Posts tagged ‘suicide’

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.

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Stronger

Here’s another one 🙂

By Mandisa

Stronger

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emgv-VRtMEU

 

Saturday Stew 5

Saturday Stew 5
Jesus,
We praise You for all that You have done, for thinking of us at the very beginning of time, when there was nothing….seeing us through until we are something because of Your great love for us. Lord, I pray that as we go through our days and nights, wherever we are….geographically, emotionally, spiritually, physically….may we be emptied out of our selfish ways and be filled with Your compassion, forgiveness, strength, endurance, healing, trust, boldness, love and whatever else we may need to complete that task You have given us to do.

Recently, I attended my first writer’s group where we began our discussion with where the topics of the movies and books have traveled through the years. I love the black and white movies where they are singing, and I go through a case of Kleenexes (I know it’s pathetic, really). Drama movies always get me as well. I’ve even been known to bring Kleenexes to Superhero movies.

Ok. Ok. Before you click yourself away from my site with all this icky sap….there is a purpose for stating the above. I love to write, mostly poetry because I have yet to find a way of when I start……um, where was I?

While stirring the pot for today’s Saturday stew, I thought about the blogs I’ve been reading and what I want to share. Here are just a few –

The post by Spiritbath tells of a soldier’s disobedience because he understood what love is. http://spiritbath.com/2014/02/20/i-have-never-seen-an-example-of-loving-your-enemy-that-touched-me-this-profoundly/ ;

AB’s post “Extinction” a poem about a war that never ends. http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/02/20/extinction/ ;

OM’s post about children being in the middle of countries at war. http://aopinionatedman.com/2014/02/17/now-this-if-i-were-the-type-to-cry/ ;

Gimme Shelter Movie trailer https://2l2phant.wordpress.com/?s=Gimme+Shelter

Gimme Shelter poem https://2l2phant.wordpress.com/?s=Hope+For+The+Apple

and an incredible article by Holistic Wayfarer about a mother’s love and forgiveness. http://holisticwayfarer.com/2014/02/14/the-power-of-unstoppable-love/

“The tongue has no bones, but is strong enough to break a heart; so be careful with your words.”

Proverbs 18:21 “Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit-you choose.”

My words are powerful.

I’m not exactly sure where we are today in film or literature, but I know I can choose to start building bridges with my pen.

Your words are powerful. What would you like to add to this Saturday Stew?

If you would like to comment in private or would like prayer, write me at 2L2phant@midco.net

For those of you who would like leftovers, see below:
Starting Saturday Stew
https://2l2phant.wordpress.com/2014/01/25/starting-saturday-stew/
Saturday Stew 2
https://2l2phant.wordpress.com/?s=saturday+stew+2
Saturday Stew 3
https://2l2phant.wordpress.com/?s=saturday+stew
Saturday Stew 4
https://2l2phant.wordpress.com/?s=Saturday+Stew+4

Saturday Stew 4

Sweet Lord, I thank You for all that You have done, for loving us like no one else does, for never leaving us, nor forsaking us….though we’ve run so far from You. I pray that as we feel the farthest from Life, full of the most pain…feeling sooo abandoned, that we know that we CAN call on You and you WILL answer us. I pray that we set aside ourselves and allow Your tender arms to hold, guard and heal us…that we may rejoice with You once again.

 

Yesterday my husband took me to the movie Gimme Shelter.  I totally recommend it!  Without giving away the movie (every part is incredible!), I would like to discuss it just a titch.

 

Apple, the main character, begins the movie in a setting and wants a change. When she tries to leave her current situation, the people there try to stop her…

The question I bring to the table this week is how do you overcome difficulties when you know you need to face a challenge? Where do you find support?

 

My challenge is my health.  The church I attend has a precious group called The Holy Huddle. We are only accountable to God, but are supportive to each other…and it’s through our Facebook site 🙂  When I am struggling with my health I pray, go to the Scriptures or my friends and family for prayer ❤

 

If you are facing a challenge and would like someone to pray through with you please email me at 2L2phant@midco.net

 

Starting Saturday Stew

https://2l2phant.wordpress.com/2014/01/25/starting-saturday-stew/

  Saturday Stew 2

https://2l2phant.wordpress.com/?s=saturday+stew+2

 Saturday Stew 3

https://2l2phant.wordpress.com/?s=saturday+stew

 

https://2l2phant.wordpress.com/2014/02/15/hope-for-the-apple/

Saturday Stew 3

 

Dear Lord,

 

I thank You that You are always with us and never leave us even in our darkest moments.  I pray that as we go through our days that we KNOW Your presence is with us….not to tear down and crush, but to build up and value. Thank You again, amen!

Yesterday I posted this writing:

 

Choosing The Ambulance

Unknown hearts
extend their hands…
to offer
this injured help up.
What do these heroes think
when I pull back,
only accepting the familiar?
Curious I am
of those who
do not wait
for an invitation
in the midst of an emergency…
can they feel my pain?
And out of their strength
give me a fraction
of a portion?
Why am I selective
on where I draw
support ?

 

 

I’ve been dealing with various health issues, the latest…my back.  After the doctor examined me, while I was laying on my back, he said now I could get up.  He was going to stand by the bed as a guard and help me up as needed, but I was tired of being weak. I told him to step away. I wanted to use my muscles to help me work through this trial.  He did back off and I struggled away, remembering how to move from past experiences.  Eventually I made it to a seated position upon the clinic bed….and then we talked about physical therapy, medication, and how I’m not quite ready for surgery.

 

There was another time during my visit to the clinic we sat for a while talking and talking with someone from insurance, getting me set up for the physical therapy.  When we were ready to go, I was VERY sore and struggled to get up.  My husband rushed to my side and I let him take my arm….but when the gentleman who already helped us with paperwork offered his hands around my arm…I began to pull back….but he didn’t listen.  Together, he and my husband lifted me to a standing position.  I was so grateful…yet sooo embarrassed.

 

See my pride kept one person at least from helping me that day. I pray I didn’t insult him. Who knows how many more I’ve pushed away, without meaning to be rude? In the same way…the man that ignored how I didn’t want his help…there have been times I’ve tried to help people and they turn me away.  I love helping people stand and walk….I want to get stronger so that I may continue 🙂

 

Would you please share a moment similar to mine? I would love to hear from you.

 

If you would like to know someone is standing with you in prayer through a trial, email me here:

 

2L2phant@midco.net

 

You are valuable, worth so very much!!!

 

 

Here’s a link to the first and second Saturday Stews

 

https://2l2phant.wordpress.com/2014/01/25/starting-saturday-stew/

 

https://2l2phant.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/saturday-stew-2/

Choosing The Ambulance

Unknown hearts
extend their hands…
to offer
this injured help up.
What do these heroes think
when I pull back,
only accepting the familiar?
Curious I am
of those who
do not wait
for an invitation
in the midst of an emergency…
can they feel my pain?
And out of their strength
give me a fraction
of a portion?
Why am I selective
on where I draw
support ?