Tag Archives: Florida Poet

What Matters to You

15 Sep

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

 

author of Window Wonders

 

 

 

Compassion and love are what matters
Reach out to a needy soul.
There is such a hunger for recognition
Make communication your goal.

 

People need people.
Listen with your heart to this plea.
“I don’t want to walk alone.”
There is such comfort in company.

 

Every day is a blessing
that comes from our Lord above.
Walk with a grateful spirit.
Do all things in the spirit of love.

 

I recognize that bad things happen,
Most of which we cannot comprehend.
But then, we are not made to understand it.
Try to be an optimist to the end.

 

When you accept the things you cannot change
You will dwell on things worthwhile.
Put on a happy face –
You are never fully dressed until you smile.

 

Food for Thought:
“When God pushes you to the edge, trust Him fully,
because only two things can happen.
Either He will catch you when you fall
or He will teach you how to fly.” Unknown

 

Comparisons- Helpful or Damaging?

18 Aug

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

 

 

 

 

When we compare, we want to be the best.
The paradox of “fit in and stand out.”
Comparison is the thief of happiness.
Acceptance of our self and others is what
Life is all about.

 

Be kind to yourself.
Accept yourself for who and what you are.
It will relieve that inner strife.
In God’s eyes, you are already a star.

 

Take time for creativity.
It’s important to your well being. don’t you see
Is achieving and competing truly deserving of
all your attention and energy?

 

Have you made achieving too important
and creativity as no longer of value?
Re-think your priorities, be kind to yourself
You will be a much more contented you.

 

“Why do we struggle to be something we
are not when God created us to be a
unique flower in His garden?”

 

Photo credit Judy Wills

What a Bargain!

7 Jul

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

 

 

 

 

God has not promised skies always blue,
But on His faithfulness you can depend.
He said He will never leave or forsake you.
His mercy has no end.

 

When your load is heavy
and you are feeling blue-
Look to Jesus, my friend.
There is help for you.

 

Jesus is waiting with a father’s love
His help and strength to give.
You have only to call on Him-
You will truly start to live!

 

Jesus said, “My peace I give to you”.
That is a perfect peace.
What a bargain. We give Him our burden.
He blesses as we release.

 

 

 

 

Window Wonders

26 May

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

 

 

 

My kitchen window overlooks my patio.
It affords me an excellent view.
I observe the antics of my animal friends
while cooking, perhaps a stew.

 

My window wonders this week
have become a bit disturbing.
What used to be a heartwarming scene
has become very disconcerting.

 

I have a most unusual guest
who really is quite rude.
He appears uninvited at meal time
and devours all the food.

 

Lord, I need your help-
I really don’t want to be mean.
But that cute raccoon is gaining weight,
while my cats are looking lean.

 

I said he is cute because
his habits are disarming-
He picks up his food with his “hands”-
I must confess he is charming!

 

I take out fresh water for my cats,
but our visitor is quite pristine!
You see, he “washes” his food in it-
He is the original “Mr. Clean”.

 

And Lord, you see the other problem, too, I know-
How he trashes up my patio?
I get so tired of using my broom,
I moved the garbage can to the utility room.

 

Lord, I have a question, please-
“Was this your plan from the start,
to put me “under pressure”
to tenderize my heart?”

 

 

 

Write Your Own Positive Quote About Growing Older

19 May

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

 

 

 

The age I am is a welcome friend-

It is so patient, no rush to the end.

 

One day at a time is sufficient for me
to glean the promises of God eternally.

 

I want so much to continue to grow-
It is Christ, my Savior, I want to know.

 

Age is a gift from our Lord above.
Treasure the memories of His infinite love.

 

One rule I have made as I age.
“Don’t let your life be ruled by a calendar page”.

 

P.S. As long as God gives you life,
LIVE it!

 

 

 

Celebrating Knowledge

28 Apr

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

 

 

Do you know why I think it is essential to learn something new?
Or why I try to glean new insights from observing what you do?

 

You generously share your thoughts with me,
‘ tho you might not be aware.
I listen carefully to your actions.
There is wisdom and insight there.

 

To learn something new each day,
listen with your heart.
There is a message in our actions
that words fail to impart.

 

Actions speak louder than words.
Body language can be strong.
Watch carefully before you judge someone.
Keep in mind, you may be wrong.

 

Thought for the Day

Yesterday is a cancelled check.
Tomorrow is a promissory note.
Today is the only cash you have.
Spend it wisely. Kay Lyons

 

 

 

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

 

Know How To Fail Greatly When Things Fall Apart

10 Mar

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

 

 

Failure is a teacher,
It is not the end, my friend.
There is a lesson to be had.
This is what I recommend.

 

When I came to the end of myself.
and, yes, most people do-
I realized that what was missing
was our Lord’s point of view.

 

You can’t leave Christ out of your life
for your future will be bleak.
When I came to my senses,
His purpose I did seek.

 

God created us in His own image.
Bring glory to His name.
Give your life to Jesus, my friend,
You will never remain the same.

 

There is one main truth none of us can deny.
We can’t fully enjoy life-
Until we are prepared to die.

 

Photo Credit Wunder Photo

 

 

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