Valentine Poem

EngagedYou are the…

Song for my verse
Kit for my cat
Wheels for my trip
Train for my track

Clean for my mess
Star for my play
Feet for my dance
Sun for my gray

Race for my car
Ball for my game
Boat for my sail
Last for my name

Brand for my cards
Laugh for my tears
Go for my slow
Balm for my fears

Kiss for my lips
Joy for my heart
Have for my hold
Till death do us part

 

Copyright 2015
Niki Moran
gleaningthenuggets.com

Mountain Scale

The view from my office always amazes me. The Rocky Mountains at the far end of this photo are 14,000 feet high.   That is massive, but they look small at a distance and compared to the enormous Colorado sky.  For the Scale photo challenge. (Thanks to my latest follower, Susan, for noticing that I hadn’t posted for a while and inspiring me to get moving again! :)

Scalecc

Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep.
Psalm 36:6

 

Happy New Year! Engaged!

HappyNewYear

I have been accused of being too goody-goody and maybe a bit preachy on my blog. Yikes, that is the last thing I want since I am not that type of person! All I want to be is encouraging. There is already so much negativity and cynicism in the world. Adding my grumpiness to the pile isn’t going to help anyone.

So let me take a moment to perhaps encourage someone :)  My life has not been easy (is anyone’s life easy?)  I have experienced a lot of loss, struggled with addiction, raised a son as a single mom, and spent many lonely years by myself.

I saw people meeting the love of their life and wondered if my turn would ever come. At times I had hope, other times I doubted, and often in the dark of night I despaired in grief.

But just like the movies and books predict, when I finally got to the point that I didn’t care anymore and was content on my own, he found me. I got engaged to an amazing man on December 14, 2014 at 52 years old. Never been married before.

God did a miracle and I just want to say THANK YOU, LORD!  Thank you for Craig, for all of 2014, for a marriage in 2015, and a beautiful future in front of us. I am overwhelmed and my cup runneth over!

So, to all those who are waiting on the Lord to deliver a dream…keep pressing on. He is faithful beyond belief!  Happy New Year!

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD.

“They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

Jeremiah 29:11

Converge Together

[ The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost ] When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Acts 2-1 NIV

IMG_2972.JPG
The Lord calls us to converge, be together, form a community, a family. The church isn’t perfect at accomplishing this. But the Lord is always faithful to bring a few good friends alongside to help us through the times of trouble and enjoy life. I hope and pray that you have some type of community, even a very small one, during the holidays. If not, perhaps it is time to venture out and find what God has for you.

Submitted for the Converge photo challenge

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 374 other followers