As I lay awake
With my head on the pillow
I recount the day and think
about people I know and
have known. I think about
my many blessings and
how time seals the gap
how it heals the hole
in your middle.
Feeling helpless is a result
of loving so much – the fear
of losing so much.
Pray instead. Fall asleep in His arms.
As I said in a prior post, thoughts have been swirling around me and the people appear to be acrobats dangling by a thread. Maybe it’s just me getting older and worrying more about things, but every day brings a new challenge and something else to pray about. I don’t think there’s been a night this week I haven’t gone to bed “in God‘s arms.” Falling asleep praying is something I used to feel guilty about, but have since realized we are just tucked safely in His arms. I wish I could tuck each and every person I’ve heard about over the past several weeks safely in God’s arms, but it is not to be. Prayer will have to do.
It seems as though terrible tragedies like the storm on the East coast and other people near and far I have encountered seem to be living with serious health problems. I wish I could reach out to each and every person and give just an ounce of encouragement. I must sit back, as we all do, and leave it to God. It’s difficult to send your children to school in a world of such uncertainty. Nothing is certain though is it?
Some cool things I have found on my travels . . .
Miniature Artists Books - I love miniatures and books
Elephant with books
Making paper with seeds - good Spring gift
Yoga sleep pose - from the Yoga Journal
Stereomode site - for whatever mood ails you
Tile Coaster DIY from The Cottage Home
The 99% - not the 1%, but the 99%
feel more better – If you want to feel better go here
the jealous curator – speaks for itself
Lists of Note – lists from all walks of life
Let me know what your favorite “go to” site is right now!
Spite, however slight,
will surely slight
the ones you love.
Remember this the next time something bothers you. Instead of saying something out of spite, even something light, refrain. The payoff will come back with great might.
Prayer rock – side 2
I had a “hair was standing up on the back of my neck” moment last night. Here’s what happened. Lucy was looking through a bowl of prayer rocks I have in my room. She chose the one you see, she read it and announced she was going to look it up in her Bible. I, of course, encouraged her. What seemed like half an hour later, some crying and frustration, we found the verse together. I went about putting away the laundry, etc. and then cleaned out her backpack. Yesterday was their last day of Pre-K. In her backpack was a card I had earlier overlooked. I opened it and it was from one of Lucy’s teachers. It read:
See the recurring theme here? Ever since then I have been looking at things quite differently. In most areas of my life, it seems, I choose to “lean on my own understanding.” I am trying to trust the Lord, instead. Really made me think!
While going through life’s normal “ups and downs” I think we, I know I do, fail to see our resiliency. Easter reminds me how strong we are and how we are made. When things seem too much to bear thinking of what Jesus bore on the cross gives me a lot of perspective. Perspective I need to keep around when the going gets tough; resiliency I need to show my daughter.
As I look out the window
I see so much pain.
I want to help but what
can they gain?
An average person like me?
Well, let me see . . .
I believe resiliency is something
they can see. I can choose
to let them see a better side of
Happy Easter everyone!