A Prayer For A Friend

 

Underneath the bowers and branches
I took a stroll one eve
Pondering the daily trends
A sudden urge to hug a tree

A thought that passed right through my mind
Straight to my heart it wend
A twinge of care an earth prayer
Twas for a dearest friend

I bowed my head in humble prayer
And asked the Lord above
Please send to her the brightest angel
To guide with light eternal love

For when her way grows thick with thorns
And clouds obscure her days
Please light the lantern filled with hope
Guidance her angel to lead the way

With Modest thanks I raised my head
Thus slight a turn I caught a glance
A flutter breath of angels wings
I knew this friendship was not by chance.

 

Dedicated to a dear soul who is now an angel my friend Connie
KathyJSnow2015

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The Exchange

Find your compassion, feel the need, express your inner thoughtfulness, and find a dear soul to share it with.

 

Hold my hand and feel my life
the path though worn is there
Threads of memory still exist
tattered frayed and threadbare

Feel my heart ’tis broken and torn
do you have compassion?
Mend my soul with threads of gold
spun from interaction

Stay awhile to get a sense
why oft times I feel so lost
Now and then you’d never know
the heaviness of my cross

Bring a ray of sunshine with you
melt away the icy fears
Bestow me with the warmth of friendship
exchanging smiles instead of tears

KJS©

 

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The Golden Years? (Stairways of Silent Tears)

2 Timothy 2:3 (NLV)

Take your share of suffering as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

 

God bless our dear #seniors who have given their lives and have sacrificed so much to raise their families. Seniors need our #love, #care and #companionship. Let us all remember, if the Lord terries one day we to will be a #senior.

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Through aged eyes they see strangers,
where is the family that they have borne?

Long hallways of endless panels,
take the place of delightful garden paths

longing for companionship,
an endless stairway of silent tears

The desire to visit the old homestead,
in its place just shadows of the past

Days and weeks blend into years,
happiness fading into loneliness

Gnarled hands that yearn for touch,
once worked hard to raise a family

Straining for sound of child’s footsteps…
only voices of the past linger in their mind

Dear souls who gave so much, now are given less, 
where is the family that they have borne?

So much is taken but how much is given?
love~respect~honour-! this is their right, is their cry

Todays ~ tomorrows turn into yesterdays~
memories they ache to share

Tenderly with helplessness their hearts cry out,
just take a moment~ can you spare a minute?

Through aged eyes they see strangers
Oh where is the family that they have borne?

KJS

Stairs of Silent Tears

 

Ephesians 6:2 (KJV)

Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise;

 

These years of the elderly, are so fragile and a time in life when they need to be surrounded by #love #family #support #affection and #kindness,. Don’t let their last years of life slip away being left alone left with a “stairway of silent tears” #Help remove the shackles of loneliness and neglect, and replace them with compassion and embrace time spent with them.

God bless

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Managing “the pressure” with JESUS … (Avenue of Encouragement)

 

Luke 12:25 (NIV)

 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?

 

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Although we all live in a time of incredible progress, more and more people find it tremendously difficult to deal with stress, tension, and anxiety. This earthly realm we currently reside in, sadly offers extensive pressures and immense strain. 

 

In order to live confidently in these demanding times, lives in all areas must be committed to Christ our Lord. Only through this avenue of sincere intimate relations with our Saviour, one will achieve ultimate assurance and guidance through these earthly storms.

 

Our small efforts to be successful will slowly snuff out like an old candle stick fighting to stay lit. Stay focused on Him, feed on HIS word, keep your lantern filled with oil ~ HIS Holy spirit! It is then you can…

 

Live confidently, write with purpose, and share your offerings of encouragement, so that others may be encouraged to walk in HIS light!

 

Lend a helping hand of faith and courage. Pray together, trust together, rest together underneath the shelter of HIS unfailing word!

 

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Proverbs 18:10 (NIV)

 The name of the Lord is a fortified tower;

the righteous run to it and are safe.

 

 

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (Living Bible)

 That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our inner strength in the Lord is growing every day.  These troubles and sufferings of ours are, after all, quite small and won’t last very long. Yet this short time of distress will result in God’s richest blessing upon us forever and ever! So we do not look at what we can see right now, the troubles all around us, but we look forward to the joys in heaven which we have not yet seen. The troubles will soon be over, but the joys to come will last forever.

 

Friendship, an offering of encouragement, one of God’s many richest blessings ~ benefits of walking with our King! 

“May a heart be blessed, and a soul refreshed”

 

 

 

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 Many years ago

twas a night without a moon,

the sky was dark and oh so cold

in the trees there was no tune.

 

For on this night the wind did blow

midst the storm a mighty gale,

arrows of rain had pelted down

that soon turned into hail!

 

A little robin sought his shelter

upon a maple high,

tossed about from mighty winds

he looked up to the sky.

 

“Dear Lord” he prayed “please keep me safe 

amid the dark, please shine your light”,

twas then he thought he heard a song

deep within the shadows night.

 

For underneath the spruces bow 

a little sparrow had nested,

refuged from the mighty storm

in His masters hand he rested.

 

On the winds his song it carried

to the maple high,

come my friend and rest with me

in His love we shall abide!

 

So the robin took his flight

to the spruce below,

together with the sparrow prayed 

and sang while billows rolled!

 

The robin prayed and thanked His Maker

for the answered prayer,

for sending him the little sparrow

for His love and care.

 

KJS©

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