something to think about

Worldly Wordy Chatter part 1

wordly wordy chatter

words gone wrong

what’s the matter?

prince of the air

got your tongue?

he’s having a heyday

having fun..

using your mouth

for evil

 to incite strife

nothing good and nothing right..

Prince of Peace

sadly looks on

where did the children

of God go wrong?

no longer discerning

between darkness and light

only puffed up

and following the crowd..

who think being louder

is ok

to prove their point

in what really is unsound..

                      r gould

Which way?

And you He made alive, who were dead in trepasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience. among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature the children of wrath, just as the others. But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us. Even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved). and raised us up together and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. That in ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.

                                                                                                           Ephesians 2: 1-8

As a child of God we are in the world but not of it. That means we are different. To be different. Not mean. not contentious, not vulgar, nor crude. We don’t follow the crowd of disobedience but on the path of right standing..

 

God's Goodness

Traveler

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..

 

words

a few thursday words

be good, do good

be better, do better

speak kind, speak kinder

be different, live different

don’t spew mean words

don’t hate, don’t retaliate

foul words spoken

little ears hear

 it’s not amusing

that scary out of control

behavior is showing

and

 insults do not solve

they only hinder

your growth

which is meant for your good

and if you do good

we will all be better..

{Dear God, please help us all}

poem

Almost Spring

earth stretches

and slowly awakens

from its  slumber

in no hurry

to please the masses

shivering from the cold

in its time

the earth warms

the ground beneath our feet

the activity of green growth

begins to make an appearance

and very soon

there will be an explosion of color

how very good our God

is to us

as He gifts us

with the beauty of Spring..

                                                                                          r gould

 

thoughts

Heart Matters

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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

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poetry

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

humor

Saturday Humor

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there’s a light at the end of the tunnel

i’ve been clearing the clutter away

it’s been such a painful experience

because the clutter wants to stay..

but this disease has got to go

it has been with me far too long

so it is time for clutter bug and i

to find something new to do

i already feel the freedom

and seeing a little light

as i say goodbye to clutter bug

because i want clutter out of my sight..

r gould

 

 

Uncategorized

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

mr rogers

According to Mr. Rogers

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We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say, it’s  not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem. Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider them my hero’s.

                                                                                                                    Fred Rogers

For the longest time, I have felt the need, to get serious about cleaning up some sloppy drawers and containers. They hold old letters, postcards and various other sentimental items. As, I rummaged through my postcards, I found this one that I purchased. Mr. Rogers  reminds me of some of the kind people, that I have met in my lifetime. What stood out to me, about them, was their use of kind and encouraging words. As I look back, and reminisce about those that sent the postcards, letters or wrote the poems, I am truly thankful for those opportunities. Listening to and watching the drama unfold on television, at times, it reminds me of Twilight Zone. I was not a fan of the show and I would rather watch Andy Griffith, Lassie, Ozzie and Harriet, Ted Mack and the Amateur Hour, Queen for a Day etc. Some of you, may be able to relate. Now- a- days there is a war going with offensive, crude and rude words. I am concerned about what our children and grandchildren are hearing, and at times, I wonder if anyone cares. I do believe Mr. Rogers has already covered this subject.

When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will find people who are helping.”     F R