You tell us we need to take joy in trial of any kind When the bills never end? When the hurt is hard to be forgiven? You tell us we need to take joy in trial of any kind Even if the sickness never heals? Even if my world is crashing down? You tell us we need to take joy in trial of any kind?
Stars Stars burn bright Filling the night Sky with dimension Stars burn bright Hold wishes, hopes and dreams Stars burn bright Hung delicately by their creator Stars burn bright Decorate the night Stars burn bright Fearlessly leading lost souls Toward Salvation Stars burn bright Captivating wonder and awe Stars burn bright. 1 Samuel 16:7 (New Living…
The sculptor of earth The sculptor sculpts A world with trees and plants More animals one can imagine Mountain high Valleys low Oceans deep Then the sculptor takes up his paint brush Paint the colors of roses And vibrant hues of fish He paints camouflage And red earth And gemstones of beauty He puts down…
Good Evening, I hope you are doing well. I am okay. Life is a little frustrating right now so to avoid talking about what is happening in my life. I found some pics of places I miss. Northern California has been in Shelter in Place since March. I know you understand As much as I…
Suddenly the parents of my students approached me and told me how much their students enjoyed poetry. But more importantly, the students felt smart for the first time in their lives. Some shared how they now had a tool to create peace and help them process things that we're giving them anxiety. For others who had limited vocabulary, were able to express what they thought and how they felt. Students who were energetic dancers could take a moment to be quiet and do poetry.
Rogue When I heard that the movie X-men is almost 20 years old, I was in disbelief. If you know me or have been around here for a while, you know I love Rogue from X-men. However, when I think about my journey and how Rogue and comics started to be intertwined. X-men came out…
I hope your faith is strong and journey rocky, but I also hope you learn God ordains a season for everything. I hope you learn to stand up when you fall down.
Random Photos There are a few hobbies that I think I am good at. Cooking is one of those, writing has been slow coming, but photography was one that I have stated that I am good at. It’s also one of those hobbies my dad and my brother, and I share. We would often see…
Creator of All You give and take away Jehovah, Yahweh, Abba, Christ. You are almighty.
However, all troubles are the same. They carry the same weight; there are no Richter scales for struggles. We cannot judge one person's difficulties over another.
He knows my tears and catches them in his nail, scarred hands. However, my anger at God doesn’t change his plan. It does make his voice louder when he clears out the lies I tell myself, and then I turn back to him knowing that his plan is best and reasons are best.
God will lighten the load. He will strengthen you through whatever trials you are facing.
What if we shook hands and saw past skin color? If we helped one another and hugged instead of shouted? If we lived for others instead of one? If we embraced our beautiful world full of Technicolor?
Forgiveness is never easy, but it is essential to be able to live.
It isn't a train but a star, much like a star that lead the wise men to Jesus and right now there is darkness but things will get better. The Son will rise again. And God will heal the world.
First thing: is prayer. I have talked about prayer and the importance of prayer. I believe that prayers are the thing that helps me with those moments when I am struggling with forgiveness. Prayer helps on those nights when I can't sleep because I am I struggling with hurtful words that are rolling around in my brain. I even pray with some people who are harmful to intent. I pray for God to pour forgiveness into my bitterness.
God is one who carries me through the struggles of infertility. God is one who sends friends when I struggle with loneliness. God is the one who provides the apartment that I rent and the food I eat.
Where is God? Where did you go? When the seas of unknown drowned me Unable to breath Where is God? My normalcy ripped away Like a ship lost at sea Where did you go? Human test subject Doctors assure me this will work. Pain and suffering Where is God? When fears squeeze Throat closed Breath…
Ripples of fear Ripples of sadness Ripples of loneliness
The moon is alight Owls peeps Stars shine bright
What am I afraid of? What am I afraid of? I’ve always considered myself fearless But as I count everything that Makes my heart beat at an alarming rate Here are as follows: Lizards Any crocodilian They are just lizards With sharp pointy teeth And ten times as big Falling I can go to high…
Please fill me up.
The smallest action can cause the biggest miracle.
To strive for normalcy?
One thing that makes me smile is rainbows. I recently arranged my Disney Dvds into rainbow order and I can't tell you how much it brings me.
I love sunny days. You know the type where the sky is cerulian and clouds are white and puffy. My mom always called those days Danie Days because I was most happiest on those days. I'm an Cali girl so we get alot of sunny days. I know the world is crazy right now and…
Finally, watch for the unexpected. Whether it be running into characters or magic that the staff does or even other guests. We’ve had complete strangers give us pins, wish us congrats. We have gotten special attention and had a magical moment. It makes the experience all the more exciting for the trip.
