Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Narrow Bridge

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Crossing the narrow

Bridge, I wondered what new place

Lay over the ridge.

Perhaps a meadow

Of flowers or a stream filled

With rippling water.

Or perhaps a new

Mountain to climb and reach its’

Peak to touch the sky.

Sometimes a problem

needing a solution and

I must trust in him.

Sometimes it is pain

And grief when sad news reaches

Me; must still believe.

In life I’ve learned each

day is a journey to lean

on Jesus only.

Letting him lead the

Way through the trials and

Triumphs each new day.

He continues to be

My Savior, Lord and true friend

For eternity.

So as I cross a

New bridge I’ll lean on him to

Reach that distant ridge.

WAVES OF GRACE

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Wake each new morning

As the glistening sun is dawning.

Visiting Jesus our Lord in prayer;

Ever thankful he is our everlasting Savior.

Sounds of birds joyfully singing;

Over the treetops their trills are ringing.

Family and dear friends come to mind;

Gifts of friendship, love, and laughter entwine.

Reaching to grasp this bright new day

And enjoying all that God has made.

Ceasing never; his blessings amounting.

Ever and forever, his love and mercy abounding.

Elusive Peace

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Going through a bit of writer’s block, I decided to try using one of the prompt words from WordPress Daily Post at https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/

 I was intrigued by the prompt word, “elusive” and so was inspired to write about that in a new poem:

I sometimes dream of a place

So peaceful and serene;

A vision which only

My mind’s internal eye can see.

Clear and ever vivid blue

Is the vaulted, stretching sky

As the glowing sun beams

From its destined home on high.

With the ground adorned

In a carpet of lush green grass

Unmarred by any intruding footprints

And the absence of a meandering path.

Statues of towering trees

Swished and swayed beneath

The foliage of rustling leaves.

No other near or distant sound

Met my ever straining ears.

No other hints of movement

Or voices were detected or heard.

The vibrant image lasted perhaps

A few seconds at the most;

Like the fleeting appearance

Of a shimmering ghost.

Just a simple, tranquil place

Where I can quietly be

If only for a moment in the night

In a reoccurring dream.

Becky’s Haiku: The Lord Leads Me

 

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The Lord always leads

Me even though I don’t see

His hand holding me.

He does forever

Stay in my heart this moment.

This hour and all day.

Teaching and even

Guiding me in his love while

Sitting high above.

In heaven over

The clouds and the rain reaching

With his outstretched hand.

He holds on never

Letting go while I rest or

Walk this road alone.

Raining sunshine to

Brighten my way so I know

This day he has made.

Becky’s Haiku: Sugar for the Soul

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Angelic singing,

Like flowers blooming, sweetens

My innermost soul.

I have just attempted yet another haiku challenge from Ronovan Writes blog using the words “sing” and “flower”. I am still enjoying these poetic challenges: they are like brainteasers.  If you like  word challenges and haiku’s then I invite you to also accept Ronovan’s latest challenge at this link: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/category/haiku-prompt-challenge/

 

The Stepping Stone

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Somewhere in the midst of the trials of my day;

Somewhere in the middle of these crashing waves

There is a tranquil resting place:

A warm and dry stepping stone.

Sometimes my eyes are clouded and I don’t see

The peace, the joy, and the love God is showing me.

But I know that somewhere in this swirling sea

There is a place he has made for me:

A quiet stepping stone.

It is a place where I can pause to quietly rest

And take a break from life’s thundering tempests

By standing in the warm presence of Jesus

Upon my own stepping stone.

It is a place you cannot visually perceive

And you must have faith to understand and see

This special spot where the Lord gladly meets with me

Upon my hidden stepping stone.

Walking through this life often alone

No matter which way I may roam.

Time to turn around and head back home

To the Lord upon my stepping stone.

From this place I can stand and just be

While the raging rapids rush by me

As I pause before entering the swaying sea;

Just resting a bit longer on my stepping stone.

So with faith I travel through each new day

Facing triumphs and obstacles along my destined pathway

But if I keep my eyes and heart on Jesus today

I will find that special resting place;

My own stepping stone.

And today indeed I did find that special place

Sandwiched in between the duties of my day

Beneath the golden sun’s stretching rays:

My ever tranquil stepping stone.

Tomorrow as I boldly venture out

Under the bright sun or a canopy of clouds,

While life’s waves carry me up and down

I will find that special resting place of calm:

My forever peaceful stepping stone.

John 14:27 (Holy Bible New International Version):

“Peace I leave with you: my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

 

Becky’s Limerick: Different Dream

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You whine and pine until you’re blue

Because your hopes and dreams don’t come true.

But, my child, must have faith to see;

Must trust and believe

That I have a different dream for you.

A dream to lift you from your downhill slope;

Although not all is in your scope

To fully understand

My true and wiser plan.

Yet it exists so you may have peace and new hope.

Jeremiah 29:11 (Holy Bible New International Version):

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