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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…

words

Spontaneous

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round and round

the world we go

losing sight of what we know

spinning fast

out of control

delving in darkness

that masters the soul…

Lord, help us

help us quick

free us from what

makes us sick..

love will turn this world around

compassion and kindness

can make us sound…

                                      r gould

shooting

Got Heart

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I have previously posted this photo before. Right now I don’t have anything original or cute. Many have most likely heard about the incident in Southern, California. We moved from San Bernardino, County, almost two years ago. I have been doing a lot of thinking.. about how the lives of so many have been turned upside down. Yes, lives are lost everyday, in so many ways, that are horrific. But, when it is close to home, somewhat close to the community that I grew up in, it just, kind of shakes you up. For the longest time, I have been one that learned, that where we put our attention, where we spend our time, it will have an affect on me and you. If you look for beauty, you will find it, you will see it, or it will find you. If you spend time in places of darkness, physically, mentally and emotionally, it will affect you, me, and the whole world. So these days, I am careful about what gets my attention, not because I am so… anything other, than being one that needs help from the Creator of the universe, from God almighty, who extends mercy and grace to all that call upon His name. When, I am weak, He is strong. When I am sad, He comforts my heart. When I don’t understand, He reassures me that He has it all under control and I need to only trust…

your heart pumps

it works it’s way through

to give you life

but what do you do?

where is your treasure

is it for good?

extending love and kindness

just as all should…

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also..

Matthew 6:21

 

 

update

Pat’s Next Big Step

Good news.. Please continue in prayer for Pat..Thanks so much.

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Pat was transferred yesterday (22 Oct 2015) to a Rehab/Nursing Facility where they have already started on a program to build up her strength with coming home as the goal. She was in the hospital 42 days.

Pat still has some medical issues that need to be addressed, but she needs to get stronger to be able to take care of those.

Hopefully within the next few weeks, Pat will be back on this blog. We’re all working hard to bring her home.

Thanks again for all your prayers and good wishes.  Pat still needs them.

Rick

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weekly photo challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

I want to begin my morning with this update from Pat’s husband. As some of you may recall I shared the link to her blog, Bailey Road. Her husband had requested prayer for his wife, Pat. I want to thank you on her behalf, for those that kept her in your hearts, and prayed for her recovery. Good news today, her condition has changed and improved, although their dog, Chloe is stilling missing.  But we know that all things are possible with God. Please pray for her continued recovery and for Chloe’s safety and return. If you want to read the update please click on the link.. xx

writerme5Just as the Seasons change, so do the Seasons of our lives. Autumn is a beautiful time of the year and a time for self reflection and exploration of my heart. I want to be flexible and acknowledge what needs to be changed. Not to remain stagnant or stuck, but free and healthy in my thought life. I am linking to the Weekly Photo Challenge of Change.

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nepal

Fruit of Our Labor

Some days I don’t get beyond our backyard. It has become a little haven of peace,  where I have been pouring my energy into. After the tragedy of Nepal and the loss of life I am thinking about what conveniences I could live without. My heart and prayers go out to all, that they will find peace and comfort in the midst of turmoil. That the volunteers stay strong and encouraged. That they be rewarded for the fruit of their labor. In my life the bee’s are buzzing, the sun shines, and the sky is blue. My little concerns are diminished to nothingness and I am content to just be in the present.

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He gives beauty for ashes..