Isolation

My heart knows little peace as life has isolated the nucleus of my being.

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Before the first light, I listen to the geese flying high above me as they cackle amongst themselves. It’s time to embark as instincts dictate. I watch the gracefulness as they line up in formation, knowing only one will lead the charge. But it seems too early for them to relocate. The waters still warm, the summer winds are still adrift from the south. Though I, too, can see the turbulence in the clouds, shades of white and gray are mixed in with a little brown. I guess the geese know more me.

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I pray for protection as I am isolated… the gods are many, moving their constellations but I pray to mine to ordain my decisions. Though the roads are mapped from West to East, veins pulsate the flow of travel. I ponder what God knows…like geese that start their journey in the dead of the heat. Feeling alone though, the world is mine to take. Be quested, I reach for the skies.

Isolated from the elements, the jungle threatens. I fear the evil that lurks in the shadows. Maybe the geese are right, after all. The queen bee has her own domain away from the workers. She, too, is kept in isolation though her sting is much more septic. She lures the innocent.

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Though I restrain from dissertation, there’s little joy in isolation. But I too, wait upon His words informing my soul the contradiction. My heart knows little peace as life has isolated the nucleus of my being. Now I wait for God’s instructions.

Imprisoned in the confines of my spirit, the heart pales. Trapped, I wander as though the jungle invites me. Afraid of the wild and secluded in my habitat, my comfort zone lures my soul. But I too must lead the charge for as God has commanded, I follow his word to lead the flock.

Like the geese in formation, aerodynamically, nothing is impossible if we all join together as one. Isolated, we come together in the name of our Lord. Like geese, we gather together forming a perfect pattern. After all, birds of a feather flock together! Our force is in numbers!

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Related Verses:

Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. (1 Corinthians 12:27)

Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment. (Proverbs 18:1)

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Why??

….nowhere does the Bible promise that all our questions will be answered this side of heaven.


why coverHave you ever looked at life and thought , why…… just why? There’s nothing more to ask of God but, why. The questions are endless.

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Why do we grow older, not younger, or lose our sight or maybe hearing? Our knees wear out, our arms hurt, and arthritis contributes to youthfulness that once resided.

 

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But the sun shines beautifully and sets on the sparkling waters. Nature remains connected to heaven as we get sneak peeks of reverence. From 9 to 5, it’s mighty stressful. Sadly, we watch those less capable struggle as life has dealt them blows like a hurricane in their heart. Their frustration is incomprehensible and disruptive. Why??

The seasons change and the foliage falls. The most joyous times are in the dead of winter. I wonder, why?

 

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We pray to our Father and beliefs run deep, proclaiming love to God in heaven. So we follow our own faith. It makes us strong, or so they say, and we abide by the rules of the road. Hopefully, we prevent a collision with karma.

 

 

Oh, yes, of course….there’swhy 5 Capitol Hill. Laws are made, bills passed, all to enforce the Ten Commandments. So why in the world do people act like animals? Why? Wild creatures show more respect than the next generation.

The sun sets in the west, not in the north so why did He create the earth this way?

God restores the sinners’ souls. Why? Is it His love for us and if so, why are we the chosen ones?

Only God knows the answers to our “why” questions!! But during the times when you and I can’t trace God’s hand of purpose, we must trust His heart of love. When we don’t understand why, we must trust Him because God cares for us more than we can possibly know.

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It’s important to know that nowhere does the Bible promise that all our questions will be answered this side of heaven.

 

What “why?” questions will you ask God one day?

Nightingale & Fun Facts About Love

….you are a silhouette against the memories of what I so dearly wished for all my days.


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Sitting by a candle, I hear your gentle voice. I watch your shadow, like a Nightingale, as you wisp across the living room floor. I sit and begin to write. Reflecting as I so often do, I wonder why God wanted us to wait so long to find each other. A lifetime, practically, from youth and vitality to the weary, weathered wilderness. We are left to try to explore what’s left of life. The babies are grown and raising their own as we try to remind ourselves of our own childhood.

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I love you as though our whole world belonged to us. My Nightingale in the shadows. The candle still burns after thirty some years. I can only imagine if we were able to rewrite the past.

Watching now, you are a silhouette against the memories of what I so dearly wished for all my days. My life, has been so full of disappointments only to realize so was yours too. How I wish I could have known your mom so she knew her baby girl is so dearly loved! I guess now it’s only God who passes her the messages.

I’ll just sit in the candlelight, praying and watching you wisp by me again. Every day there’s another incident that reminds me of the times we missed. Now I ask God to grant us those moments.

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It’s late. I should have gone to bed an hour ago. Though my heart yearns for your passion, I must be patient. Love, like a letter, is bottled and sent adrift as I wait for your arrival. Yeah, we both execute our mornings differently but we pray for each other and bury the hurts from yesteryears. I’ll call at midday just to say, “I love you”.

