#timesquare: the time of grace Time to cross the square heeding gentle beckoning of time calling grace This months photo challenge in square format from Becky is #timesquare
Rare Yes, you are rare. In my eyes. Today, I walk pass this way without expecting to see you. I am just walking and not looking. I am busy because I am going somewhere. This pathway and roadside are just things I happen to walk by from one spot to another spot. My destination is … Continue reading am i not rare? a sidewalk flower asks
This picture was taken two days before I left the country in February this year. It was a cool morning and I walked alone on this familiar road probably one last time for a long time to come. I had stayed for half a year in this neighborhood and it had become my routine to … Continue reading a morning’s perspective
MorningThis is a photo taken on one November morning when I decided to go for a walk. I arrived in August in this country at a time when things did not look rosy for one of my close ones. After a brave battle of many months on his part and on the part of his very committed … Continue reading thankful to be alive and well
Not beginning's end tracks of white so pure and light heavy on my heart ~~~~~~~An ice storm, following three days of snow has turned the tracks into sheets of glazed ice that shine and shimmer blue in the distant horizon. He begins another climb up the snow covered mountain. The tracks are unseen and he just has to follow … Continue reading snow tracks for the remains of love: a haiku (and a prose)
inseparable a tree and her shade label refreshing table ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Walking in hot sun requires plenty of shady spots to rest. Here is one of my favorite spots. Near Autumn but there is still plenty of green. The sun can get quite unbearable and one has to fortify oneself with a hat/cap, at least a bottle … Continue reading a tree and her shade: a haiku (and prose)
Across thousand hills they cannot see each other love beyond their heels ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~When he watches these mountains, he knows only the birds can fly there. He does not have wings. Yet he knows on a hill faraway his love waits. So one day he packs his humble belonging and starts the first step of his journey … Continue reading on a hill faraway: a haiku (and a prose)
Kenneth E. Hagin quotes “Do not have any anxiety about anything.” ― Kenneth E. Hagin, Casting Your Care Upon The Lord “Jesus paid for salvation for every man, woman, boy, and girl who would ever live on this earth. But people must believe on Jesus and receive Him as their own Savior before salvation can … Continue reading Quotes from a man of faith and words
fascinated awed glimpses of another realm daily marching pass ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Let these lights in the sky shine down on the earth.” And that is what happened. Genesis 1:15 You will succeed in whatever you choose to do, and light will shine on the road ahead of you. Job 22:28 From Mount Zion, the perfection of … Continue reading And that is what happened: a haiku
awed by majestic vast water and sky beyond he became a branch ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [ A Promise of Restoration ] But in that day, the branch of the Lord will be beautiful and glorious; the fruit of the land will be the pride and glory of all who survive in Israel. (Isaiah 4:2 )
hiking to the sea reaching an ocean instead he soared as seagull ~~~~~~~~~~~~ the flocks and the herds and all the wild animals, the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea, and everything that swims the ocean currents. O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth! (Psalm 8:7-9)
Early autumn sky clear white light blue fine space wide traveler's favorite style
Recalling ocean long for home with blue beyond fishes in the sky
coming to this pass traveler halted and waited has he missed his past?
Clicking his Samsung gold brushed lightly into pic many poems unsung
He looked up by chance seeing formation in sky ready for the dance
One morning he walked summer ending her cool talk "hush," she whispered soft
a door opens wide while he is just walking by pink and gold and light ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Yet he gave a command to the skies above and opened the doors of the heavens; 24 he rained down manna for the people to eat, he gave them the grain of heaven. 25 Human beings ate the bread of … Continue reading (revised 2-25-16) a door opens: a haiku
Let's go for a walk she said and they went today breath-taking morning
a solo blurred view unclear about the future he embarked by faith
sometimes not knowing he steps into a mid shade between up and down
's If crossing means home I shall do it without fear with an angel's help
power cut on off deters not traveler's roaming sunny bird watching ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Matthew 6:26 [Full Chapter] Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
companions for life sticking closer than brothers we walk the same path ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ How beautiful upon the mountains Are the feet of him who brings good news, (Isaiah 52:7a)
dawn is beautiful dayspring colors our best youth joyous and faithful ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Samuel 23:3-5 New Living Translation (NLT) 3 The God of Israel spoke. The Rock of Israel said to me: ‘The one who rules righteously, who rules in the fear of God, 4 is like the light of morning at sunrise, like a morning without … Continue reading dayspring colors our best youth
pressing higher ground along a pathway of gold ever focused goal
though they walk apart their hearts hold fast to one view distant yet not far
We watched hand in hand this span of water across yet we did not cross
A gift of a sock for the miles we have trodden grounds of no return
Sunshine and blue sky lovingkindness and mercy follow him all way
A certain bending leading to life's diversion for good or for bad
no mountain too high for two to conquer and climb I shall be your limb
shine as bright as sky shine like the white star above traveler moves forward
He always recalls the sun-lit yellow walkway changing directions
He does not presume upbeat human company plants and garden sure
Fine times we have. Fine. Sometimes we don't have any; life still goes on life.
traveling in dark seeking finding a light path piercing through the night
Trees are like people wavering between dusk dawn expecting the best!
caves and trees extinct rows of boxes box us in paradigms parade ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
a road of hope, son brings us to a bright future compassion and love -------------------------- Hope, compassion and love which are essential healing ingredients may be Clichés to many, for many people these are the heart-felt cries of men, women and children...even the ground and the creatures and plants.
I can fast forward excel in cutting edge tracks precipitate fame ~~~ I beg to differ hearing a different drum beat lofty sublime call
Her dawn door opens refreshed speaking life and hope "Come in, friend, come in." ~~~ Note the tiny ant visitor.
A light within light lights a fire in the soul ablazed with fresh hope
Daily she dresses Adorned perfected afresh For celestial groom
~making a living~ a writer* needs bread bird needs seeds fish needs water "live on" means by faith. _______________ *you may substitute this word 'writer' with any terms to describe yourself, like, blogger, artist, poet, painter, dreamer...
~ an ode to a grey city red rose ~ after the rain, turning your upright back to face the sky firmly you reaffirm the gracious Providence in His might to continue to shine His countenance and sustain with dew and air every creature created since the beginning to last until the end meanwhile you … Continue reading traveler’s mirror musing: an ode to a grey city red rose
-------a window in a mirror--------- mirror, bulb and mind open window to the sky imprisoned no more
Conform takes human effort. The paradox of 'conform': Over recent history, the word 'conform' has been associated with ‘prohibitive’ words like, ‘bondage’, ‘oppressive’, ‘totalitarian’, ‘subservient’, and has become a unwelcomed negative behavioral word among the proclaimed 'individualistic' young people. Yet unknowingly, while rebelling against their parents' or grandparents’ moral values, they practice conformation among their … Continue reading “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 33: ‘conform or transform’