Option and Choice


Free From the journals – over two decades and thousands of pages

of writing for whatever reason, simply trying to convey inspiration

to others with what I have been inspired with.

Not really sharing who I was but who I am.

Normally, I’ve been posting a piece from the current date of years earlier.

Occasionally, I’ll just post something randomly.

Today, here’s one from 2008.  What I was vs What I am.  Thanks to the option and the choice that only God offers.

 

WHAT  I  WAS            VS                 WHAT I AM

Careless                                      Compassionate
Cruel                                            Merciful
Quick                                           Patient
Evasive                                        Empathetic
Rude                                            Kind
Fearful                                         Faithful
Fleshly                                         Spiritual
Defeated                                     Victorious
Victim                                         Dominion
Hateful                                        Loving
Battling                                       Peaceful
Captive                                       Free

 

Be a blessing not a curse
Be a living – loving verse
People will read you

Be inspired – be inspiring

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“Surrounded by His love” Poetic devotions


Book Photo

Thank you to those who have been following my blog and welcome, to those who are just viewing for the first time.
My book “Surrounded by His Love” is available to anyone who would like to have it shipped to them, by using the link below.
The book is 150 pages. Thank you and if you find this book inspiring, please tell your friends. Help me spread the message of love.

How this book came to life

Twenty three years ago, Mark was divorced and lost his family of a wife and his two sons.

 Believing the lie that he was a complete failure and fighting suicidal thoughts, one day the enemy of his soul told him the perfect lie, saying that he can’t even commit suicide right.

“I’ll show you” Mark  said.  Feeling loveless and unloved and hanging by one finger from  the crane in  the steel mill where he worked and seconds from letting go – God sent an Angel that stepped between him and death and said: “Enough.” God introduced Himself  to Mark that day and he has been with Him ever since.  That was Divine intervention. Worldly mercy is not equal to Godly mercy. The world and the enemy will yell “jump!” and watch your demise.  God will change you and give you  life.

         Why did God save a hopeless, sinning, Godless failure from ending his life?

Love- unending love.

He knew that twenty three years from that day, He would bring to life a book about His love, from Mark’s expressing his love for God through poetry and song, for saving his life and to share his  experiences with all of His people. A book that shares how God took a man with no will to live and turned him into an instrument of His love, for all to hear and to  be drawn near to Him.

Mark’s   hope is  that this book is living proof  that it was God’s intention for him to write it and for you to bear witness  and realize the power of His love that is also there for you, even if you think you don’t deserve it.

Enjoy the simplicity of the messages of God’s love in these writings and use the book as a devotional,  with all of the scripture references  added to each one. May God bless you with a new revelation of His love for you through Mark’s revelation of God’s love for him and his love for God.

You may click on this PAYPAL link  below.to order the book – thanks, Mark

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“Just Be”


ME

 

 

 

 

 

I can be just who I am and just ‘ be’ and that’s enough. Can anyone else just ‘ be’?
Sometimes all of the doing messes up our being. ME

Enjoying the ride


 

 

Oh my, I haven’t posted anything since June. Just enjoying the ride.

I’ve thought to myself: If I stop writing, my heart must not be beating.
If I’m not yearning, my heart must not be burning.
Well, I’m not writing and my heart is still beating and I’m not yearning, though my heart is still burning.
There’s a song in my heart, but I’m not singing.
I think my brakes have locked up- I’m not moving – no where to go.
I’m exasperated.. Still, I’m enjoying the ride.. Just thought I’d tell you.

Finding the time or place to rest


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You will be surprised at how little that God requires from you, to give you a state of peace. He blesses your decision more than your action.

If you only have five minutes or five hours, He will quiet your soul and you can reflect on His response to your quietness throughout the day and hold on to that peace, all  day long.

Just know that He is your peace and that He is always there. You will find Him in all of the quiet things. Connect with the  flow of the clouds drifting by, the soft song of a bird, the gentle

flow of a stream flowing by. God is in all of them. The world screams at us – God whispers. Listen for the whisper.

Just by doing so, you’ll find yourself at rest and honoring God’s call to you and He will bless your soul and your heart for Him.  You will find rest.

Finding peace through the trials, is a much more useful method than trying to find peace by escaping the trials, as the trials will return but the peace will remain.  Peace to you..

 

My soul finds rest in God alone


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The other morning as I was reading my devotional. I started singing – softly: “My soul finds rest in God alone”

He only is my salvation. And on the cross, He bled and He died -that I might know Him forever and I will love him

forever. I kept singing this softly and the presence of God touched me. It was an awesome and beautiful presence

I thought to myself – He loves me – I want to stay here forever, by the stillness of your water.

Let me be with you this way – forever. Guide me Lord. I got up and the reality of the world creeps back in.

The phone rang – I  didn’t answer it- people were yelling outside. I want to stay with Him this way but I can’t

and I got sad and angry at the world. Then I remembered the peace that I felt and I wanted to write about it.

Sometimes I need to get away from my desk at home, to be productive, so I went to a coffee shop to write, but at the only place

I found  to sit, the sun was glaring through the window. So I moved and as I sat there, the music that day just wasn’t conducive to my writing my book, so I left.

There is no rest in the world. My soul finds rest in God alone.

Well, back to my book.  All I need is a little peace and quiet. Some day, nothing at all will distract me or demand my attention, and my book will be finished.

Life itself  is my greatest distraction, as I try to write my book about life. I don’t quite understand that.

This I do understand:  My soul finds rest in God alone.      Jeremiah 6:16