Tag Archives: Florida Poet

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

 

ocean-lighthouse

 

We Have Someone In Our Corner

3 Feb

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

 

 

Life can be hard sometimes.
The skies are not always blue.
It helps to know there is someone
who will say, “I believe in you.”

 

We all need encouragement at times.
Things don’t always turn out as we plan.
But no matter what the challenge may be,
reach out to your fellow man.

 

A house is made of walls and beams-
a home is built with love and dreams.
The voice that everyone wants to hear
stems from a heart sincere and dear.

 

We do have someone in our corner who cares.
He welcomes “Come unto Me”.
When you have a burden it helps to share.
He holds the key to our destiny.

 

otter-love-on-ice

Self Evaluation

20 Jan

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

River of Life by DiVoran Lites

River of Life by DiVoran Lites

 

 

At the end of my days, how will God evaluate
the time spent with my fellow man?
Will I have satisfied the commission
of our Lord’s ultimate plan?

 

Will I have loved my neighbor
as well as myself?
Will my “Must do” list be completed
or still found on the shelf?

 

Did I abandon the longings,
the dreams, the vision?
Did I give in to circumstance
the need for decision?

 

The still small voice of the Spirit
breaks through,
“My child, stop fretting,
I’m not through with you.”

People Need People

6 Jan

From the Heart 

Louise Gibson

colorful-crowd

 

 

Life does present challenges
that tax us to no end.
When bad things happen, and they often do-
That is when we need a friend.

 

Do you remember when someone encouraged you?
Perhaps when you were feeling low?
It helps to share your burden.
There is strength in numbers, you know.

 

Relate to people.
Call, text, or write a letter.
Just knowing someone cares
will make them feel much better.

 

Caring needn’t be costly,
amazing what a smile can do.
It’s the best face lift in town,
And warms the heart of another, too.

 

“There is little difference in people,
but that little difference makes a big
difference.
That little difference is attitude.
The big difference is whether it
is positive or negative.”

Robert Collier

 

I must end with a bit of humor.
“Don’t tell me that worry doesn’t do any good.
I know better.
The things I worry about don’t happen.”

Author unknown (but it could be any of us-
right?) : – )

 

 

So, Why Should I Be Thankful?

25 Nov

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

 

 

 

A thankful heart causes us to look upward.
It causes us to look around,
and causes us to look within
where the peace of God is found.

 

The number one secret to happiness
is a grateful heart.
Beginning our day with a prayer of gratitude
brings tranquility from the start.

 

Fear is the father of failure-
a negative emotion, to be sure.
Replace it with a positive thought-
Failure you will no longer endure.

 

Quote:

“When we choose not to focus on what is missing
from our lives, but are grateful for the abundance
that is present, we experience heaven on earth.”

Author unknown,
but is wise advice

 

 

squirell-taking-a-bite

 

 

The Epitome of Love

18 Nov

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

pink-butterfly

 

“One word frees us of the weight and pain of life, that word is “love”

The irony of that quote is it was written before Christ by a

Greek Tragedian.

 

We are so blessed to know that God came in the flesh to redeem
us back unto himself.
That was true love.

 

I thrive on love.
There is promise in the air.
I stand on the word of God.
I see Him everywhere.

 

He is in the air I breathe-
His promises fill my soul.
Without Him I can do nothing,
With Him, I am whole.

 

We are all so different-
still all of God’s own plan.
I marvel how He leads us
to support our fellow man.

 

I thirst to hear the words you speak-
I long to know your soul.
Tho diverse in our interests-
Our similarities make us whole.

 

 

A Peck of Dirt

17 Oct

My Take

DiVoran Lites

1

 

Small child
Kneeling in the dirt,
Making mud pies
To crunch and grind
Between your teeth,
And swallow.

 

Draw a hopscotch pattern in the dirt.
With a stick from off the playground.
Throw ancient, broken glass
Onto a hopscotch square,
Pick-up broken glass
Balanced on one leg.

 

Eighth grade softball
With the other kids.
On a dirt diamond.
Never miss a ball.
Sit on it if you must.
Everybody bathe on Saturday.

Gopher Tortoise

10 Oct

My Take

DiVoran Lites

gopher-tortooise

Oh, armored one with your:

Pointed beak,

Big Fat Tongue,

Long sharp claws,

Lumbering gait,

Tunnel master,

I just want to talk to you.

Don’t disappear

Into your shell.

Into your burrow.

Please come out

I won’t harm you,

Or the secret life you live.

Slow and so free.

 

Make a Joyful Noise

23 Sep

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

 

“The holiest of all holidays are those kept

by ourselves in silence and apart.

The secret anniversaries of the heart.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

I applied Longfellow’s words to my heart

and brought Christmas into view.

I decorated my Christmas tree.

I wish I could share it with you.

 

A beautiful glass cross adorns the top,

and tiny white angels express their song.

When I keep my thoughts on Jesus, our Lord,

I have Christmas all year long.

 

The Christmas Gift

Procrastination

16 Sep flowers-sketch-copy

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

 

 

Today is the “tomorrow” that I thought about yesterday.
Then why is it said, “Tomorrow never comes”.
when it came today?

 

I have so much to do today,
I’ll have to think this through.
If I can’t complete it all,
Here’s what I’ll have to do.

 

I’ll set myself free from stress-
more time I’ll have to borrow.
I’ll reschedule today’s events-
“Thank God for tomorrow.”

 

P.S. I’m going to stop procrastinating-
(Once I get around to it.)

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