Victory

Victory

Waking a bit melancholy isn't abnormal for me, but I've been surprised a few times to wake up and smile at the day. Last Saturday was a bit of a melancholy start, but Jesus gave me something to smile about right away.  Next, I spent quite a bit of time with Him meditating on His [...]

Tina’s Lament

Tina’s Lament

How many times, Lord!?  How many times!? Must I always fall on my face and cry!? That's all I have right now.  Then she starts laughing. True story.  July 5, 2020 Tina S.W.  No, she isn't insane, even if she does write about herself in third person sometimes. It's all part of the journey. Well... [...]

Praise

Praise

Praise The expression of approval or admiration for someone or something. Does Jesus have our approval and admiration? This is a great question! If He doesn't then we have to ask ourselves, why? What are we missing?  To be honest, I've really been struggling with praise. As I've been so all over the place physically and [...]

Thrive

Thrive

This isn't what I was going to post today. I did it again. I really have to learn not to speak so soon (sigh), but the Lord will get through to me eventually.  Speaking of eventually... I was definitely in a good mood on Sunday. It's pretty clear that I'm in good spirits when my [...]

Love and War

Love and War

Tom was a jovial man. He had 2 cats, a dog and a parrot named Pippa. Every morning, as Tom opened his crisp morning paper, Pippa would cry out, "No news is good news! No news is good news!" She'd heard her parrot papa recite this many times upon finishing his morning read. Of course [...]

Daffodil Daydreams

Daffodil Daydreams

I'm trying to bee more EnglishAs I take my afternoon teaIt's the simple things that make life sweetThey are perfect gifts that make life complete. I'm dreaming of an English landscapeWhere daffodils seem to grow wildAnd a yard is called a gardenAs it was in the beginning--before the world went wild! I'm imagining a pretty [...]

Joy

Joy

Joy is difficult when you wake up melancholy. This is one of the things I struggle with due to having Hashimoto's Disease. It's even worse through the Winter months which means I have to push harder. I can definitely start to resent the "push" if I'm not mindful of my thoughts.  See, that's the thing, [...]

The Poetry Challenge

The Poetry Challenge

Before I tell you a little about this challenge. I first have to address the photo that I chose for this post. One of my goals for this blog is to remember to enjoy life. So I appreciate all the wonderful photographs that everyone shares, including those who make their work free-to-use. I love photography, [...]

Her Champions

Her Champions

Night was falling, and he always fell so fast Her hopes were high, but they all at once were dashed Melancholy was a persistent companion But Joy was faithfully her strongest champion Coaxing her out of every jeering day Reminding her that tomorrow would faithfully guide the way Hope was on the horizon, and what [...]