Tag Archives: patience

Featured Writer – Heidi Baker

 

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Fully Their Own

Laundry can wait for morning.

Sleet bouncing on the rooftop is for pajamas,

yawning, soft music, letting legos in their piles

be uniquely organized floor ornaments.

I gather another brownie,

a second cup of coffee, my breath in one large motion

before curling up beside the space heater,

snug in a crocheted blanket.

Dark comes early, whispering, “Slow down, listen,

look up and see the children grow

a little more amazing

every minute.”

I stare so long each one asks, “Mom, what?”

I smile, just barely remembering we once shared a body,

then lightning-aware that these children

are fully their own.

 

Written by, Heidi Baker

 

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#MidnightMadness – 5/4/2017

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“Don’t rush right through, let the reader taste your words as they pour out of your mind.”  ~M


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The Deliverer

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Posed in her pretty pale pink dress and tweed hat
She comes to deliver the message
Hand outstretched, inviting eyes
Patiently and gently waiting for response

The time has come and she knows what she must do
Her love and kindness fill the air
The breath of her statement holds true

The receiver is however inclined to carefully resist
The good Lord’s words grow cold
The deliverer knows what she must do
And stands fast in the midst

It is a gloomy, rainy day and fits the mood she finds there
But the deliverer presses on
She follows her call
And understands her place
The good Lord shows her how

After a many unwelcome visits
She finds the one
The lamb sitting in darkness
She carries the message to whom God has called her to find
Her persistence has paid off
Another battle is won
The good Lord has intervened once more

The angels sing in honor of the one so dear who has honored thy father
She did not forget her place on the earth
She did what she was brought to do

God will honor her with goodness
And she will inherit a seat near the throne
For the goodness she has given to all
And for the word she spread so willingly in his loving name

Written By,
Michelle Cook

This was my very first poem, which was written about eleven years ago.  I was inspired to write this poem after a woman came to my door one day trying to share her spiritual beliefs. Even though I do not believe in what this woman was trying to share with me, it made me think about how much more I could be doing to share what I believe to be the truth. I believe this is true… John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.”


Originally posted: February 24, 2016

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Reflecting…

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Reflecting on this life

The one filled with you and I

My heart is such a wreck

Though I can’t seem to tell you why

 

I’m trying to feel content

And reassure you that I care

But the heaviness in my heart

Is simply more than I can bear

 

I feel I’m pretending to be okay

When deep inside I’m not

And denying my feelings this way

Often leaves me so distraught

 

You say that you’ll be patient

And wait for that joyful day

When I can finally love you

Words you insist I will convey

 

Yet presently I’m asking

Deep within my soul

For God to make a change

And make my heart feel whole

 

Will I ever come around

I suppose only time will tell

I know I would hate to have it end

In a bittersweet farewell

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


*Written November 13, 2016.  A day when uncertainty crept in.

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Stormy weather

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High above my head
Is a dark and stormy cloud
But a little bit of rain
Won’t dampen my shroud
Because the sun is peeking
Out from underneath
Just waiting for a chance
To evaporate my grief

Written by, Michelle Cook


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Open up your heart

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Open up your heart
Feel the love which surrounds you
Invisible as it may seem
His love will astound you

On days when you’re wrought
With overwhelming pain and doubt
Don’t give up the fight
And let your pleas ring out

God is surely listening
Though you may not believe
Waiting patiently beside you
Holding your hand while you grieve

He understands your woes
As he’s been in your shoes before
He’s calling out to you
From a welcoming open door

All you have to do
Is accept his invitation
Let his never-ending love
Be your motivation

Written by, Michelle Cook  xo

 


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Realignment of a broken heart

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Such a beautiful soul

Extremely willing and free

Eager to proclaim his love

As he got down on one knee

 

Yet her poor fragile heart

Remained broken apart

The pieces lay scattered

Like a crushed work of art

 

Though she tried to say yes

She was unable to speak

Though she knew that without him

Her life would be bleak

 

She sought inner strength

Which she carried deep within

And tried in earnest to explain

Not knowing where to begin

 

And as he held out his hand

Seeking the warmth of hers

His bright smile faded

As he listened to her words

 

Dismayed by the rejection

Of his one true love

He looked to the heavens

Seeking answers from above

 

And as his heartfelt pleas

For a response were sent

He sat there in anguish

With a look of regret

 

She quietly carried

Herself far away

Unsure of her actions

Her mind in complete disarray

 

She desperately wondered

If she had made the right choice

This really should have been

A day to rejoice

 

Still completely unsure

She desperately needed to know

Her heart had wanted to stay

Yet her head had told her to go

 

She stayed as far away as she could

Allowing time to pass by

Wondering why her choice

Seemed to only make her cry

 

The more she thought

The more confused she became

Until one day she found herself

Finally unable to abstain

 

She had to go back

To the love she had left

So very ill without him

She felt completely bereft

 

So eventually one day

She knocked on his door

Taken aback by her presence

He nearly landed on the floor

 

Tears filled his eyes

Waiting a lifetime for this day

It was what he had prayed for

The entire time she was away

 

He opened his arms wide

To embrace her unexpected return

His heart filled with tremendous relief

Realizing his love had not been spurned

 

Together they finally became one

Happier than most could ever be

It just took time and patience

For her heart and head to finally agree

 

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


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Heart issues…

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Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit Copper Falls State Park, in northern Wisconsin.  Hubby and I have been having quite a rough patch lately and so we decided that we really needed a day away to just enjoy the beauty of God’s wonderful creation.  Whenever we’re feeling far away from each other, we are usually feeling very much apart from God as well, and it always seems the closer we get to God, the closer we get to each other.

It’s been a very tough year for us and I have been searching for answers to try and sort things out for both of us.  It’s hard to admit it, but I really feel like we have drifted apart in a way that makes it very difficult to reconnect.  I would say outwardly, we look like the perfect couple.  We never fight or argue, we have fun together, we laugh, we are still very intimate, and we generally like to spend time with each other.  I know most people would be saying at this point, well than what’s the problem?

The problem seems to be a heart issue with me.  I love this man of mine dearly, but I don’t feel that I am in-love with him.  I find myself so often wishing that I could change the way I feel about him, but the more I try, the more hopeless I become.  Can I stay married to somebody that I am not in-love with?  I would say absolutely yes.  I have lived this way for so long now, feeling this way about him, and so it has become routine for me.  I don’t believe in divorce and I know that life isn’t always greener on the other side anyway.  So I feel I just need to go along with who I chose to be with, who I made lifelong vows to, and just accept the fact that there is one significant piece missing, and hope I will someday find that missing piece within our relationship.

We have a very unique relationship in that he knows my deepest darkest secrets, and I know his as well.  Knowing those things is very hard and not always easy to understand, and yet we both accept each other for who we are and try to move forward every day.  Neither one of us has ever wanted to give up on the other, and he has really been patient with me lately, just wanting me to find happiness, even if it isn’t with him.  And so we continue on, hoping that the future will bring clarity to both of us.  Life isn’t always easy, but I believe I am blessed in a million amazing ways and I never want to take those blessings for granted.