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HOME

White birdhouse called Home

As the busy day ends

We all need a place to call

Our very own—it’s Home

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Living Stones

Painted Stone

Believers, we were

Not created to be pew sitters

We are Living Stones

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And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What’s more, you are his holy priests. Through the mediation of Jesus Christ, you offer spiritual sacrifices that please God. 1 Peter 2:5 NLT

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Think Positive

Positive Thinking Area sign and two paper birds

Wherever we awake

Everyday we have a choice

Look on the bright side

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I have the little saying “Positive Thinking Area” which I clipped it out of a magazine long ago, hanging in the hallway of my home, and often times my eyes just happen to fall upon it at exactly the right time that I need to refocus my thinking to be more positive.

I have little quotes, poems, pictures, scriptures, etc posted and scattered all about my home as reminders to me to keep thinking positive and to look on the bright side of life. For each day I awake is a blessing to me and I don’t want to waste a minute of it entertaining negative thoughts.

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April 2020

Earth “stay home” inage

April’s thirty days

Filled with uncertainty

Are history

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Goodbye April 2020. You can claim you were the first full month of the pandemic.

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Neath the Masks

Face masks

This new normal is

Filled with masks and 6 foot marks.

A world so surreal

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Since this Sheltering in Place took effect I have only been going out to the stores one day a week to get my groceries and necessary supplies.

Each week I see more and more changes taking affect. More control, more limiting, more distancing and this week, today it was more masks.

It seemed everyone was wearing masks today, where in previous week just a few were doing so.

It just seemed so surreal seeing everyone all around me in masks.

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March Madness

Watercolor Frog by Leona J. Atkinson 2020
Watercolor Frog by Leona J. Atkinson 2020

Saying Goodbye to the

Most unprecedented month

March hopping away

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I wish March was taking the virus with it.

Looking forward to better days in April.

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A Moment in Time

Mist, trees, forest, road

Life is a vapor

We are all a just breath away

From eternity

Saddened by the news of Kobe Bryant’s death today and also that of his young daughter.

We never know how much time we have on this earth, and today is a reminder of how short life sometimes can be.

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“I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”

Paper collage of a mountain by Leona J. Atkinson©️2020
Paper collage by Leona J. Atkinson©️2020

Martin Luther King

To a nation racially torn

Peace he sought to bring

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I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”

“We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn’t matter with me now because I’ve been to the mountaintop… I’ve looked over and I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land.”  —Martin Luther King speech, April 3, 1968

(In tribute to a great man who left us too soon.)