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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The Father I Never Had

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There I am at the age of two
Playing with my doll as little girls do,

Sitting on the front porch with my mother.
Tear filled eyes that soak and cover,
Her face reveals sadness like none other.

How could he leave?
It’s hard to believe.
He chose not to stay.
Oh, how my mother prayed!

God, help me to understand.
This was not your plan.
The love of my Father
I have wanted for so long.
What did I do wrong?

Seeing other daughters with their dads-
Oh, such a huge part of me was missing.
Something I never had was those
precious moments of reminiscin’.

Asking myself Why?
Doesn’t He love me?
Why wasn’t I the apple of his eye?
The pain of his absence I cannot deny.

What if he had stayed?
Would I be different?
So many times I’ve prayed.
And God would answer and say,
You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
You are not insignificant.

My earthly Father, no he wasn’t there.
The pain and hurt were so unfair.
In God, I found the strength and the love to bear.
The forgiveness in my heart I humbly share.

I’m grateful for the woman I have become.
I finally found my place in the ‘Son.’
I choose to live out His love
as the purpose of my life,
While reminding others that
His love will always suffice.

Whenever I start to feel sad
I remember how He has carried me this far.
Never will He abandon me or leave a scar.
His love makes my spirit glad.
He’s the Father I never had.

Love, Tina ~

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Jesus Brought Me Out

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Jesus brought me out by His love
demonstrated at the Cross.

He reached down and rescued me
from the penalty of sin and death.

He pulled me up, out
from the deep, dark, and
horrifying pit, and set my feet
upon a Rock.

He has established my steps
from this day forward and
forevermore —
to keep me from sinking
deeper into the miry clay.

Faithfully I live this day,
every day —
eternally placing
my trust in God alone.

Saved and redeemed,
may I never try to extricate
myself by way of my own means
and strength but by way
of the Cross.

It is there that He brought me out.

Inspired by ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭40:2

“He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.”

Love, Tina ~

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Pause On Purpose

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There is so much beauty in the world,

And most oftentimes in the busyness of the day,

we never take time to notice it.

Remember to…

Pause on purpose.

Just for a moment,

be still.

Notice the astounding beauty

that surrounds us.

Cherish it with gratitude,

for all of creation is a gift

from above

that is beautifully written by the hand of God.

God Bless You,

Tina ~

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Time Is A Gentle Stream

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Time is a gentle stream.

I dare not to dream

Of holding on for far too long

For time is fleeting, 

Each breath ever ceasing

To grasp each passing season

Like dewdrops on roses.

Our lives were chosen.

For time is a gentle stream

That carries hope to another.

𝓛𝓸𝓿𝓮, 𝓣𝓲𝓷𝓪 … 💙

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PEARLS OF GRACE

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She listened
as the whispers
from deep within
escaped beneath
the tranquil waters
that flowed serenely
downstream
in reflection to
life’s journey.

Transcending
the limits of thought,
content, but unaware
of the presence of God,
His light begins
to pour in.

Effortlessly,
He begins
to awaken her
reminiscences
of all the untold
stories beating
within her fragile,
but beautifully
resilient, heart.

Once buried
underneath:
hurt, pain,
and grief
hidden,
never allowing
anyone to see
her deepest
darkest secrets,
now were
exposed.

Unrevealed
memories
begin to emerge,
bringing into fruition
living waters
that cross over life’s
stepping stones,
boundlessly
spring forth
into the light.

And without
hesitation the beauty
of surrender begins
to softly cover
like a warm
comforting blanket
over her burdened
and bruised heart
as glimpses
from her past
begin to manifest.

She becomes
consciously
aware of His
divine presence
that fills her spirit
with a peace
that surpasses
all understanding.

She begins
to realize that
amongst all the
unwanted hurt,
the suffering,
a multitude of
lived experiences,
the joyful,
and sorrowful
have led her here.

To this place.
To this moment.
To a time such as this.
Where God
has brought her.

