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Jesus died of a broken heart
And out flowed love and forgiveness
I never knew the depth of this
Until sweet mercy did witness
And my new heart could reminisce
Embracing love and forgiveness

Born to die, so that I may live
I wandered on my merry way
Felt confident; but He showed me
I’d placed hard stones, they led astray

And I’d read all about His love
Yes, I’m loved and I’m forgiven
Enabled to trust my belief
Only briefly, so I’d listen

One day He apprehended me
I was sad, He came alongside
Put His arm on my weary frame
Unleashing hidden tears, I cried

Jesus died of a broken heart
And out flowed love and forgiveness
I never knew the depth of this
Until sweet mercy did witness
And my new heart could reminisce
Embracing love and forgiveness

He sent new friends and old alike
To comfort me in my distress
Dear child, your heart, it is broken
Let me heal, into My side, press

With eyes opened, I saw the truth
All that flowed out at Calvary
Within each of His dying breaths
Beat a life breath, for you, for me

Oh! You are the greatest Shepherd
This, Your lamb, follows You every day
Through fiery trials and sweet blessings
Oh! Dear Saviour, please lead the way

Jesus died of a broken heart
And out flowed love and forgiveness
I never knew the depth of this
Until sweet mercy did witness
And my new heart could reminisce
Embracing love and forgiveness

© 2016 Liana Wendy Howarth


And I Love You So … On Our 31st Anniversary


And I love you so, in love
As the years, they roll on by
Our love holds us together
We don’t even have to try

Falling into depths of brown
Autumnal shades mix in each
When we met, you loved to talk
I’m still listening to your speech

Your amazing talents, build
You live your cars, they live you
Don’t like reading; I write books
And reading is what I do

We are so very different
You always loved the puppies
But as the years passed, the cats
Drew your heart toward kitties

And one just left us, so sad
With tears we both shared the pain
Just knowing you loved him so
Placed a rainbow through the rain

And I love you so, in love
As the years, they roll on by
Our love holds us together
We don’t even have to try

© 2016 Liana Wendy Howarth

Lost Love

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When you look into another’s eyes
Never presume it’ll be forever
Love locks two hearts together as one
To have loved is better than never

Life can bring joy, life can bring sorrow
The rains of summer turn into tears
A winter’s snow hides deep emotion
Spring and fall leave as another nears

Take a walk down your memory lane
Step into prints of those gone before
Love, it finally has its moment
My love, be prepared for what’s in store

When days turn into weeks and more years
Everything, nothing, ever changes
Love intense, ’cause one breath will be last
You’ll awake, they’re gone, nil exchanges

© 2016 Liana Wendy Howarth

In Memory of our Sweet Louie Bear


Our darling Louie Bear was tragically hit by a car. His injuries were too great to save him. Going to miss him so much.

His pigeon meows.
His noises he made when moving around, so cute.
His ability to hear the dried cat food bag being rustled from long distances.
His presence outside the laundry door, waiting for some of Meeko’s kibbles.
His incredibly close neck hug.
His adorable little face.
His roly poly belly.
His beautiful thick fur.
His comfort.
His love.

Love you forever my precious friend.

Little Lost Lambsie

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He had said to follow him
He had said she would be safe
He had said all would be well
Then how did Lambsie become so lost?

He had said he’d feed her daily
He had said they’d be waters clean
He had said he’d never leave her
Then how did Lambsie become so lost?

He had said to watch him closely
He had said to look straight ahead
He had said he’d lead her through the storms
Then how did Lambsie become so lost?

He had said he’d always love her
He had said she was his very own
He had said he’d always known her
Then how did Lambsie become so lost?

He had said she’d live forever
He had said to never fear
He had said he was her hiding place
Then how did Lambsie become so lost?

Little lost Lambsie
Oh! Little lost Lambsie
Do not worry
Dry your tears
He is looking for you right now
He won’t be long
So don’t give up
You may have wandered
Far and wide
You may have struggled
Keeping up
You may have questioned
His love for you
His need for you
His purpose for you
Oh! Little lost Lambsie
Don’t ever think
He doesn’t love you
He doesn’t need you
He has no purpose for you
Little lost Lambsie
He loves you
He needs you
He has a purpose for you
You are his
You belong
You belong with Him
He is your Shepherd

And when you are found
Know that He knew
Where you were
All along …

You were never lost
In His eyes
Only in your own

© 2016 Liana Wendy Howarth

You Can Ride Out Your Storm

Make sure you listen to “Ride Out Your Storm” at bottom of this wonderfully encouraging post.

Enough Tribulations Peace & Deliverance Ministries

In this world, there is always some storm going on. Some people may have just passed through a storm, while others may be going through a storm, or preparing to face a storm. I know that every one of us, including myself, would like to avoid any storm whatsoever. Regardless of this, in this life, you cannot see a rainbow without rain. Granted, whatever your storm status is, you have to remember that you can ride out your storm.

