If Stones Could Talk

Fahan Beehive huts, outside of Dingle, Ireland, 2001. These huts were built in the 12th or 13th century.

If stones could talk, I bet they’d say

Just sit and listen to our day

The things we’ve seen, the people here

Could make you laugh and cry and cheer

History comes, history goes

But we have stood and never show

The stress, the rain, the wind, the woes

Because we are stones that time froze

We always will support each other

And be here for you to soon discover

c2021 Lisa Lyons

Pushing Through

Sometimes I can be my own worst enemy. That little voice inside my mind that tells me all manner of negative things.

“No one wants to hear what you are thinking/writing, so why say it?”

“You are not a good writer.”

“There are so many books in the world, why write another one?”

“What I am saying is not original/interesting/witty enough, etc.”

And on and on and on it goes. Things the devil wants me to think, to shut me down, to keep me from being the person God created me to be.

I have a choice. I can choose to listen and shut down, or remind myself and push through. Listen to lies or listen to truth. Not that I am the greatest writer in the world….I am not saying that. But all of us have something to say, some truth that God is revealing in our lives, something that might encourage someone else who is going through something similar.

Here are some things God says about me (and you):

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16

“The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” -Zephaniah 3:17

” There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” -1John 4:18

“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4:13

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.” – Ephesians 6:10

And on and on and on it goes. Praise God. I choose today to listen to Him and to His Word and to His love. I am so thankful.

Write well, my friends. Speak love, speak truth, speak of Christ. Love, Lisa

Not Alone

Baby bird looks out from her lofty nest

Wonders what she will do next

Her other siblings have all flown

But she is just scared and alone

She feels a gentle nudge above

A mother’s beak, her father’s call

She hears her siblings singing loud

Soaring upwards towards the clouds

She feels the sun, she feels her wings

Begin to open, stretch, and then

She knows that she is not alone

The love, the leading cheers her on.

Stepping out, she feels the air

Beneath her wings, she rises there.

c2021 Lisa Lyons

The Truth about Joy on a Rainy Monday Morning

Truth time.

The facts of this morning in my corner of the world:

  1. It’s raining….and has been raining for many days in Virginia.
  2. It’s Monday morning….enough said.
  3. I slept poorly last night, with many upsetting dreams.
  4. I want to eat toast and jam, but am trying to avoid sugar for ankle issues.

So….with these circumstances seemingly stacked against joy, I am trying my best to find very little things that bring joy. So far this morning:

  1. Warm Irish tea in a big mug.
  2. My favorite ever-present morning omelette.
  3. I made myself get on the exercise bike, reluctantly. But now I feel better.:)
  4. Singing some music, loudly. The two that made me feel the best this morning….”Amen (Reborn)” by for King and Country…..and “Happy Together” by The Turtles.
  5. Writing this blog. Always helps me feel better.

.”Then I shall give you rains in their season, so that the land will yield its produce and the trees of the field will bear their fruit.” – Leviticus 26:4

I am always happy to hear from any of you, your little ways to capture joy on a rainy Monday morning. Love to all of you, Lisa

**In case you would like to sing along also….

Joie de vivre, Part deux

This is what I am trying to do lately. Not think and figure and plan…..just watch and listen and be. I fail many, many times at this, but the times where I can rest in the beauty of what God has made and Who He is…..what joy.

“You have made known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.” – Psalm 16:11

Love and joy to all of you today, Lisa