People are more than what they do
The car they drive, the kind of shoe
People are more than what you see
The soul inside that yearns to be
Free as a child, running wildly through the grasses
Tumbling madly into the waters
Knowing that they can do it all again and again and again
With no agenda, no worries, no difficulties
Look deeper, if you can, into their eyes and find that child
And give it freedom to come out awhile.
c2016 Lisa Lyons
Posted in Faith, Family, Life, Love, poetry, Writing |
Tagged Children, Creation, encouragement, God, Inspiration, people |
Storms of chaos, fears, disability, anger, helplessness
Waves larger and larger till you feel that you will drown
But there is One who can walk right over those huge waves
With one Word, “Peace,” they are gone
Calmness and peace and stillness and smooth water
Cling on to that promise. Slainte, Lisa
c2016 Lisa Lyons
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Tagged anxiety, disability, fear, God, healing, Hope, Jesus, Peace |
A perfect picture of how Jesus wants us to be with Him.
(Beautiful sheep photographed near Glencolmcille, Ireland)
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Tagged Donegal, Glencolmcille, God, Ireland, Jesus, relationships, Sheep, trust |
“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
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Tagged encouragement, God, Hope, Inspiration, Ireland, Jesus, Peace, strength, surgery |
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
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Tagged beauty, chronic pain, Creation, God, Hope, Inspiration, Ireland, Jesus, Ocean |