Brave New World

DSC_0011there are voices

that i hear

crying in the wilderness

of survival

crying for help…

hordes of demonic figures

move in the night

portraying to be

chosen..

will i

turn a blind eye

stick my head

in the sand?

it’s time

to awake from stupor

help carry

the sorrow

and pain

of a world

gone

further away

from

 truth

pray

and stand..

Sweaters in Waiting

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I consider going to  a fabric store to be on my top ten to do list. I love how  the warmth of  the different kinds of fabric, the yarn and all of the notions call out to me. It all kind of gets my creative juices flowing to want to tap in to different creative endeavors. In my quiet time I have been thinking a lot about our first years experience here in Oregon. I appreciate the vastness of the forest, the many bodies of water, the green fields, the rustic barns and the animals. There are areas that I need divine intervention and it’s in God’s presence that I find what I need.. His direction, His comfort, His wisdom and much more. The word reluctant came to me this morning. In my years I have been reluctant to do a lot of things. Mainly out of fear of failure. So it was like, why even bother trying. So from this Hen, don’t be reluctant. Don’t let the years of your youth and life in general slip away as you sit on the fence. Hop off! I wrote a short poem on this a few years ago and will have to locate it. Don’t wait, don’t hesitate, just do it…And make that sweater…lol! The store I visited is called the Stitchin’ Post  in Sisters, Oregon. I will share some tales about this fantastic place in another post…

Strength

kk_febtrio11-001life takes a toll

on all that we know

life is not funny

some days are not sunny

there are lessons to learn

tears that are shed

from turbulent times

we may fear

or dread

from the unknown

of what’s ahead..

but as i gaze

on the face of this flower

it reminds to stand strong

at this time and hour

it’s time to reflect

and not neglect

to look inside my heart

that peace of mind

is what i will find

when i commit

to pray…

 r gould