Monthly Archives: April 2014

Moonlight, Moonlight

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Moonlight, moonlight shining so bright

And showing God’s love through the deep black night.

Moonlight, moonlight rising high in the darkened sky

To keep watch over all the people far and wide.

When I tearfully lay and cannot sleep

You remain faithfully stationed over me.

Your gentle brightness shimmers on through

Until dawn arrives with the morning dew.

Moonlight, moonlight shining so bright

Thank you for watching me through the darkest night.

And most thanks of all to my loving Lord

Who created the moon and everything by the power of his word.

And thank you Lord Jesus for coming my way

To adopt as your own and to save me by your loving grace.

The Lonely Path

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I awoke feeling alone again on just one of many mornings.

The cloudy sky unleashed a sheet of rain; a dark and gloomy beginning.

I knew I would embark on a long voyage on a lonely  and dimly lit trail.

It’s a path that only I will follow and I wondered if I’d fly, float, or fail.

For there are tasks before me that I’m duty bound to complete.

Only the Loving Lord sees them all and knows if I will succeed.

This is just one day in a lifelong journey on an unseen road forged for me.

I need to bravely follow by faith along this quiet trail which I cannot see.

But I know that Jesus will kindly lead me and gently hold my trembling hand

As I silently walk this lonely path which I do not understand.

Antics of My Cats

 

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Another different blog today as I continue in my blogging 101 class but I am still keeping my focus here on finding hope and inspiration in everyday life. After reading this humorous article:  http://gonecatawampus.com/2014/04/11/5-life-lessons-as-explained-by-my-cat/ ,I was inspired to think about the comical antics of my own two frolicking felines. At the moment, they are both resting and ‘behaving’ but at times, they will exhibit their playfulness and their uniqueness as to me no two cats are the same. I guess they inspire me and add a little lift to my day by making me laugh. One of my cats, Angel,climbs to the very top of the cat tree and performs numerous somersaults when I first come home from work. She keeps this up until I come over to pet and tickle her. Now, Mandy, my older gray cat, has started to do her own version of somersaults, just not on top of the cat tree which is a good thing. She is too big and not so acrobatic. And like the article says they like to bask in a sunny window and they will sit perfectly poised somewhere so that i can admire how beautiful they are. They smile so contentedly when I comment on their cuteness and their loveliness.

Being a cat lover and a cat owner, I have tried purchasing various cat toys for their amusement; I’ve bought rubber balls, plastic bell balls, catnip toys, and scratching boards. Of all these things, the scratching boards are most interesting to them. But they also prefer to find their own toys which include cardboard boxes, bottle caps and twist ties. And I just don’t get that. Angel especially will bat and chase a twist tie all over my kitchen and it ends up in the same place each time; in their food dish. Go figure why that is such great fun to her but it is humorous to watch.

But one thing special about them, and about many pets I’m sure, is that they seem to know when I am hurting or sad. When I am in such a state, they come up to me wherever I may be sitting and curl up to me just as close as they can (to the point that I am tightly sandwiched between them) and remain by my side or on my lap rubbing and kneading me for as long as they think I need it. It is very astonishing and compelling to me, how our pets can know when we are hurting the most and most need to be loved. They have their own special way of expressing love. I guess the life lesson that I need to remember from watching my frolicking, four-legged furry friends to also show love and kindness to all the special people that God brings into my life.

Finding Hope, Inspiration, and Some Laughs

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Are you ready for something different today? I have been taking a Blogging 101 class and each day we have a new assignment. Today’s assignment was to be a good neighbor by visiting other blogs and leaving thoughtful comments. So I thought I would share here some of the inspirational, hopeful and even humorous blogs that I have recently discovered:

Source of Inspiration:  http://patcegan.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/giving-up-suffering/

Work in the Margin:   http://writerose.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/moonlight-on-cove.jpg

Gone Catawampus:   http://gonecatawampus.com/

photographybykent:  http://photographybykent.wordpress.com/

I hope everyone enjoys looking at these and finding some inspiration or a laugh for today.

 

Rainy Day

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A grayish sky filled with many billowy clouds.

Rain drizzling and pattering the ground.

A brisk wind creeping up and stirring the water sodden leaves.

Cool air brushes my face; my bare arms tingle in the moistened breeze.

Falling water feeds the grass making it green again.

It’s a time of cleansing, healing, and growing.  And I’ve only to thank him.

Re-posting Spring Poem

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Over a year ago I had written a poem called Spring following instructions to begin each line with the letters in “Spring.”  I like the hopefulness of spring and after a very long winter with plenty of snow on the ground for months,  many of us couldn’t wait to see green grass, new leaves, and colorful flowers again. One friend living in Wisconsin said, “I just can’t wait to see colors again.” So once again in a quest to find and share hope in everyday life, I am re-posting my Spring poem:

S P R I N G

Sunshine glistens above the baby-leafed trees as a gentle wind blankets the land and sea.

Purple violets and dandelions too sprinkle the lawn like morning dew.

Radiant rainbow arches high after a thunderous storm has left the sky.

Ivy leaves and new vines begin to sprout starting their journey up a white trellised house.

Nesting robins and joyous meadowlarks tweet happy melodies that warm the heart.

Gentle doe leads her spotted fawn across the wildflower covered meadow land.