What Do You Want To Be Known For?

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I would like to be known for…

Lifting others up.

Treating people with respect.

Being an inspiration and helping others to stay positive.

Being true to my values.

Doing my best.

Doing things that bring me in contact with my passions, gifts & talents God has given me.

Sharing my love and faith in God.

Showing others that Jesus is the way of salvation.

Leading and drawing others to know Him.

Pointing others to the Cross of Christ and reminding them of His Love.

Taking care of my family.

Being a loyal friend.

Being a good & loving mother and wife.

Giving and growing in grace.

Being the person that make others feel special.

I would like to be known for my kindness, compassionate heart and honesty.

~ 𝒯𝒾𝓃𝒶 ♡

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THE LORD IS MY ROCK

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When I think about all that I have been through,
All the pain, all the heartache, and all the suffering,
Nights of tear soaked pillows,
All the mistakes I have made,
And will make,
Feeling like a failure
In everything,
Never quite measuring up,
Defeat etched into my mind,
Self worth all but diminished,
Feeling abandoned,
Unloved,

I am comforted by the assurance that through it all God was there.

Even now
I have immense battles that I am desperately trying to conquer,
Enormous struggles that no one knows about,
Trying hard not to be what everyone else wants me to be,
But to just be me.
Longing for the wisdom
And strength to make wise decisions,
Reaching, but never quite grasping, what I was created to be.
Wanting desperately to be freed from the toxic
relationships that bind me.

Through it all, Even Still, God is there, Seeing my through.

Though my life isn’t what I had hoped it would be,
I have never given up.
I will never give up.
Taking each day as a lesson,
Watching, waiting, trusting, seeking and learning all that God is teaching me along this journey..
Holding nothing back and laying it all at His feet..
Letting go,
Allowing Him to teach me,
To lead me,
To guide me,
Filling me with His wisdom,
His strength,
His courage,
Helping me to face each day anew.
Loving me as His precious child,
Renewing my mind, soul and spirit with His Truth,
Instilling in me a new found confidence to rise above the challenges and the struggles,
To claim victory over my life.

He has given me the life-giving keys that I need
to free me from the things that keep me bound.
The keys are hidden in His Word (the Bible) empowered by prayer,
and completed by the work of His Holy Spirit living in me,
Giving me a newfound freedom
and a hope so that I may share it with others,
Not only so that I may find my own way,
but in the hopes that others might find theirs.
He has called me out of the darkness
To be a bright and shining light for and to others.

I find peace and rest in knowing that through it all He was there,
Is there still,
In the midst of it all.
My rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God,
my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the
horn of my salvation, and my high tower (‭‭Psalms‬ ‭18:2‬ )..
My ever-present help in times of trouble (Psalm 46:1)..
He fights for me continuously,

Never once have I ever been alone.
Even at times when I felt alone
He was there,
Comforting me with His love and presence.

He is here, Even Now,
Speaking to my heart.
When I silently listen,
In stillness I hear,
He says softly that I am worthy,
I am loved,
I am cherished,
I am valued,
I am forgiven,
I am redeemed,
And I am His.
And He is mine.

God has promised that He will never leave or forsake His children.

Knowing the Omnipresence of God, He is everywhere
and He comes to us wherever and whenever we call on Him.

“I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God:
incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.”
~ ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭17:6‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Words can’t adequately express just how eternally
grateful I am for His love, mercy and grace.

Thank you, Lord, for loving me so,
And for making me your child.
I choose to walk the rest of my days in Your truth,
Knowing that, through it all,
You are there
Walking beside me.

Your beloved daughter.

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I wrote this several years ago and although my relationship with the Lord has deepened to a greater degree, this still holds true today.

Through it all, Even Still, God is there, Seeing my through.

God Bless you,

Tina ~

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GRATITUDE

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She writes
With humility,
A grand gesture
Offered in a spirit
Of Gratitude
For the things
He has done.
Oh Lord,
I humble myself
Before You and
Exalt Your
Precious Name.
May my character
Exhibit one
Of Virtue
And praise
that is expressed
In everything
That I say,
And In everything
That I do.
May my desire be
To always
Glorify You.

Love, Tina ~

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CONTENTMENT

Just like the ocean tides
That ebb and flow,
So goes the hours
That come and go
When our hearts
Reach with
Graceful intention
To fill the empty spaces
That gathers amongst
The crashing waves
To bring forth beauty
In the unknowns,
In our wanderings,
And beyond the mystery
Of understanding.
When hope rises up
Past the harsh elements,
Bringing His light
Into fruition
And by the
Touch of His hand
The tide recedes
Leaving behind
Beautiful seashells
Of every shape
upon the white
glistening sands.
The seashore is
Built up, revived
And strengthened
In resemblance to
Our once tattered
But resilient souls.
His love carries us
Just as the ocean
Carries the waves
That ebb and flow.
It is here we find
In this knowledge
That we can
Face tomorrow
When the hours
That come and go
Fill our hearts
With contentment.

