postcard

To Ukraine with Love

Dear women and children of Ukraine, It’s important for me, to let you know, that I am thinking about you. I have shed tears for your situation and have at times felt helpless. As I have viewed the news, I secretly imagined myself being transported to help. I am a senior woman. I have thought that I could hold a hand, or comfort a baby or child. To hear about and read about your tenacity, is truly inspiring. I know that I could learn much from you, from your determination to follow through, with what is on your heart to do. As a bystander from the United States, I cheer you on. With prayer and love, may you be carried to safety. There is power in prayer and I will continue to pray. Thanking my Lord for all he is doing, and going to do. He knows you by name, sees your tears.. He is a God of love and compassion. Remember you are courageous and you are strong.. I close with, The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid.. Sincerely, In Him, Roberta

letter

The Letter

i got a letter the other day

i didn’t read it until today

sometimes i have to be

at the right place in my mind

to receive the words from

my friend so kind..

this one did it for me today

her words of kindness

had much to say..

from one whom

has had a hard life

but you wouldn’t know..

it brought tears to my eyes

because it was heaven sent.

positivity from my friend so kind

when i know in fact her world is not..

much to be glum about

but she is not.

reminding me to love

and be thankful for those that do..

to look for the good and for animals too

that are in our care on planet earth..

so a reminder to me

to not murmur nor complain..

be a light in this world

that seems as though

it is losing it’s glimmer

thank you friend for coming along

and sending me a lovely letter..

rg

writing

Free Write Friday

I’m still in the race

but I am getting very behind

i’m missing some days and really

need to find them..

have you seen monday, tuesday and wednesday

and while you are at it, i need thursday too..

they seem to keep missing, as to disappear

outta the blue..

now I’m working on the pounds i gained, but it’s nothing new

i really do fear that they will want to stick around..

maybe i need to run faster and pick up my pace

and stop missing and losing

so i don’t get left behind standing on third base..

rg

poem

Not So Strong on Shaky Ground

standing on shaky ground

even though there are answers to be found

somewhere in the written word

like tasty morsels and divine treats

but to uncover them, is quite a feat

understanding is required

and at this time, i lack that skill

for i am weary of the struggle

maybe i do not have what it takes

for discouragement wants it’s way..

r gould

Uncategorized

Culprit

you make me stumble

you make me fall

i have finally realized

that i can’t eat you all..

i’m stopping what’s destructive

cause you give me no peace..

i’m loosening my grip

it’s time to release…

goodbye frito bandito

r gould

spiritual warfare · strength · thankful · trusting

When I Am Weak He is Strong

quiet friends

they are around

some so silent

and don’t make a sound

strength comes in numbers

together we are strong

but the enemy

wants to take us

all down..

Dear ones, Thank you from the bottom of my splintered heart. Your prayers are appreciated and the cries of our heart are heard in the heavenlies.  I am a witness to the fact that He carries me, and all that concerns me. 

There was a search done today and there is not a trace to be seen or found at this time. If only Jadey’s dog could talk. I know they are missing their human mom.. She’s had them since they were puppies. My love and gratitude, for your warm expressions of concern..

free write friday

Washed

that cold sharp tone

makes my bones shiver

i know now

that a heart is changed

when one recognizes

that self

does not have

all of the answers

in humility

traipsing

to

the

alter

to

lay

it

all

out

that

we be

washed

from the

filth

 of sin..

God help us

 

We are all infected and impure with sin. When we display our righteous deeds, they are nothing but filthy rags. Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall, and our sins sweep us away like the wind..

Isaiah 64:6