It's amazing how quickly time passes. Sometimes I find myself wishing it were still 2012. I know that's because if it were, Johnny would still be with me. Still, even though I'm working my way through unfamiliar territory I'm doing okay. The Lord, as always, keeps steering me away from things I think will work towards what He knows will. You just can't beat that.
Many of you have requested that I share another of my stories with you, told me that you thought it might be a good distraction for me so I just might do that. It's been awhile since I've shared one I've written or started another and I have missed it.
I have a lot to do today so thought I'd take a shortcut and just share some more of the book I wrote for my Mom.
From Solitude- From Silence
Silence allows us to hear the breathing of a bird, the grass growing, and the sigh of a tired universe.
A crisis reveals to the world the heart of a man.
Do not say "If I leave my eyes closed I will not see the sorrows of the world." Better it is to leave them open, lend a hand, and watch the sorrows of the world melt away.
Time allows us to adjust to what is.
There is no room in life for bitterness; it fills the heart and mind with such
negativeness that hope cannot breathe.
I treasure the loudness of silence; through her the entire world is mine
and I have God to myself for a little while.
Let go of yesterdays hand or today will be of no use to you.
As frail as a bird is it holds its own against strong winds:
I will be like the bird- will stand tall against the storms of life.
I hear the wail of the wind and close my ears;
May I never turn away from the cries of my brother.
The heart has doors- the mind windows. If when trials find you the
door is closed, no good thing can find you, but fling them open
and the comfort of truth will light every corner.
Let not the words of your mind overshadow
the peace within your heart.
Do not avoid silence and solitude; silence will help you hear
God's voice, and the solitude will introduce you to your real self.
If we learn from life as we live,
we shall be greatly missed when we're gone.
It is not good to return from where you departed, if
you did not learn during your absence what makes a day sunny.
The easiest thing to do is nothing,
the most difficult is to be
honest with ourselves, about ourselves.
Faith has to be in use before it will work.
You are not loved, you say.
It was Jesus who provided the pillow for your head when your body wept for sleep, and your friends phone call when fear found your place of residence.
I was deeply grieved so Jesus sent a friend to keep me company.
I was in need but none would help the likes of me.
Jesus said,"Come, my child. Sit with me. All I have is yours."
Another change is upon the horizon, Lord. Sit with me please,
until the darkness passes and I see only YOU.
From on high, Jesus saw me cry- and wept.
Oh, come, Lord Jesus,
Fill the empty spaces of my heart and life;
Sit with me, and like the spider, weave me stories of faith, courage
I said, "Lord, will you show me which way to go?"
He said, "Child, I already cleared the path- left it well lit."
Lord Jesus, grant me the wisdom to know what love really is,
so that I can give it away when I myself am in need.
Even while our hearts are breaking Jesus stands nearby,
catching the broken pieces in his hands, ready to make them whole again.
Well, dear ones, that's it for today. I've enjoyed sharing with you. What will I be doing next? I'm going to be fixing myself some breakfast. Just finished my one cup of coffee for the day and my stomach is reminding me that I've not eaten yet.
Do take care of yourselves. Have an awesome day.
love you much,