Tag Archives: Poet

Postpone Your Procrastination

22 Sep

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

 

author of Window Wonders

 

 

 

Our days are so uncertain,
we don’t know what tomorrow will hold.
Today is the tomorrow that we
thought about yesterday.
How did your plans unfold?

Have you ever wished you could have yesterday back?
Or a tiny piece to re-live?
Are there things unsaid that you wish had been spoken.
or things held back – still to give?

Lord, help us to do our best each day.
It needn’t be worthy of praise.
A warm smile, or an offer to help
never fails to brighten our days.

 

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.

 

Do You Know?

9 Sep

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

 

 

 

 

When I cried out in my sorrow,
His presence came shining through.
Don’t ever suffer in silence.
Christ is always there for you.

 

Do you know that God smiles?
It’s recorded in His word.
That is so encouraging.
A fact I had never heard.

 

“When they were discouraged
I smiled and that encouraged them
and lightened their spirits.”
(Job 29:24 TLB)

Nothing

5 Aug

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

Louise Gibson

 

 

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us
from God’s love. Neither death, nor life, neither angels
or demons, neither our fears for today, nor our worries about
tomorrow–not even the powers of hell can separate us from
God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below–
indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate
us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our
Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)

 

Isn’t it comforting to know that God loves you and will
never leave or forsake you?
God loves you because of who God is-
not because of anything you did – or didn’t do.

 

Life presents its challenges,
Of this we are all aware.
But the Lord is there throughout it all
to comfort through our despair.

 

“When they were discouraged, I smiled and that
encouraged them and lightened their spirits.”
Job 29;24 TLB

 

heart-shaped-clouds

The Joy of Encouragement

29 Jul

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

Louise Gibson

 

 

 

What is loneliness?
It’s an unanswered cry for love.
Everyone needs someone.
Love stems from our Lord above.

 

What is a wounded soul,
but one aching for hope.
Reach out with a helping hand-
You will help the hurting to cope.

 

Good encouragers have to be genuine.
“Let love be without hypocrisy” (Romans 12:9)
When you lift up the defeated,
it is Christ that all will see.

 

“Sometimes you think you’re being buried,
when you’re really being planted.
God is using this season to grow you.”
Unashamed Impact

 

 

Blue flowers

 

 

Think Higher and Feel Deeper

22 Jul

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

Louise Gibson

 

 

 

Just as our body requires exercise,
we need to stretch our mind.
Think higher and feel deeper;
To yourself be kind.

 

Open your heart.
What do you want the world to know?
It’s never too late to plant the seed of optimism,
and stand in awe as you watch it grow.

 

Every day is a blessing.
Keep looking up, dear friend.
Put your trust in our Savior.
Life on earth is not the end.

 

Psalm 100
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all ye lands.

 

“The holiest of all holidays are those kept
by ourselves in silence and apart.
The secret anniversaries of the heart.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

man on mountaintop arms raised

Expiration Date

10 Jun

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

Louise Gibson

 

 

Our life is in God’s hands.
All of our days are fashioned by Him.
In His book they all are written,
not by accident or whim.

 

Every jug of milk or can of tuna
has an expiration date.
Well, so have we.
God’s timing is best,
but it is not for us to see.

 

Psalm 139, Verse 16

Thine eyes did see my substance
yet being unformed, and
in Thy book all my members
were written, which in continuance
were fashioned, when as yet
there was none of them.

 

When asked, “What is the greatest surprise
you have found about life?”
Your response will be, “The brevity of it”.
Yes, life is but a minute,
but eternity is in it.
Keep looking up, dear friend.
Jesus is waiting at the Cross for you.
His dearest desire is to communicate with you.
Life on earth is not the end.

 

clouds meet sea

The Power of Words

3 Jun

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

Louise Gibson

 

 

Choose your words carefully
for they are powerful, you’ll agree.
They can encourage one’s heart
and turn sadness into glee.

 

How does one express love?
How do you define it?
It stems from the heart-
There is hope and promise in it.

 

“Colors fade, temples crumble,
empires fall, but wise words endure.”
Edward Thorndike

 

Words of love
“Therefore comfort one another with these words”
1 Thesalonians 4:18

 

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today.
Have you used one to say “Thank you”?

 

Words copy

 

 

Metamorphosis

22 Apr

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

Louise Gibson

 

 The struggles in life are many-
In those times we begin to grow.
As the caterpillar becomes a butterfly,
Our metamorphosis is tedious and slow.
When God strips us of all vanity,
and we truly search our soul-
We ultimately find it is He that we need-
The One who can make us whole.
Others may fail us, oft no fault of their own-
But if we trust in our Savior,
We’ll not walk alone.
Red butterfly

Source: Reflections of the Heart: Metamorphosis

Reflections of the Heart: January 2007

22 Jan

 

From the Heart
Louise Gibson
Louise Gibson
My kitchen has always been a busy place 
that occupies my days.
It welcomes family and friends alike
And serves in many ways.
It has a picture window
where I often stand to view
The fascinations of nature
While cooking, perhaps, a stew.
I wonder why the Blue Jay
defies the danger of its play,
As he swoops down on the patio
to the cats’ bowl everyday.
I put bird seed in the feeder
so safe up in the tree.
Why he prefers the cats’ food
is a mystery to me.
And the scrawny little Hibiscus tree
was an epic in the making.
Oft full of buds that never bloomed,
My attention I was forsaking.
As I poured my morning coffee one day,
I glanced, as I always do,
 to see what nature had in store for me-
My senses to renew.
Oh, Lord, I can’t believe my eyes.
Is that really a flower I see?
What glorious color, and, oh so proud 
Is that small Hibiscus tree.
Frost warnings came on the news all day-
“Protect your plants”, the newscasters say.
So I spread the mulch over the roots of young trees
Praying, “Keep them all safe, dear Lord, please”
As I approached the small Hibiscus tree,
reality set in-
It’s leaves were dry and curled up,
much to my chagrin.
The tree was supported by a tall green stick,
tied with a plastic band.
As I reached to straighten the little tree,
it broke off in my hand.
The beautiful flower was its swan song-
It must have known its fate.
It rewarded my window wonder
before it was too late!
by DiVoran Lites

by DiVoran Lites

 

Source: Reflections of the Heart: January 2007

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