To show her.
To teach her
to trust in Him,
and into the
knowledge
that the road
she has traveled
has brought
discernment,
enlightenment,
and an awakening
to truth –
the truth of who
she is.

His beloved daughter!

Deep within
the hardened shell,
now beginning to soften,
the essence of her
untold stories
begins to unfold
into poignant poetic
expressions
of something beautiful.

Alluring
to persuade
with words
those lessons
that she has learned,
that so eloquently
leave behind
traces of wisdom,
a certain essential
strength, and
faith in the One
who sustains her.

Through her
steadfast faith in God,
and an outlet
of expressive poetry,
she is finally learning
how to find grace-lined
strength to overcome
and to bring transformation
into her daily life and living.

It is because
of the beautiful whispers
from God He has
so graciously bestowed
upon her heart
that she desires
to share with others
a pearl of newfound wisdom
and understanding.

In everything we experience,
in everything that we hold within,
those deep sacred longings
of our souls
holds a story
that is just waiting
to unfold into
something beautiful.

As she listens
to the whispers from God,
mesmerized by
the coolness of the water
trickling alongside
the riverbank,
reflections of His love,
grace, and mercy
begins to illuminate.

It is here at water’s edge,
where His translucent light
began to shine through
the cracks, that she found
the blessings that flow
from being a broken vessel
and in becoming a channel
of living waters.

With steadfast faith,
it was here that
she learned to embrace
the whispers of God
and her untold stories
that beautifully unfolds
into His pearls of grace.

𝓛𝓸𝓿𝓮, 𝓣𝓲𝓷𝓪 …💛

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A SOUL IS SET FREE

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With cries
of regret
the memory
invades,

Beckoning
to allude with
taunting
thoughts.

Haunting
pulls from
strings
that tie,
bind, and
knot.

Standing
amidst
the stigma,
struggling
to break free
from the chains
that imprison
and intertwine.

Exhausted,
the storm
rages within.
It cannot be
silenced —
Will this torment
ever end?

All at once,
you see it.
Amongst
the once
concealing
fog,

The Cross
revealed.
A message
sent from
God.

It is Jesus,
Our Blessed
Hope and our Shield.

The Savior,
The One
whose
life-saving
blood was
poured out.
at Calvary.

He who gives
grace-lined
strength
reaches out
His hand and
softly whispers,

“Peace Be Still!”

A mighty
wind rushes in —
gentle waves
of grace cover
and cleanse.

Like grains
of sand of a
time replaced,
the memory
that once
enslaved
begins
to fade

The storm
ceases to exist.
By His nail-scared hands
Forgiveness engraved.

Redemption
covered in
in grace.
The past
now erased.

No longer
bound by sin,
the hearts
silent plea
embraced.

Once blinded
and could not see,
A new creation
steps forth —

In Christ
declared worthy;
Amazing Grace,
all fears
are relieved.

Enfolded in
sacrificial love,
He comforts,
restores,
and forgives Thee.

A soul is set free.

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~ Relevant Verses for Meditation ~

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
‭‭- 2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:17‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
‭‭- John‬ ‭15:13‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.”
‭‭- Hebrews‬ ‭8:12‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
‭‭- 1 John‬ ‭1:9‬ ‭KJV‬‬

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Through prayer, invite Jesus into your heart to become your personal Lord and Savior.

“For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
‭‭- Romans‬ ‭10:10‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
‭‭- Romans‬ ‭10:13‬ ‭KJV‬‬

— 𝐿𝑜𝓋𝑒 𝐵𝓎, 𝒯𝒾𝓃𝒶 …❤️

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GENTLE FLOWER

Mother’s Day Poem

A Mother’s Day Poem

Happy Mother’s Day!

There’s a beautiful flower
That stands among the fields.

In stillness, hour after hour,
Its fragrance so pleasantly yields.

A sweetsmelling savour it often reveals.
Giving thanks, in prayer my mother kneels.

