something to think about

Weekend Soul Searching

Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, and our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water..

                                                                                                                     Hebrews 10:22

I honestly was thinking that today was Sunday. I blame it on the thick smoke and dark days. My heart breaks for those that have been affected by the fires. We are to weep with those that weep, and rejoice with those that rejoice.  Life is moving in a rapid pace. Too much change all at once. Hearing, seeing what is disturbing and sad. I will continue to lift up my eyes to the hills, from where, my help comes. My help comes from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. Psalms 121:1-2

 

God's Goodness

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i shall live

i shall die

i won’t regret

and wonder why

life was hard

with many lessons

i had to learn..

days of rejection

times of tears

lack of courage

as i faced my fears..

but I would not trade

my life for any other

for through it all

i got to know my Father..

not my earthly one

whom i did not get to know

but the creator of earth

to me He did show..

how to be humble

in all of my ways

loving and kind

does He wish to instill

as He continues to shape

my heart and will..

to be a reflection

of who He is

He walks with me daily

and directs my steps

He counsels me in the night

and comforts me too..

peace in His presence

so many good gifts

Thank you Father

for all that you give and do..

                        rgould

 

Today’s thoughts.. Train rides allow me time to think and see sights that I would not normally view while in a car. The train is not for everyone. Some want to get to their destination quickly. I am in no hurry. Along the way I always meet someone special. Sometimes you hear conversations that you would rather not listen to. I can often pick up on when the train attendants are tired, and like in everyday life, there are those that like to push someone’s buttons. Despite the unpleasantries I take it all in and make use of the time to pray for the strangers on the train..

 

grandson

Meeting Miles

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on a train journey

it’s been kind of dreamy

little boy~

i finally got to meet

it was more

than kinda neat..

now this grandma can relax

and ponder on

what came to pass~

special moments at last

heartstrings pulled,

but heart happy

 and fulfilled..

                                      r gould

trials

Bumps in the Road

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life is unpredictable

we never know from day-to-day

even when the sun shines

there can be sadness in the way..

trials seem to surface

money can be lean

but what kind of human would we be

if we didn’t feel life’s sting?

we learn from our experiences

as we press on through the pain

richer we’ll end up

as we share along the way..

for it’s in the giving of what we have

and in knowledge

do we gain..

                                       rg