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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Birds Still Sing

by Barbara Robinson

The birds still sing wtih the morning sun.

Life has a way of going on, even when your world is coming undone.

Daddy was buried on a cold, winter day.

I was four years old when he died that Christmas Day.

Buried a husband one bright, sunny day.

Wondered how the world could be so bright and shiny on my sad day.

Buried a mother, and the sun smiled down.

Buried a baby sister, and life went on.

How could the world still be so beautiful with my own personal clouds raining down?

The birds still sing; time moves on.

Death nor lost love, the world still turns.

The birds still sing because they know life goes on.

Time won't stop, and the world will still turn, even when you're dead and gone.

So, don't waste your life spending it all alone.

Love someone and be loved in return.

Make someone's day as you make your own.

To make this old world a better place, we all have to do our parts.

We all have to have a heart.

Make someone's day; be special in your own sweet way.

The birds will still sing; the sun will still shine.

Difference is you can make your own heart rhyme before you run out of time!

1 Thessalonians verses 4:16-18 is one of my favorite Bible verses, because it helped me when Mom and my youngest sister passed: 1 Thessalonians 4: 6-18, NIV

. . . and the dead in Christ will rise first: After that, we who are still alive and left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage each other with these words.

This verse tells us we'll see our loved ones again. Life goes on eternally. No wonder the birds still sing. I'm not a poet and usually write poems to write out my heart and soul and express my feelings. Writing and Bible verses, faith in God, and His Word, got me through the earthly loss of my loved ones. I hope you'll let this verse speak to your heart and comfort you as it has me. God bless.

Monday, May 25, 2009

The Power of Prayer

I strongly believe in God and the power of prayer, because He always answers my prayers. My little sister was sick a few years ago. Something she ate made her have problems with her liver. She was weak, felt as though she had no energy, and the doctor told her he did not know if her liver would ever be normal again. I told her I would pray for her and for her to pray, too. She said she was. Gradually, over a period of a few weeks, her liver began to get better and better. She went to the doctor, and he said the tests showed her liver was back to normal. I prayed to God to give my sister back her spirit, strength, and beauty of her youth and for her liver to heal and for her to be back to her normal self. Thank God, He once again answered my prayers, and she is back to normal and so is her liver!

There have been many times in my life when I have had no one to turn to but God, and I have found He is the most important one to turn to. He is the only one you can truly depend on, but you must have faith! When I pray, I pray with faith that He will hear and answer my prayers, and I go about my daily routine as normal and expect Him to answer them because he always does, but you must ask. I've found myself in bad situations, and I have had to call upon God numerous times. He has never failed me, and He has always answered me. Once, my husband slung me from a boat when he took off, and I slid out of the boat and into the river in water way over my head. I had been riding in the back of the boat near the motor, and I was afraid of the motor hitting me. When I felt myself slipping from the boat, I put everything into the Lord's hands and began praying that the motor would not hit me, and I would not drown. As the water closed over my head, I felt at peace and knew I'd be rescued. I could feel God there with me. There have been many times and many situations in my life I know if not for prayers and God, I would not be here today, or be where I am today, literally, and in life. God has always seen me through. Put your faith and trust in God, and He will always be there for you!I've traveled a long way through life with Him.

I have a writing devotional in the book Words to Write By. The book is full of devotionals for writers, and I've found it very inspiring. It motivates me to continue my writing journey for the Lord.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Things Left Unspoken by Eva Marie Everson

Things Left Unspoken
Author: Eva Marie Everson
Reviewer: Barbara J. Robinson
Five Stars
To Purchase: or Barnes & Noble (See reviews there also)

Things Left Unspoken by Eva Marie Everson is three hundred and eighty-one pages of pure Southern delight. The novel allows the reader to adventure through life, romance, true love, wisdom gained with age and life experiences, dealing with life’s curve balls, conflicts of love and life, heartaches that make us stronger, and God’s fingerprints on our lives to make us the people He wants us to become. If you enjoy Southern fiction, you’ll love this novel. I devoured it in a couple of days.

Jo Lynn Hunter and her Aunt Stella make it women’s fiction. Jo Lynn deals with current marriage problems and feels she’s not at home in the life her husband has chosen for them. Something is missing and leaves her feeling empty inside. At life’s crossroads, she takes on a project to rebuild an old Southern family home and finds herself restored in the process. Family secrets reveal their ugly challenges and place Jo Lynn in extreme danger. She rises to the challenge and refuses to be chased from her project of love.

Aunt Stella illustrates true love and the wisdom of ripe old age. Valentine, her teenage love, grows into a wise elderly man, who declares if the foundation is strong, anything can be rebuilt. Jo Lynn learns the secrets of the past and the treasures for a happy future, even as she learns some things are best left unspoken.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

My Heart's Desire

My heart’s desire for my inner spiritual life is a closer walk with Jesus, a life of peace, love, joy, and hope, in which Jesus constantly renews my spirit, as I soak up God’s words through reading and allowing myself to draw closer to God. I want to continue to feel the loving Holy Spirit at work in my life. There is no one in life as capable of encouraging and motivating one’s soul as the blessed feel of the Holy Spirit, like a hand on my shoulder reassuring me. I have never felt closer to God than when I feel the touch of the Holy Spirit in times of need. That slight touch lets me know that I do not walk through this world alone. I have a heavenly Father who meets my every need. That heavenly touch makes all the difference in my life. I highly recommend Beth Moore's book BELIEVING GOD. Reading it made a difference in my life and for our family vacation during the summer of 2005. I've written about this journey of "Godstops" in hopes of seeing the story published in an upcoming book about prayers. May my words shine to glorify God. If it be God's will, not mine, the story will make publication.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Roses for Momma

I received my first dozen assorted colored roses from oldest son today for Mother's Day. He had them ground delivered by UPS, and it was a wonderful, unexpected surprise. I was looking for a card. I've never received roses from one of my children before. They're beautiful, and they smell sooo good. Thank you, Scotty and Melissa, for making my day and brightening my Mother's Day with a vareity of roses, a rainbow of roses.

My youngest daughter and her two children sent me a beautiful Mother's Day card with pictures of my two grands, Dylan and Serena. Beautiful pictures, I love them. My youngest son phoned to say he's sending me a Mother's Day card. My husband gave me a prayer cross with The Lord's Prayer in it. He knew I'd love it. I've been blessed. Thanks to all of you for remembering me on Mother's Day. May God bless all the moms out there and bless my daughters as mothers.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Beach Boys Concert Last Night

We saw the Beach Boys in concert last night. Two of the original ones are still playing, and they gave us our money's worth. They sang for two hours. We really enjoyed them and took lots of pictures.

I looked back through old pictures/old family memories and treasures today. Some pictures were from a Christmas at my daughter's house, and some were from last summer when we went together to visit Rosedown Plantation in Louisiana. We had such fun. It was a happy day spent with my children and grandchildren. Making memories to turn the pages of time is important. One day those old pictures and old memories will be all they have. Sometimes I find myself looking at old pictures of my mother and sister. Making memories makes pictures in the mind without film or camera, the kind nothing can take away.

Even in these hard economic times, it's important to make those kinds of memories.