JOY COMES IN THE MORNING

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Remember that pain and sorrow

doesn’t last forever;

Joy does come in the morning.

You may not feel it today,

Maybe not even tomorrow,

But, eventually you will

breathe in the calmness of the cool air,

Feel the warming embrace

of the sun’s rays upon your face,

And dance once again

beneath the brightest bluest skies.

Look up beautiful one…

Peace is just over the horizon.

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In His Love,

Tina ~

Copyright © 2017 Tina Unsell Seamon All Rights Reserved

HE HEARS

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Even on those days when
I’m too exhausted to speak,
He hears me.
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Today I am thankful for an Almighty God who carries me through every storm, every trial, every situation or circumstance, who hears my every prayer, and who provides for my every need.

Even on those days when I am too mentally and emotionally drained to express what’s in my heart and mind, He hears!

When I can’t find the words to write, He hears!

When the words just won’t come, He hears!

There’s nothing better in this world than God’s unconditional love and to know that even when I’m too worn and exhausted to speak, He hears!

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In His Love,

Tina ~

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I Am Here

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I am here
Waiting for you
In the darkness
When you feel lost
In the fog
Where
confusion clouds
When the struggle
Seems relentless
When the storms
Rage in thunderous shouts
Swaying to convince you
That all is without hope
The seams can’t be mended
And nothing you give rise to
Will produce a peace
That you so desperately
Long to grasp
This cup shall not pass
Hands are forever
Tied to despair
How long will this anguish linger
Unmercifully without cause?
He whispers
I am the Bread of Life
I am the Light of the World
I am the Door
I am the Good Shepherd
I am the Resurrection and the Life
I am the Way and the Truth and the Life
I am the Vine
I am Able
You need not fear
Trust in Me
I am the “Great I Am!”
I am here

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In His Love,

Tina ~

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TAKE UP YOUR CUP OF SALVATION

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Lift up your cup
of salvation unto the Lord
for He is good, faithful,
merciful and true.
He is who to look to;
the one who can restore You.

Believe on Him,
His Word — the sword
of the Spirit and Truth.
Our greatest weapon of merit
A Mighty Sword to inherit!

By the strength of the Lord
and the stripes He bore
and without delay
Victory was won,
on that fateful day.

On a hill called Calvary,
when Jesus took the nails.
Proving His love for You
would never fail.

Praise His Holy Name;
Warrior child of God
be thee compelled
And without fail —
to proclaim that
the enemy was
crushed and defeated —
he will not prevail.

Drink joyously from
thy cup and be filled
The Lord, God, Almighty;
has bruised Satan’s heal.

With just one drop —
His precious blood did suffice.
Our Savior; Jesus Christ —
brought salvation by
His atoning sacrifice.

His light illuminates;
shining brightly for all to see,
bringing deliverance
to all who believe.

Take up your cup
of salvation; tarry not;
now has come the hour
to embrace His Grace
and redemption power.

Hallelujah
to the Lamb!

Inspired by both :

Psalms‬ ‭116:13‬ ‭KJV‬‬ &
‭‭Genesis‬ ‭3:15‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord.” ‭‭
-Psalms‬ ‭116:13‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”
‭‭- Genesis‬ ‭3:15‬ ‭KJV‬‬

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In His Love,

Tina ~

Copyright © 2020 Tina Unsell Seamon All Rights Reserved

I am Always Welcome

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In the early morning,
before dawn breaks over the horizon,
before the blissful sounds of birdsong,
before the glistening dew fades
from the roses,
before the rush of the day begins
I find Him waiting to come
and sit with me for a while.

I invite Him into my heart,
my thoughts,
my hopes,
and my prayers and ask
for a fresh cup of infilling
of His Spirit to pour out,
overflowing to the brim,
Pouring floods into each
and every crack,
every broken piece,
every shattered hope,
every painful wound,
every grief and sorrow,
every dry and barren ground,
every part of me.

He is faithful to answer.
Immersed in His love,
His presence,
and His mercies
that are new each morning
I am sustained,
refreshed,
renewed
and strengthened
to face any challenge
that may come
throughout my day.

He covers me in His grace
And draws me nearer
to where He dwells
and I am always welcome.

