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  • MissBianca
    MissBianca Member Posts: 1,291
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    Dear Lord,

    You're so worthy to be praised. You are our gentle Shepherd, and You are so patient, forgiving, and loving with us.

    Help us not stare into the rear view mirror, instead of ahead. We may crash. Keep us road ready, and well maintained so that we are well equipped for our journey ahead.

    We thank you for every good thing. Teach us a simpler way. Our lives are inundated with complexities that are unnecessary. You taught this to Mary and Martha. Let us learn from your living word, gaining wisdom.

    Please be with those suffering physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Dissolve our bitterness, anger,and unforgiveness so the Holy Spirit can dwell in us with peace, love, and joy.

    In Jesus' name,

    Amen

    Jesus Visits Martha and Mary

    Luke 10:38-42

    38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, "Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!" 41 "Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed-or indeed only one.[1]Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her."



  • MissBianca
    MissBianca Member Posts: 1,291
    edited January 2019
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    Dear Lord,

    There are some of us who are eternity bound. Let our trajectory be of perfect aim, straight into Your loving arms. When we are there in Heaven, we will see how our earthly sufferings perfected us, and prepared us for the full spiritual maturity You wanted for us in Your heavenly kingdom. You promise to finish the work You started in us.

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    In Jesus' name,

    Amen

  • therapygirl18
    therapygirl18 Member Posts: 32
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    Dear Heavenly Father,

    Strengthen the ladies who are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, confused, despair over their treatment process. Give them clarity of mind to make the best decisions for themselves. May any fears experienced be overpowered by your peace that passes understanding.

    Lord, we give up any expectations we have for our outcome. Yes, some of us are desperate for healing, to get on and move forward with our lives. Cancer is such an inconvenience, a major upheaval that causes such a great upset. We may even question you as to why this is even happening to us. Nonetheless, we put our hope in you for you are a good God. We walk in faith and accept that the outcome is in your hands. You alone are enough for us.

    Thank you Lord for the words from Oswald Chambers in today's devotion from My Utmost for His Highest - "No matter how well we know God, the great lesson to learn is that He may break in at any minute. We tend to overlook this element of surprise, yet God never works in any other way." Amen!!

    2 Corinthians 12:9 - My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.

    In your powerful name, Amen

  • therapygirl18
    therapygirl18 Member Posts: 32
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    Dear Heavenly Father,

    May our cancer be a testimony to others who have not chosen you as Lord and Savior.  May we remain faithful to you no matter how much we maybe suffering right now. We are eternally thankful for what your Son did on the cross for us so that we might now grow weary and lose heart (Hebrews 12:3), We put our rest in you as you have said "do not worry about your life (Matthew 6:25)."  "For our light and momentary troubles (afflictions) are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all" (2 Corinthians 4:17). "Our bodies are buried in brokenness, but they will be raised in glory. They are buried in weakness but they will be raised in strength, They are buried as natural human bodies but they will be raised as spiritual bodies" (I Corinthians 15:43-44). Cancer will not overcome us as we continue running the race looking forward to the day we see your Son Jesus face-to-face. We also look forward to our transformation of ourselves into your likeness. Hallelujah!!

    In your powerful name, Amen

  • micmel
    micmel Member Posts: 9,863
    edited January 2019
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    please bless miss Bianca and therapy girl. Ease their pain and ease their sorrow.

    Amen

  • therapygirl18
    therapygirl18 Member Posts: 32
    edited February 2019
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    Dear Heavenly Father,



    Guide these ladies during their appointments, treatments this week.  May it not be so overwhelming and stressful for them. May you give the medical professionals an extra measure of compassion and empathy as they see these ladies not just as patients but as people. Be especially with those ladies who are dying that they may experience you joy, comfort, and peace. Be with the caretakers and give them patience and understanding as they deal with their loved ones.

    Thank you for Paul who gave his life to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ and encouraged and strengthened the early church. As his suffering was not in vain, so, too, our suffering is not in vain.  He rejoiced in his trials and sufferings to bring glory to your powerful name.

    Philippians 4:11-13 - I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances...…..I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well-fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  I can do all things through him who gives me strength.

    In your precious name, Amen


  • MissBianca
    MissBianca Member Posts: 1,291
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  • MissBianca
    MissBianca Member Posts: 1,291
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    Dear Lord,

    I am but a lamb; You are my Shepherd. I am not to be slaughtered. You paid my price as the unblemished sacrifice for the entire world, an eternal atonement for all of our sins. You want to pour out Your blessing on us all. It breaks Your heart that not all receive it. It is the most beautiful, heartbreaking sacrifice the world has ever known, yet so many refuse to receive Your free gift of salvation.

    I praise Your Holy name: Lord of Lords, King of Kings, Yeshua, Good Shepherd, Bread of Life, Lamb of God, Emmanuel (God is with us), Light of the World, Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Messiah, Savior, Son of Man, Prince of Peace, the Alpha and Omega, the Great I Am, Jesus Christ, the Way, the Truth, the Life.

    No one comes to the Father but through Me. John 14:16.

    May you turn our hearts of stone into hearts of flesh, receiving Your eternal gift. Our suffering is temporal. We are myopic if we only focus on this earthy life. Please tear down the veil so we may glimpse heavenly eternity.

    Carry us in our suffering, let us steal away to You, Lord Jesus, for you are our refuge, joy, and strength.

    Amen


  • MissBianca
    MissBianca Member Posts: 1,291
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    Dear Lord,

    Lead us to greener pastures, to cool streams, away from barrenness, and wasteland. Lift us up, and carry us, while we sleep in Your arms, wake us up to new vistas and possibilities. Allow us to touch Your gleaming white cloak, for by faith we are healed. Matthew 9:20.

    Show us Your beauty, beams of light radiating from your scars, kept in Your glorified form, a perfect sacrifice, scars kept in remembrance of Your willingness to take our place in eternal judgment. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for loving us that much. We are all undeserving, for we have all fallen short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23

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    Comfort us in our suffering, Lord. Make our long hours shortened, reveling in Your beauty and grace. Send us a lark, a butterfly, a smile, a song, a prayer, a hug, a whisper of love.

    Amen

  • MissBianca
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    Topic: Poetry thread anyone?

