Bloomin’ Beautiful

Peacock Poetry

On Saturday morning I took a walk by a little stream near home to blow the cobwebs away. It was a bright, sunny morning and nature was singing with abundance, quickly shifting my own mindset into a more abundant place.

Availability

Wild garlic’s spreading everywhere

The pungent fragrance stamps the air

Fresh harmony in water’s sound

There’s always plenty to go round

I take a moment just to stand

The ferns receive with open hands

Delightful, tiny blooms of pink

of perfect mystery now wink 😉

When I accept what I don’t know

There’s truth and balance in the flow

We can in life’s abundance share

Wild garlic’s spreading everywhere

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Heavenly Places ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Heavenly places,
blessing galore
because to Jesus
we opened the door.

Predestined to go,
and be with the saints
entering in through
pearly white gates.

Heavenly beings,
just passing through
for our hearts hold
an eternal view.

Song and laughter,
praise and singing
for His redeemed
are the joys awaiting.

Heavenly places,
the end to strife
a blessed hope
of everlasting life!

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Ephesians 1:3

Blessed be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who hath blessed us with
all spiritual blessings
in heavenly places in Christ:

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

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The Lady

There was a boy named Bobby who was rolling in his wheelchair along a path that was next to a road.  As he was rolling along, three bullies walked up to him, and they stood in front of him.  The one bully grabbed Bobby’s wheelchair, and he shoved Bobby backwards.

            “How does it feel to be in a nice set of wheels?” asked the first bully.

            “Leave me alone,” said a very frightened Bobby.

            “Hey guys,” said the second bully.  “He tells us to leave him alone.”

            The first bully gave Bobby an evil look, and he said, “He better realize that nobody tells us what to do.”

            The second bully ran over to Bobby, and he shoved the wheelchair over.  Bobby fell hard onto the ground.  The third bully pushed the wheelchair away from where Bobby could reach it.  Bobby tried to use his arms to get away, but the three bullies started kicking him and beating him.

            “Let’s see how far you can walk before we knock you down again,” said the third bully.

They continued Bobby, and they shoved him around.  Bobby was completely helpless as there was no way that he could get away.

            Then there was the sound of a screeching stop.

            The bullies immediately stopped.  They looked over, and they saw an apple red Ferrari stopped on the road.  The driver’s door opened, and they watched as a bare foot came from out of the car to touch the pavement.  They continued to watch as a very beautiful lady with long blonde hair wearing blue jeans and a blue shirt get out of the car, and she walked over to them.

            “Whoa!” the three bullies said as they were stunned by her extreme beauty.

            The lady went over to where Bobby was lying on the ground.  She looked at Bobby.  She looked at the wheelchair.  She looked at Bobby again, and she asked him, “Is that your wheelchair.”

            Bobby looked at his wheelchair.  He looked back at the lady, and he said, “Yes, it is.”

            The lady looked at the three bullies who were just standing nearby looking at her.  She looked at Bobby, and she asked him, “How would you like to ride in my set of wheels?”

            Bobby smiled.

            In a very short moment, the three bullies stood next to an empty wheelchair and watched as Bobby rode away with the lady in her Ferrari……….in a new set of wheels.

“nature trapped” guest photographer Janette Sande

Rum and Robots

Guest Photographer Janette Sande – Poem by Joni Caggiano

raindrops whispers archaic riddles
tracks of beasts not yet created
cocoon puddles enfolding memories
honey bees whistling at vivid flowers
daytime smooches cusp of evening
all borders propelled off this sphere
pacific tree frog jade on red maple
impersonates a bandit, juveniles smile
inside a glass globe, all nature waits
for kindness to open its merciful gates

 

Happy Sunday my cherished WordPress family.  If any of you responded to my comments to your post in the last two days, they may not have been answered.  WordPress was contacted late this afternoon and has already fixed it, but it is not retroactive.  So please forgive this as I know how busy everyone is at any given time.  Thank you for allowing me to be part of your life.  Love, blessings and peace, Joni

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A Feeling Of Calmness ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

There is nothing quite like,
having a feeling of calmness
to be at peace with God
and to bask in His kindness.

It helps you to remain,
tranquil throughout the day
no matter what situation
may come about your way.

There is nothing better,
then an air of peacefulness
to delight oneself with . . .
thoughts of eternal happiness.

It helps you to continue,
to stay to God near
as you make your journey
while living down here.

There is nothing that beats,
having a heart and mind
soaking up all the peace
only in Jesus one can find!

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Philippians 4.7

And the peace of God,
which passeth
all understanding,
shall keep your hearts
and minds through
Christ Jesus.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

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Keep Me Safe Lord ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Keep me safe Lord,
keep me secure . . .
until the end Lord
help me to endure.

For You are to me,
my strong lofty tower
into which I run
when I need more power.

Keep me safe Lord,
from the evil one
give my faith legs
so him I can out run.

For You are to me,
my strength’s source
helping me to keep . . .
on the faithful course.

Keep me safe Lord,
secure in my running
for the evil one . . .
for me is always gunning!

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Proverbs 18:10

The name of the Lord is
a strong tower: the righteous
runneth into it, and is safe.

2 Thessalonians 3:3

But the Lord is faithful,
who shall stablish you,
and keep you from evil.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

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The Pocahontas Exhibition Coal Mine, Pocahontas, Virginia

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad

The U.S. state of Virginia is known for many things. It is in Virginia where you will find the oldest town/city in the thirteen original colonies (Jamestown). It was the site of the first Thanksgiving (Charles City) predating the more famous one in Plymouth, Massachusetts. It has produced more U.S. Presidents than any other state, and it is the birthplace and home of the first president, George Washington, and the birthplace and home of the third president and the man who drafted the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson. It is the home of the largest natural harbor in the world and the largest naval base in the world (Norfolk). It is the home of the world’s largest manmade star (Roanoke). The first major battle of the American Civil War was fought in this state and is the only site of two major battles of the war (Manassas). It was where…

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Plentiful Practice

Peacock Poetry

Gratitude has to be one of the most self-empowering practices out there. To choose to see the blessings on the day to day is to equip ourselves with life force and a sense of true grace. Almost every evening I write down the things I feel most grateful for in my life and whatever is going on, there is always much to be thankful for. What are you most grateful for right now?

Honing Gratitude

Don’t wish your earthly days away in what’s not going well

The answer is right now, today, engage with what compels

Whatever challenges we face, can always go within

and focus on our happy place, take heart and re-begin

Don’t waste your precious consciousness

bemoaning what went wrong

Self-judgment or self-righteousness won’t help you get along

Don’t sell your soul, live others goals, resign yourself to duty

Indulge in what makes you feel whole, surround…

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