Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Reach For The Sky...

"Sometimes I feel as though God has infused
within me, saturated my very soul with dreams
that are far beyond my reach...thus evoking
sheer reliance on His strength...causing
me to reach an absolute trust & faith in His divine
ability to transform my own inabilities into
capabilities...not to merely reach
those dreams, but to excel in them."
© 2011 Susan Reynolds
I think it's time to rely, trust, have faith
and just reach for that elusive sky...

Monday, July 18, 2011

A Short, Yet Necessary Lesson For Myself

A very short, yet extremely necessary
lesson for myself:
If I do not practice resting in
the peace of the presence of God,
I will be pulled down & locked
within the prison of perpexity,
distress and confusion...a state
of mind I cannot afford to let
myself be swallowed up in.
This scripture comes to my
mind: "Take my yoke upon you,
and learn of me; for I am meek
and lowly in heart: and ye shall
find rest unto your souls."
Matthew 11:29 

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Breathe…Love…Be…Create…These things I can do. Perhaps sometime in the future I can learn to live and laugh again, but for now just being, breathing, loving and creating is what keeps me going…as I maintain an open mind to acquire a teachable spirit while relaxing in the presence of my Heavenly Father. Remembering to have a thankful heart for each minute gift he bestows upon me daily, without reservation.
He is patient…Loving…Kind. He will not push his way into our hearts where He is not wanted, but rather will wait in silent love as we hold onto our own will…watching in sorrow as we are sweating it out on our own when he is but a prayer away.
Lord help me to be swift to call out to you for assistance, to present a thankful heart no matter what comes my way…to love you, to trust you with all of my heart and soul and mind and strength.
As my family sleeps peacefully snug in their beds, I step out into the night under the silvery moonlight so bright it almost hides the light of the stars... I slip onto the porch swing. I close my eyes and breathe in the heady, warm, exotic fragrance of the night-blooming jasmine that covers our picket fences, rocking slowly in the porch swing, basking in this scent that calms and soothes the spirit after a tiring day. The night breeze stirs the wind chimes to twinkle their melodies to me reminiscent of my “Wind-Dancer” awaiting us up in heaven…and my heart is thankful for these gifts…Silver moonlight, shining stars, gentle breezes, twinkling melodies of wind chimes, memories of our beloved son, anticipation for our daughter’s new baby that is coming, fragrant jasmine, porch swings…Yes, tonight I am blessed with an abundance of gifts.
Tonight I will just Breathe...I will Love...I will continue to try and Create what God gives to me to Create...I must learn to just "Be" in the presence of the Lord.