God has answered prayers as we never could have imagined. Here we are in each other arms and thanking Jesus for walking with us. Everyday Lord, we bless your Holy name. So appreciative, we now have each other….

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Do You Know??

 

  • Engagement rings are often worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because the ancient Greeks maintained that finger contains the vena amoris, or the “vein of love,” that runs straight to the heart. The first recorded wedding rings appear in ancient Egypt, with the circle representing eternity as well as powerful sun and moon deities.

  • The enduring symbol of love, Cupid (or Eros) is said to have come from Chaos (“The Yawning Void”) and represents the primitive forces of love and desire.

  • Since ancient Greece, the apple has been a symbol of love. The Celts believed that the apple represented love because it lasted so long after being picked.

  • A four-leaf clover is often considered good luck, but it is also part of an Irish love ritual. In some parts of Ireland, if a woman eats a four-leaf clover while thinking about a man, supposedly he will fall in love with her.

  • When someone looks at a new love, the neural circuits that are usually associated with social judgment are suppressed.

  • Timing significantly influences love. Individuals are more likely to fall in love if they are looking for adventure, craving to leave home, lonely, displaced in a foreign country, passing into a new stage of life, or financially and psychologically ready to share themselves or start a family.

  • The maple leaf is a symbol of love in China and Japan—and in North America, it was often engraved on beds of early settlers to promote peaceful sleep and pleasure.

  • The longer and more deliberate a courtship, the better the prospects for a long marriage.

  • People who have intense, Hollywood-type romances at the beginning are more likely to divorce.

  • Romantic love lasts just over a year, perhaps because the brain cannot eternally maintain a revved-up state of romantic bliss. As romantic love wanes, attachment love, a more stable love, sets in.

  • The heart is a common symbol of love and can represent the wings of a dove, which was sacrificed in ancient Israel as a gesture of love and which also served as a symbol of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love.

  • Scientists suggest that most people will fall in love approximately seven times before marriage.

 

Being Blessed

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So, I sit by the window… it’s open a bit. I listen to the rain as the gorgeous afternoon has turned to showers. Deep in thought, I think about love…. reminded by the sound of rain as it pitter patters on the metal roof. Drawn to the sound like the oceans surf, I listen to the rhythm, as rain calms the fragile spirit. My God! I have finally found the fearless fragments they call love. Yes, I’ve heard the term in numerous terminologies as well as displayed in different sequences of events, but, nothing, sounds like love as it does when God waters his flowers. So, I sit and enjoy the effervescence.

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Saying, ” I Do”, one time too many, makes me realize the face value of the thing called “love”. Buying my way, inflation has crippled and living in mere existence becomes a chore. But, as though God has reigned over me, about to give up, and saving my serenity with a stroke of His awesome power, I feel the sprinkles as it begins to rain. My heart fills like a rain gauge on the porch railing. Again, in the eleventh hour, neither of us would ever expect.

Knowing God has delivered me and is using me to prove a point, I never thought in my wildest imagination that one week – thirty odd years ago – would be reincarnated. Showered with love from God above, I feel now what I’ve never defined.

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Lightning strikes and the lights go out. I’m moving away from the opened window. Curious, though, God has spoken. I listen to his message.

It’s night now and the day is a memory full of adventure and meaningful moments. Love, the art of giving, I yawn and listen to the rain, as God waters his flowers. I thank Him for what he has sent me. As for me, my rain gauge spilleth over. Exuberance reigns like a thunder shower for only God knows what we need. Feeling so blessed!

 


Related Verses:

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Heaven’s Message

God never intended for innocence to turn into violence.


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The battle lines are drawn. Hearts torn, love ripped to shreds as children turn into adults. The grim headlines clarify the horror as families come together. I think to myself, why do we wait to show the love after lost souls are gone? God never intended for innocence to turn into violence. But hatred causes bloodshed and the cannons roar long before dawn. Nothing is sacred….not a home, not a school, nor a church. Hospitals are filled with heroes as assailants wound.

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It appears we live in denial, unaffected because we dodge the bullets; just too busy to be concerned. God remains where we have time, collecting dust amongst the shelves. Pathetically, we walk away from reality and life has changed. We can’t leave keys in the car when we stop by the store nor leave the front door unlocked when crawling in from another hard day.

Protecting our domains from predators, we do conscientiously care about our belongings; but let us alter the paths of our predecessors and we lead a vibrant generation astray into the wilderness. We are too busy to get involved so our children render a life of impulse.

Though it is only now, as I look in the mirror, that I see where we went wrong. The headlines read like a saga tabloid. Restraint, a sport for only the old, God blesses them with the courage to abstain. Now our homes become the frontline battleground. Dear Lord, we beg for mercy!

