Tag Archive | Chrisitanity

Good Friday – Poem

I wrote this a couple of years ago, but sharing it again.

 

Good Friday

Today is called ‘Good’ Friday

The day our Saviour died

So why do we call ‘good’ this day

This, we must decide

That day 2000 years ago

He could have been set free

Instead the crowd, yelled “crucify’

So Pilate had to agree

Jesus that day, put on the cross

Though sin He never knew

Instead He gave His life

For others…me and you

All we must do is believe that fact

And turn to Him each day

Our sins forgiven, once we ask

That’s why it’s called ‘GOOD FRIDAY’

 

Thankfulness Mondays – Just Pondering

Week 39 of (52) along with Bernadette of Haddon Musings and others, posting of things to be thankful for in our lives, whether they are small or great significance.

Today I’m just thinking of our children; our two sons and one daughter.  From the time they are born, you realize what an important role you will have, in helping to guide them into being the best they can be. You hope to instill in them morals, values, faith in God, responsibility, kindness, love…. and just so much more.

You wonder how you will do this and if it is really possible. Then you just start living day by day, issue by issue, challenge by challenge, whether they are 3 or 10 or 15 years of age. The difficulties that arise each stage of life, whether at school or at home you try to help the best that you can, to guide them.

Now, we can look at our children in their 40’s and 50’s,  and who they have become, and can  say that our hopes dreams and prayers for them, have come to be.

We can see that they are happy, and I am full of thankfulness for that, especially to God, and have such a sense of peace and joy within.

 

A-Z Challenge “B’elieving”

BBelieving, is so important in life. Without believing in yourself, others, or in so many areas of life, it can hinder your  feelings of well-being and stifle dreams and goals and direction.

It’s difficult because sometimes we doubt our abilities; we underestimate our strengths, and dwell too much on our weaknesses.

I grew up with an amazing mother who loved me and all of her ten children, and did whatever she could to protect and support us. One of the things that affected me however, was the fact that I had no father in my life. My other siblings did, and perhaps I was even better off than they were; as he was an alcoholic with other frailties as well. But because he wasn’t at all present, we had to move a lot with financial concerns all of the time. We never starved, we had clothes… maybe not stylish and maybe a lot of hand-me-downs, but it did cause some insecurities for me.

That was perhaps one of the factors when I suffered with depression on and off many years of my life. During this time however I did, along with my husband raise three beautiful children. One thing I strived to instill in them was their self esteem, and to believe that they could do whatever they set their minds to.

Family picture last year. My three children, my husband and I

I think that the greatest gifts we can give to a child, are encouragement, support, of course to love them unconditionally; and very importantly to ‘believe’ in themselves and to have those goals and dreams for their future.

I would be remiss as a Christian to not acknowledge that my belief in God, has brought me through many difficult times, especially through the ‘darkness of depression’.