Tuesday, May 18, 2021

A Rare Sight!

 Hey guys,

I had to tell you of my fortunate sighting today as I was getting off work. It was daylight and I seen a nocturnal Luna Moth. Where I live it is very rare to see this special creation of  God's. Especially during the day. It was still alive and in our drive at my job. So, I lifted it onto a piece of cardboard and took it to safety in the leaves. I am glad I took a picture seen in the image below. They mostly represent transformation. Am not a mystical person as am God fearing, but I believe I was fortunate to catch such a sight on camera. Had to share this special sighting.  


Live life to the fullest for God, as we don't have long here. Let the past go and press on into your future. 
"I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 3:14 NKJV)


Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Changes

  Hey Guys,

I appreciate all of you. 


I opened my blog site January 2019 and published my first poem book February, 2019. It was midsummer of 2018 when I started this on going adventure in writing poems. My site has morphed many times during this time in separating the objectives of rhyming poetry encouragement and Christian living poetry and in changing of names of my site(s).  Currently this site will be forwarded to my other site www.whynotredemptivethymes.com shortly.  And will eventual change the name of that site. In addition, blooger.com is doing away with the email subscription link come June; just letting you be aware of this. Over the course of the last few years have wrote and published 7 poem books via Amazon, totaling 316 poems. I have now updated my latest published book in the Growing Strong in The Lord Poetry series to include the recent poems I posted here. It has been an adventure of a life time for me as I had learned how to format both paper back and eBook (still learning eBook) for publishing. In addition, I have learned a great deal about myself, some good, some bad, this too had been a huge eye opener. I believe my journey here in this world is far from over, my life thus far had been a challenge, a struggle, and some heartbreaking moments as well as many wonderful blessings along the way. In addition, I know God is not finished with developing my spirit being. I have yet, many, many things to learn as a Christian. This is a spiritual journey with our Lord I believe never ends while here in this world. However, my adventure in writing and publishing poem books in this season of my life has come to a close. It's been amazing having you all as an audience for both the good and the bad times. I do greatly appreciate you all's attentiveness to my poem writing adventure. Now I'm on to a new writing adventure; which I will announce when the time is right. Meanwhile, I may on occasion post a poem that will not be in any book and post encouraging Bible quotes and pictures of encouragement. 

Thanks for the Love guys!

STAND FRIM IN YOUR FAITH!


 

Opportunity

Opportunity for Passion in Christ


Forget not what He sacrificed
Let the warmth grow in your heart as
Opportunity for passion in Christ

For to salvation our soul, He was priced
With His life freedom ours He says
Forget not what He sacrificed

In pain at death His love for us sufficed
Now our soul with Him inside has
Opportunity for passion in Christ

As unmarried hope in this does increase
Where distractions this world is less
With focus on Him to never cease

As a couple, Christ first to this less stress
When one's time as single was spent with Him
For in that time one's soul greatly bless

When to singleness things seem grim
Forget not what He sacrificed
In this season, one learns to sing this hymn
Opportunity for passion in Christ
      ©Doris Elaine

Thoughts: Being single is not defeat, rather an opportunity that once attached to another somewhat diminishes. It's an opportunity to grow in passion for Christ as one is allowed more time to do so. Time that will decrease once attached to another. "But I want you to be without care. He who is unmarried cares for things of the Lord. But he who is married cares about things of the world---how he may please his wife" (1 Corinthians 7:32-33. NKJV). That's not to say a married couple cannot have as much passion for Christ, individually, as a single person. Only that a single person has more opportunity as single to grow in Christ as more time allows. A married couple that puts Christ first, individually, then as a married couple can develop just as much passion for Christ. Can you imagine how great the relationship and love of two people in a relationship that first developed passion for Christ, individually, and continue to do so in their relationship in putting Christ first? Please don't look at needing another person to complete you, as only Christ can do that. Rather try to get an understanding that singleness is an opportunity for passion in Christ! 

Completion of Two as One

      

Shine for The Lord


 Shine

When one's being to this world is confine

The light inside can become dull

Making one's soul seem mostly null

The Lord can help one's soul bright as sunshine


If only one to Him believes He will

Give one a heart of love making one fine

As to this love one was design

Where the woes of the world become null


One's soul in love with Him is define

Shinning bright the world to see in lull

No longer one's soul to this world dull

As God bestow His love to shine devine

©Doris Elaine