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    ResizedGreenville, SCJoined: Feb 2009Posts: 510Latest activity: Feb 9, 2012

    nancypat wrote:

    Hi Ladies,

    I read apple's poem and it certainly says it all! Thank you, It was a joy to read. PT63 suggested a poetry thread and I thought, why not? I didn't write poetry until a series of strokes left me having to learn to speak and read comprehensively again. So I began and this is a little of what came out. Please join with me. Whether it's funny or sad or just thought provoking. We all have so much to say and some of us need simply need a vehicle to express ourselves. I dedicate these to all of you brave ladies.
    Lunacy
    Moonlight shinning on my windowsill
    You keep me moving, I can not be still
    I pace silently all through the night
    I meet no strangers in your shards of light
    Oh, how I wander when I want to sleep
    Memories stirring now from echoes deep
    Within my soul a yearning to escape this shell
    Peeling off the layers that I hide so well
    I can pull the shades down tightly
    Blocking out the light
    But darkness can't fool morning
    When it is no longer night

    Is this emerging alter ego whom I really am?
    Who slips so deftly in and out again
    Is it because I'm Pisces that you tug at me so well?
    As with tides which have no eyesight but still know when to swell
    Take one of me with you
    But leave this one behind
    So that in the daylight
    There is someone left to find
    Nancy S.
    The good times don't last forever so neither will the bad. Lumpectomy with SNB. Right mastectomy with no recon. Open decortication for Parapneumonic Effusion due to pneumonia, from 2nd round of chemo.Dx 3/2/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 1/9 nodes, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2+

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    Feb 25, 2011 07:36PM MissBianca wrote:

    Hi everyone. This poem I wrote this evening was inspired by last night's fierce winter storm here in Tennessee. It is also about surviving adversity. Love to you all.

    The Living Tree

    Fierce winds blow

    Blustering howls into the night

    My destructive foe

    Tries to uproot me from my great height

    The forces come upon me

    The cyclone twists and comes near

    My branches may break

    But I am not broken with fear

    For my roots have grown deep

    So deep, far, and wide

    That I am not root-bound

    Though I have nowhere to hide

    Standing strong and still must endure

    I am sustained with faith and abide

    For living water my roots have procured

    For the earth was soaked by the river I cried

    My roots are now deep

    So deep, far, and wide

    That I'll survive winter

    And in spring bloom with pride

    cherry-tree

    Hope is the dream of a soul awake.Photoavitar09appleShawnee, KSJoined: Dec 2008Posts: 7,767Latest activity: Jan 12, 2013

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    Apr 6, 2011 08:35AM - edited Apr 6, 2011 08:37AM by apple

    brain power

    suggests a flower

    after a shower

    (in reference to Bianca's post of February 18th.. the flower in the dew)

    peace and love, apple - ..... Mary MagdalenDx 4/10/2008, IDC, 5cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 4/9 nodes, mets, ER+, HER2+Copy of img 0013farila_1966…Byndoor, Ka, IndiaJoined: Sep 2008Posts: 221Latest activity: Jan 6, 2012

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    Jul 4, 2011 12:01AM farila_1966 wrote:

    Cure for my Fear

    I am a warrior too, fighting without a gun or knife

    As I fight not for political reason, but for my own life

    My enemy resides within me

    Lethally and slowly penetrating me

    Silently, making no sound, causing no pain

    Ruthlessly going about destroying me again and again

    I hope and pray that I am not late

    In finding this enemy who with all my heart I hate

    When I win the battle and try to live on

    I cannot as the fear in me grows strong

    Cancer was not killed; it was only given a rest

    So that in slumber it can recover to be its best

    As I go about my life mending and darning

    It will someday attack me again without a warning

    With more vehemence being more fierce

    Bones, Lungs, and Liver everywhere it appears


    Find a cure please, I have promises to keep

    Find a cure so that without nightmares I can sleep

    Find a cure so the survivors can be rest assured

    That we are free now- WE ARE CURED.

    BY:

    Farida Rizwan ( A lucky survivor living with remorse of losing loved ones to cancer)

    chaptersfrommylife.blogspot.co...

    chaptersfrommylife.blogspot.com/Dx 4/2/1996, IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 8/10 nodesKimala 6 12 2012alamikFort Wayne, inJoined: Dec 2010Posts: 113Latest activity: Sep 24, 2012

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    Jul 4, 2011 04:31AM alamik wrote:

    I have been writing poetry since the age of three. This is one that I wrote not long after my cancer diagnosis.

    CANCER
    by Kimala Clark 12-14-2010


    You lay so silently. Silent but not still.
    Spreading your blackness, invading my will.
    Engulfing me in darkness, devouring me whole.
    Raping my body, scarring my soul.
    My flesh, your trophy, your pride on my death.
    What value can it hold for you upon my last breath?
    My life, my future, in your grasp to hold.
    You've taken the power and stolen control.
    Baring your teeth, your hunger not met.
    Greedily feasting. But still silent yet.
    What do you win? How do you gain?
    What is your benefit from all of my pain?
    When I look in the mirror, it's not even me.
    Your ugly reflection. It's all I can see.
    I feel your presence, your breath on my skin.
    I would shut you out, but you're already in.
    So what's next? Damn you! Why was this to be?
    When your lightening struck, why did you choose me?
    Through a knife, I will cut you. Through my veins, I'll resist.
    But your silence so deadly. So lethal your kiss.
    Violently you conquer but don't make a sound.
    Methodically you redeem your flesh by the pound.
    Slowly you fill me. A victim, no choice.
    But your silence will never quiet my voice!
    I'm still strong you bastard! Do you hear me?
    I'm screaming! I'm screaming!
    Why aren't you listening?

    Dx Stage IV 8-12-12, but geez folks!, stop treating me like "cancer girl"!Dx 12/2/2010, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 2/15 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-Photoavitar09appleShawnee, KSJoined: Dec 2008Posts: 7,767Latest activity: Jan 12, 2013

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    Jan 1, 2012 09:21AM apple wrote:

    happy new year to you

    you belong in a zoo

    to bad we have cancer

    let's hope we get thru

    peace and love, apple - ..... Mary MagdalenDx 4/10/2008, IDC, 5cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 4/9 nodes, mets, ER+, HER2+Walt disney miss bianca copy copyMissBiancaFLJoined: Dec 2010Posts: 2,163Latest activity: Mar 9, 2019

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    May 6, 2018 12:32PM MissBianca wrote:

    The Trees

    The darkness fears the light

    Dastardly deeds are done at night

    Or even in the brightest sun

    Covering up devilish fun

    Dressed in the whitest cloth

    Yet no light to attract a moth

    How to tell if the teeth glean white

    From the jaws of a wolf gnawing

    Or the good of a wholesome bite

    A fruiting tree escapes the sawing

    Look to the goods in the basket

    Gathered from a good tree

    Or are they poisoned apples

    Dropped under the tempting tree

    By Miss B

    Hope is the dream of a soul awake.Walt disney miss bianca copy copyMissBiancaFLJoined: Dec 2010Posts: 2,163Latest activity: Mar 9, 2019

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    May 15, 2018 07:16PM MissBianca wrote:

    When I Called Out

    When I called out and heard echoes in the canyon

    When I thought You had left my side

    When I listened for Your voice in the wind

    Some, but not all, hope in me, died.

