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

 

Sunday Soul Search

golden leaves

sky so blue

every day

is

brand new..

with an open heart

and eyes to see

i thank the good Lord..

for what he has done

for you and me..

r gould

 

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Colossians 3:17

Tone it Down

could you, would you, please

tone it down

or turn it off

are you telling the world

this is what you’ve got?

profanity is not pleasing

to my ears

especially when

i consider

that children hear..

if you are thinking

that it will get my vote

i am sorry to tell you

it seriously will not..

                                                                                                                               r gould

 

 

Heart Matters

001

words like honey

oh so sweet

but for some reason

not coming from some tweets

i am not a twitter bird

but, i do know

that wise and kind words

really can flow..

and when they do

it will surely show..

r gould

For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but they became futile in their thinking and darkened in their foolish hearts..

Romans 1:21

006

 

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

 

Free Write Friday

In Other Words and Pictures

paddle glide paddle glide

skim across the water

best friends by my side

what better way

to spend a summer day

than to

paddle glide paddle glide

with

furry four legged friends

by my side~

                                                                                                  r gould

Free Write Friday

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heaven on earth

takes my breath away

a fleeting moment

on this summer day..

heaven on earth

comes and goes

like the seasons

natures picture shows..

heaven on earth

far and near

and in those moments

i hold dear..

                                                                                                  r gould

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

Snuggle

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Snuggle, kitty cat

snuggles are free

better to be indoors

than stuck in a tree

stay indoors

where it is safe

where feral cat’s

can’t get you

and won’t give chase

to a tabby girl

who is mild and sweet

but best not get to close

to the flying critters

that have a beak..

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