We must hold onto truth despite our feelings that would lead us to believe otherwise.
It is difficult when the things of this world so easily where us down. Our hearts are broken and scarred from the constant barrage of evil that comes and hope often seems so distant. Despite your circumstances and the things this world throws at you will you continue to believe? To live with belief and a hope that better things lie ahead and are sure to come?
“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” ~C.S. Lewis
How often do we willingly seek the bright shiny objects that seem to lay so innocently in our path? Are these only random inconveniences of life or a devious plan to lead us astray? We are so easily seduced by the things of this world, I know as I have found myself on those paths littered with shiny objects that only serve to distract me from my true calling and purpose.
To quote or paraphrase C.S. Lewis it is ‘the sweet poison of the false infinite’ that lures us temptingly towards always wanting more. I pray that each of us may hear that still small voice that whispers truth to us and we are able to resist the poison that is so sweet and yet promises nothing.
For you, yes you, are meant for so much more than ordinary! Remember, #YouMatter #LoveChangesPeople
Oh my! These challenge prompts always make me anxious. The challenge I received from Staci atA God Colored Girl in a Grey World was to write a poem about love in 10 sentences. Thank you Staci for thinking me worthy and sorry it has taken me so long to post something! Each sentence is supposed to contain the word ‘love’ and have only four words in each sentence. I’m also suppose to include a favorite quote about love and challenge ten other bloggers, which may or may not happen. 🙂
“The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That’s the deal.” ~CS Lewis (quote)
I chose this quote because of how it speaks to me of reality. A reality that I have lived and am living now. You can read about that on my about page A Cowboys Heart. To experience love is also to experience pain and I use this quote to remind myself the reason I feel pain now is because of a happiness I had that was lost, yet I would not change a thing. I am very happy now and unfortunately it too will most likely lead to pain. However, I refuse to dwell on that and chose to love relentlessly, passionately and fully anyway. I urge you to do the same and allow yourself to feel the emotions, for there is always hope.
Ok, now for my nominations. There are so many fantastic bloggers out there it was hard to only pick 10, yet here they are in no particular order:
And I am also going to nominate the members of my writing group from work who meet twice a month during lunch > Max, Greg, Lindsay, Virginia, Tony, Darren, Susie, Francine, Mat and Nicole. Many do not have blogs, so I will email them a link and the directions. I will post their contributions on my blog in the future. Okay, everyone get your ‘write on!’
in the light andin the dark
∞ we fight the battlesandwe survive the wars
∞ hunting ghosts in shadowsandsearching for answers
∞ in our minds darkandhidden from our sight
∞ haunting visions lingeranddeath does matter
∞ hands are now coldanda beating heart stilled
∞ beyond our graspandfalling over the edge
∞ we yearn for timeandone more chance
∞ a smiling laughandtouch of compassion
∞ before we will fadeandleave memories behind
∞ into the undiscoveredandalone into the alone
I believe in life and I believe in death in this life. And to quote C.S. Lewis, “There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say birth does not matter.” It matters to all of us, but I also believe in a better life after this one when we will journey into the undiscovered. I pray that you will be there also. ~M
Poetry, music, creative writing and a desire to inspire.....Isaiah 41:10: So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.