    Hope, as perennial as the grass, is hard to kill

    Not like the annuals on my windowsill

    Fickle they are, they want all or none

    Too much or too little of water and sun

    Death determined from mistakes I've done

    I failed, goodbye, so to the nursery I run

    Try again to place in the warmth of the sun

    Try again to nurture the roots of lives I haven't won

    Hope, faith, and love will last forever

    For the Source of all is eternal

    And eternal love, the greatest, is stolen never

    Greater than the capacity of human love fraternal

    When I called out, I felt a hot tear

    Fall from the face of my Beloved

    When I cried out in trepidation and fear,

    My spirit leapt to where the White Dove led

    When it was a comforting whisper I longed to hear,

    Of promises of life and defeating the foe

    I felt Your unspeakable Peace

    Like a fawn hidden in grasses by its mother doe

    When I longed for You to envelope me in Your eternal love

    When I sang Your praises with the faintest of voices

    You carried me to a Fortress built upon a Rock

    I was finally carried home, in spite of my wrong choices

    Your strength is made perfect in my weakness

    And my soul rejoices, a Light Eternal in the bleakness

    A ship tossed at sea in the moonless night

    Guided by a lighthouse until the morning light

    By Miss B

    Several verses inspired by the poem Footprints, Psalm 18:2, 2 Corinthians 12:9

    Hope is the dream of a soul awake.Walt disney miss bianca copy copyMissBiancaFLJoined: Dec 2010Posts: 2,163Latest activity: Mar 9, 2019

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    May 25, 2018 11:44AM MissBianca wrote:

    The Brokenhearted

    He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds

    He soothes with His presence and peace in His care

    Caught in silken webs, I lost strength to struggle

    I cried at His feet, it was too much to bear

    He gives hope to the hopeless and restores their souls

    He leads us to quiet places lovely in sight

    Caught in the beauty of sunbeam by day,

    Caught in the wonder of moonbeam by night

    He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds

    He died and rose and by His stripes we are healed

    Caught lovingly from a stray roundabout

    Worthy He says I am and to His glory I yield

    - by Miss B

    Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds

    Isaiah 53:5

    But He was wounded for our transgressions,

    He was bruised for our iniquities

    The chastisement for our peace was upon Him

    And by His stripes we are healed

    Hope is the dream of a soul awake.Walt disney miss bianca copy copyMissBiancaFLJoined: Dec 2010Posts: 2,163Latest activity: Mar 9, 2019

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    Jun 6, 2018 11:00PM MissBianca wrote:

    The Storm

    The waves are crashing, the boat in peril

    A moonless night, where is my light?

    When is the hour the rage will quell

    When will a moonbeam restore my sight?

    And this too shall pass

    The morn will come

    The horizon welcomes the rising sun

    And this too shall pass

    Fleeting moments of calm

    For uneasy dread

    Comes before a storm front ahead

    Who calms the waters

    Who shines in the darkness

    Who takes away the dread of the world

    Whose abundance overcomes the starkness

    You! Only You! My Beloved, My Lord

    Please take my fear and sink it

    Please take my love and spread it

    Please take my wound and bind it

    Please take my heart and keep it

    Safe from terror

    Secure in treasure untold

    Provision the living bread

    Protection with armor gold

    By Miss B

    Hope is the dream of a soul awake.Fullsizeoutput a7fbluepearlPowell River, B.C.Joined: Aug 2011Posts: 936Latest activity: Mar 4, 2019

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    Jun 7, 2018 10:14AM bluepearl wrote:

    In the spiral of dark and light

    Comes birth.

    Silent.

    Mingling of hot breath, searing light, dust, fire

    Entanglements of filaments.

    Again. Never ceasing.

    Each new, each old like an ancient eye beholding a new face,

    A spark, a holocaust, a ripple

    A torrential rain of terror then the soft mist of sleep,

    A long sleep.

    Stars,

    Like a string of pearls cast on an undulating darkness,

    Moving, living, dying, then living,

    Deep blue, violet, blinding white,

    Red of the death throes

    Yet,

    Hidden,

    A bright blue flame.

    Waiting.

    Silent.

    Somewhere, it knows itself

    Within a beating heart, a silken leaf,

    The tendrils of ocean flotsam on beaches under orange skies,

    It knows and waits

    For the air and the eye,

    The scale and the skin,

    It waits a hundred million years here,

    A billion years there,

    A soft mist of yet-to-be in a torrential rain of what was.

    Like a string of pearls beaded into cosmic lace,

    The pattern emerges,

    And changes.

    And merges,

    Entangling of filaments into phantom cathedrals,

    Life and death,

    New and old twins in the lightness and darkness

    Reaching towards understanding itself by creating itself.

    The blue flame burns brightly,

    Here

    There

    Eventually, everywhere,

    Then plummeting down the spiral of dark and light,

    Forever.

    Dx 1/6/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 2/12/2011 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: LeftDx 2/2013, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 3/10/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: RightHormonal Therapy 3/18/2013Fullsizeoutput a7fbluepearlPowell River, B.C.Joined: Aug 2011Posts: 936Latest activity: Mar 4, 2019

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    Jun 7, 2018 10:17AM bluepearl wrote:

    I LOVE all your poems...such depth of feeling and beauty in everyone of them! Bravo!!!!!!

    Dx 1/6/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 2/12/2011 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: LeftDx 2/2013, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 3/10/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: RightHormonal Therapy 3/18/2013Walt disney miss bianca copy copyMissBiancaFLJoined: Dec 2010Posts: 2,163Latest activity: Mar 9, 2019

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    Jun 8, 2018 09:02AM MissBianca wrote:

    Thank you so much Bluepearl! I don't know what will come out before I start, but I'll see a mental image, and that is my starting point. You have outstanding poetic language! I've read your poem several times, and it makes me think of the creation of the universe, of star nurseries that the Hubble telescope has captured images of, and of God's breath of life. So mysterious and exceptional!! Thank you for sharing that! I love it.