Falling in love Can be a fight The fight of your life Decided early If you are going to stay or go
Reflections of January to March, Good Afternoon Friends. The blog is at a different time today because if you are unaware, the bay area has been put into a Shelter in PLace ordinance. With everything that is going on in the world, My county is trying to limit exposure to this virus. So for the last 3 weeks, we knew about this and the only time I was worried about it was at work. Now We are confined to our apartment for the foreseeable future. My goal for this year is to practice contentment and being present. Often I am wishing away my and hoping for the future. But this is also leading to being discontent. So this year, I’m learning the benefits of being in the moment. In January, I went to two playoff games, a woman’s retreat, and my family from southern California visited multiple times. It was idyllic and fun. February brought sickness and events and overall tiredness. But also spending time with dear friends and being aware that God ordains everything. March has now brought anxiety, confusion, and finally, deep pondering of my life and what brings me happiness. Here are some things I learned. Being present to allow God is an everyday thing. Once you’re in, you are all in. It’s refreshing at the time but also frustrating at times because there are moments when I want to argue with God. I want to be in charge. I want to let my anxiety or uncomfortableness run my life. So when God pushes me to do something, a small voice always reminds me that you told yourself that you will be present. Another thing that I learned is that if I am honest with others about how I am feeling, the ceiling will not fall in. A couple times this year, I reached out to our prayer warriors group, and not only was I able to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but also created empathy because, as I was brave, others also shared their difficult times. In those moments of insight, I was able to be reminded that I may not be the only one suffering right now. It opened me up to be able to pray for others. Another thing that I observed is that there time of patience. In those moments, I need to rely on breathing, prayers, and finally avoiding the distractions that create uncertainty. Some times we are faced with times of reflection and patience. Distractions for me are sometimes people, or even not listening to negative comments. Not paying attention to negative news. Finally, being present is sometimes exhausting but also rewarding. There moments that I am grateful for but also tired from. However, it’s all a process, and throughout the process is essential. May the God who gives hope fill you with great joy. May you have perfect peace as you trust in him. May the power of the Holy Spirit fill you with hope. Romans 15:13 NIRV TTFN and God Bless and keep you
It’s the strength to park a car without hitting the poles, it is the strength to tell a complete stranger from no laying a hand on me. It is the power when everything seems to be falling apart to reach out to others and invite them to pray for you. It’s also the strength that the world will not cave in when.
I love to going to Zoos. I love animals. One of my favorite animals is an a tiger. I can spend hours watching these beautiful creatures.
I love spring. The colors, the freshness, everything seems to be re-birthed.
Music soothes my soul and senses Good morning, how are you?? My back is hurting today. Today, I’m going to share a piece of poetry. I love poetry and music. Music soothes my soul and senses Music soothes my soul and senses After a hard day and my head is pounding Music soothes my soul…
Why would I the queen of introverteness produce, plan, and execute an evening that required me to stand up in front of people and talk about myself? Well, for one thing, I have a story. I made a promise to myself that after the cancer treatments that I would use my gift and my story, which God gave me, every time an opportunity arose, I would not back down from the challenge. Now, this promise has to lead me to speak at my church, at my job, and finally, in this blog. I believe there are strength and beauty in sharing, especially the dark pieces of one’s heart.
I love everything about the beach, shells, mermaids, fish, dolphins, rocks, the sound of the waves, the sting of the wind, the warmth of the sun and sand, the smell of salt. I have been to a plethora of beaches. Here is a list of my top 5
So I resolved myself for 2020 to work on being content and present. We are in the first week of February and let me share what God has done so far.
The thing that struck me about this name. That God chased me and purchased me. Then his blood that is redeeming. His blood is healing and redeeming me. God chose me and redeemed me. His blood, for someone who has a blood cancer we focus on blood, has cleansed me and redeemed me.
I also find peace on a beach. The stark contrast of the loud waves, and sometimes crowd and wind, is so lively that my thoughts I have been fixating on leave in an instant, and I get to ruminate on other such things. Like how did God know how much salt to put in the ocean, why did that fandom end the way it did, and as the cobwebs of anxiety are cleared, I can come up to decision about the critical decisions.
It’s cold and gets dark earlier and I miss the sun and warm weather. Paired with tiredness, normal busyness, and just plugging along on this road we call life. I am always surprised when I don’t feel happy every single day like I used to as a child. Then I spend days convincing myself that its okay to feel sad or tired. The panic in my mind tells me that something is wrong and I don’t listen.
Happy New Year!!!, I know I have been MIA lately, but I am hoping to get back into the groove of writing this blog every Monday and Wednesday. This past weekend we spent the day at Monterrey and it was beautiful. Its amazing how something chaotic as the sea can make me feel so much…
Characters that I consider family fought horrific battles and had devastating loses. They rose up from the rubble and took a step forward. Continuing to fight on.
Seeing fictional couples who are still tackling life together and even in love with each other is impressive. As a married woman, it’s reassuring for myself and Jman that there are couples who are like us. Happily ever after is wonderful but show us real marriages.
Did Jesus struggle when he saw the wrongs of this world? Like I have when I see someone mistreated. Did he get angry with the darkness of this world? Like Jman does sometimes. Did Jesus have lots of friends, or was he an outcast? Did Jesus like learning in school, or did he prefer being outside and observing God’s creation? Did Jesus have Autism or something else that made him different outwardly?
. The poem above was written during cancer; however, there are still things that ring true in my life almost nine years later. I always feel all these emotions, and I still get surprised when I’ve had five days where I feel sad, then wake up today and feel happy again.
“Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people.
Good Morning. We did something different this year for thanksgiving. We went to the beach and saw butterflies. Then on Black Friday we decorated our Living Room for Christmas. It was relaxing and beautiful. [ Dispute Over Jesus’ Testimony ] When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever…
What is love? Is it a love where you will be with someone even though you can never physically touch them? Or a love where it’s a partnership? Or is it the meeting of the minds? A shared experience? Or just enjoying the beauty of life together? Is love sacrificial or self-sabotaging? Is love eternal or just instant? Or finally is love just only two beings sharing the same air and watching a movie in their living room.
I am one of those people who see God's Creativity in everything. I also love taking pictures of God's creation because it proves that God is an cognizant, creative, and purposeful God.
Why God? Why God? Why God? Do I feel like I’m being left behind God? Nobody seems to care about me God Why God? Why God? I’ve struggled with this feeling invisible God But not as much as now God Why God? Why God? Why do I not feel like the door is open to…
Today How are you today? How are things? I am struggling a little bit. Last week was stressful for my husband and I, and this week has been kind of my rest and relaxing and reflecting on last week. I didn’t know what to write today however when I decided to do a photography blog.…