Reflections: God is with you in the Waiting

Text reads Jesus is always by your side
Even in the waiting

This journey through life can be filled with pauses at times. We are all waiting for something at one time or another.

As a Christian, heaven is something I wait for.

Waiting is not easy and it takes discipline at times. The hardships in life can make the waiting even harder.

I have to remind myself that I am not alone on this journey through life. Jesus is with me every second. He gives me the strength to hold on as I wait.

I wrote this poem expressing this point in my own life.

Help Me Wait

Text reads
Jesus help me wait
As I walk by faith
As life tries to take
My eyes far from you
Help me to stay true
And look ahead to
Worlds still yet unknown
To my final home
There before your throne

The hope of heaven gives me the strength to wait no matter what may come in this life. I hope these words encourage you today.

Reflections: From Uncertainty to Eternity

Text reads Reflections: from Uncertainty to Eternity. The background image shows a sky at dawn with a gradient changing from dark to light hues from top to bottom
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Today we live in an uncertain world. It seems that we are walking on a tightrope with danger on both sides. The truth is that tomorrow is not guaranteed to anyone.

There is one solid foundation that we can stand on and this is faith in Jesus Christ. He is your way into heaven.

I wrote a poem reflecting on the fact that Christians do have a hope of eternity in heaven with God. The questions, the sorrow and pain will end. I was specifically thinking of the time the rapture occurs and believers are caught up in the air to meet Jesus Christ. You can listen to the poem below.

I hope that this poem will encourage believers to look ahead to the hope of heaven. I hope that those who do not believe can take hold of the truth and reserve their place in heaven while there is still time.

Reflections: Believe the Words

Image shows an open Bible. Text written below the Bible says believe the words.
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Truth, it is the missing piece in society today. There are increasingly less places to get the truth as there are very few agenda-free avenues left. Everyone seems to be following their own truth. This is a dangerous path to follow. 

I am thankful that there is still a solid place to find the truth. This is the word of God. The Bible will give you the truth regarding every subject or situation you will encounter in society. The word of God stands forever and it will set you free. 

Stop relying on all the shifting views all around you and decide to believe the words of the Bible, the truth.

John 8:32 KJV — And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

I wrote this poem last month on the aspect of believing.

Believe the Words

Read the words within the book
For they are words of life
Let them pierce your heart today
And lead you to the truth

The word of God will guide you
Through the uncertain paths
Take this leap of faith today
Believe just take his hand

You can read more of my poetry here.

Give the Bible and God a chance. Watch this video for more truth.

Reflections: The Value of Friendship

Text reads Reflections the value of friendship. There is a gold gift box underneath the text.

Have you ever taken a moment to stop and reflect on the value of friendship? A good friendship is one of those gifts in life that you can not put a price on. A good friendship should not be taken for granted. 

Friendship is filled with joy, encouragement and honesty with a strong bond.

Friendship is an aspect that I have had trouble with throughout my life. I am someone who is very quiet and very shy so it has always been hard for me to reach out to people and be friendly. I was the young girl in the school playground that sat alone on the side. I only half way made 2 friends in the fifth grade but that did not last. The same thing went on throughout my school years and I am still on a quest to find a good friend at age 34. Some of this may be due to my vision impairment but I am still trying to figure things out.

I do not want to be discouraging by sharing this but i just want to point out that not everyone gets the opportunity to find a good friendship.

I know that I have a lot to work on when it comes to finding a good friend and it is a serious decision to make as a friend can become even closer than family. If I ever do find a good friend I will try not to take them for granted. 

I would rather have one or two good friends that truly understand me and that I truly understand than a large group of friends. I hope to be able to learn to be a good friend and to be friendly to others.

I wrote these poems on friendship and I hope it will help you reflect on the value of friendship and help you appreciate the friendships you have.

Joy of Friendship (Original Poetry)

Poem text reads The joy of friendship
A wonderful give and take
The priceless moments.  Text is in script on a white background

Friendship (Original Poetry)

Poem text reads  Love thicker than blood
With an unbreakable bond
The love of a friend.  Text is in script on a white background

Here are some helpful Bible verses on friendship.

Proverbs 17:17 KJV — A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Proverbs 18:24 KJV — A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

Proverbs 27:6 KJV — Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

Proverbs 27:17 KJV — Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

Be an encouragement to your friend and encourage each other on this journey through life.

Reflections: The Beauty of Life

The beauty of life poem text reads 
Arise, open your eyes
Stand in wonder
At the sea, and the stars.
All nature shouts
Take it in, every piece,
All around you
Is the beauty of life.

Do you ever feel that your life is on a fast train and you are constantly on go? The pandemic has slowed things down for many and it is a time to reflect.

I think it is important to stop and reflect on the beauty of life. First our own life is such a gift from God. Next we should take time to pause and take in the beauty and gift of creation.

I wrote this poem in 2018 and it is still relevant today. The poem is called The Beauty of life. I hope it will remind you to appreciate the beauty of life all around you during this year.