Lives of Our Past


From 365promises.com

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I love the fact that he speaks of our old life in the past tense, telling us that we are now alive in Christ.  In Ephesians 2:13, we read that those who were once far away have now been brought close to God through the blood of Jesus. There is no separation between us and God any longer.

Found — Oldest Daughter & Red Headed Sister


REBLOG: This beautiful piece resonates with me so much that I just had to share it with you. Please visit Audrey’s lovely blog for more of her amazing work. Enjoy! ❤

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And then there was light. Those are someone else’s words, but I felt them run through me, a cleansing. I watched in awe, as power consumed nature. In my time – is all I heard. Then the storm moved in and surrounded me, created a blindness towards my search for understanding, quite literally! Washed in […]

via Found — Oldest Daughter & Red Headed Sister

Mirror #writephoto


Looking within 
is never 
easy 

We lie to 
ourselves 
all the time  

What do I see 
when my inner self 
is reflected back?  

The mirror 
not always kind 
showed the darkness 
within  

The Spirit 
pulls back that shroud  

Extending a hand 
to lift me 
cradle me 
love me  

Serenity 
calms the pools 
of reflection

The Window of
Promise
cleansed

Copyright (C) 2019 Penny Wilson  

*This is in response to Sue Vincent's Thursday #writephoto prompt. 
If you would like to get in on the fun, you can find out all 
about it HERE. 

Denial


Who else could have pulled me to my feet?  Who else would possibly understand my depths of despair?  When all was darkness, you shed a light.  Though I would curse you for daring to bring the sunlight.

I stumbled down the trail but you lit my path. Yours was the hand on my shoulder when I sought comfort.  Yours were the whispered words of encouragement my heart felt when I cried out.

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Fate or Faith?


When I moved to Texas from Oregon, it was a hardest and most frightening decision I ever made in my life.  At 50-something years old, I was starting my life over again from scratch.  All I had that was guaranteed was a bed to sleep in at my brother’s house and faith.  Faith that I was making the right decision.

I’ve told a lot of people since I moved to Texas that “I’m meant to be here.”  My life has improved tremendously since my move from Oregon.  But it does make me wonder…

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Dear Earthlings


I reblogged this once before, but after a snarky comment, I took it down.  After thinking about it, I am reposting it.  This is a Great Post, worth reading.  If you don’t like anything on my blog, you don’t have to look at it.  If you have comments, please keep them civil, as I do moderate comments before they post.

I am not best pleased.

via Dear Earthlings — Afterwards

Writer’s Prayer


God, give me the grace to write with serenity

The things that I should write,

Courage to edit the things

Which should be changed,

And the wisdom to distinguish

The worthwhile from the worthless.

Writing one line at a time,

Accepting that discipline is the pathway to Publication,

Taking, not as Hemingway did,

But the blank page and cursor before me,

Not as I would have it,

Trusting my editor to make it right,

I surrender to his knowledge,

So that I may be reasonably happy with my publisher,

And supremely happy with my work.

Amen

CC Licensed 9/1/17 Penny Wilson

My Choice


Yesterday’s post was pretty negative and I’m sorry about that.  All is well my peeps, no worries.

Sometimes, the realization that WE choose our own destiny is a bit much to take.  Everything in our life, we are responsible for and have either created it or allowed it to happen.  

The day that I realized THAT, was quite profound for me.  You have to remember that I didn’t have a brain cell in my head until I was in my 30’s.  (none worth mentioning anyway) And the realization that I had the power to CHOOSE how I lived my life was like a slap in the face.

Crap!  You mean I have to be an adult and accept responsibility for my own life?  Well, shit!

Me!  My choice!  Not fate.  Not some Divine Force, was pushing me along life’s path to a specific conclusion.  I choose if I take the left fork or the right one.

I do believe in a Higher Power.  But I believe that WE have the choice in this life to decide our path.  Hopefully, whatever Higher Power there may be is there to guide us and give us strength.  Our future is not preordained.  At least I don’t believe it is.

My life is a good one.   I have an abundance of Blessings that I give thanks for.  My self-chosen path has brought me to this point in my life.  What to do with tomorrow?   We will see, my pretties.  We will see.  🙂

The Daffy Duck cartoon?  I just happen to have a soft spot for the hot head (I can relate) and wanted a reason to use this particular cartoon.

B – Belief


Faith

Hi all.  I know it’s been too long.  I need a kick start of some kind.  So this is my kick start.  I saw a writing prompt that challenged you to write every day for 26 days.  One day for each letter of the alphabet.  Well, this is my version of that challenge.  This is a bit on the personal side, but I needed to start somewhere!  

Belief

Meaning: Confidence, faith, trust.  An opinion or conviction.

I don’t normally listen to the Christian music stations.  But I was scanning through the radio stations one day recently, looking for something that sounded good.  Where I stopped had a light rock sound and I liked it.  I was mindlessly humming along, digging the music.  I realized after several songs that it was a Christian station.

I was surprised.  But I found myself returning to this station over and over again over the next few days.  I was enjoying the upbeat, positive tone of the music.

Then a song came on that hit me like a ton of bricks.  You know, that “aha moment”, or when the light bulb finally comes on?  This was like that.

I don’t know the name of the song; I’ve only heard it twice.  But the message was clear.  The line in the song that I DO remember that really hit home was this:  “Don’t hold on, just be held.”

What I have been doing most of my life, is trying to figure it out.  I’ve always questioned: why am I here?  What does the future hold for me?  Did I move to “X, Y or Z” for a reason?  If so, what??

Instead of just enjoying the ride, I questioned why I was on the Ferris wheel to begin with.

My belief is exactly where I should have turned for the answers.  Instead of “holding on” to the questions, I should have  let myself “be held”.

It’s ok to just let it go sometimes.  I know we need to help ourselves.  But there are times when we just need to let it go, be held and turn it over to a Higher Power.

Taking my own advice is not always easy.  But I’m going to try.  Starting this weekend, I am taking off on a little adventure.  It’s something I’ve never done before.  While doing this, I am going to be sure to take in the sights and sounds from the top of the Ferris wheel!