Thursday, November 1, 2018



November.....

like the last vision of youth 
and handpicked daisies 

it takes on a melancholy nature....
a state of the soul....
where everything changes
the sky, the earth, the mood
thankfulness and gratitude intermingle

early darkness, cooler temperatures,
the crunch of fallen leaves under foot

trees empty now of summer's splendor..
almost naked....
with arms outstretched
still...
they reach and dance and clap
and so shall I 

thankful...
of a vision of youth 
and  handpicked daisies
hello November!

 ©dsbutler2018



Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Passion For Writing

As I end the month of October 2018, this post from 2014 reminds me my passion for writing remains.....although things didn't go as planned on the writing platform to post everyday...there were many other details God worked out in my life....as I continue this faith walk. 



January 2014
 
 Early on in my writing adventure, I embraced the concept that if I have breath in me, then I have God given moments to share, to write about.  It can be something of little significance or something monumental; a joyful event or one that stirs up a bad memory or hurtful situation. Regardless of its nature, the underlying hope is it might dish up a mighty serving of encouragement or inspiration to another. 

I admit, in all my human-ness, there have been times when the little voices in my head tell me I’ve run out of things to write, stories to share.  My little brain becomes so muddled by the groans and murmurs of everyday life, writing is close to nil. 

God has used such times to discipline and grow me, both as a writer and a woman in dire need of a Savior.  A reminder to myself that reaching others comes through His call on my life and there is nothing I can do more of or less of that will thwart His purpose.   God reveals to me things I might otherwise be blind. I write to bring glory to God; to be a witness to HIS unfailing mercy and love.  

While pen has rested quietly on the table, prayers for direction, diligence, courage rise up. In His perfect timing and with move of the hand, words spill onto a page; not always intended for a wide audience, not always for publication or distribution.......simple words.......reaching into another heart…in     need of a Savior.

A word is dead
When it is said,
Some say.
I say it just begins
to live that day.

  Emily Dickinson

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Peace and Blessings Days 8 - 21

I missed several days...moving took over my life. But I hope to finish out the month in good fashion. 
 
 
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5,6




Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strenghten thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord. Psalm 62:5



Be strong and of good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Deuteronomy 31:6



Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.Psalm 55:22


Fear thou not: for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengten thee; yea I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Isaiah 41:10






But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. II Peter 3:18

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. Revelation 4:11

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Day 7- Stand In Your Love

Day 7



 


Blessings on your Sunday.


Saturday, October 6, 2018

Day 6- Proverbs 13:20

Day 6


Two devotionals came through my email from Proverbs 31 Ministries.
"Shattered Beyond Repair" and "Why We Pursue Toxic Friendships".

The titles grabbed my attention immediately....reminded that the content of both once applied directly to my daily life. I try not to linger too long in those back-in-time moments, but am happy there are writers who touch on those topics, topics that others might find difficult to pen...to help others.

I'm happy to say I've gained control over negative thoughts and have learned when to let go of not so healthy relationships.

"He who walks with wise men will be wise. 
But the companion of fools will be destroyed."
Proverbs 13:20 (NKJV )

Friday, October 5, 2018

Day 5 - Comfort of Friends




Friendship

Oh, the comfort..the inexpressible
comfort of feeling safe with a person,
Having neither to weigh thought
Nor measure words..but pouring them
All right out..just as they are..
Chaff and grain together..
Certain that a faithful hand will
Take and sift them..
Keep what is worth keeping..
And with the breath of kindness
Blow the rest away.

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Day 4- A little Spurgeon

I'm at a loss for words today.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Day 3 - Just As I Am

I've come a long way. I've known times of joy, times of heartache, times of want, times of need. Ive loved unconditionally, generated happiness....all for the greater good that God intended.  Still, there's no escaping broken pieces, the fragments that resurface time and time again....why? Because of wrong choices made...by others. I will continue to pick myself up and continue to re-build. The  spirit within me says I must.....for my daughters, for my grandchildren. While others made life-altering choices to harm and humiliate and their cold-hearted and sick actions re-visit innocent hearts of those I love...My story of Faith will encourage and inspire them.... there is no defeat in Christ Jesus.    





Just as I am I would be lost
but mercy and grace my freedom bought. 
And now to glory in Your Cross
O Lamb of God, I come, I come

I come broken to be mended
I come wounded to be healed
I come desperate to be rescued
I come empty to be filled
I come guilty to be pardoned
by the blood of Christ, the Lamb
And I'm welcomed with open arms
praise God, just as I am.




Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Day 2: Psalm 33:22




Day 2

I'm still pondering what I will write about. 
I'm guessing it will probably follow the theme of the blog....
I'll just ramble.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Day 1- 31 Blog Posts

Day 1

31 days of blog posts....coming up in October...

I haven't decided what I'll be writing about or  if I'll follow a theme. I am making a commitment to write or at least share a thought, a quote, a scripture for the next 31 days. 
Something positive to brighten your day. Hope you'll stop by!!

 Blessings on your day! 


 

Thursday, January 25, 2018

God is doing something wonderful in the deep places of my heart.

Fast Jump to 2018

New Blog post is pending. Please check back.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Passion For Writing






 Early on in my writing adventure, I embraced the concept that if I have breath in me, then I have God given moments to share, to write about.  It can be something of little significance or something monumental; a joyful event or one that stirs up a bad memory or hurtful situation. Regardless of its nature, the underlying hope is it might dish up a mighty serving of encouragement or inspiration to another. 

I admit, in all my human-ness, there have been times when the little voices in my head tell me I’ve run out of things to write, stories to share.  My little brain becomes so muddled by the groans and murmurs of everyday life, writing is close to nil. 

God has used such times to discipline and grow me, both as a writer and a woman in dire need of a Savior.  A reminder to myself that reaching others comes through His call on my life and there is nothing I can do more of or less of that will thwart His purpose.   God reveals to me things I might otherwise be blind. I write to bring glory to God; to be a witness to HIS unfailing mercy and love.  

While pen has rested quietly on the table, prayers for direction, diligence, courage rise up. In His perfect timing and with move of the hand, words spill onto a page; not always intended for a wide audience, not always for publication or distribution.......simple words.......reaching into another heart…in     need of a Savior.

A word is dead
When it is said,
Some say.
I say it just begins
to live that day.

  Emily Dickinson