On The Potter’s Wheel

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Battered, Bruised,
Broken by the Fall,
Cadavers
We were,
Ravaged by Sin;
Hapless, Hopeless,
Helpless we sat,
On the slab
Of Divine surrender,
Desperate
To find meaning,
In endless motions
Of Daily Living;
Remoulded, Recreated,
Revived, Renewed,
On the Potter’s Wheel;
Wheels of eternal Pardon.

Umber pots of Clay,
Earthen Vessels
We are,
In the Palms of the Potter;
And,
The Excellency of our works,
The Adulations from our lips,
Our eternal Incense
To Him.

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Do You Know Joni?

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Do you know who she is?

As a regular teenager in 1967,
She went out with friends,
Dived into a swimming pool,
A shallow swimming pool,
And broke her spine-
She became paraplegic, and
It drastically changed her life;
But… she met God,
And, He gave her a reason
To live, to love, to dream, to believe,
To share her faith and her story;
To rise above her pain,
And be a channel of blessings,
In every disability,
There’s a hidden ability,
We can use to glorify God.

Today, she’s a motivational speaker,
A wife, a painter, a true believer,
An inspiration to everyone.
I am amazed on how she paints,
With the brush on her mouth-
She’s just unstoppable!

Do you know who she is?
She is Joni Eareckson Tada

Daily Prompt: Toothbrush

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Season of Hope: I Will Bloom

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So I will stand
Despite the trying times
So I will bloom
Despite the pouring rain
So I will sway
To the rhythm of the wind
So I will shine
When the sun is out
When the rain is gone
When the wind is still
No matter the rage of the rain
I will bloom

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See my notes on: Season of Hope: His Strength is Enough

Season of Hope: Can’t Give Up Now

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I just can’t give up now
I’ve come too far from where I started from
Nobody told me the road would be easy
And I don’t believe He brought this far
To leave me

(Mary Mary- Can’t Give Up Now)

This beautiful encouraging song by Mary Mary has been on my mind since morning. It’s so true and very uplifting. In my little journey with God, He has not left me before. And, I know He will not leave me now.

See my notes on: Season of Hope: His Strength is Enough

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Lighting The Candle of Hope

He cleared some old papers
From his desk
A blue paper fell off
He picked it, and opened it;
It was a drawing
One of his daughter’s drawings
Tears welled up his eyes
As he held the paper
Close to his chest
Lips trembling, heart aching
Heart yearning

“I’m not ready
To say my final goodbye
Because
I’m still waiting
For you
To open that door
And say
Daddy, I’m home”

He knew he would
Run ten thousand miles
Walk to the ends of the earth
Do everything, anything possible
If that would bring
Daddy’s little girl
Home
Alive and well

The worst nightmare for any family is to lose a child through kidnapping. It’s a nightmare worse than death no one would wish for their worst enemy. The uncertainty, the regrets, the should haves and would haves; such a burden is too heavy for anyone to bear.

I’m lighting this candle of hope, praying for families like the family of Madeleine Mccann who turned 14yrs yesterday the May 12th. Join me and say a quiet prayer that the good and merciful Lord will bring their lost children home safely. Amen.

May the dreams, desires and hopes of these families in pain be a reality, may it be achieved; for every dream we desire and aspire for can be achieved, Amen.

Daily Prompt: Final

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I Am Alive

Love,
Like a butterfly
Fluttering inside,
Tickling;
Thick walls of
Resentment,
Bitterness,
Anguish,
Crumbling down

Into pieces,
When I gave
Love,
A free hand, to
Heal
My wounded heart
And
To restore me
Back,
To the beautiful life
I once loved
To live,
So,
Now,
I live,
I am alive,
Because of
Love

Daily Prompt: Bitter

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Picture Credit: Pixabay

Safe In Your Hands

When life knocks me up and down, to and fro like a yoyo
When I’m choked up and under pressure, toasted and fried up
When it’s all beyond my control and nothing’s within my grasp
Emotional, tearful, lost and confused…
Teach me to remember You are always in control
Teach me to keep still and know You are here
Teach me to know I’m safe in Your hands
That I am always safe in Your arms, Lord 

No matter what

Daily Prompt: Fry, Control

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The Shadow of His Presence

Deep in the cove of the Almighty
Dwells the shadow of His presence

Therein we shall hide
Therein we shall abide
And with one voice we proclaim-
The Lord our Strong Tower
The Lord our Hiding place
In Him, our confidence lies
In Him, our strength is sure

Let storm rage and the tides rise
Let the sun scorch on an arid desert land
Let the thunders strike and the rains descend
Let the wind howl on winding path
Whatever life throws our way, our song will remain

In Him, our confidence lies
In Him, our strength is sure
Selah

In response to our daily post word: Shadow, Desert

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Heaven’s Beautiful Shore

Unfriendly tempests around us assail
As we sail to that Beautiful Shore
With God’s Word to lead us forth
Against each tide we will prevail

How we trust our Father’s hand
To lead His children safely home
Fear not Pilgrim, do journey on
Soon on Heaven’s Shore we shall stand

Sweet Holy Spirit give us strength
Sin does beckon with every tide
Draw us near towards Your side
Dark lusty waves are not our friend

Let heaven’s wind bear us on
May our heartfelt prayers prove our course
Each heart rejoicing with praise to God
When we stand on Heaven’s Beautiful Shore

In response to our daily post word: BeachJourney

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But Hope Rises…

Pandemonium breaks lose and screams pierce the still air. Despair springs to action and endurance is eliminated. Reasons fail the sane and all leap into abyss of blame and self-pity. Nightfall and nightmares assails the imagination.

But hope rises with the morning sun, it’s golden rays dispelling dark thoughts into the alley. Ideation rescues the bound and sets them free to believe in tomorrow, free to hope for their fairy tale ending.

Daily Post: Hope, Chaos, Panicked

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Where there is Life…

Life– a path of struggles that leaves you breathless, winding paths from rags to riches, from grace to grass.
Life– an endless flurries of activities from dawn to dusk, accompanied by the fleeting unstoppable time.
Life– unpredictable, erratic, impulsive and dynamic in its dealings with its earthly creatures.
Life– filled with blessings and bad days, accidents and near-misses, disappointments and disagreements, favours and flavours of circumstances.
Life– a compendium of certainties and uncertainties.
But…

Where there is life, there is hope
Where there is hope, there is a faith, there is second chance, there is optimism. Abandoned projects come alive, aspirations thrive again, opportunities avail, success is within sight, feeble knees receive strength and men dare to dream and believe again.

Where there is life, there is hope for to him that is joined to the living, there is hope. A living dog is better than a dead lion. (Ecclesiastics 9:4)

Hope

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