Peace Like a River

I laugh at myself, as I have no river image.. But this is impromptu this morning, although this photo is not..

As I sat this morning, fighting waves of emotion and dealing with what I have heard and what I have not heard. Being suggested to me that I need to do more. So under the weight of sadness, I could break, but I choose to cling to what I know. After years of life’s lessons and life’s being in the pit of self and sin.. I choose life in Jesus. The Jesus, whom I met as a child, in a small white church. The Jesus on the flannel board, that I didn’t quite grasp it all, at that age. Neighbors had taken my sister and I to church, for how long, I don’t recall.. But in my little unknowing heart, I met Jesus, or rather He met me..

I was a quiet child, I liked to sing the songs. Since God planted in my frame a heart for dance and music, I was open to singing the songs that spoke messages of love. Still I am not sure what all I understood. I was young. So here I am today, in a state of mind of frantic and wanting to scream, but God, yes it’s God that brings comfort to my soul. How do I describe this.. how does one explain comfort from God, comfort from the Holy Spirit. It’s his peace, his presence, his still soft quiet voice that speaks and reminds me about His peace. The waves of emotion settle my heart and he will each and every time I cry out to Him… Peace be still my daughter, for I am with you, I am with those that you entrust me for their care.. I am so grateful to be in His presence. To have a personal relationship with Him. I know what it is to not have His peace, to be searching to find what would fill the void in my heart. It only led to much sorrow. And now, I am a new creation in Christ, and no one can tell me any other. I did not have anyone to reassure me at home of God’s love and protection, but He  formed me in my mother’s womb. He had a plan and purpose for my life and it was good. He has had his eye on me all along…

He has His eye on you, my darling JADEY…

Weekly Photo Challenge:Security

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in my daddy’s arms i am fine

secure from what, i think is mine

i am not quite two

and can’t make wise decisions

on what i should do

so i will wait until i am three

and in the meantime i will rest

in arms that hold me close and best..

                                                r gould

It’s time for the Daily Post’s, weekly photo challenge of Security

Pictorial Friday Blog Hop Sept 16

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Learn to be quiet enough to hear the genuine within yourself, so that you can hear it in others.

                                                   Marian Wright Edelman~ Advocate for children

Today I am linking to the Friday Blog Hop with Peabea. I especially like the scripture that she is sharing today. If you have time, stop by to say “hello!”

 I had this photo in mind this morning, as I am back to work, two days a week with little one’s. I find that I am not too old, to learn something new.. But my body needs the rest of the week to recuperate… lol!

May God bless the little children with a safe and healthy school year~

Played a Song for Me

 

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in conversation

i found out

he is musically inclined

this man child

of parents

perhaps someone’s

brother

i don’t know

but not necessarily meant

for me to know

but what i do

with what i see

i see much more

than what

a picture can portray

easy to see surface stuff

i see a need

for caring, for compassion

for kindness

and going the extra mile

and offering up some prayer

from someone

that is a mother..

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yes, i do know their names.. when i see this dog, my heart melts

Thank you for playing a song for me…

Heart Tugger

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you tugged at my heart- from the very start

observing your sweet disposition

most of the time…

little friend i leave for awhile

but not for long…

you are in my heart

and not far away…

so in that safe place

you will, forever stay…

r gould