    Hope is the dream of a soul awake.Fullsizeoutput a7fbluepearlPowell River, B.C.Joined: Aug 2011Posts: 936Latest activity: Mar 4, 2019

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    Jun 8, 2018 10:07AM bluepearl wrote:

    Thank you MissBianca! You nailed it!

    Dx 1/6/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 2/12/2011 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: LeftDx 2/2013, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 3/10/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: RightHormonal Therapy 3/18/2013Walt disney miss bianca copy copyMissBiancaFLJoined: Dec 2010Posts: 2,163Latest activity: Mar 9, 2019

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    Jun 23, 2018 10:05AM MissBianca wrote:

    The Gate

    Tumultuous clouds shift our perceptions

    Hues of black pearl, swirled with opalescent hope

    A single ray shines down like a radiant beam

    Then the stormfront approaches from the south

    The blackened skies unleash the fury

    And what looked like a narrow escape

    Is flooded with unanticipated abandon and darkness

    Such are the opposing forces of hope and despair

    The trees torn from the roots, dwellings laid bare

    Ravages from the pounding, destructive forces

    Leave us looking only heaven bound

    There is a time for everything under the sun

    The sky clears and the robin's song announces rebirth

    I see clearly a narrow road near the sheep's gate

    For wide is the path to destruction

    Narrow is the path to follow the Shepherd's voice

    To green pastures and still waters He leads

    To hope radiant from the raised Son

    From the Sheep's Gate to the Gate of Pearl

    My soul rises to enveloping love and joy not yet known

    Uplifted. Redeemed. Welcomed. Received.

    Hope is the dream of a soul awake.Walt disney miss bianca copy copyMissBiancaFLJoined: Dec 2010Posts: 2,163Latest activity: Mar 9, 2019

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    Jun 29, 2018 11:02AM MissBianca wrote:

    The Morning Son

    I greet You as I first stir

    You said not to worry about tomorrow

    For each day has enough trouble of its own

    Tomorrow has come, and it is now today

    Somewhere on this earth is peace

    In the high mountains of China

    A mother panda watches her roly poly cub

    Roll down the hillside for fun

    No enemies, hidden by seclusion and reverence

    Somewhere, everywhere, is a bright new day

    For beloved duckies, well loved, kissed and sent off

    To school

    In nurseries babies laugh with joy innate to their nature

    In playgrounds hopscotch double dutch and tag

    Are played by the kids who also play duck, duck,

    goose

    A couple gets engaged, others walk down the isle

    And today is somebody's birthday

    For most it is another Very Merry Unbirthday day

    Patients are visited, the homeless fed

    The kneeling say prayers to their Maker

    All not deemed newsworthy

    That is, unless you are a prince or a queen

    We read of those that fall down the rabbit hole

    Of peculiar series of unfortunate happenstance

    Of wars, of whispers of conspiracy and threat

    Of violence, torment and death

    Of impeding catastrophe dictated by tyrants

    As well as fluff 'n stuff

    The kind selfie books are made of

    All deemed newsworthy

    Our perceptions get skewed

    And the world seems darker and more loveless

    Than it actually is

    Beware the magnifying glass

    The one focused on ourselves

    It is a master of distortion

    The molehills look like mountains

    The tangled knots too tight to loose

    We see the dead end sign as we round the bend

    Our glass upon ourselves burns us

    With searing focus

    Look beyond ourselves for the Way

    How can we see if we are looking down at our feet

    Drop the master glass of distortion

    How can we perceive with seeing eyes

    If the filter of delusion obscures the Truth

    Seek the One who says He is the Life

    How can we live if we cut ourselves off

    From its Giver

    Hope is the dream of a soul awake.Walt disney miss bianca copy copyMissBiancaFLJoined: Dec 2010Posts: 2,163Latest activity: Mar 9, 2019

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    Jul 17, 2018 11:27PM MissBianca wrote:

    No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets

    William Borden wrote these words in his Holy Book

    No reserves. (Pops, I will follow my God given path)

    No retreats. (In bible study at Yale in leadership I took)

    No regrets. (As I die in Cairo, a fulfilled vow I hath)

    Twenty-five years young, a mining tycoon's son

    Ivy League field of dreams, his life had just begun

    Father wants best, a moratorium for world travel

    But young William sees another path

    His father's plan unravels

    He visits Japan, India, Syria, and Turkey,

    No Light of the World in this stricken poverty

    On a ship bound to Asia, to the province

    Of China's Gansu

    He planned to talk about the Prince of Peace

    And serve, live, and love as Christ's example, too

    A stopoff in Egypt, to study Islam and Arabic

    Not but a month there, he became deathly sick

    Why, Lord, take away a voice of devotion

    As our country was swept away in mournful emotion

    A light in this world, both alive and in legend

    Young men and women followed his God given errand

    Not the wide and easy path

    But the long, narrow road hard driven

    They walked away

    From comfortable lives they were given

    To give their light high up on a hill

    To follow where William meant to serve and stay

    To shine on those still in darkness

    In poverty of spirit, with no voices to pray

    For God so loved the whole world

    That He gave His only begotten son

    That whosoever believes in Him

    Will be welcomed with joyful shouts

    On that gloriously Heavenly day

    By Miss B

    Inspired by the life of William Whiting Borden

    1887-1913

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    Aug 20, 2018 12:55PM MissBianca wrote:

    The Marathon Runner

    I await the news from the messenger

    He has run a marathon to proclaim the outcome

    Is it victory or defeat

    I rear up for battle, for the words "beautiful pictures"

    Loom ominously in my mind

    If I should be speared in my side

    The blood of the Lamb and Living Waters

    Would gush out

    For He lives in me forever

    The poor messenger

    Should he drop dead from his grueling run of 26 miles

    To deliver the news

    Just to proclaim what I already know

    Victory, an eternal triumph, even if his words are defeat

    Won at the Cross through grace

    Free to those who believe and follow

    Praise in all circumstances

    The adversary will not have my damnation

    Of failing my tests of faith

    Do you still love me even if I say no?

    Yes! A resounding yes!

    For I know that You know of the plans

    You have for me

    Will You forget Me when you get what You want?

