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Sheltered

My shadow

Living

In the shadow

Of good things yet to come

Sheltered by His shade on my

Right hand

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The Lord is your keeper;

The Lord is your shade on your right hand.

Psalm 121:5

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Anticipating

Chairs set up in the yard ready for summertime visitors

Waiting,

For summertime.

Looking for the sunshine

To chase away the dull gray days

Of life.

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July 5th and it’s still cloudy, gloomy, chilly weather outside. We are ready for some warm, sunny days, but still waiting for summer weather to arrive. Hope it does soon.

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Sights and Sounds of Freedom

Fireworks

Freedom

Hearing its sound

Seeing it in the sky

Red white and blue rules the night

Tonite

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Tonight my neighborhood is abounding with fireworks, it seems everyone around me has some kind of noisemakers going off and lighting up the sky.

I think it’s more abundant this year because all our big fireworks shows were cancelled because of Covid, so more people bought their own to shoot off at home.

I enjoy it all to a point, as I am all for celebrating the freedoms we have and am very grateful for them, but when it goes on and on until all hours of the night then I have to say enough is enough and it’s getting quite close to the midnight hour right now, so I am about to say “Enough!” 😊

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Divinely Directed Day

Pictures of me and me friend in the 90’s

Random

Out of the blue

Actions lead to reunion

Of old friends, timely blessings,

Occur

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I don’t believe in happenstance. As a believer I believe God directs, leads and guides our daily activities to bring about His way and will in our lives and in others lives.

Thus, the reason for my poem and the events that occurred in my life today.

This morning I, for no apparent reason at the time, decided to open up a packet of old pictures that had been packed away in a chest for years.

The package contained many memories of me and a good friend, pictures taken 20 years ago of us at work dressing up in various costumes to celebrate different holidays. Such fun times we had during those days.

Looking at those pictures made me smile as I remembered

and that led me to want to reconnect with this friend whom I’d not seen nor talked with in 20 years due to me moving away and other ways life sometimes gets in the way of people staying connected.

I did an internet search and found her husband of 57 years had passed away just two months prior to this day.

I felt so sad for her and how she might be feeling that I wanted to call and talk to her but I had no phone number for her and an internet search offered no help in that area as cell phones now offer no phone directories or ways to look up phone numbers anymore.

So I went to the only other option I could think of—Facebook—and there she was! I found her, friended her and we were able to reconnect and speak on the phone.

Why do I feel this was divinely orchestrated?

Because she said today was exactly 2 months since her husband passed and she was in the middle of selling her home and moving to an apartment and really was feeling sad and lonely. She said hearing from an old friend was a timely blessing to her day.

It was a blessing to me also.

Thank You God for bringing this about.

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On a Journey with Creativity

Wonderland signs

Running

Wild, fancy free

Alice in Wonderland

Kind of day, my imagination

Soaring

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I am in the midst of rearranging my art room, creating new outdoor garden art, participating in a daily art journal challenge, and planning for a tea party next month.

I am on this crazy journey filled with creative ideas that’s so fun but at times a bit tiring. 😊

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Patsy

Portrait Collage of Patsy Cline by LeonasDesigns 2020

Long passed

Yet on she lives

Memories and music

The treasures she left behind

For us

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In tribute to Patsy Cline 1932-1963 one of Country Music’s Greatest and one of my very favorite singers.

Gone too soon. “Sweet Dreams” Patsy.

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Eftsoon

Sheep, Psalm 23

I came

Soon afterward

Twas just at the right time

They said, but I knew Father had

It planned

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For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:11

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Shalowm Shalowm

Isaiah 26:3 verse

Perfect peace.

Provided by

The One in who created me.

His workmanship, encased by

His love.

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This poem is based on Isaiah 26:3. I have prayed that verse many times over myself at night before shutting my eyes to sleep and as I read that verse this morning I wondered for the first time just what the original words for “perfect peace” were. An interlinear word search showed me that both words mean the same, or as we would say “shalom shalom” the highest peace possible. What a blessed way to sleep at night!

Screenshot of the Interlinear for Isaiah 26:3 from www.blueletterbible.org
Screenshot of the Interlinear for Isaiah 26:3 from http://www.blueletterbible.org