What is important about today? This is a day life will begin and for others will end. The moment of new life what will the news announce? Is it another terrorist attack, Government corruption, worldly plagues, or catastrophic storms? At this point of life, there is no return to the security and comfort before birth. You now begin the journey through the Alpha and Omega. For others, their journey has ended. Did they accomplish their purpose here on earth or did they roam about aimlessly? Life has a purpose; it is in fulfilling those purposes that we find meaning and satisfaction in our lives.
Unselfish love is the key to fulfill life’s purpose. It is deliberate and purposeful rather than emotional, impulsive or self-serving love.
Artificial snow flakes glow under a darken sky.
Tears of sadness flow from His cry.
Once this was paradise when all was nice.
Now you wander aimlessly, blinded without real light.
Seek the true light and your way will always be bright.
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Words and photo by R. Smith
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This a poem I felt bless to write. I wrote it in sonnet. I hope you all enjoy it.
Wisdom is a knowledge that is divine.
Foolishness is a lacking of good sense.
During these new times evil has no fence.
Thoughts of injustice fill our soul and mind.
Fools will not believe and will mock their sin.
Our efforts and pleas seem inadequate.
But God’s justice will reign and handle it.
God sees clearly for in the end sin will not win.
Be patient, our Lord has not let us down.
Jesus will come to carry up the good.
He will always proudly wear the kings’ crown.
I trust my Lord for He said he will come.
Trust Jesus for His angels will rebound.
In revelations the end is understood.
By Richard Smith
A Piece of Advice
This is my first attempt in writing an English sonnet. Hope you all enjoy !!
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Have you ever walked through the woods on a cloudy night? Strange sounds that screech like finger nails scraping against a chalk board or the dried leaves and twigs snapping under foot, my eyes are blinded from the pitch black darkness. Not a twinkling of light shows through the forest canopy.
Panic enters the mind. I walk with soft tiny steps to feel each little stone or root. My steps quicken then something springs up and hits my leg, it is a stick big enough to use as a blind man’s cane.
On the darkened path a pair of red beady eyes stare at me. All I see are those horrific eyes without face or form. I fall to my knees, my hands cup my face tears stream down my cheeks. I am lost with no one to help me. I cry out. “My God, my God what evil lurks within this darkness.” “Help me, please help me.” I have no idea how long I laid there in a fetal position.
I open my eyes and rise to my feet. Up ahead I see a lighted path, at that moment a peace comes over me. It’s like how a baby feels a comfort and protection when it is in the arms of its’ parent. The lighted path is narrow and the way to it is hard. To journey cautiously in the woods at night, we need a light in order to avoid the pitfalls of the darkness. In this life we venture through a dark forest of evil, but God’s word can be our light to show us the way.
Are guided by the light on your path or road to keep you from stumbling and falling?
Today my morning began early at the break of dawn. With my camera slung over my shoulder, I walked into a gated grave yard community.
For peace of mind and tranquility, a walk through a cemetery is my start for the day. I feel rejuvenated with my morning talk with God.
The light and joy of Mother nature comes through with birds chirping songs of reveille. A red fox stops no more than 20 feet in front of me and stares at me; I stop, my heart beats faster not knowing what this little creature is going to do. Finally, he makes the first move and darts into the woods. At that moment I didn’t think of taking a picture. In this grave yard, there are a few monuments scattered throughout the cemetery. A statue of Jesus with a few of his disciples gave me great joy as the early morning rays of sun beamed down on this particular setting. I wonder what lesson Jesus is telling them? What a jubilant occasion it was to capture this moment. “Joy cometh in the morning” (Psalm 30:5)
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I tried to imagine the fright of this young juvenile sparrow. Its home is about 30 feet above the ground.
To me, that is like looking down from an eight story building. In this photo the parent shows the little one how easy it is to fly. I hear the parent chirping, coaxing it to jump. If that baby sparrow could talk, it may ask why couldn’t you build a nest on the ground. After more persistence the parent nudged the little one out. Its maiden flight began. I guess this is like sink or swim; but in this case it is fly or fall.
These are a few of the better photos I took for this series.
While shooting this, I thought about life and what I read in the Bible. If God is concerned about the tiny sparrow, how much greater must His concern be for man, who is immeasurably greater in value than the sparrow!
Then why do we worry? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet my Father feeds them. I know I am much more valuable than they are.
Remember when you said “I’d never forgive that person”. Then you’d sit there with a hot coffee, you’re steaming over the incident. With unsteady hands you grip the cup and lift it to your lips cautiously sipping the bitter taste. The smell of the coffee permeates the room as your mind replays the issue. As you gently set the cup to the table, you begin to take control.
The title of this post is C.O.F.F.E.E. Its acronym is:
Christ Offers Forgiveness for Everyone Everywhere
Un-forgiveness is like a stage four cancer, it will continue to eat and tear at you until you have no life. Un-forgiveness is a sin. The only cure for un-forgiveness is to forgive and ask the Lord to cleanse you of the sin.
He knows you won’t forget; but He knows you can forgive. Then a miracle happens, you begin to have joy, pleasure and peace of mind.
If you are not a believer, this is a quote by T.D. Jakes:
“I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn’t then live my life as if there isn’t and die to find out there is.”
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