These monsters that we preach Disguised as advertisements and fun TV shows They lead to this hate that we have now reached Guns passing faster than silly love notes during boring track meets A generation fast fading in neighborhoods unseen Their backs turned to themselves and their dying consciences Hate is glorified in the most lavish of ways Who can curse faster and better? Be the bully to that freckled fatty with redhead Love now larger and farther than a once four letter word Still a heavy burden on the hearts of those who seek to live it Monsters are disguised in the most beautiful of ways Thousand dollar purses on Robertson Boulevard Katherine’s growing baby bump the obsession of many dawns Youths in disdain adults in disarray Corrupt economies on the rise as the chocolate cookies crumble Grease stained fingers pointed in diverse directions Yet those monsters we continue to preach have nothing to do With the hate that we have now reached
Happy birthday to ME!!!
I am a year older, with the hopes of becoming a little wise, so the days leading up to my birthday; I am excited, reflective, giddy, and downright grateful. So many blessings in my life, and today I take time to appreciate and take them all in. I won’t get another birthday until next year Lord willing, so the plan is to soak in all the love, and joy this day brings. (My almond coconut cake with white chocolate filling and finish should play a HUGE role in the joy).
I often try to ponder on thoughts as I grow, although the delivery guy asked me yesterday; if I was at least 21 and old enough to sign for a package…I thought I am at least 16… (Even if for the 100th time.)
This year I am pondering on Psalm 90 verse 12, I especially like the New English Translation; it reads “So teach us to consider our mortality, so that we might live wisely” I pray it comes true for me going forward. I pray I open my eyes to the limitless possibilities around me however short life is…I pray more than ever that I fulfill destiny…it is the cry of my heart… it is the deepest desire of my soul.
Today as I mark another year in my blessed life, I ponder on the bible verse shared above, and joyfully celebrate this moment. Thank you all so much for the calls, messages, and outpour of love. I am one loved girl.
Happy birthday to ME!!!
So many names He carries This God To some he is father Faithful, lover, comfort, peace Friend, all of these in one Today In the chaos of my paralyzing faith Doubts and questions about any and everything I ask That he be to me Comfort, Savior, answer and I AM *Happy new month dear friends. May it be for you and yours a wonderful one .*
I kneel bedside as is custom Each late evening to pray Tonight’s prayer a tad unusual Fatigue laying claim to a major part of me I asked the Savior to come into my heart Make whole this cold heart of stone Selfish and fleshy on its best days I asked that he make it holy Genuinely kind and good Deep slumber and snores overtaking me I asked wearily That He make my heart see & beat truth Now and always Amen
Mother Nature weeps Her eyes of comfort and compassion growing dim Her beloved and children from all corners turning on themselves Turning on her and her beauty Trees cut down Built bridges and bushes burning deep wild and free Devastation and war in the most innocent of places Death on the rise as greed and lust flow free With heavy blood now easily shed Childhood has lost its innocence Old age knows now only disdain Hate is now on the rise as war strides high as power The need to see and hear overcome by guns and drugs Peace now on the back burner Evil and anger Rape and malice Roaming as lords and kings among trees and leaves Whispering deceit blaspheme and incurable incest Humanity is fast dying Love lost in the heart of mankind
Hope is found In these days of anxious doubts In the healing place of prayers My weary soul taking flight Heart and knees bent, Lord in your sight
These flutters Pink and blue butterflies I think they are Lodged between my throat, my gut And my beating soul Begging to be freed At the captivating sight Of you *Hugs and love for a swell weekend*
What words can I say?
To the one who writes the script
To the tale and every season of my life
A life that seems
Less than perfect
Mistakes and disappointments
From and on every side
Yet he remains the author
The one who perfects my faith
My source and renewal on days of doubt
Savior and heartwarming king
His love is inscribed on this beating heart
Hope pumping back in time
What words can I then say
But thank you
To the one who loves me
Through winter’s chill
And summer’s heat
His good grace bringing hope in spring
I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone- for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 1Timothy 2:1-2. NIV
Sound the alarm, make it known
As unprecedented history resoundingly repeats itself
A generation speaking for what it believes
The horns of victory blowing in their hearts
Celebration and joy flowing from them all
And though there is still much work to be done
We rejoice still in this feat
Acknowledging the long journey ahead
Its road tough and rough
Knowing in the coming days and months
We must reach across aisles
Putting ambition, color and self-agenda aside
Working together for a greater good
For underneath our dividing differences
Lay a unifying truth
Love for a great nation, our patriotism
So together we must work
Even if and when we disagree
Every one doing their part
For progress, success, and lasting change
Yesterday, we had a very small and surprise party for my dad. He was thrilled beyond words and enjoyed himself, and the company. Earlier in the day, he gave me a note and asked if I could share it with my friends who had taken time to comment on the note I wrote and wished him well.
His notes are always handwritten, and here is a picture of said note:
My very dear ones,
I cannot thank and appreciate you enough for the love expressed through my daughter, your friend on my birthday which came up on the 26th of October.
May you live long enough with all the benefits of long life, good health, and may you continually prosper in all your endeavors in Jesus mighty name. Thank you and God bless you all richly. Amen.
Thank you all again so much. It was a busy but no doubt fun weekend….have a wonderful Sunday.
Thankfully he bestows blessings
On you and yours today
May you always have honor and love
To fill your happy hearts