Posted in Illness, Inspiration, Trials & Blessings

CLICKETTY CLACK, CLICKETTY CLACK

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Something my Papa said to me
“Clicketty Clack, clicketty clack
Do you remember it, do you remember it
Clicketty Clack, clicketty clack
The noise of the train on the railway track?”

Sometimes we remember the noise of the circumstance and not the actual journey …

Sometimes we remember the impact on our senses and not the beautiful scenery which passes us by …

Sometimes we remember the constant repetition of trials which do beset us at times; but fail to rest in the silent intermissions …

As we remember, may we never forget the blessings that come to hold us together during those days of heaviness, darkness, sickness, or loss.

© 2016 Liana Wendy Howarth

Posted in Healing, Inspiration, Loss, Love

Are You Joyful Or Hurting This Mother’s Day?

I posted this two years ago … always relevant so have posted again today.

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Wishing all Mother’s a very blessed day.

Girl with Flower for Mom

Thanking the Lord for the gift of our Mothers.

For their love.

Nuturing.

Presence.

Presents.

Understanding.

Tolerance.

Discipline.

Advice.

Willingness to listen.

Perception.

Hopes and dreams for us.

Encouragement.

Comfort.

Trust.

And for those who are truly blessed … their prayers.

Their ‘just being Mum’ and being there.

And I could go on and on and on.

But I wish to lift prayers for those who …

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Never knew their Mother.

Never felt loved by her.

Never felt they could tell her secrets.

Never felt safe in her presence.

Never felt her arms wrapped lovingly, protectively around them.

Never felt cherished.

Never felt secure.

Never felt trusted.

And not forgetting those who have lost their Mothers.

Or whose Mothers are very ill.

Or overseas.

Or out of touch.

And I could go on and on and on …

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May the Lord wrap you in His arms and give you all the love, peace and joy that you so desperately need and continue to search for.

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are Thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

 My substance was not hid from Thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

 How precious also are Thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!

 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with Thee.’  Psalm 139:14-18 KJV

May there be much joy and forgiveness this day and from this day forth.

Cry. Forgive. God loves you.

Children, there are Mothers desperately waiting for your call.

Mothers, there are daughters desperately waiting for your call.

Mothers, there are sons desperately waiting for your call.

‘For with God nothing shall be impossible.’  Luke 1:37 KJV

… I MISS YOU SO MUCH MUM …

Bunch of Hearts

Posted in Christianity, Hope, Love, Photography, Songs, Trials & Blessings

THERE’S SUFFERING IN HIS FOOTSTEPS (A Song of Comfort)

DominoThere’s suffering in the footsteps of Jesus There’s suffering for you and for me Let His steps leave an imprint upon your heart Joy from tears will then bless all who see Chorus One touch and you’ll fall Fall into His waiting arms Let hands of sorrow Meet hands of joy He’ll lead you through Lead you through Troubled times With much rejoicing One step … just one step May contain much pain or a little We cannot choose our suffering Whether our faith is very strong or brittle Chorus One touch and you’ll fall Fall into His waiting arms Let hands of sorrow Meet hands of joy He’ll lead you through Lead you through Troubled times With much rejoicing Believe … believe Believe in each step taken Let’s go One step … faith Freedom Abounds In This Hope Two steps … faith and hope For wonders hidden and yet to be seen Three steps … faith, hope and now love Give all to Him who in love was forsaken Faith and hope and love are given Now we must give to him All that we are And all that’s been given Faith and hope and love Chorus One touch and you’ll fall Fall into His waiting arms Let hands of sorrow Meet hands of joy He’ll lead you through Lead you through Troubled times With much rejoicing The days won’t always be sunny Stormy clouds will shadow lost horizon But hope, it shines brilliantly through waiting darkness When suffering is shared and glorified in the Son Chorus One touch and you’ll fall Fall into His waiting arms Let hands of sorrow Meet hands of joy He’ll lead you through Lead you through Troubled times With much rejoicing “And now abideth faith, hope, charity (love), these three; but the greatest of these is charity (love)”. 1 Corinthians 13:13 (KJV) © 2013 – Present Liana Wendy Howarth

Posted in Christianity, Fragrance from the Spring, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Love, Photography, Poems, Trials & Blessings

The Floating Rose

blessing in adversity
IT’S TRUE
Should we ever
Cease to know
How our Saviour
Loves us so
Then ‘tis time
To reassess
Reasons why
We don’t feel blessed
For He has promised
In His Word so grand
Promised to us
Before breath was planned
To love us forever ….

Through the fires of trial
Through the golden, still days
Through suffering a short while
…. He pours His love endlessly

So take a leaf from the ever-new garden
Without question it sings His praises
And even when the thorns appear
Love’s shed in the roses and daisies

(in “Fragrance from the Spring”)