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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The Battle Still Rages

Psalm 18:2

The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

 

 

 

…and just when you thought life was going to be easy!

 

You walk into your spare room of thoughts ~

behind the cobwebs of lost battles are the corners of defeat.

 

Behind the corners of defeat are layers of beautiful painted grace ~

we all know what we have to do…

 

Revisit those battles head on with the breast plate of faith ~ your soul full of unselfish prayer ~ and your heart open to the will of the Lord. We need to realize that the battle is not ours alone!

 

Too many times I have gone into battle with little or no armor,  praying selfish prayers ~ pleading for the battle to be removed. My heart was closed to the concept, I just might have to see this battle through to the end! Deep in my heart I knew these battles would reappear, I needed them to gain strength for the last mile of the way!

 

I still have not overcome the battle of getting myself out of the way however, with the devil being gracious with his snares… I am sure I will be fighting this battle till the end.  If I can just slow down ~ stop and listen to the great I AM who is in control. The great commander of hoist will lead the way! With my tailored breast plate of faith ~ and my prayerful heart, there is just one way to go, and that’s the winning side!

 

Praying for guidance and strength.

 

Blessings.

 

KathyJSnow©

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