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In His Love,

Tina ~

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A HEAVENLY REFLECTION

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When she looks in the mirror
The reflection she sees
Is a little old lady
Who looks a bit like me.

Her hair is gray,
Thinning, and weak,
And isn’t lustrous
Like it used to be.

Her eyes aren’t sparkling
With beautiful shades of blue.
She can hardly see out of them
Like she used to.

Her face reveals the toil,
Years of hard work and labor.
Her heart always found joy
In helping thy neighbor.

Though the journey has been hard,
Her old age she cannot hide.
God has always been faithful;
She’s thankful for all He provides.

She finds joy in the Lord;
His Word has been her guide
While traveling the road of life,
In Him, she could always confide.

Her life has been a blessing,
She could never deny.
Amidst trials and struggles,
Her faith has never wavered.
In Him, she could always rely.

Sustained and strengthened
By His Promises and Truth,
She finds Hope in Salvation,
In the One whose love was proved.

The old lady in the mirror she sees
Is not the afflicted she once believed.
Old age has been her privilege
God has granted to her to receive.

And Someday very soon,
It won’t be too long,
God in all His glory,
Will be calling her home.

All the earthy burdens
Along her life’s journey
Will cease and no longer be
When she stands before Thee.

Her glorified body to receive.
A heavenly reflection she will see
When He takes her hand
and leads her into eternity..

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In His Love,

Tina ~

Copyright © 2019 Tina Unsell Seamon All Rights Reserved

A BEACON OF LIGHT

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JESUS is
A Beacon of Light,
shining bright
for all to see
across the expanse
of the earth
and out beyond
the vastness
of the sea.

JESUS is
A Beacon of Light,
a towering lighthouse
calling out to a lost ship,
drifting off course and alone,
burning bright to bring
a safe passage home.

JESUS is
A Beacon of Light,
our hope in the dark.
Through your personal storm
He leads you to a place
where you can feel safe,
and by His Mighty hands
you are transformed.

JESUS is
A Beacon of Light.
He is the foundation,
the rock of ages
that keeps us from drowning.
We simply need to look
in His Word among the pages.

JESUS is
A Beacon of Light.
Remember, when life
leads you astray,
He is a safe harbor
patiently waiting to
bring you back
and show you the way.

JESUS is
A Beacon of Light.
When the ocean waters
get too treacherous or deep,
don’t forget to keep
moving forward in faith.
It is essential to pleasing God.
He does not forsake.

A Beacon of Light,
Keep your eyes on Christ.
Look to the cross,
and His atoning sacrifice.

He will safety bring you home
when you feel lost
and when the seas of life cruelly toss
you here and everywhere.
You can faithfully trust
that He is always there.

JESUS is
A Beacon of Light
with His beckoning beam,
an everlasting reminder
of His precious blood
that cleanses and redeems.

No matter where you go,
be rest assured and know
without a doubt or unease,
that Jesus can turn the raging sea
into a transcendent steam
that flows with grace and love.

— Inspired by Psalms‬ ‭27:1‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”

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In His Love,

Tina ~

Copyright © 2020 Tina Unsell Seamon All Rights Reserved

TRUST IN THE GOOD LORD

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The Lord is
undeniably good.
This simple truth is
well understood.

It’s not just what He does;
it’s who He is —
who He is —
never changing.

Our mortal minds
are like the constant sun;
From the east to the west
it ranges.

He is our refuge,
defense, high fort,
strong tower,
strength in the day
of distress.
Our deliverer,
Our shield,
a stronghold in times
of trouble.

He perceives those
who place their trust
in Him and His Word,
and consoles His
children who faithfully
follow after Him.

He offers solace
to those who
are blessed by Him.

He delights in them,
Children of God
whose confidence
they place solely
in Him and Him alone
and not in the
frail arms of men.

Repay God
for all His goodness
by highlighting in your
daily life and living
how abundant that
goodness has been.
Thank the Lord
for all He has done
and will do for YOU.

Inspired by ‭‭- Nahum‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.”

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In His Love,

Tina ~

Copyright © 2020 Tina Unsell Seamon All Rights Reserved

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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