THE STORY OF LOVE (A Song of Adoration)

The Story of Love

Love unlocked pretends to smile
And all the world, it passes by
People never see the pain
Etched deep within each silent sigh

Chorus
The story of love
‘Tis Love loving me
‘Tis something forever
‘Cause love cradles me
Oh! His love cradles me

When love, it rises and breaks free
Captures the moments of past history
It shares joyful pain and misery
And draws Him closer, closer to me

Chorus
The story of love
‘Tis Love loving me
‘Tis something forever
‘Cause love cradles me
Oh! His love cradles me

That’s when shadows of the rainbow hide
A heart intent on keeping love inside
But love breaks free, into arms open wide
And shines eternal glory on a heavenly Bride

Chorus
The story of love
‘Tis Love loving me
‘Tis something forever
‘Cause love cradles me
Oh! His love cradles me

© 2013 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

THE WINTERTIME OF LOVE (A Song of Longing and Hope)

The Wintertime of Love

Wintertime within my heart
A time of reflection, I know
Cold prevails sad memories
And footprints melt in the fallen snow

Chorus
Hidden, forgiven
Hidden, no longer sin-driven
Hidden in the wintertime of love
Hidden, forgiven
Hidden, awaiting heaven
Released through the seasons of His love

I see tears frozen from yesteryear
I feel the pain, it’s unrelieved
Joy trapped and crying for release
Wishing springtime to be forever freed

Chorus
Hidden, forgiven
Hidden, no longer sin-driven
Hidden in the wintertime of love
Hidden, forgiven
Hidden, awaiting heaven
Released through the seasons of His love

But there’s sunshine and sweet flowers blooming
In this life of mirrored dreams above
’Cause I’m hidden in the heart of my Saviour
I’m hidden in His heart of love

Chorus
Hidden, forgiven
Hidden, no longer sin-driven
Hidden in the wintertime of love
Hidden, forgiven
Hidden, awaiting heaven
Released through the seasons of His love

© 2013 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Sparkle in Darkness

pink diamond round cut gem stone

Are you feeling weary?
Are you wondering how you will keep going with
all that needs to be done?

Sometimes we just need to stop.

 We need to re-align ourselves with the peace and
stillness of God’s word.

He has gifted each and every one of us with precious talents.
Some are beautifully shared.
Others are hidden, just waiting to emerge into the glorious light.
But when we are overwhelmed and trying to bring everything to everyone all at once, sometimes
things can unravel and drain our joy.

To stay radiating in the abundance of sharing, take the time to realize that all He has given
us is perfect just the way it is.
It’s ready to encourage and comfort and bring hope.
It may need bringing together; but the harmony is already infused.
We just need to breathe our beautiful fragrance upon it and scatter
it to the wind.

The Lord will allow it to land exactly where He wills.
Where there is a perfect need. At just the perfect time.

“You are a treasure that sparkles midst so much darkness; but just remember there is only so much sparkle that a gem can release with constant handling before that sparkle grows dim and needs to be tenderly cared for to bring that brilliance back.”

© 2014 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Oh! How I Love December

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I wrote this last year; but it’s time to post again … With a few additions and subtractions and a year full of many difficult trials and wonderful blessings linking each moment together, I send this out with my love and appreciation for you all. Please take the time to look through my books and listen to the beautifully recorded songs below.

Oh! How I love December. It’s a bittersweet month though. There is just something about it. I feel more ‘me’. Is this because it is my birthday month? I don’t know. My dear late mother’s and brother’s birthdays come and go. My late grandmother’s also. Mine comes and goes. The memory of my brother’s death, English childhood Christmases. Snow. Innocent joy.

And then there’s Christmas … In remembrance of our dear Saviour’s birth. No man knows the date of His exact birth; but I’m sure it wasn’t in December. His birth, the promise of hope. The beautiful carols. The pretty lights. The smiles on faces. Family. Friends. Hope.

