A Rose in Autumn

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Standing as tall as she can

She stretches her neck towards the sun

Petals showing their age but still retaining color of blushes

Lightly lined and becoming dry

She is happy to be there, in the garden, in the sun, in the green

Feeling the touch of the wind and the rain on her skin

Still alive and lovely and glad to be

c2016 Lisa Lyons

Strength

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“I’m not strong enough.”

“I can’t do this.”

“I can’t see how this is going to work out.”

Are we strong enough?  No.  But God is.  Always.

We don’t see the strength beforehand…it comes as we need it, step by step.

And that’s where I rest, in Jesus’ hands, where there is rest and peace and protection.

So many people I know are going through some very difficult times.  I find myself praying more and more.  I have to have another surgery on my ankle in October.  More inactivity, more propping the foot up for hours on end.  But also, more time to spend with the One who has all the strength and hope and answers and power.  Jesus.  Thank God for that.

“God gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”  ~Isaiah 40:29

Whatever you’re facing, Jesus is your strength.  Slainte, Lisa

Going On

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Following the fence posts, one by one, until the meaning of what they are blurs

Steps, one by one, through soft ground, mire, holes, rises

Keeping hope, without sight, hoping that what is over the rise is better than what is past

Finally, blue and power and water and sky and ease and release

Going on and on and on with God forever

c 2016 Lisa Lyons

 

 

There Once

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There once was a house, all red white and lovely

The people within living life day to day

There once were some sheep, all white round and fluffy

Who dined on the richness and greenness all day

There once is a God, all knowing and powerful

Who made all within and without

The first and the last, beginning and end

The One who holds all the people and houses and sheep

Out of love

c2016 Lisa Lyons