Looking Up- When There is Nowhere Else to Look to be Okay!

When 2019 began, my message was about looking up!  I didn’t know at the time that I would have to do that so much. Just over a month later, my husband went Home to his rest eternal. My husband and I were very close. His passing made me more curious about Heaven and just what he might be doing up there. Of course, I received no definite answers to my questions. But, I did get closer to God in this process. I have had the wrong impression of Him. When I was little, I used to think of Him as a stern, corrective and rather joyless Father. My thought was that He could not wait to show us our mistakes, keeping a tally of each one. I felt as though God spent most of the time being greatly disappointed in everyone, especially me!

However, I am starting to really understand the grace given to you and me by His death on the cross and resurrection. None of us really deserve His love and grace, but we get because He is not only a kind and loving Father, a Dad, but an understanding friend. Grace is defined as “The love and mercy given to us by God because God desires us/me to have it, not necessarily because of anything we have done to earn it.”  Another lesson that is finally sinking in is that getting into Heaven has nothing to do with our/ my own own good deeds. Good deeds come from wanting to please God and a desire to be like Him.

I don’t want to cram my beliefs down the throat of anyone, I am just sharing my thoughts with you, but I hope it is helpful to you. With the Covid-19 going on, so much is beyond anyone’s ability to control it. Some also say that the days of the U.S. being the most powerful nation in the world are few now. That is why we don’t appear in the book of Revelations. There is much talk about the New World Order, perhaps, there is truth to it; some signs are there for sure. In the meantime, I will put my hand in the hand of the Man from Galilee! I would rather think positive, especially since Barry is no longer here to lean on – not in the physical sense anyway. So why not look up and ask for His Help and protection. Let me know what you think!

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Photos courtesy of Google

Ode to Cold 2016 and 2019

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Bright and sunny though it may be,

Winter’s here – it is clear to see.

The sun lies; it’s not warm in the least

Temperature is not fit for man or beast.

It threatens to snow

As the northern wind blows,

Oh no, here comes a blizzard

I’m COLD right down to the gizzard!

It is not very cold in 2019 so far!

Snow has yet to make a real mark.

Is this but the calm before the storm?

Before the cold arrives and takes its true form.

Or will it be a winter gentle and mild?

Similar to that of a newborn baby child.

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My Life has Become a Country Song

I’d rather not marry twice,

he might be like freezing  ice,

He may be as a bald as ball on a pool table,

And not handsome like Barry or Clark Gable.

And I am sure not a beauty like Betty Grable.

 

These days, I’d meet a guy who thinks it’s a great prank,

to make me pay for it all and break my little bank!

I might meet a guy with a weird name like Esa

who has nothing better to do than run up the Visa,

Than I would just have to say as loud as I can, “Bye Felicia!”

 

The real truth is that there will never will be another you, another us,

that completes me like my only one. He was the minus to my plus.

The two of us were blessed. God and love made us a success.

Why settle for a distant second when I have had God’s best.

Anyone else would not hold my heart. Why settle for less?

 

Now, you can see why my life is a country song,

I will, someday, find a new place for me to belong!

 

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Nature vs. Nurture

The age old debate

of nature versus nurture.

I say its equal!

In my opinion,

Fifty percent each is right.

Though nobody knows!

In response to:

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #279 Nature&Nurture

by Ronovan

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Nature – God”s gift & Genes

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Nurture –  family, friends, life events and environment

Kathy’s Haiku

Living legacy

of sweet love, Barry and me.

My heart, he, Kristie.

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I miss Barry,

Gone too soon, my heart aches,

for my sweet husband.

I never left you poem

God, take care of him,

As you know, he is my sweetheart,

Give Barry my love.

 

Written for Ronavon Writes https://ronovanwrites.com/2019/05/20/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-254-sweetheart/

 

 

 

Memories Bittersweet

Memories are so wonderful – so sweet,
They bring me smiles, laughter and tears.
They do help make my days complete.
So many memories of people, no longer with me,
Grandpas, Grandmas, Mom, Dad and Barry,
God trained me to separate from Grandparents and parents, bit by bit,
I grew up, made our own way with patience and so much grit.
Yet with Barry, I left home and my childhood behind to become one,
Eventually, the couple may become parents to a daughter, not a son.
There are memories by the thousands until one day, He was called Home,
Thus, those memories become sweetBarry and Me Dating comfort, and yet, a source of sadness, of memories no more – and  I am all alone.