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What gives you a sense of Security? I would have to answer “The Promises of God”

8 Dec

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

 

author of Window Wonders

 

 

Keep looking up – that’s where your future lies.
It is so inspiring
when you gaze up to the skies.

 

Listen to your heart
It whispers softly to you.
“God created all of this
tho not all within your view.”

 

If what I see is so awesome,
I can only imagine what is in store.
God has prizes waiting
All from the Lord we adore!

 

PS God honors His word even above His name.

 

 

 

 

Remove Stress

1 Dec

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

 

author of Window Wonders

 

 

The holidays can be stressful.
There is so much to do.
Be kind to yourself, dear friend.
This message is meant for you.

 

Do yourself a favor.
Smiling is good for you.
It slows down your heart beat and reduces
stress, and lowers your blood pressure, too.

 

A smile can delight your heart.
and is great at lighting a soul.
Lift someone’s spirit today.
Make smiling a top priority goal.

 

A smile is infectious-
It will always remove a frown.
Facial muscles will be raised up.
It’s the best “face lift” in town.

 

I put my theory to the test.
The woman in the mirror was frowning at me.
I gave her the brightest smile I could muster-
and she smiled right back at me!

Numbers 6:25
“The Lord make His face shine upon you.
and be gracious to you.”

Your smile could be a message of cheer
from God to a needy soul.

 

Reach Out

3 Nov

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

 

author of Window Wonders

 

 

Lord, thank you for friends.
They warm our heart and lift our spirit every day
Our thoughts are lifted to you, Lord
You are The Truth, The Light, The Way

 

The joy of creating, of touching another soul.
That is the reward of reaching out.
Lord, in You we are all made whole.

 

Knowing God has a plan for our life
is important, don’t you see-
Faith in God’s plan allows us to trust
that the events in our life are meant to be.

 

The joy of creativity,
of touching another’s soul
That is the reward of “reaching out”
The reward will make you whole.

 

Somewhere

6 Oct

From the Heart

Louise GIbson

 

 

Somewhere there is a place for me.
A place I have a need to be.
A new plateau, a goal to meet.
Purpose, direction, without defeat.

 

Oh, God, give me strength to greet each day
with a cheerful countenance. Don’t let me sway.
Please let me focus on the issues of life
that bring joy to others to relieve their strife.

 

To have victory over the enemy called Fear-
the energy and stamina to persevere.

 

Keep Your Eyes On The One Who Is Invisible

4 Aug

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

 

 

 

 

 

As a child, who did you go to for answers?
As a teenager, who was your “go to” friend?
As an adult, do you have a mentor who helps
you find answers you seek?
You can engage the wisest person in the
universe as your councilor to the end.

 

(Without council, plans go awry,
but in the multitude of councilors,
they are established. Proverbs 15:22)

 

Move in the direction of life, not fear.
Stand on the promises of God, our Savior.
He promised to always be near.

 

If you are feeling “in the dark”,
look up to “The Light.”
Keep your eyes on the one who is invisible.
He will guide you safely through the night.

 

Life Demands Mindfulness

28 Jul

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

 

author of Window Wonders

 

 

 

Water the seed of optimism.
Have a love affair with life.
Think positive thoughts and
you will drive away the strife.

 

Pay attention to the moment.
You’ll find you will learn a lot.
When you tackle the impossible
you will find it’s not as difficult as you thought.

 

Mindfulness is being aware of the present.
Listen to your heart.
Your life matters.
Live it fully from the start.

 

How will being mindful
help you deal with your pain?
Being aware of God’s presence
will bring serenity to your heart again.

 

Knowing God has a plan for your life
should bring assurance to your heart.
Trust Him even in the small things.
Faith is a healthy start.

 

 

Photo credit Matthew Kane- Unsplash

 

 

Listening

14 Jul

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

 

 

 

People need people to validate their dreams.
No one is independent-
We all need someone, it seems.

 

A speaker needs a listener
to the language of his heart.
We all need recognition-
true listening is an art.

 

Do you truly sense the hunger
when a person speaks to you-
Or do you struggle with impatience
to express your point of view?

 

We may not all be Hemingways
or famous for our prose-
But the need for self-expression
is something everyone knows.

(Are you listening?)

 

Photo by Mike Giles on Unsplash

 

 

The Disease to Please

30 Jun

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

 

author of Window Wonders

 

 

 

 

I am suffering a debilitating disease-
Self diagnosed as “The disease to please”.

 

I can’t even tell you when it began-
I never knew it was common to man.

 

It compels you to say “Yes” to every request-
It silently steals your time and your zest!

 

I struggled for years to form the word “No”-
When I finally did, it amazed me so.

 

I truly believe that is the cure for me-
That one little word has set me free!

 

Time is so precious, I must take control-
New freedom for mind, spirit and soul.

 

Be aware, dear friends, I am working on me.
No longer a prisoner to “yes”- I am free!

 

“Pardon me, what was it that you wanted to know?
I can’t hear you, but the answer is “No”!

 

Visualize Yourself As Water. Keep On Keeping On

9 Jun

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

 

 

A river cuts through rock,
not because of its strength,
but because of its persistence.
We, too, need to forge ahead.
Keep your eyes on Jesus
and His never failing assistance.

 

There is no point in carrying
around worry and regret.
They only weigh you down.
Keep yourself open to hope and to love.
A smile will replace a frown.

 

Water is so refreshing-
necessary for life.
Jesus is our Living Water.
Trust Him to put an end to strife.

 

Somewhere

2 Jun

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

 

 

 

 

Somewhere there’s a place for me-
A place I have a need to be.
A new plateau, a goal to meet-
Purpose, direction, without defeat.

 

Oh God, give me strength
to greet each day-
with a cheerful countenance.
Don’t let me sway.

 

Please let me focus
on the issues of life
That bring joy to others,
that relieve their strife.

 

To have victory over
the enemy called “Fear”-
The energy and stamina
to persevere!

 

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