    No! A resounding no!

    How can I forget all the times You said yes?

    Will you follow My plan and abandon your own?

    Yes, for how can I forget the times You said no?

    Afflicted, tested and refined

    Deepened in love for Your purposes

    Can I run and not be weary

    Can I walk and not grow faint

    Can I soar effortlessly as I glide

    As if with Eagle's wings

    To be Your messenger

    With the message

    Always "Victory in Christ"

    By Miss B ❤️

    Philippians 29:11

    Isaiah 40:31

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    6 minutes ago MissBianca wrote:

    Tonight it was pressed upon my heart to share part of a letter and poem I wrote my pastor last September 2018. His sermon had been on a series called "Fully Alive"; he spoke of desire. I want to live a purpose driven life, and realize I have more to share than I have been doing so. I want to share my truth, my faith, and my hope, to uplift the hearts and souls of all my beautiful BCO sisters. ❤️

    A poem: Fully Alive

    • Dear Pastor,
    The scriptures were inspiring, you articulated them well, and they breathed the Living Life into your sermon. You were beaming with joy with a smile I hadn't seen, and it was a pleasure to see you with your son. Your son gave you an answer filled with the abundancy of life Jesus gives us: grace, hope, and joy.



    I had been pondering the difference between physical need, spiritual longing, and carnal desire. They all seem to be in the category of want, yet the differences are crucial. Satan preys upon our longings, needs, and desires, and if we do not wait patiently for the Lord to fulfill the promises He writes on our hearts, Satan offers us a fast, counterfeit fulfillment, using this door for temptation and sin.

    Even Abraham and Sarah took it upon themselves not to wait for God's promise, so Sarah led Abraham into sin by offering her slave to him, bearing him Ishmael. God took so long to fulfill this promise that Sarah laughed in her old age, asking, "Now, when I am old and worn out?" Isaac's name means laughter. God does really take His time fulfilling promises, because there is a test of faith in patient waiting!

    Also, as much as Jesus did talk about spiritual fulfillment, he did come to a geographical place and point in time when people had dire physical needs. He fulfilled them both, and often used the literal and the metaphorical simultaneously, such as the water at the Samaritan's well.



    I went to the Saturday night service, and the next day, I took my son to the Orlando Science Center. Your words were on my mind, and as my son played in the exploratory rooms in between the movie show times, and I followed him around and sat on benches, the Holy Spirit was at work, and I wrote on my phone what turned into this poem. The Holy Spirit stirred these scriptures in my heart, and brought them to remembrance. Other scriptures I had not heard, but found out after they were written as I referenced the Bible. I looked them up after for easy reference for you. It came to me in first person, so this is how I wrote it down.

    There is more, and I'll use what I was given in another poem, but it seemed to reach a completion point for now.

    Fully Alive




    A Shepherd for My fold
    Blessed be your life ( Hebrews 13:7)
    Searching for treasures untold (Isaiah 45:3)
    Along the long and tested road (Isaiah 40:3)



    And now I have opened your eyes ( Ephesians 1:18, Psalm 34:8, Psalm18)
    Living Waters seeped so deep (Isaiah 44:3)
    Do you see the Tree of Life (Proverbs 11:30)
    Have I awakened you from sleep ( Ephesians 5:14)



    From storms you could not assuage
    A Living Tree with roots so deep (Ephesians 3:17)
    A storm could not blow down
    On the narrow road your life I'll keep ( Matthew 7:14)



    For Living Waters the roots have found
    Seeped in the soil of My love (Ephesians 3:17-18)
    Living Water in a desolate land (Isaiah 51:3)
    Come take shade from the scorching sun (Isaiah 58:11)
    Rest, and eat its bountiful fruit (Proverbs 11:30)
    Offered up from My right hand (Psalm 16:11)



    Only a good tree can offer its fruit ( Matthew 7:17)
    Of love, forgiveness, service, and truth
    Only a bad tree bears bad fruit (Matthew 7:18)
    Fated to gallows, the preacher's lament
    Love has not tapped its root (Mark 4:17)



    With baskets tossed empty and strewn
    Or none at all to show its worth
    The barren tree bearing no fruit ( Matthew 21:19)
    From the axe at its root will not have rebirth (Matthew 3:10)



    From here I will make a way
    In this forsaken desolate land
    Follow the narrow path
    by the stream I have made (Isaiah 43:19)
    In the land of the scorching sand



    Do you not perceive it?
    I have begun a new thing!
    It springs up, making a way (Isaiah 43:19)
    Giving you reason to rejoice and sing (Psalm 9:2)



    To a land where flocks
    Shall eat in green pastures
    And trees will bear fruit
    Because of the hive (Ezekiel 20:6)



    The dance of the bees
    Is the Beekeeper's Delight
    Milk and honey will drip from your lips (Song of Solomon 4:11)
    Me in you makes you fully alive (Colossians 2:10-11, John 1:4)



    Trust me, ye who doubt
    That I shall show you the Way (Psalm 32:8)
    To the Promised Land, not of old
    But to the Heavenly Open Gate



    For I know your needs, I know your thirst
    Out of rocks, Holy Waters gush forth (Exodus 7:6, Numbers 20:11)
    But only if you live your lives
    Fully Alive by placing me first (Matthew 6:33, Proverbs 3:6)



    Narrow is the path (Matthew 7:14)
    That leads to Heavenly streams (Revelation 22:1)
    From your rest in the Tree of Life
    From thirst, desolation, and heat
    You must faithfully follow me (John 12:26)



    Walk along the narrow road (Psalm 16:11)
    It leads to your inheritance
    Not the alluring, worldly path
    Denying Me, and denying wrath (Revelation 21:6-8)



    For the road that is wide (Matthew 7:13)
    Is for the wise in their own eyes
    False gold and silver idols of the created
    They worship inciting the Creator's hatred (Deuteronomy 7:25)



    In the shadows of the valley (Psalm 23)
    Away from the Shepherd, but grasses for herds
    The mountains that are treacherous
    House and hide cadaver birds



    They do not know (Psalms 107:10-11)
    We have been warned from days of old
    The valley of the shadow of death
    Is where the unsaved tremble when fear takes hold



    They do not know
    They will take their eternal breath
    In the stench of the hot, dry pit (Revelation 14:10 -
    brimstone is highly odiferous)
    With the wicked fallen angels
    They will live in darkness unlit (Matthew 35:41)