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For all the brave, resilient souls who have found contentment along the journey, regardless of the unknown mysteries that may lie ahead.

– Tina Unsell Seamon

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WILDFLOWER

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How did God know
That the wildflower
With soft bokeh
Would make
My heart long so?

It has awakened my soul
With a desire to become
As lovely and as whole.

The wildflower
Does not know
Of the splendour
For which it so
Elegantly beholds.

I wonder if I will
Ever become more.

Then softly,
He whispers;
In quietude I hear.

My beloved,
Thou are the loveliest
Of all the wildflowers
Amongst the fields.

Do you not know
How much my love
For you yields?

Just as the
Wildflower who
Does not realize
Its purpose
And beauty,
It is The Lord,
Whom reveals.

I will replace the
blanket of bokeh,
And cover you
In grace.

As your heart
Comes closer
Into focus,
It is then that
You will see.

That it was I who
Has created You
In beauty and in poem.

You were fashioned
Together, woven,
And spun by the
Work of My hands.
It was through me
That your life began.

Out of everything,
It is You that I have
Specifically created,
So that You will know
That I am the Lord,
Your God.

My love for You
Has faithfully shown
That You are the
Expression of my love.

The one who,
Out of all of creation,
It is You who
I deeply treasure.

The one in whom
I deeply cherish.

You are My Wildflower.

Love, Tina ~

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Walking With Jesus

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I wrote this poem in honor and in memory of my sweet sister in law –

Karon Dawn Mullis, who recently went home to be with the Lord.

~ April 17, 1964 – July 17, 2021 ~

Always in my heart. ♡~
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Walking with Jesus,
Talking with Jesus,
Hand in hand
Along the glistening sands.

He is my Savior;
He is my friend,
The one I can depend.

Take my hand precious Lord;
Walk with me;
Talk with me.

Guide me along eternity’s path.
I surrender my all
To you; I am in awe.

My blessed Savior,
My Redeemer,
The Rock of my Salvation.

Walk with me Jesus
Hand in hand
Along the glistening sands.

The shore is just within my grasp.
I am finally free everlast.
Abounding in love,
my eternal home is at last
A dwelling place to cast
All my worries.
Fears and concerns
Now are just things of the past.

Just as the sun was rising
When once I beheld a splendid dream,
My heart began to beam.
Such beauty I could not imagine;
Heaven is just over the horizon.
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Love You Always, Tina ♡

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Planted by Rivers of Living Water

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Favor fills
a heart that
pursues
righteousness.

Which proceeds
with resolve,
to abide
to dwell,
to meditate
day and night
in the Lord’s
statutes
in the manner of
Christ Jesus.

Well-watered
with roots
that grow deep,
and in due season
springs up,
flourishing,
giving life
to all who
believe in Him ―
The True Vine!

Forbearing and
with living intention
in proper time
yields a
harvest.

Holding fast
to the profession
of faith
in Jesus and
in His Holy Word,
hearts become
transformed.

For whosoever
continually drinks of
His Living Waters
will not dry up,
nor fade away
but so shall succeed
in increase.

― Inspired by Psalm‬ ‭1:1-3‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; And in his law does he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth his fruit in his season; His leaf also shall not wither; And whatsoever he does shall prosper.”

Prayer For Today:

Lord, please help us to remain deeply rooted in unwavering and steadfast love for you, bearing fruit in each due season, and immovable when faced with adversity and those things that may dare to test our faith. Grant us favor, all the blessings and prosperity you have for us in the future. Help us, Lord, to remain focused on You, the giver of all spiritual increase. May we remain planted by Your Rivers of Living Water. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Love, Tina ~

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Peace Abounds

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Hands stretched out
longing to be
fully seen,
fully known,
fully loved.

Waves of sunlight
burst forth.

Sun rays embrace
like a comforting
blanket,

A softness covers
Thy yearning,

Thy souls desire.

A voice emerges
from beneath the
desert places.

With a force of authority
gentleness speaks,

“I am here.”

I am perfectly seen.
I am altogether known.
I am intimately loved.

Peace abounds!

Love, Tina ~

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Reconciled by Christ

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Thy sins 

were like a stain 

covered in the chaos 

of life’s elements that

corrode and decay,

not withstanding 

the unseen forces

that threaten to hinder

and carry away 

the love of thy heart,

the one who would 

show the way.

Turning from that 

which was wicked, 

treachery with 

its disguise 

of verity seeps in 

to attempt to 

pull down,

tear apart 

all that honesty 

has taught,

twisting all that is

honorable and true

into lies. 

From within, 

far beneath the soil

embedded and 

planted deep,

allegiance springs forth 

to proclaim

a firm foundation.

Towering 

high above 

in fierce solidity 

and power, 

consecration is renewed. 

His Life blood 

poured out, 

Victory was won!

Weary souls 

can now find rest. 

The enemy 

has not prevailed. 

Christ has made us free

atop a hill called Calvary 

All of thy days, 

in adoration 

we shall praise 

and worship Thee. 

Inspired by Colossians‬ ‭2:6-7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.”

Love, Tina ~

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