And … The Lord has enabled me to place a hardcopy of my two books on the shelves, ‘Sunrays and Lily Smiles’ and ‘When a Child Sings’ … here are the links if you’re interested. This will allow you to take a look inside. http://www.amazon.com/Sunrays-Lily-Smiles-Memories-Cottage-ebook/dp/B00R5PRN0I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1448923703&sr=8-1&keywords=sunrays+and+lily+smiles

https://www.amazon.com/Child-Sings-Liana-Wendy-Howarth-ebook/dp/B01KYJPUDI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480543047&sr=8-1&keywords=when+a+child+sings

Anyway, as I said, I love December and it’s here, yay! (not that every moment, every hour, every day, every month … every breath, isn’t precious). Now where’s that WordPress falling snow feature :-)!

https://poetrycottage.wordpress.com/2015/07/25/my-song-please-hug-them-with-harmony/

https://poetrycottage.wordpress.com/2016/11/27/give-me-a-heart-to-love-you-lord-a-prayerful-song/

https://poetrycottage.wordpress.com/2015/08/22/another-beautifully-sung-song-of-mine-at-the-feet-of-jesus-please-listen-and-be-blessed/

A Chorus of Heaven’s Love

Star Flower

Can you see the bars ‘cross heaven
Where the starry notes are laid
Each little sound, so reminiscent
Creation’s song which He first made

Flickering starlights, melodies pure
Reach eyes forth and discover His Word
Only in the darkest hour
Chorus seen, sight unheard

Some of us … in the deepest night
Some … in the light of day
Only those who pass through the grey, will
Forever see the love of His way

© 2013 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Rose Petal Friends

Rose Petal Friends

Friends are like petals upon a rose.

Some are distant from your heart. You see them rarely. You have little communication. Still, you are connected.

Some lean towards you. You catch up now and then. You communicate a little. Just like old times.

Others are closer to your heart. You see them often. You can tell them most things. You have fond memories.

And then there are those who are so very close to your heart that you feel you couldn’t live without them. You see them always. You can tell them anything and you do. You feel safe in their presence. You know when they are hurting.

Friends are like petals upon a rose – they form precious layers. They support you. They are a part of you.

And the fragrance from your life is spread evenly across those friendships. Just the right amount.

Like the rose, not every petal is always perfect, something you must remember; but together they form layer, upon layer, upon layer of beautiful completeness.

 

 

CHRISTMAS MELODIES (Early Christmas Song Lyrics)

carol singers decoration singers

Can you hear the birds a-singing
All around the world tonight
Singing softly, calling through
The cloud of needs and smiles a-bright

Chorus
Oh! Christmas ’twill soon be here
It’s nearing that time of year
The air will fill with Christmas cheer
When love abounds in hearts so dear

Can you see the flowers swaying
Perfumed, sometimes serene stills
Posing or in lost valley
Painted fields and fluorescent hills

Chorus
Oh! Christmas ’twill soon be here
It’s nearing that time of year
The air will fill with Christmas cheer
When love abounds in hearts so dear

Can you know the little creatures
Bounding through our nature’s store
Sensing a change of season
Reflecting life’s sweet gift and more

Chorus
Oh! Christmas ’twill soon be here
It’s nearing that time of year
The air will fill with Christmas cheer
When love abounds in hearts so dear

Can you feel the joy crescendo
Trying to find its release
Showing all, life is precious
May love and peace forever increase

When love abounds in hearts so dear
The air will fill with Christmas cheer
It’s nearing that time of year
Oh! Christmas ’twill soon be here

© 2015 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

GIVE ME A HEART TO LOVE YOU, LORD (A Prayerful Song) … Please listen

GIVE ME A HEART TO LOVE YOU, LORD

Give me a heart to love You, Lord
A heart that will always care
Care when I can’t feel Your presence, Lord
But knows You’re forever there

Give me a heart that can love You, Lord
A heart that without You can’t love
Love when the skies are in darkness, Lord
But knows the sweet blessings above

Give me a heart that is able, Lord
To love You unconditionally
Something I could never do, Lord
Unless Your Spirit’s made His home in me

Oh! Give me a heart to love You, Lord
As only Love’s love can love
Bind it with chords of tenderness, Lord
Lift it heavenward on the wings of the Dove

© 2014 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Beautiful vocals by Kathleen … http://www.kathleensfaithwalk.com/

CHOCCO AND ICED CREAM

chocco and iced cream 3

Chocco, brother kitten

Iced Cream, sister kitten

Brother and sister kittens

Together or alone

Their tales, they do roam

Kitten friends sharing chocolate sundaes

***

Round the village square they go

And Chocco take the lead

Iced Cream has wandered off again

And is nowhere to be seen

***

Is she in the bakery

Where the air smells so very sweet?

Or is she in the shoe shop

Buying mittens for her feet?

Maybe in the dress shop

Where her favourite ribbons are!

No … at last Chocco’s found her

Around the corner and up the stairs

Sitting pretty in Mr Whiskers’ milk bar

***

Why can’t they both just stay still

And on no more adventures go

For their owner just wants to place them together

And enjoy a chocolate swirl

TWO … LITTLE … KITTEN … ICE … CREAMS

© 2013 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

chocolate swirl

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