Posts by 2l2phant

Salute 

With memorial day coming up I wanted to share these poems :
The Colors Of Our Flag
Shots are heard from across the ocean;

Our world is a little safer tonight.

Someone will be resting too,

Because they saw through our eyes….
Sitting here writing these words,

As explosions rearrange geography;

I’m worried about what to wear tomorrow…

When others fight to keep us free.
How can I complain about this or that 

And demand to have things done my way?

Have I become a thankless enemy-

When so many heroes sacrifice each day?
Taps Across The Ocean 
Broken hearts and broken hopes 

in what seems a world away;

Blood baths don’t ever clean anyone-

Loved ones fight every day;
Men and women who volunteer,

Knowing they might not come back….

Giving all for our freedom here-

Their love doesn’t lack.
Moms, dads….all family and friends;

Even sons and daughters too-

Wear their uniforms for their country…

But are they the forgotten who?
Graves blanket this whole earth,

Holding memories never forgot;

Each one should be told of

Freedom which was sacrificially bought….
So that you and me may enjoy the sun,

Ride a bike, laugh with a friend-

Pray with me each every day……

That this war on life will end.

Bronchoscopy

Sam O’DonnellGood morning 💕
Many of you may not know that today I’m having a bronchoscopy done at 9am.   
It all stArted because I wanted to renew my glasses prescription. I have tones of floaters an circular lights in my Side vision and other things so they sent me to an ophthalmologist who ended up giving me a chest X-ray then a CT scan which revealed I have nodules or nodes on my lungs which the doctor wants to find out what they are so they will biopsy them.
I’m a little afraid because anything can happen during the procedure…. the worst, I could die. 
I believe God is going to carry me through this and have me write many more posts to encourage you with💕
Have you ever felt like me; afraid of the unknown…. forcing yourself not to stress, because you’ve got this?
John 10:10 says “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”
When I was 18 I dedicated my life to seeking out who God is; I wanted to know him soooo much more than I already had. Today I don’t regret that choice one bit and I still want to know the God of this universe sooooooo much more. 💕
I have had my ups and downs, ins and outs an however it could be phrased….. yet God has been faithful as His Word promises and I don’t believe I could have lived this life without Him 💕
So I invite you to get to know our loving God 💕 there is so much that is most incredible 💕 there will be times it will appear that He’s not there or the enemy has God take the blame. But if you will simply trust Him through the good and the bad….. the riches are far greater than we could ever ask or think 💕
Until tomorrow 💕

Thy Word

Thy Word
Trust is not a stand alone word,

But is accompanied by Faith;

Character and wisdom are too,

And often there is grace….
Sometimes it is difficult to accept

Words that are meant to help,

When all my emotions right now 

Want to hide me on a shelf.
But emotions can’t be trusted,

Trust is my best friend;

Along with faith and character…

Grace’ll help me win again.

My Prayer

My Prayer
The night is quiet, no one’s awake;

I am seeking You-

So many heartbeats needing answers….

I don’t know what to do.
So here I am when my world is asleep

Lifting up their names-

Praying they’ll hear Your still small voice; That they call You just the same.
For whether we’re sleeping, or wide awake….

You’re with us all the time,

Saying, “child, you can trust Me with this

Because you are a child of Mine”.

Treasured Reflections 

Treasured Reflections 
Have you looked in the mirror lately, 

Past the enemy’s lies;

Seen the Treasure in the Mirror;

Looked deep within your eyes?
For every beat your heart takes

It becomes part of a song-

Playing The Holy Spirit’s Melody…

Singing, “child you belong”.
May His Tune ring in your heart;

And bubble throughout your soul-

For as you go about your day,

Forever may you know:
Just because mistakes fill your past 

And your ” radio”‘s been shut off;

When you don’t feel like dancing;

When you’re feeling rather lost….
Take a moment to look n the mirror –

Just look past the enemy’s lies;

Study the Treasure in the mirror;

You’ll see It in your eyes.

My Eyes Have Seen His Glory

My Eyes Have Seen His Glory
The Red Stripes are so heavy,

The cloth just weighs me down;

Grasping at the white threads-

Am I going to drown?

In a sea of blue,

The stars used to shine-

But oh how they have faded;

It’s been a long, long time!

Jesus, help us to find the place

Where this mighty flag should stand….

So freedom can bring peace again

Across our precious Land!

More Than Midnight 

More Than Midnight
Slipping into Cinderella’s gown

After the enemy shredded my dress-

he tried taking everything from me,

Leaving me quite the mess!
But now my King has dried my tears,

Rescuing me from death’s grasp;

Showing me what Eternity looks like;

A Love that will Forever last.
So into the dress I shall go;

Slipping the shoes to my feet;

Confidently I shall walk remembering

Who gave The Epic Defeat!