Balancing Life (Portion of Grace)

Hebrews 12:11 (NAS)

 All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful ; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.



Through life’s rivers I dabble and slosh. At times heavy currents of sin, trials and temptations cause my foothold to slip, becoming unstable ~ unbalanced; it is then my soul ~ my weary worn strained mind surrender ~ become totally reliant on my Rock of Salvation! 


A sharp bend, a few razored stones embedded deep within the river bed; may cause hurt, wounding, cuts, and bruises, even may leave some scarring, but it is the process of healing that generates strength, faith, hope and trust in our Lord. 


Rivers hold various types of rocks and stones, how they are perceived depends on ones observation. My prayer is that I may always look through eyes of FAITH, and not give in to thoughts of doubt. I pray that my hearts selfness will be hushed ~ tuned to the “Still Small Voice”. Through life’s waters, may I be constant drinking deep from the “Springs of LIVING WATER” I pray I may taste of His righteousness and sing of His mercy!


John 4:14 (ESV) 

But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”


Balancing Life’s check book

not always an easy task

debits of sins and daily doubts

create an earthly mask


Adding up all wants and needs

which ones are just and sound

continual prayer and seeking will

blessed credits may be found


Subtracting all the daily dues

from cares to chorus given

forgetting not the silent thoughts

heart memos sent to heaven


What will you find when life is done

and the books have all been known

the life long tally of your soul

as you stand before His throne




Balancing life in this earthly realm becomes a list of priorities ~ a balancing act ~ an equation. I have learned time and time again to be constant in re-evaluating my list, making sure my equation equals the sum of Salvation. Oh…other daily routines, and schedules may have to be laid aside to compensate for my soul needs, but “it will be worth it, every mile of the way”! Family absorbs my heart, love, and time, a very important part of the equation of a balanced life. 


I am a sinner saved by GRACE, a child of God.

I am a wife, a mother to my children.

I am a writer, an encourager through God’s promises.


“Through the grace of our Lord I strive to be the best I can be”



Anchored in omniscience

I rest in the Almighty

my fashioned ideas give way to

promises and precepts

my Alpha and Omega of creation

the foundation of my thoughts

what will I do,~

with my portion of grace?

such opportunities

with no perchance

I continue living by faith

an overcomer

in His good pleasure!


Kathy J Snow




Spring Pantoum (Lighting the Lamp of Spring)

My heart lights the lamp of Spring

The flame of promise and poetry

Frequent metaphors words and pantoums

Continual blossoms fragrance anew


The flame of promise and poetry

Igniting brilliant colour of nature

Continual blossoms fragrance anew

Bursts with life on waiting parchment


Igniting brilliant colour of nature

Creations mirage quilled into vision

Bursts with life on waiting parchment

The vessel is blessed it has been used


Creations mirage now quilled into vision

From frequent metaphors words and pantoums

The vessel is blessed for it has been used

My heart lights the lamp of Spring!




Kathy J Snow