Showing posts from March, 2011

A Vision To Behold

Magpie #59
"Had the price of looking been blindness, I would have looked."  ~Ralph Ellison

I held her once my fickle friend before she had to flee It seemed a mere moment that I could never seize The only grasp I could hope to hold would never suffice For beauty is a wayward kind that leaves before goodbyes The only way to capture her and keep her in one place Is a snapshot or paint and canvas held within a picture frame.

The Mighty Things II

Magpie #58
"Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point."  ~C.S. Lewis

BRAVERY It is not the man that can easily do what we are all frightened of, but the one who is certainly afraid yet dares to do it anyway.
FRAILTY It is not the heart that is easily broken with compassion, but the one too hard to feel it that has taken the greatest loss.
It is not the hand that swings the weapon that holds the most power, for it can only quickly move us about, but the one that carries the tools of the builders and weaver of the soul that hold the power to change our lives.

Also sharing with One Shot Wednesday

Hope Remains

Thursday Think Tank #40
"When you say a situation or person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God."  ~Charles L Allen

There has always been blind eyes and silent voices drunken fights and chilling choices children abused and big mistakes the innocent accused and namelless graves deadly diseases and forbidden lovers shaky knees and grieving mothers crippling births and miseries of war unquenched thirsts and broken hearts idle hands and shattered lives demonic plans and battered wives heart aches and lost souls ....yet what remains is there shall always be hope.

"Once you choose hope, anything's possible." ~Christopher Reeve

This post is dedicated to all the precious lives lost in Japan's recent earthquake, and the ones left behind, whose lives will never be the same.  Let us not turn a blind eye, and do nothing.

The Artistry of God

Magpie # 57
God loved the flowers and invented soil.  Man loved the flowers and invented vases.  ~Variation of a saying by Jacques Deval

You did not get here all by yourself my beautiful friend every garden once had a beloved gardener and each falling leaf once had a limb the earth at times may seem parched as the winds blow hard but your petals hold a purpose right here where you are.

Also sharing with lovely Emily at Imperfect Prose

The Callused Knees of Mercy,

The open arms of humility can build a mighty bridge and reaching hands hold hope that they shall surely give but you cannot reach a hardened heart with the calused hands  from condemnation's workings for it can only be touched by the callused knees of mercy.

Sharing with lovley Emily at Imperfect Prose