    I came to fulfill the Old Law (Matthew 5:17)
    And give you a New Commandment: ( John 13:34)
    Love one another
    As I have loved you (John 13:34)
    Love one another
    With vibrancy honest and true



    If you have loved me,
    You will take my free saving gift
    But as your Lord, if you do not follow (Luke 6:46)
    You will be set adrift



    Lord, Lord, I will hear you cry
    I do not know you, I will answer
    As my final goodbye ( Matthew 7: 21-23)



    For the faithful and rebellious
    In separation I sift (Matthew 3:12)
    For the lukewarm Christian
    From my mouth I will spit (Revelation 3:16)



    For it has been said
    From those who die
    And come back again (Ezekiel 37-10)
    Though their bodies
    In deathly stillness lie



    My witnesses will testify
    Dead, dead to the doctor
    Dead, dead to the beloved
    Dead to the scientist, dead to the nurse



    In the Age of Resuscitation
    I have urgent messages to send:



    The same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13-8)
    I raise the rightous dead
    Or unrepentent sinners I will no longer tend (Matthew 7:23)



    Alive, alive, yes truly alive!
    They see the Loving Light
    And listen and are witness
    To an eternal Holy City
    A sunless Heaven ( Revelation 7:16-17)
    With Godly light so bright!



    They behold the Risen King
    With keys to all the kingdoms (Matthew 28:18)
    Even to the dark realms
    Beyond the dragon's gate (Revelation 1:18, Job 17:16)



    And also to the Kingdom of Heaven
    His redeemed children
    Have mansions prepared (John 14:2)
    But to the chained souls
    Chamber cells and lava await (Proverbs 7:27)
    For they lived their lives with vitriolic hate



    Some are given a tour of both realms
    And sent back as witnesses upon the Earth
    Or lifted up by My Grace
    Out of the devil's lair (Daniel 3:17, Job 33:28, Jonah 2:2)
    For a second chance upon the Earth
    To witness to the Good Shepherd's care



    They are told to go and give their testimony
    For the Lord Christ Jesus weeps
    For millions of humans He created (Romans 9:8)
    But only His children He keeps (Galatians 3:26)



    They stand before the Loving Light
    Many are asked the same three questions
    And then they give account (Romans 14:12)
    To the inquiries He mentions



    Have you loved? He asks(1 Corinthians 13:2-3)
    Have you forgiven?
    Or have you kept a ledger? (1Corinthians 13:15)
    If you have one, how can I forgive and forget (Matthew 6:15)
    If you offer your works as a hedger?



    I forgive as far as
    The East is from the West (Psalm 103:12)
    An infinite line of eternity
    Is any grudge worth this very test?



    Have you produced good fruit (Luke 6:43)
    And served your fellow man
    If you fed the hungry (Matthew 25:35-40)
    Gave drink to the thirsty



    If you gave shelter and clothing
    And cared for the sick
    Or visited the prisoner
    Then you for eternity will I pick



    The King will reply,
    Truly I tell you,
    Whatever you have done
    For the least of these
    Brothers and Sisters
    You have done for me (Matthew 25:36)



    Lord, if whom I have served (Matthew 12:48-60)
    Is the King's brother
    Or the King's sister
    And I have done unto them
    As I have done unto Thee
    I am in service of the King's Royalty



    Standing in My encompassing love
    They are shown an account of their lives (Romans 14:12)
    Have you loved and forgiven?
    Or have you lived selfishly driven?



    Lord, please tell me what is love?
    I gave you a Book and wrote on your heart (Proverbs 3:3)
    It does not swell in passion
    Then ebb and tear families apart



    Love is patient, kind, not covetous or proud (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)
    Love is respectful, loving, with no records of wrongs
    Love does not delight in evil
    Or follow the lascivious throngs



    But rejoices with the Truth
    For that, too, I Am ( John 8:58)
    And also the Way and the Life (John 14:6)



    To lead you into the full measure of joy (John 17:13)
    With My peace, provision,
    And protection from strife (John 17:12)



    Love protects, trusts, and always hopes
    As Paul had lived, it perseveres
    Have I not told you while I was on Earth?
    I have opened your ears so that you may hear (Job 33:16)



    Whatever is true, noble, and right (Philippians 4:8)
    Pure, lovely, admirable with light
    Excellent, praiseworthy, think about such things
    The fullness of life will this love bring (Psalms 36: 8-9)



    Have I not commanded you
    To meditate on attributes of love (1 John 4:7-12)
    I am preparing you
    For the ways of Heaven above



    Do you not know? Life is lessons in love
    In love are lessons of life! (Proverbs 21:21)
    My Messengers have been told it
    It is the simple answer that confounds the masses



    What is the meaning of life?
    It is grasped for a moment
    Then the thought passes



    These are heavenly answers
    I have given my servants
    Write them on your hearts (Proverbs 3:3)
    Tell all the masses



    I give Life in full, ransomed for eternity (1 Timothy 2:6)
    In love, you will find life in abundancy ( John 10:10)
    For in My Joy, you will have strength ( Nehemiah 8:10)
    For anything is possible with Hope's infinite length (Romans 15:13)



    When you acknowledge me
    You will have my strength (Exodus 15:2)
    In all of your ways
    I will set your path straight (Proverbs 3:6)



    Fully engage in love and in service
    For my purpose and plans
    I have for you are great (Jeremiah 29:11)
    I will vibrantly live in you (Colossians 2:10-11, John 1:4)
    You will share in the abundance
    Of My overflowing cup and plate (Psalm 23:5)



    I will not revive your former self (2 Corinthians 5:17)
    From my cup of Living Waters
    Your soul's longing will be quenched ( John 4:13-14)
    Reborn you will be in eternal promise
    Then you will be fully alive
    It is the will of my Father's (Ephesians 2:4-5)



    _______________________________________________________________



    This poem is the work of the Holy Spirit, which I take no credit. It rushed at me, and I had to type as fast as I could on my phone. The work was setting it to rhyme, and His Spirit was upon me as well. Also, I was led to scripture so amazing in depth after footnoting where these scriptures were.



    I humbly ask you to consider sponsoring a program I am passionate about at your church. It is Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas! A shoebox is given with their logo, and church members fill a box with a toy, school supplies, toiletries, etc. It is run by Rev. Billy Graham's son, Franklin Graham. These shoeboxes are collected and sent to the most impoverished corners of the world. I pray that you will be able to approve participation of this wonderful ministry.



