Monday, March 20, 2017

Mumble Jumble

This is a side of me that I don't usually let strangers see.  This is a one time event. (maybe)


Mumble Jumble


Mumble jumble in my head
Nothing seems to make sense
This and that dancing everywhere
And little bits of odds and ends

One fish
Two fish
Did Dr. Seuss do this?

Recklessly careening through my day
This world can be hard to navigate

A lot of names I've been called
Weirdo and freak some concur
But my favorite of them all
Is dork, that's what I prefer

I'm definitely a little nuts
But also known for being a klutz

Has anyone else broke their arm three times
from falling off their bike?
I had to do it again and again
until I finally got it right

I know my mind can think strange things
And I really love Charlie Brown
Sometimes two words just don't go together
But they work great when you're having a meltdown

"Good Grief!" is always fun
And "Yikes!" I also like to say
Is your head spinning out of control?
Then I think I'll call it a day.


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Hands Held High

Recently I was reading Exodus and when I came to chapter 17 I couldn't get past Moses having the help of Aaron and Hur to hold up his hands until Joshua and the Israelites defeated Amalek.

A three stranded cord.

I always need my friends, but last year I realized just how much they mean to me.  I had a lot of emotional things to deal with and I'm not highly emotional so it was tough for me.  They listened to me for hours, gave me some suggestions, and they prayed. They never judged or criticized. They stood beside me and helped me when I needed it.

Sometimes I'm like Moses and I need the help of my friends. But I also pray that I will be an Aaron or Hur and help someone else.

A three stranded cord.

"And though a man might prevail against him who is alone, two will withstand him. A threefold cord is not quickly broken."  Ecclesiastes 4:12 Amp.

Hands Held High


On their journey to the promised land
The Israelites were detained
When Amalek came to pick a fight
And victory he tried to attain

Moses raised his hands to God
As he stood up on a hill
While Joshua led Israel's army
Bringing their enemy to a standstill

Joshua fought as hard as he could
But the battle was out of his control
When Moses put his hands to his side
It really took a toll

Moses, please hold your hands high!

Hands held high meant victory for Israel
But Moses grew tired and Amalek prevailed
Israel needed God's protection
So Amalek would be curtailed

Aaron and Hur knew just what to do
And found a rock for Moses to sit
Then held his hands high for God to see
And for Israel to benefit

Amalek didn't stand a chance
The Israelites had won
A threefold cord is not quickly broken
Stick together until the war is done

Sometimes we get tired and weary
And it seems like God isn't near
Reach out to someone to help you out
And watch how quickly God appears

A three stranded cord with hands held high.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Thankful For the Time We Had

Thankful For the Time We Had


Being held in your arms safe and secure
Everything around us becoming obscure
My love for you growing each day
It's so much more than an old cliche
Thankful for the time we had.

The ups and downs were sure to come
I never believed in idealism
Any wrong I quickly forgave
What we had I wanted to save
Thankful for the time we had.

My heart broke when you didn't feel the same
But for you I have no blame
What you wanted you had to pursue
Since it isn't me I'll go on without you
Thankful for the time we had.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Wonderfully Made

God really does want the best for His children but the world we live in can be so cruel. When my daughter was in elementary school she was the only blond in her class for several years. She would come home crying because she wanted dark hair so the kids would stop making fun of her. It happens to everyone.

We all go through trials that make us doubt our worth, but the good news is that God loves everyone just how He made them.

Psalm 139:13
"For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother's womb.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works
And that my soul knows very well." NKJV


I Am Wonderfully Made


Her blond hair stuck out in a sea of black
The school kids made fun with hateful cracks
She just took it all in with no comeback
She wanted to fit in and not be attacked
She didn't realize God made her wonderful.

God has all the riches of heaven
but His children are His treasure
If you don't believe me then look at the cross
an expression of love without measure
He perfectly formed me in my mother's womb
an act that gave Him great pleasure
I am wonderfully made.

She loved choir and wanted to sing
The teacher belittled her and she felt the sting
She put singing aside thinking she had nothing to bring
Someone else caused her to give up her dream
She didn't realize God made her wonderful.

Then God lifted her up, showing her worth.
The first will be last, and the last will be first.

God has all the riches of heaven
but His children are His treasure
If you don't believe me then look at the cross
an expression of love without measure
He perfectly formed me in my mother's womb
an act that gave Him great pleasure
I am wonderfully made.

Today she stands tall with a smile on her face
Blond hair shining bright and a demeanor of grace
A sweet voice sings with talent showcased
Her dream resurfaced and put back in place
She knows that God made her wonderful.

God has all the riches of heaven
but His children are His treasure
If you don't believe me then look at the cross
an expression of love without measure
He perfectly formed me in my mother's womb
an act that gave Him great pleasure
I am wonderfully made.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A Grandma's Legacy

I had the best grandma ever. I didn't get to see her a lot, but when I did I took it all in. A few years ago someone sent me a box full of my grandma's writing.  She passed away when I was a teenager but through her writing I feel like I know her better than ever. This year I'm probably being the most selfish I've been as an adult as I take a lot of time to work on the things that my grandma inspired me to do - poetry, writing in general (she wrote some great journals), a love for piano, and being really tight with God. Thanks Grandma Carr!

Jesus Whispers Peace To Me

by Violet Carr

In my heart Jesus whispers peace,
For my mind on Him is stayed;
And my heart shall not be troubled,
Neither shall it be afraid.

Chorus:
Jesus whispers peace to me,
This peace freely He has given,
This was the message to His own,
Before ascending into heaven.

I know I'll never be forsaken,
For my peace with God He made,
And my heart shall not be troubled,
Neither shall it be afraid.

In my heart His words I've hidden,
He shall be my constant aid;
And my heart shall not be troubled,
Neither shall it be afraid.

Philippians 4:6,7
John 16:33
John 14:27