There are a few people in my life that I share my written thoughts with. These people that I share with are the ones that I know will appreciate the depth and inspiration. This Christmas I read a few of my most recently penned thoughts to my sister. I want to share a couple of those with y’all today…
Rae was drawn particularly to this one:
“I need to fill in the spaces, the gaps between…Fill it up with You – Get past my selfish desire to be fed…Maybe being hungry is where I need to start.
There is no real satisfaction in being fed when I’m not hungry. But to be hungry and then find nourishment is the greatest fulfillment.”
I was inspired to pen this in church one recent Sunday morning. We oftentimes forget that we get from the table what we bring to the table. No one is responsible for my spiritual life but me. I can’t blame the preacher for not offering up the perfect message to move me or the choir for singing the wrong song and out of tune…I can only blame myself for not offering a heart that is in need of nourishment to Him. He is in more than the message behind the pulpit or the voices in the choir. He is in everything. If I can’t find fulfillment in Him – It’s my own fault.
Here is a poem that I wrote for my Michael – My beloved husband and friend…
This winter could be colder than the last…
The spring probably won’t arrive soon enough.
Summer will likely burn me from the outside, in…
I may not see so much beauty in the autumn leaves before they fall.
These are the constant inconsistencies of the seasons…
Always showing up – For better or for worse.
You warm this wintry heart of mine.
Spring’s arrival is always timed perfectly.
In the heat of the summer, you strip me bare and cool me to the core.
The autumn leaves never lose their vibrancy.
I’ll take any season with you by my side.
I was going to title this “You Oxymoron” but I thought that it would take away from the point of it 😉
That’s all for now, friends. Just wanted to share a bit 🙂