Believing that hope lives and shining a light into the dark!
Author: Mark Wayne
I am an writer living in the Pacific Northwest who never thought I would be this old and have my life just begin! Life is an adventure and the present is the moment that touches eternity. I am a follower of Jesus, husband, father, artist and cyclist. I live my life on the belief that faith, love, art, nature and laughter help to shine a light into dark places. I believe in the ‘ripple effect’, touch one life and you just may touch the whole world.
I admit in the time of uncertainty with the COVID-19 virus, stay at home orders, social distancing and the conflicting news reports I struggle with my own anxiety. Each day when I awake is another occasion to rise up as a warrior despite the fears that may come.
It is a time of not knowing what or who to believe. So, I will chose to put my trust in this…
And Jesus said to him, “‘If You can?’ All things are possible to him who believes.” ~Mark 9:23
Warrior Poets are those who train and fight for higher purpose. Warrior Poets become students of the art of war so that they may triumph when the enemy calls. ~John Lovell #WarriorPoetSociety #WPSN #Quote
Here’s to the fighters, the dreamers, the doers and those who will stand up. May we all find ourselves strengthen during this time and at all times. May we seek those who are hurting and reach out a hand. May we rest in the promises of the one who is yet to come.
Do not hide who you were created to be and do not let the world break you, for you are so much more than ordinary! ~M #Quote #Motivation #Encouragement #WarriorPoet
Each day and each moment offers us an opportunity to make a difference. To touch a life and help even one person breath easier, even for a single moment. How often do we allow those moments of opportunity just slip away as time moves on?
In these times we find ourselves in, it has been said we should never waste a crisis. Well, now is the time to be intentional in how we treat others. Especially those closest to us, those we may find ourselves sequestered with day after day.
Pick one thing from the list today and extend that to others and especially to yourself. Remember you matter too, and time will march on whether we act or not.
What are you doing in the midst of the quarantines, stay at home orders, shut down of businesses, limiting of non-essential travel and just all around craziness to stay sane?
This picture is my daughter riding her horse at the barn. It’s a place we can go to escape for a while. Family is important during this time and making memories is still possible and essential. Our love for others should have no bounds.
While it often feels that many of our freedoms are slowly being taken away little by little, I leave you with this.
“When riding a horse, we borrow freedom.” – Helen Thomson #quote
Through sun and shadow
Across mountains divide
Down the valleys wide
Sitting tall in the saddle
Carrying our burdens
Despite the rain and wind
Two hearts intertwined
Tending to our afflictions
Sharing a little bit of sunshine on a gray rainy day in the Pacific Northwest. May you always have a little sunshine in you heart. Hoping you can always find a happy place and hold it close in your heart. One of my happy places is the barn where I occasionally get to ride my daughters horse.