Last night I had a vivid dream regarding a very severe storm. In this dream, I saw a group of people who appeared to be involved in a political movement. As they marched down the street, they invited me to join them, but I declined. Immediately following this encounter, there was a storm approaching. After turning down their offer, I found myself caught up in this approaching storm. Alternatively, this storm…

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When A Child Sings E-Book Now Available

Hi all,
When A Child Sings e-book now available.

When A Child Sings


Never Give Up

Today is the anniversary of my mother’s death. I felt to share this again and maybe encourage if but one …


Eight years ago, my beautiful mother passed away. Six years ago, my wonderful brother passed away. She was eighty, he was forty-eight. She had Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, he had Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. Neither knew the Lord when diagnosed. So I say never give up.

So many times during the course of mother’s illness, we would talk about my precious Lord. Her beliefs were scattered though and she loved anything to do with Tibet. Whenever we discussed anything to do with the Bible, she somehow managed to skirt around the topic and the subject was closed. This always happened. She was looking for something and would try anything and listen to anyone about everything. Yes, it’s important to listen to others; but not at the expense of one’s eternal life. Everything seemed like a joke. She would go to church; but was forever questioning, sometimes in the middle of a service (makes me smile now; but quite embarrassing at times).

Her illness stayed in remission for about five years. It returned. In the final couple of weeks, the questions continued. I played beautiful Christian music for her when she could no longer get out of bed. I had the Bible in audio form and jamming the repeat button, played the Psalms for her, just on low; but high enough for her too drink in God’s promises.

My Pastor’s mother visited and the questions, yes they kept coming. Still she was undecided. We showed her a plaque with “My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus”. Still she questioned. Oh! The questions. The Name of Jesus was highlighted for her in the Scripture verse. No other god, image, idol.

Suddenly the Light began to enter her understanding and I believe it was then, only a few short weeks before she died, that she finally began to stop fighting and accept and be loved by Jesus. He had opened her eyes. She questioned again, but she had changed. God’s love shone through her. She had us throw out a statue on her windowsill. A peace settled on her. On us.

Hospital then the nursing home awaited. Psalm 23 played on and on and on. It was also above her head on a beautifully carved, wooden wall hanging. The Shepherd Psalm filled her very being. She couldn’t escape it.

The day she passed was so sad and yet so peaceful. With her last breaths few and far between, (by now my Father and I believed she had gone), I whispered into her ear that Jesus loved her and so did we. All of a sudden she breathed a great breath. It was such a shock that I jumped back and her bed moved, which was a further shock as I didn’t realize that the brakes weren’t on. Such a beautifully painful death. Yet I witnessed her spirit leave. I sensed it. I sensed her life depart.

Praise God, she is with Him. All of those years causing friction, sadness, questioning, frustrations all accumulated into one glorious ending. Underneath are the Everlasting Arms.

So never give up. There is always hope. In every breath, there is hope.

My brother endured months of horrendous treatment and was in ICU for many weeks with only about eight months from diagnosis to final hour. He didn’t believe in God either and conversations between us became somewhat heated at times. Sadness prevailed.

In hospital I would try and once again bring Jesus into the discussions. Not interested. I would pray silently by his bedside when we were the only ones in his room.

Then came the call. I asked his wife to place the phone to his ear. She said he wouldn’t hear me. I spoke lovingly to him of the Lord and prayed desperately for him. All I could hear was laboured breathing. Finishing just as she came back onto the line, I praise God that I was able to witness to him, one last time.

He died. I left him with God. I just didn’t know.

But I never gave up. Nothing is impossible with God.

My New Book … When A Child Sings

When A Child Sings

Dear family, friends and those who I have yet to know as friends,

It is with much joy that I share with you my new book … When A Child Sings.
For the young, young at heart and children of God.

When A Child Sings, in essence, follows on from where my last book, Sunrays and Lily Smiles finished.

More poetry/devotions/song lyrics/hymns, and as a special gift, a six part children’s story, based on a delightful bunny named Sherbert, and her friends.

Please take a look inside on the following link. E-book will be available very soon if that is your preferred method to read.

Reviews welcome.

A beautiful present for any age, any occasion.

To God be the glory.


Thank You

To my sweet friends, family and loyal supporters who have been continuing to visit my blog whilst I haven’t been posting, thank you so much.

I have been busy preparing material for my third book, soon to be released. It is basically volume 2 of Sunrays and Lily Smiles, a compilation of all I have written since it was published.

More to follow …


Inspirational poems. Children's poems. Christian song lyrics. Personalized poems. Encouragement for the hurting. Sharing the love of God. THIS IS AN AWARD FREE BLOG.

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