Like lovely pink petals of grace,
God’s love illuminates my mother’s face.

This gentle flower so faithful and true.
Mother, I am so grateful for you.

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~ Today’s Verse ~

“And walk in love (be constantly ordering your behavior within the sphere of love), as Christ also hath loved us (presents the Apostle passing from Father to the Son as our example), and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.(Christ fulfilled all the symbolic Blood Offerings of the Levitical system [Heb. 10:8]. He fulfilled those by becoming an Offering for sin on the Cross. The ”sweetsmelling Savor” describes the atoning Sacrifice as accepted by God.)”
‭‭- Ephesians‬ ‭5:2‬ ‭KJV‬‬

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— 𝐿𝑜𝓋𝑒 𝐵𝓎, 𝒯𝒾𝓃𝒶 …🌷

Click here: Expositor Notes taken from -JSM Expositor’s Study Bible – KJV

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WHERE I FIND HIM

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I find Him in the whistling of the wind
And the gentle wrestling of the trees.
How lovely it is,
To watch the falling leaves
Swirling so gently to the ground.
They don’t make a sound.

I find Him on rainy days.
I love the sound of rain.
The raindrops play
Such a sweet refrain,
With its songs
Of deep tranquil melodies,
I feel born again.

I find Him in blue skies.
The heavens declare His glory!
The Work of His hands;
His creation I cannot deny,
Where beauty and bounty reside.

I find Him in the rising of the sun.
In each new morning dawn,
Brings with it another opportunity
To point others towards the ‘Son,’
While showing gratitude and thankfulness,
For all that He has done.

I find Him in sunsets.
A beautiful sunset never fails,
To remind me of God’s glory.
They’re God’s signature on the sky,
And His awe-inspiring message of love,
Written by His finger to tell of His story.

I find Him in each season’s change.
And so, it is with Him;
He tenderly brings;
He is re-creating me
And making me new,
In Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Spring.

I find Him in those moments of solitude,
He is my quiet retreat;
My soul finds its rest in Him,
Whenever we meet.

I find Him in the book of scriptures.
His Word is Truth.
It’s His love letters I often read
that always reminds me to just believe.

I find Him in music.
Jesus is my heart song.
He is the reason why I sing.
Come, Holy Spirit,
Have your way in me.

I find Him in my writing.
He is my sole inspiration.
The one I love,
With profound admiration.

I find Him in laughter.
His Joy is my strength.
In Him, I find content.
He is my happily ever after.

I find Him in beloved friends
Who pray more for me
Than I pray for myself.
They are always there
With help or support
And believe along with me
When my faith is weak,
And often offer comfort
On those dark nights
When I cannot sleep.

My friends are blessed gifts sent from God,
Who continuously uplift and guide.
My friendships are true treasures
That I will cherish forever.

I find Him in the arms of my children,
Wrapped lovingly around my neck.
They are precious gifts
I never did expect.
His blessed rewards.
How can He love me this much?
How can I ever thank Him enough?
By, bringing them up in the way they should go,
And when they are old they will know;
That Jesus is Lord.

I find Him in His love,
Proven by His nail-scarred hands.
I will go and tell of it
Across the land.
That Jesus is our blessed Savior;
Sent down from the heavens above.
He hung on a cross to prove His love.

I find Him when I was blinded,
And could not see.
He reached out His hand for me,
Whispering precious daughter
I have redeemed thee.

I find Him in the many blessings,
He so graciously bestows.
How can I express my gratitude?
A debt of service to Him I owe.

I find Him in all things.
The invisible and the seen.
I adore Him.
He is my Everything.
Joy to my Heart He brings.
He is Enough.
I need no other thing.

My Beautiful Jesus!
Oh, how I love you,
My Lord and Savior.
Keeper of my heart.
My love for You
Will never depart.

I find Him
And He finds me.
Forever and Always,
I will praise Thee!
Today, and for all eternity!

– Love, By Tina…🗝💙

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