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

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 ~

Copyright © 2021 Tina Unsell Seamon All Rights Reserved

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 ~

Copyright © 2021 Tina Unsell Seamon All Rights Reserved

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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