

Created by hearts full of love

Love never fails

Senryu

Today I had the privilege of attending the creation of a “River of Love” in my small town. This was a part of a #Better My Town project which included Love Locks And Love Rocks. It was a beautiful day weather wise and community wise. So much love and creativity shared in one place! It certainly will make our town a better place for years to come!