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Stop That Thief

21 Apr

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

 

 

His name is “Loneliness”.
He steals our contentment.
I didn’t recognize his strategy
until I suffered from resentment.

 

Being alone is not always a choice-
Circumstance plays a role.
Prepare your heart for the inevitable.
Prevent it from taking a toll.

 

Use your ‘alone time’ as a blessing.
Plant the seed of creativity and watch it
grow.
You may amaze yourself.
You are far more talented than you know.

 

Church in the Wildwood by DiVoran Lites

Two are Better Than One

14 Apr

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

 

 

People need people.
It is embedded in our soul.
Make reaching out to others
your foremost God-given role.

 

So simple, so painfully simple.
Two are better than one.
Two are more effective,
and, oh, so much more fun.

 

Friendships blossom over shared labor,
and we accomplish much more that way.
Open your heart to another.
See how it brightens your day.

 

Two are better than one for walking,
for if they fall, one will lift up his
companion.
But woe to him who is alone when
he falls, for he has no one to help
him up. Ecclesiastes 4:20

 

Two are better than one for working.
Two are better than one because they
have a good reward for their labor.
Ecclesiastes 4:9

 

Painting by DiVoran Lites from Go West

You Can Be Alone- Without Feeling Lonely

7 Apr

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

 

 

People need people-
It’s embedded in our soul.
But to be contented when by yourself
Is a God-given role.

 

” My peace I give to you”,
proclaims the Lord of Glory”.
Christ is our sufficiency.
It’s an oft-repeated story.

 

Christ advises, “To have friends,
show yourself friendly.”
Who can resist a smile?
And look at the person straight in the eye.
It will be worth your while.

 

 

Are You a Pillar or a Caterpillar?

31 Mar

From the Heart 

Louise Gibson

 

The pillars are a strong foundation
in any relationship.
On their strength we do depend.
The caterpillars crawl in and out,
failing to connect.
They dream to be a butterfly in the end.

 

God created all of us,
and He did it all with vision.
I don’t have your attributes-
That was God’s decision.

 

I will strive to be the best I can
with what God has allotted me.
To be more like our Maker,
That is our destiny.

 

The Curve in the Road

24 Mar

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

 

People need people.

That was God’s ultimate plan

when He created the earth

and related Himself to man.

 

To love and be loved

is the theme of every love song.

Open your heart to welcome it.

True love can heal a wrong.

 

God didn’t design us to live alone.

That’s why Adam was given a mate.

Open your heart to receive love.

You are robbing yourself if you wait.

 

We can support one another in all that we do,

and offer help when there is a need.

We all aspire to find that “curve in the road”

that satisfies the need to succeed.

 

Painting by DiVoran Lites

 

You Are Not What You Think You Are

17 Mar

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

Louise Gibson

 

 

(But what you think, You are)

Now that is controversial,
and truly is confusing.
You are toying with my thinking,
But I do find it amusing.

 

If I think that I am coping
with the problems of old age,
And truly believe that my life
is not ruled by a calendar page,
Then I will continue on my journey-
finding meaning as I go,
Trusting God to teach me
all that He wants me to know.

 

It never ceases to amaze me
when I think about the past.
The trials never seemed to end-
While the good times went so fast.

 

Everything in life happens for a reason.
God wants to conform us to the image of His Son.
When confronted with life’s problems,
Remember, the battle has already been won.

 

 

It’s the Voice You Don’t Want to Hear

3 Mar

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

Louise Gibson

 

 

The voice of negativity is despairing to your spirit.
Don’t listen to its message.
It has discouragement in it.

 

The spiritual world is like a classroom.
Love or Fear?
God is love.
It is His voice you need to hear.

 

Don’t let doubt rob you of your peace.
Stand on the promises of God.
“I write these things to you who believe
in the name of the Son of God so that
you may know that you have eternal life.”
(1 John 5:13)

 

That is the voice we need to hear.
We already have eternal life
and this life is in His Son.
Trust in His promises-
The battle has already been won!

 

Our spirit is the part of us that is drawn to hope.
It will not give in to despair.
It is the life of us.
God’s promise is always there.

 

What is the difference between others betraying us
and us betraying our self?
When our own choices harm us,
we are betraying our self.

 

That is why we hold the Lord’s Prayer
deep in our heart.
Begin your day with our Savior.
He promises never to depart.

 

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It’s Not About You

24 Feb

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

Louise Gibson

 

 

 

God loves you because of who God is.
not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
He can give you a peace this week
that surpasses all you ever knew.

 

Life does present its challenges-
of this we are all aware,
but the Lord is there throughout it all
to comfort in our despair.

 

Seeing past the pain of the present
is a recommended state of mind.
God lifts us up above our circumstances
and gives us “vision” of a special kind.

 

Are you going through a rough place?
Don’t give up in despair.
Look to Him who created you.
His presence is always there.

 

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything
by prayer and supplication, with thanks-
giving, let your request be known unto God,
and the peace that passes all understanding
will keep your heart and mind in Christ Jesus,
our Lord.” Philippians 4:6

 

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Practice Love

17 Feb

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

Louise Gibson

 

 

If you practice love,
you can change the world around you.
Try a little spiritual surgery.
It’s amazing what Christ can do.

 

Everything in life happens for a reason.
God wants to conform us to the image of His Son.
When confronted with life’s problems,
remember the battle has already been won.

 

“Christ in you the hope of Glory”.
It is not a new theory.
It truly is an old, old story.
It rejuvenates the weak and weary.

 

Our lower self concentrates on the “Me”
Our higher self is all about giving.
When you kneel at the Cross of God, our Savior,
that is when you truly begin living.

 

All of us are individual expressions of God.
We are channels of His love.
When we reach out to help our fellow man,
our eyes are directed to God above.

 

“We are His workmanship, created in
Christ Jesus for good works.”
Ephesians 2-10

 

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Photo credit Wunderground Photo

Make This Your Battle Cry

10 Feb

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

Louise Gibson

 

I have to be me!

I am fighting a battle of resistance.
I have to be me, in spite of insistence.
The world is doing its best night and day
to alter my thinking, to follow its way.

 

Commercials tell me what I should buy.
Etiquette dictates the “how” and the “why”
Experience has proven to be my friend.
My values I no longer have to defend.

 

Don’t try to make me an image of you.
It is so refreshing to have one’s own view.

 

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