Sunday, September 30, 2012

God Grasped His Hand

He reached out, but no one saw his hand. 

It was invisible -even to those who loved him most. They simply didn't see the pain crying on the inside, held so close, so tightly, walled-up inside for so many years. Every now and then, he sensed he would crack, it scared him so much. He didn't dare want to hurt a soul. 

He tried everything he could think of to do - to hold on to life. But in his soul he was tormented - voices condemning, trapping, haunting. 

He would wake up at night in a cold sweat, panting, grasping for air. How could he go on? How long could he live a charade? 

God saw his pain. He cried out to Him, "Help me, God, please help me. I can't do this anymore. I am losing it. I might let go..."....he lifted up the gun, pressed the trigger against his head and in an instant God grasped his hand.

This post is part of Five Minute Friday!
Let me explain:

Lisa-Jo Baker has a blog that I love to read. She has this thing on Fridays - Five Minute Friday. You guessed it; write for five minutes straight. No editing. No re-do. She gives the topic and you just write. Then you link it up to her site, comment on the other link-er before you and boom-hundreds of bloggers are writing about the same subject on the same day. 
Today's Topic: Grasp

Monday, September 3, 2012

Endless Beauty

We live in a special time in history. We are blessed with the ability to be immersed in endless beauty if we so choose. By the moving our fingertips across little keys we can find sight after sight of photos providing us a precious moment, a creative setting, and a wonderous view of nature from literally around the world.

Our eyes are able to feast upon the beauty found in every corner of the earth.

I love how pictures speak so many words to our hearts, and to each the message is uniquely their own.

I am simply awed by the beauty that can be found in every day of our life if we choose to open our senses and absorb... to see, to listen, to hear, to touch, and to intentionally interact.

 While nature for me brings a closeness heaven- my retreat from all that drains me in daily life, I purposely surround  my home with beauty too. Soft, bold, reflective, and nurturing items that reinforce the joy in my heart seeded by God and to water my soul.

So, choose today to take the time to notice the endless beauty! It is there - where ever you may go - you simply need to be open to notice it.

I one time found a flower in the desert in November; I needed it so much. Through it I felt God's love and comfort at that precise moment that I needed to know I was loved.

Aim to walk a little slower, observe a little deeper, and pause to cherish what is spoken to your soul when you spot a such a blessed gift of endless beauty.