“Year of Hell”

As my birthday approaches this week, the one title that comes to mind is the one used for the last two “Star Trek:Voyager” episodes: “Year of  Hell.” Many battles, many worries, much stress and the overwhelming recognition that there is truly good and evil that surround us. As I said goodbye to one part of my life, I followed God into another part, and I’ve begun to realize when we give up that which is considered “lucrative” in the eyes of the world, choosing instead to become a servant, we find joy and satisfaction in what we do. God turns struggle into survival and stress into peace. He knows what’s best for us, because He knows our hearts. May we always follow the road He points out to us. Goodbye “Year of Hell.” I’ve learned a lot from your darkness.

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“I Am A Caregiver”

“I Am A Caregiver”

 

I am a Caregiver.

I serve.

I am a Caregiver.

I give of myself and do not count the cost.

I am a Caregiver.

I live above human motives.

I am a Caregiver.

I place others above myself.

I am a Caregiver.

I tend His sheep.

I am a Caregiver.

My work is sacred.

I am a Caregiver.

I press on.

I am a Caregiver.

I love others.

I am a Caregiver.

I do my work with gladness of heart.

I am a Caregiver.

I encourage others.

I am a Caregiver.

Nothing I do is halfhearted.

I am a Caregiver.

Others depend on me.

I am a Caregiver.

I care.

 

-kkw-

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Where I Should Be

“Where I Should Be”
When the ancient leaves swirl round and round
And pages turn one by one,
My walk is determined by His way,
My faith lies in the Son.

When trees reach forth to pull me in
And dark shade comes at me,
I’ll stay where light pours on my path
And the Son is all I see.

When desert sand pours in my shoes
And the heat melts over me,
My Oasis waits to quench my thirst,
Water, living, free.

My Savior is the Only One
Who knows where I should be.

-Keneta 4-20-16-

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Naive

Can believe how naive I am at my age. Sequestered too long, I guess. I had no idea that condemning others and making fun of others is very common. How sad. How heartbreaking. Why can’t people love each other?

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Such an Apt Song!

This song by Sanctus Real is so very apt right now:

“Whatever You’re Doing (Something Heavenly)”

It’s time for healing time to move on
It’s time to fix what’s been broken too long
Time make right what has been wrong
It’s time to find my way to where I belong
There’s a wave that’s crashing over me
All I can do is surrender

[Chorus]
Whatever you’re doing inside of me
It feels like chaos somehow there’s peace
It’s hard to surrender to what I can’t see
but I’m giving in to something heavenly

Time for a milestone
Time to begin again
Revaluate who I really am
Am I doing everything to follow your will
or just climbing aimlessly over these hills
So show me what it is you want from me
I give everything I surrender…
To…

[Chorus]

Time to face up
Clean this old house
Time to breathe in and let everything out
That I’ve wanted to say for so many years
Time to to release all my held back tears

Whatever you’re doing inside of me
It feels like chaos but I believe
You’re up to something bigger than me
Larger than life something heavenly

Whatever you’re doing inside of me
It feels like chaos but now I can see
This something bigger than me
Larger than life something heavenly
Something heavenly

It’s time to face up
Clean this old house
Time breathe in and let everything out

 

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Oh, the Wonderful Cross…..

The other day there were no tables in the dining room and I had to eat my lunch in the chapel…on the communion table…at the foot of the cross…now, that’s awesome!

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We Can’t Live In a Snow Globe

“We Can’t Live in a Snowglobe”

I used to love Thomas Kinkade’s paintings, snow globes, night lights, mugs, etc. I used to want to live in one of those gorgeous houses in one of his snow globes or crawl into one of his paintings of a quaint, little cottage by a stream. But that’s not realistic as I realized when discovering that he lived a dark life behind the paintings, a dark life that spiraled into a tragic end. If we think we can live a life as shown in paintings and snow globes, we are greatly mistaken. You see, life is hard. It batters us each day, but we can’t hide from it, cry over it or be one of those angry people who lash out at others because of our circumstances. And we can’t lie in the beds that we made that resulted from our mistakes and bad choices. We must stand tall with feet apart like a captain on a ship who doesn’t allow the wind and waves to knock him over. And if he does get knocked over, he gets right back up again, spreads his feet apart and leans against the force that threatens to knock him down again. We cannot hang onto ourselves and we cannot hang onto undependable people. We must hang onto God in the midst of the daily troubles. I know someone who says, “Life isn’t Skittles and rainbows.” He is so right! At this point in my life I wouldn’t paint a portrait of a beautiful country home with a sunshiny lane where Mr. Darcy waits at the crossroads. I would paint a portrait of a little woman whose blonde hair is standing up in the winds of life as she reaches up toward the sky and finds herself smiling in spite of the hard times. And I would paint the people she knows hanging onto the fence beside her, smiling because they, too, know we can’t live in a snow globe.

tk snow

 

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