Posted in Choka, December 2019

365 Gifts of Time

Original Enhanced Oil Slick photo by Leona J. Atkinson ©️2019
Original Enhanced Oil Slick photo by Leona J. Atkinson ©️2019

Once again we say

Goodbye to another year lived

We look back at days

The precious jewels of time

They live in our mind

Shining, jaded, memories

Remain, we reflect

Upon the good and bad days

Gone forever from us

Choka

Posted in December 2019, Tanka

One Heart

Original photo of a small heart, enhanced in a photo app
Original photo by Leona J. Atkinson ©️2019

In a world of hurt

One heart among many

Can bring souls comfort

One heart that’s surrendered

Completely to God’s will

Tanka

As I continue to read the true story of Katie Davis Majors heart’s commitment to God and His will, I am amazed at what God has done through her for the people in Uganda.

I recommend reading her book “Kisses for Katie”. It’s a great testimony of what God can accomplish through one heart that’s totally surrendered to Him.

Posted in December 2019, Shadorma

Singularly

One Heart enhanced original photo by Leona J. Atkinson
“One Heart” enhanced original photo by @LeonasDesigns

One heart

Filled with His love

Overflows

Submerging

Many others with its fervor

Changing many lives

Shadorma

This poem was inspired by a book I am reading titled “Kisses for Katie”. It is a true story of a young American girl Katie Davis who leaves her comfortable lifestyle in America to go to help the under privileged people of Uganda. Her one heart full of love for these people ended up changing many lives for the better. It is an amazing story that continues today thru the non- profit ministry “Amazima.” Which she started in 2008.

For more information visit this link: https://amazima.org/

Posted in December 2019, Scripture, Tanka

In Bethlehem

The hustle and bustle

On the city sidewalks

Disappears from view

As the two weary travelers

Seek shelter in a stable

Tanka

And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:7

Posted in December 2019, Tanka

The Waiting

Christmas Bags of Gifts

After Thanksgiving

It all began happening

Planning, purchasing

Decorating and wrapping

Now we sit and wait for morn

Tanka

Our family is having our Christmas tomorrow morning because that’s the only time everyone can get together at once.

Presents are wrapped, cookies are baked, and I’m ready to go!

Tonight I am just resting, watching Christmas movies, nibbling on a few cookies, and waiting for morning 😊