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    I will see you soon.



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    ❤️

    Hope is the dream of a soul awake.



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    Tonight it was pressed upon my heart to share part of a letter and a poem I wrote my pastor last September 2018. His sermon had been on a series called "Fully Alive"; this particular sermon was on desire. I want to live a purpose driven life, and I have more to share than what I have been doing so. I want to share my truth, my faith, and my hope, and to uplift the hearts and souls of my beautiful BCO sisters. ❤️

    Dear Pastor,

    The scriptures were inspiring, you articulated them well, and they breathed the Living Life into your sermon. You were beaming with joy with a smile I hadn't seen, and it was a pleasure to see you with your son. Your son gave you an answer filled with the abundancy of life Jesus gives us: grace, hope, and joy.

    I had been pondering the difference between physical need, spiritual longing, and carnal desire. They all seem to be in the category of want, yet the differences are crucial. Satan preys upon our longings, needs, and desires, and if we do not wait patiently for the Lord to fulfill the promises He writes on our hearts, Satan offers us a fast, counterfeit fulfillment, using this door for temptation and sin.

    Even Abraham and Sarah took it upon themselves not to wait for God's promise, so Sarah led Abraham into sin by offering her slave to him, bearing him Ishmael. God took so long to fulfill this promise that Sarah laughed in her old age, asking, "Now, when I am old and worn out?" Isaac's name means laughter. God does really take His time fulfilling promises, because there is a test of faith in patient waiting!

    Also, as much as Jesus did talk about spiritual fulfillment, he did come to a geographical place and point in time when people had dire physical needs. He fulfilled them both, and often used the literal and the metaphorical simultaneously, such as the water at the Samaritan's well.

    I went to the Saturday night service, and the next day, I took my son to the Orlando Science Center. Your words were on my mind, and as my son played in the exploratory rooms in between the movie show times, and I followed him around and sat on benches. The Holy Spirit was at work, and I wrote on my phone what turned into this poem. The Holy Spirit stirred these scriptures in my heart, and brought them to remembrance. Other scriptures I had not heard, but found out after they were written as I referenced the Bible. I looked them up after for easy reference for you. It came to me in first person, so this is how I wrote it down.

    There is more, and I'll use what I was given in another poem, but it seemed to reach a completion point for now.

    Fully Alive

    A Shepherd for My fold

    Blessed be your life ( Hebrews 13:7)

    Searching for treasures untold (Isaiah 45:3)

    Along the long and tested road (Isaiah 40:3)

    And now I have opened your eyes ( Ephesians 1:18, Psalm 34:8,

    Psalm18)

    Living Waters seeped so deep (Isaiah 44:3)

    Do you see the Tree of Life (Proverbs 11:30)

    Have I awakened you from sleep ( Ephesians 5:14)

    From storms you could not assuage

    A Living Tree with roots so deep (Ephesians 3:17)

    A storm could not blow down

    On the narrow road your life I'll keep ( Matthew 7:14)

    For Living Waters the roots have found

    Seeped in the soil of My love (Ephesians 3:17-18)

    Living Water in a desolate land (Isaiah 51:3)

    Come take shade from the scorching sun (Isaiah 58:11)

    Rest, and eat its bountiful fruit (Proverbs 11:30)

    Offered up from My right hand (Psalm 16:11)

    Only a good tree can offer its fruit ( Matthew 7:17)

    Of love, forgiveness, service, and truth

    Only a bad tree bears bad fruit (Matthew 7:18)

    Fated to gallows, the preacher's lament

    Love has not tapped its root (Mark 4:17)

    With baskets tossed empty and strewn

    Or none at all to show its worth

    The barren tree bearing no fruit ( Matthew 21:19)

    From the axe at its root will not have rebirth (Matthew 3:10)

    From here I will make a way

    In this forsaken desolate land

    Follow the narrow path

    by the stream I have made (Isaiah 43:19)

    In the land of the scorching sand

    Do you not perceive it?

    I have begun a new thing!

    It springs up, making a way (Isaiah 43:19)

    Giving you reason to rejoice and sing (Psalm 9:2)

    To a land where flocks

    Shall eat in green pastures

    And trees will bear fruit

    Because of the hive (Ezekiel 20:6)

    The dance of the bees

    Is the Beekeeper's Delight

    Milk and honey will drip from your lips (Song of Solomon 4:11)

    Me in you makes you fully alive (Colossians 2:10-11, John 1:4)

    Trust me, ye who doubt

    That I shall show you the Way (Psalm 32:8)

    To the Promised Land, not of old

    But to the Heavenly Open Gate

    For I know your needs, I know your thirst

    Out of rocks, Holy Waters gush forth (Exodus 7:6, Numbers 20:11)

    But only if you live your lives

    Fully Alive by placing me first (Matthew 6:33, Proverbs 3:6)

    Narrow is the path (Matthew 7:14)

    That leads to Heavenly streams (Revelation 22:1)

    From your rest in the Tree of Life

    From thirst, desolation, and heat

    You must faithfully follow me (John 12:26)

    Walk along the narrow road (Psalm 16:11)

    It leads to your inheritance

    Not the alluring, worldly path

    Denying Me, and denying wrath (Revelation 21:6-8)

    For the road that is wide (Matthew 7:13)

    Is for the wise in their own eyes

    False gold and silver idols of the created

    They worship inciting the Creator's hatred (Deuteronomy 7:25)

    In the shadows of the valley (Psalm 23)

    Away from the Shepherd, but grasses for herds

    The mountains that are treacherous

    House and hide cadaver birds

    They do not know (Psalms 107:10-11)

    We have been warned from days of old

    The valley of the shadow of death

    Is where the unsaved tremble when fear takes hold

    They do not know

    They will take their eternal breath

    In the stench of the hot, dry pit (Revelation 14:10 -

    brimstone is highly odiferous)

    With the wicked fallen angels

    They will live in darkness unlit (Matthew 35:41)

    I came to fulfill the Old Law (Matthew 5:17)

    And give you a New Commandment: ( John 13:34)

    Love one another

    As I have loved you (John 13:34)

    Love one another

    With vibrancy honest and true

    If you have loved me,

    You will take my free saving gift

    But as your Lord, if you do not follow (Luke 6:46)

    You will be set adrift

    Lord, Lord, I will hear you cry

    I do not know you, I will answer

    As my final goodbye ( Matthew 7: 21-23)

    For the faithful and rebellious

    In separation I sift (Matthew 3:12)

    For the lukewarm Christian

    From my mouth I will spit (Revelation 3:16)

    For it has been said

    From those who die

    And come back again (Ezekiel 37-10)

    Though their bodies

    In deathly stillness lie

    My witnesses will testify

    Dead, dead to the doctor

    Dead, dead to the beloved

    Dead to the scientist, dead to the nurse

    In the Age of Resuscitation

    I have urgent messages to send:

    The same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13-8)

    I raise the rightous dead

    Or unrepentent sinners I will no longer tend (Matthew 7:23)

    Alive, alive, yes truly alive!

