Positive Affirmations

Photo by Binti Malu on Pexels.com

Sharing affirmation

Bringing life tender smiles

Instilling confidence

Overcoming trials

 

Echoing words of praise

Focusing on kindness

Speaking positive words

Removing fear’s blindness

 

Spreading more peace and joy

Helping each other out

Expressing happiness

Casting away life’s doubts

 

Watching out for darkness

Lighting up someone’s day

Affirming yet again

Sweetening life’s sorbet

 

Photo by Sebastian Coman Photography on Pexels.com

In writing this poem, my creative juices challenged my poetic pen to quickly craft meaningful prose filled with positivity.  Today, may your thoughts and actions toward others share plenty of positive affirmation.

From My Journal

agriculture countryside daylight farm

Photo by Kerry on Pexels.com

From Big Sky Buckeye

A grateful tongue passes on blessed compliments to those we meet today.

Do you write a daily journal?  This inspiring thought comes from my journal, and much of what is written in my journal comes from reading and commenting on other bloggers’ posts.  Thanks to many of you for adding so much to my journal.

(Updated July 24)

Curious Trivial Facts (7/24)

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

This informative post will be posted on Saturday along with my usual writing.  We can all appreciate some of the lesser known facts from around the world.

The rock song with more cover versions than any other is Paul McCartney’s “Yesterday.”  It has been recorded by more than three thousand artists.

Honey never spoils . . . ever!

These facts have been discovered in I NEVER KNEW THAT by David Hoffman (2009).

Hungry for Hope

From Lamentations 3:22-24:  “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  ‘The Lord is my portion,; says my soul,therefore I will hope in Him.'”

Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko on Pexels.com

Simple acts of faith

Filled with love for man

God pulls at heart strings

Part of Holy plan

 

Life hungry for hope

Man’s health in decline

Liver in failure

God opens hotline

 

Future growing dim

Darkness can’t escape

Searching for donor

Life’s faithful landscape

 

Seeking live donor

Doctors’ preferred choice

Humble man steps up

Quiets hopeless voice

 

Two lives now at risk

Surgery takes place

Success accomplished

Miracle brings grace

 

One man’s health restored

Donor’s body mends

Hope’s hunger fulfilled

God’s faith never bends

 

Photo by Clement Eastwood on Pexels.com

This poem brings a true story, which is close to my family’s heart.  The living donor is my son-in-law, married to my youngest daughter.  The two of them will be back home in a few days (about one month since the surgery).  Many lives have been changed by this simple, humble act.  God’s blessings to all living donors.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

There is within human nature an amazing potential for goodness.

A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right.  A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice.  A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for which is true.

Charles Swindoll Quote

Photo by Alex Green on Pexels.com

Having a contagious, positive attitude toward God does not mean living unrealistically where you tell everybody nice, upbeat things all the time, whether they are true or not.

From Joel 3:16:  “The Lord roars from Zion, and utters his voice from Jerusalem, and the heavens and the earth shake.  But the Lord is a refuge for His people, a stronghold for the people of Israel.”

Living the Life (Haiku Series #144)

Checking My Wallet

Father of the bride

Totaling up wedding bills—

Empty bank account

Photo by Cleyder Duque on Pexels.com

Tasty Favorite

BLT for lunch

Scratch lettuce and tomato—

Lovin’ my bacon!

Photo by Polina Tankilevitch on Pexels.com

Rash Decision

Seeing plant’s beauty

Wading into lush ivy

Poisons today’s plans

Courtesy of Pinterst.

Monday Memories: Perfect Seat

Photo by Vidal Balielo Jr. on Pexels.com

Circus shows once filled with excitement to delight

Few spectators now attend circus magic each night

 

Generation ago, numerous children experienced it all

Now mighty Big Tops have vanished with a huge fall

 

Sitting in the crowd with a perfect seat

Thrilled to adore another tasty treat

 

The ringmaster keeps the thrilling show moving along

Audiences soon realize that each act lasts only so long

 

Three rings keep crowd’s enthusiasm mounting with ease

Here come zany clowns, filled with foolishness to please

 

Dazzling jugglers and daring acrobats delight

Children dream of being in the circus spotlight

 

Sitting in the crowd with a perfect seat

Eagerly watching performances so sweet

 

Lions, tigers, and bears—Oh, what a sight to behold

Bravery shown by animal tamers, awesome and bold

 

Always pleasing are gigantic elephants from afar

Their majestic presence makes them the stars

 

Evening’s ultimate act flies high above three circus rings

Trapeze artists dangle with suspense from their swings

 

Sitting in the crowd with a perfect seat

Looking forward to each astonishing feat

 

Fewer circus companies still travel the globe

The “Greatest Show on Earth” needed to fold

 

Audiences once filled the Big Top’s nightly crusade

Now dying out, precious memories stumble and fade

 

New generation of young children shall never wonder

How circus night brought applause as loud as thunder

 

Sitting in the crowd with a perfect seat

Recalling circus images that will repeat

 

Photo by Shiry Yachachin on Pexels.com

Disciples of Faith

From John 8:31-32:  “Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in Him, ‘If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.'”

Photo by John-Mark Smith on Pexels.com

Throughout life spent with our Father

Clutching His message, forthright Word

Students learning each day and night

Growing in Christ, God’s flock He herds

 

Disciples of faith, taught by God

Walking in step with Jesus Christ

Children of truth’s Living Spirit

Guiding hands, Shepherd sacrificed

 

Christ’s lessons teach, lighting our way

Believing our Savior, always

His unselfish acts bring freedom

Following Him through life’s dim haze

 

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

Building discipleship, praise Him

Lasting kinship as believers

Hearing our faith’s eternal hymn

 

Photo by Thirdman on Pexels.com

From Acts 11:25-26:  “Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch.  So it was that for an entire year they met with the church and taught a great many people, and it was in Antioch that the disciples were first called ‘Christians.'”