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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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.

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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.”

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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

 

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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”

 

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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

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