    They see the Loving Light

    And listen and are witness

    To an eternal Holy City

    A sunless Heaven ( Revelation 7:16-17)

    With Godly light so bright!

    They behold the Risen King

    With keys to all the kingdoms (Matthew 28:18)

    Even to the dark realms

    Beyond the dragon's gate (Revelation 1:18, Job 17:16)

    And also to the Kingdom of Heaven

    His redeemed children

    Have mansions prepared (John 14:2)

    But to the chained souls

    Chamber cells and lava await (Proverbs 7:27)

    For they lived their lives with vitriolic hate

    Some are given a tour of both realms

    And sent back as witnesses upon the Earth

    Or lifted up by My Grace

    Out of the devil's lair (Daniel 3:17, Job 33:28, Jonah 2:2)

    For a second chance upon the Earth

    To witness to the Good Shepherd's care

    They are told to go and give their testimony

    For the Lord Christ Jesus weeps

    For millions of humans He created (Romans 9:8)

    But only His children He keeps (Galatians 3:26)

    They stand before the Loving Light

    Many are asked the same three questions

    And then they give account (Romans 14:12)

    To the inquiries He mentions

    Have you loved? He asks(1 Corinthians 13:2-3)

    Have you forgiven?

    Or have you kept a ledger? (1Corinthians 13:15)

    If you have one, how can I forgive and forget (Matthew 6:15)

    If you offer your works as a hedger?

    I forgive as far as

    The East is from the West (Psalm 103:12)

    An infinite line of eternity

    Is any grudge worth this very test?

    Have you produced good fruit (Luke 6:43)

    And served your fellow man

    If you fed the hungry (Matthew 25:35-40)

    Gave drink to the thirsty

    If you gave shelter and clothing

    And cared for the sick

    Or visited the prisoner

    Then you for eternity will I pick

    The King will reply,

    Truly I tell you,

    Whatever you have done

    For the least of these

    Brothers and Sisters

    You have done for me (Matthew 25:36)

    Lord, if whom I have served (Matthew 12:48-60)

    Is the King's brother

    Or the King's sister

    And I have done unto them

    As I have done unto Thee

    I am in service of the King's Royalty

    Standing in My encompassing love

    They are shown an account of their lives (Romans 14:12)

    Have you loved and forgiven?

    Or have you lived selfishly driven?

    Lord, please tell me what is love?

    I gave you a Book and wrote on your heart (Proverbs 3:3)

    It does not swell in passion

    Then ebb and tear families apart

    Love is patient, kind, not covetous or proud (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)

    Love is respectful, loving, with no records of wrongs

    Love does not delight in evil

    Or follow the lascivious throngs

    But rejoices with the Truth

    For that, too, I Am ( John 8:58)

    And also the Way and the Life (John 14:6)

    To lead you into the full measure of joy (John 17:13)

    With My peace, provision,

    And protection from strife (John 17:12)

    Love protects, trusts, and always hopes

    As Paul had lived, it perseveres

    Have I not told you while I was on Earth?

    I have opened your ears so that you may hear (Job 33:16)

    Whatever is true, noble, and right (Philippians 4:8)

    Pure, lovely, admirable with light

    Excellent, praiseworthy, think about such things

    The fullness of life will this love bring (Psalms 36: 8-9)

    Have I not commanded you

    To meditate on attributes of love (1 John 4:7-12)

    I am preparing you

    For the ways of Heaven above

    Do you not know? Life is lessons in love

    In love are lessons of life! (Proverbs 21:21)

    My Messengers have been told it

    It is the simple answer that confounds the masses

    What is the meaning of life?

    It is grasped for a moment

    Then the thought passes

    These are heavenly answers

    I have given my servants

    Write them on your hearts (Proverbs 3:3)

    Tell all the masses

    I give Life in full, ransomed for eternity (1 Timothy 2:6)

    In love, you will find life in abundancy ( John 10:10)

    For in My Joy, you will have strength ( Nehemiah 8:10)

    For anything is possible with Hope's infinite length (Romans 15:13)

    When you acknowledge me

    You will have my strength (Exodus 15:2)

    In all of your ways

    I will set your path straight (Proverbs 3:6)

    Fully engage in love and in service

    For my purpose and plans

    I have for you are great (Jeremiah 29:11)

    I will vibrantly live in you (Colossians 2:10-11, John 1:4)

    You will share in the abundance

    Of My overflowing cup and plate (Psalm 23:5)

    I will not revive your former self (2 Corinthians 5:17)

    From my cup of Living Waters

    Your soul's longing will be quenched ( John 4:13-14)

    Reborn you will be in eternal promise

    Then you will be fully alive

    It is the will of my Father's (Ephesians 2:4-5)

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    This poem is the work of the Holy Spirit, which I take no credit. It rushed at me, and I had to type as fast as I could on my phone. The work was setting it to rhyme, and His Spirit was upon me as well. Also, I was led to scripture so amazing in depth after footnoting where these scriptures were.

    I humbly ask you to consider sponsoring a program I am passionate about at your church. It is Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas! A shoebox is given with their logo, and church members fill a box with a toy, school supplies, toiletries, etc. It is run by Rev. Billy Graham's son, Franklin Graham. These shoeboxes are collected and sent to the most impoverished corners of the world. I pray that you will be able to approve participation of this wonderful ministry.

    God bless you!

    I will see you soon.

    Love,

    ❤️

  • micmel
    micmel Member Posts: 9,863
    edited March 2019
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    Bless you Miss Bianca!

  • MissBianca
    MissBianca Member Posts: 1,291
    edited March 2019
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    Thank you so much sweet lady! ❤️🙏

  • MissBianca
    MissBianca Member Posts: 1,291
    edited March 2019
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  • footprintsangel
    footprintsangel Member Posts: 35,657
    edited May 2019
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    God bless You all