something to think about

Worldly Wordy Chatter part 1

wordly wordy chatter

words gone wrong

what’s the matter?

prince of the air

got your tongue?

he’s having a heyday

having fun..

using your mouth

for evil

 to incite strife

nothing good and nothing right..

Prince of Peace

sadly looks on

where did the children

of God go wrong?

no longer discerning

between darkness and light

only puffed up

and following the crowd..

who think being louder

is ok

to prove their point

in what really is unsound..

                      r gould

Which way?

And you He made alive, who were dead in trepasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience. among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature the children of wrath, just as the others. But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us. Even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved). and raised us up together and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. That in ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.

                                                                                                           Ephesians 2: 1-8

As a child of God we are in the world but not of it. That means we are different. To be different. Not mean. not contentious, not vulgar, nor crude. We don’t follow the crowd of disobedience but on the path of right standing..

 

poem

Almost Spring

earth stretches

and slowly awakens

from its  slumber

in no hurry

to please the masses

shivering from the cold

in its time

the earth warms

the ground beneath our feet

the activity of green growth

begins to make an appearance

and very soon

there will be an explosion of color

how very good our God

is to us

as He gifts us

with the beauty of Spring..

                                                                                          r gould

 

writing

summer mood

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summer mood

a bit subdued

heavy heart

from fires that start

loss of life

and loss of home

exhausted bodies

people bemoan

and question why

God bring comfort

and please

 rain down on them..

                                                                                                          r gould

 

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Free Write Friday

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Where is your soul

in all of that hot air..

your speech is despicable

maybe you don’t care..

you speak often and rudely

to show you are tough..

that kind of behavior

tells me much..

about your character

and I am sorry to say..

there’s a lack of integrity

by the end of the day..

r gould~8/8/17

poem

Don’t Regret

don’t regret

that you didn’t say the words

your heart held onto..

stuffed in your inner being

fearful of what might take place

if the truth was spoken..

don’t regret that you didn’t try

to make that call or send that note

that would have put your heart at ease

and free you, like a bird in flight..

don’t regret that you didn’t try to make amends

because pride stood in the way

or you were afraid of what you might say..

don’t regret that you didn’t say thank you

and yes, I love you.. too

don’t regret that you didn’t try

to reach out and now

you wonder why…

r gould

birthday

1951 Was A Very Good Year

Collages59-003birthday dreams

frozen in time

youth….

is but a memory

those days are behind

my journey not over

so much more

to explore

all the avenues

so many doors

to open…

new territory

to roam

more time to delve

to far off places

where words tumble

and toss

like pebbles in a brook

where the sun meets with the clouds

and paintball the sky

and the moon greets the stars

and shine together

like glitter

in the night

and I will take

what comes my way

with gratitude

for each and every day..

                                    Roberta: February 27, 2014

thoughts

Impressions

 

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impressions

do we leave

behind

nothing is hidden

when we’ve been unkind

we all leave our mark

from words unsaid

or maybe too many

and in that case we may dread

damage control

is often hard

and to admit

that

it’s heart

that matters

not the money

and prestige…

what impressions will you leave?

emotion

High Places

Archives II1the wind beneath my wings

carries me high

above earth’s troubles

the things, that make me cry..

off to high places

where i can look and see

people who are broken

just like you and me…

life is not easy

sometimes it’s tough

feeling like we muddle

through all of the stuff..

but when our hearts are tender

that’s when we can be strong

a time to embrace life

with the will to go on…

rg