The grass burns brown and the roses wilt on the headstones. Love that once thrived goes up in smoke. The bombs of lies explode and everything returns to dust. Morning comes, or does it, or is it just the light that shines on yesterday’s buried news?

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The emptiness echoes in hollow hearts and we armor ourselves for the day ahead. God is our only escape from the tortured statues as memories are erased. Heaven repeats “forgive those that know not” for they know only hate Love was never taught. God bless the unruly.

 


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A Mother’s Hell

When you find yourself in a dark hour of trial, lean into God. That is where you will find strength, hope, and courage.  Mourning and loss….


 


Long before her minstrel or thoughts of cotillion…. do we ever know the magnitude of the tribulations and trials our parents went through as children? Cell phones and computers were words of nonexistence. But almost a hundred years ago, a mother, scorned as a child, lived with a scar that not even God could change.

In the West Virginia hills, a family of five barely thrived as the coal mines were the heartbeat of the nation. Raising children was an experience that, well, anyone who can read could never imagine. Muddy roads, outhouses and central air from a pot belly were the only conveniences of life. It was here, in a Berkeley community, that a disaster of enormous proportion occurred.

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At the tender age of four, this mother’s tiny brother slips under the water in a bathtub as she reached for a towel. Scorned for life-changing circumstances, the mourning family was cursed. The Mom and Dad divorced and on a rainy, cold Monday morning, they packed up the Packard and moved away to Baltimore.

As God tried to comfort, the scars still remained and life went on. A broken family finds little peace. Faith is blocked and the Holy Spirit is not received anymore. The mother remarried and the dad heads to Greensboro. Now torn, two sisters parade into the Presbyterian….numb and bearing the shame every Sunday.

That little sister now lies beside her brother and joined in heaven where only God can heal the sorrow. In forever eternal love, God has wrapped His arms around them both. As He lovingly looked down on His little children, He smiled and said — “All is forgiven”.

Please seek comfort in this video from Pastor Greg Laurie and Steven Chapman – Pain and Grief……….know you are not alone…..

 


Related Verses:

But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 19:14)

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. (Psalm 147:3)

For they cannot die anymore, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection. (Luke 20:36)

Wrath of God 101

God brings out the best in believers as he swirls His wrath about the sinners.  God bless the Florida Keys —


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It’s another beautiful Sunday morning, praising God for His gifts we share. Sipping on my coffee, it’s a day to praise His word. Like a million other viewers, I turn on the news to watch the storm as it slams south Florida. Memories now are all but washed away. I once resided in the Florida Keys, a quiet little strip of islands as tranquil as the Caribbean could ever be. The Reggae sounds would illuminate the evening air at the end of US 1. But that was then and this is now.

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The Bible is full of predictions. Luke 21:25 quotes the eclipse in August and now the fury of Irma. You wonder if this is just a coincidence; never doubt the leather bound. Determined to make a difference, God brings out the best in believers as he swirls His wrath about the sinners. And to those who question, I watch, as only God can move the oceans. Some, though, take for granted the power God controls. Protected from the elements, God is first in my every thought. My heart goes out to ones who know not.

Read your BIBLE!!! ( Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth).

So the sun breaks through on Mallory Square in Key West. Twisted palms, damaged yachts, and tattered Victorian homes are scattered about the little island. Ship wrecks emerge, thought to be lost forever. They’re like memories of love lost long ago and then resurrected…. I should know. My son, an original “Conch”, can only show loyalty to the island life. Vacationers fill their scrapbooks with happy memories. It’s the churches and the faith that’s protects the lifestyle of residents.

 

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Knowing the joy of being a resident, my roots too anchor my heart for this is where I met my soulmate. Memories are treasured and thoughts won’t wash away by the hurricane. Now in my comforts, I pray for the memories to be restored to all as soon as possible.

As God’s wrath continues, He cleanses the impurities. The wealthy are humbled; the meek resonates as heroes, saving the disbelievers who doubt that God truly exists. The weary and ragged stand hand-and-hand singing Hallelujah! God has spared the conscious.

So does tomorrow ever come?? South Florida can only hope. Like Houston’s Harvey, you come to appreciate what you really have.

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Respectfully, God controls….

 


Related Verses:

I will execute great vengeance on them with wrathful rebukes. Then they will know that I am the Lord, when I lay my vengeance upon them. (Ezekiel 25:17)

 

God does judge the nations, and He can use any means to do so. For example, when God rained down fire and brimstone on Sodom and Gomorrah, it was a judgment of God. Of course, it’s a fallen world, and time and chance happen to us all (Eccl 9:11), and bad things happen because the root cause of all pain, suffering, sorrow, and death is sin, and until sin is no more, there will still be sorrow, suffering, pain, and death, but that too is coming to an end someday (Rev 21:3; 22:4)! We all fall short of God’s glory.

 

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