Monday, April 21, 2014

In my Nephew's Eyes

In my nephew's eyes
All is right in the world
I am his friend

In my nephew's eyes
There are no limits
He sees nothing but possibilities

In an instant, he can turn my day around
One laugh piercing my thoughts
One smile makes everything bright again

In him, I see joy
I've watched him go from a tiny baby to a little boy
Playing with abandon, not a care in the world

In my nephew's eyes, I can see the future
Everyday is an adventure
Who knew making mudholes and watching movies could be so much fun?

If I could bottle up the glimmer in his eyes
The loving touch of his hands
I would in an instant

I see one of the best parts of me
In my nephew's eyes

Mason, my oldest nephew, I'll love you forever!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


I have made a goal of posting things that I have written but never posted on here.

Written on June 23,2010

Image Credit: Decisions, decisions, decisions... © Paul de Bruin

We can make a change if want to
It’s up to us what we do
Look at yourself in the mirror
Are ya worth imitating?
Or are ya just agitating things
We get to make choices everyday

Don’t look back on life and say I’d change this or that
You need to own up to your actions.  You know from wrong from right
Just know when ya look in that mirror, you can change
Each opportunity to spread blessings or spew hate
So which are gonna choose?
Don’t look to your buddies to guide you
'Cause when it’s over they won’t be with you

We get to make a change if we want to
It’s up to us what we do
Look at yourself in the mirror
Are ya worth imitating?
Or are ya just agitating things
We a get a chance to change things
Another chance to make it right
Only you can make that choice
So are you gonna choose death or will you choose life?

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Being an Effective Light

Image Credit: Lighthouse © Jongenz via
The red light pierced through the darkness. As I squinted in the dark, the rays beamed out on either side.

That seemingly minute light got brighter. This reminded me of the people I see on the street.  Before we get born again, we are a lost soul in a world filled with darkness. The chaos and unsettling in our soul is evident with every step. Every day is just something to get through. No hope. No. joy. No peace in our life.

When we make the decision to have the Lord rule over our lives, that dull light became something greater than imagined. How? The Holy Spirit came to dwell in us, teach us, and guide us through life! We begin to see a much bigger picture. It's no longer just about us anymore.  The Body of Christ encircles this person because we are all family. We work together to bring light to the people around us.  When our light isn't effective, we need to surround ourselves with people who are. Sooner or later, the fire than burns from deep within them will burn in us.

Are we impacting those around us in a positive way? I don't know about you, but recently, one of my goals is to become even more focused on God. It's so easy to get weighed down by the cares of this life. I am examining my life and asking God to show me the weak areas. Those areas that may not have His light shining on them at all. Help me, God, to be a more effective light for you. 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Confined to Bed and Books

I was in the bed all day Thursday and Friday because of pain. That in itself is very frustrating and draining, but I feel better today. I am having to sleep in what used to be my brother's room because my hips and legs have been bothering me. His bed is a little firmer than mine, so I've slept better. I was waking up about six times a night in my bed. I had gotten so used to it that I thought it was normal. My little nephew knows I should be in my room, so he's been saying, "Ou not be in my daddy's bed! Ou in your ur(your) bed!" while pointing his little finger at me. :) I gently remind him it's just for a little while.

I went to my surgeon on Monday, and he gave me a cortisone shot in my right foot to help with the pain. I was grateful for that! It has helped some. I am trying to post at least once a week because it helps me to write, and I like to look back on things.

I am working on the book about my life! I have been for about two months. Those of you who are longtime readers will know this has always been a dream and goal of mine. I am excited! There will be lots of things in there that I haven't mentioned on the blog. The book will be raw and real, for sure.

I've also read some great books recently, so I am planning to post about those soon!