Early Easter Wishes!

I’ve always loved this beautiful Irish Blessing below
and this photo brings back many fun Easter memories.

kids 3

“May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand”

Wishing you all a very Happy and Blessed Easter!

Photo © LScott 1996

FINDING INNER STRENGTH (re-post)

persevere

It’s finally time to SHOUT
“Enough is Enough”
To dust off shields of armor
and flip the switch to “tough”

With every step in each new day
it’s too easy to fret and worry
Wasting a God given moment
instead of cheering in His glory

Toss those words and thoughts
that surely weigh us down
A lighter load will bring us smiles
and erase those dreadful frowns

So, arm in arm, let’s move forward
for strength in perseverance
Do not relent to downward slips
Ignore the interference!

© LScott 2012

Photo: Google images
Original post on 7/18/12
I hope this brings you strength
in whatever you’re going through in life.

A Choice

It’s in front of you, if you look real close,
and as clear as the vase that holds the rose
You don’t want to miss this profound craze
grab your readers, don’t be in a daze
It’s like a flower, so friendly and cheerful
Go ahead, seek it out and don’t be fearful
Remember the doe and her baby you saw?
After taking this step, you’ll be in awe
When you fall in love for the very first time
nothing can compare to your feeling of sublime
That’s how you’ll feel when you take this chance
You’ll want to get up and dance
Even still, you question my words
Believe me when I say you’ll be singing with the birds
Your life will be changed and you’ll feel truly blessed
When you look real close, you’ll find Happiness

© LScott 2013

(Yes, it’s really hard sometimes,
but it’s worth trying to focus, isn’t it?)

:)

New Beginnings

Turn the pages from the past
Put your worries in last place
In those fretting times
where hope has vanished

search for a caring embrace

Use a shoulder if it’s offered
when tears begin to fall
They’re not a sign of weakness
but a cleansing of the soul

Take advantage of the sunshine
warming your spirit with it’s rays
  and even when the clouds are rolling
there’s always reason for praise

Faith, Love and Strength
follow Hope in each new day
and with each precious baby step
You will find your way

© LScott 2013

This is dedicated to my family
and anyone who needs a “small helping”
of inspiration. 

The Cards We’re Dealt

We sail through life smoothly
until a wave knocks us down
with no means for escaping
no turning around or backing away
We’re still caught in the aftermath
of that dismal day

The best move is to dive in head first
We may get hurt
where our emotions could run so wild
that our souls would be fully drained
from the collision of shock,
new found pain

Where tears could fall so long and hard
that face muscles would begin to dance
and our happiness would be scarred

Our only choice then,
is to move forward
We must learn to deal
the hand we’re dealt
and consent to acceptance

With weeping more infrequent
and the embracing of strength
Our eyes will open to the light and follow
allowing Hope and Faith
to enter
our hearts once again

© LScott 2013

Dedicated to my family
with all my heart. ♥

Sending Warm Holiday Wishes ♥

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

It’s been three months since I’ve blogged
and I’ve missed you all! 
This acrostic poem is from last year,
but the meaning is just as sincere.
Some of you know why I’ve been absent and for now,
things are stable, but I’m still unsure about returning
to blogland. However, I couldn’t let this year end
without sending my sincere holiday wishes.
So, I wish for you Love, Peace, Hope and Miracles
this Christmas season and not only in the New Year to come,
but for forever~

Hugs and Blessings,
Lauren

May this holiday find you smiling

Enjoying priceless times with loved ones

Rejoicing in the birth of our Dear Savior

Realizing your blessings and finding peace

Yearning for the Holy birthday of the year

Caring for others who need their spirits lifted

Hosting family and friends in cozy gatherings

Remembering, a small act of kindness is a big gift

Imagining the festive spirit throughout the New Year

Seeing the delight and wonder through a child’s eyes

Taking time and letting God’s loving light shine through you

Making magical moments that will turn into precious memories

Allowing yourself tranquility in the midst of the seasonal chaos

Silently saying a prayer for those who are in need of God’s healing grace

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

© LScott 2011

Blogging Break and Prayers Needed

Dear Friends,

My family has received some life altering news
that we’re still trying to process and therefore,

I won’t be blogging for awhile.  I’m not sure how long
and I will miss your wonderful talents,
but I wish you an abundance of peace and happiness.

I also ask that you hold my family in your prayers.
They will be greatly appreciated.

Much love,
Lauren

Undying Faith

We sat in cushioned pews, embraced by God’s love,
awestruck by the strength of her faith. Her words were
pillars of conviction. Her eyes never lost their luster
for His surrounding beauty. She moved gracefully
around the stage, as her voice was a hymn to our
saddened souls. Although her body was failing, she
wore elegance beautifully in the stylish cap. Her smile
permeated the sanctuary. Even so, we held back tears,
ready for pouring. God needed one more angel. He knew
her death would cause heartache for her devoted husband
and two lovely teens.  Yet, still He called her home.
She soon received her wings.

© LScott 2012

Dedicated to a wonderful Minister of God’s Word

Momentarily

While walking down the street,
I couldn’t help but feel peace,
listening to the rustling leaves

without the company of cars.
Then something pungent struck me,
so tangible, I could reach out

and touch…the fragrance of wealth,
and for a fleeting moment,
eyes slowly blinking,

I felt a sense of yearning.
Perhaps, there are those moments
where wishes aren’t so Heavenly,

but very earthly, indeed.
However, the hunger subsided
  as rapidly as it came to be

and I sighed, contentedly,
knowing God has provided me
with everything I truly need

© LScott 2012

Photo: Google Images

Author’s Note: Life’s most meaningful riches are Faith, Family, Friends and Health~