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Abandoned Nest by Luke Brugger
Picture By: Luke Brugger

Your home:
Where you learned to walk
And how to talk,
A space to call your own.
Then years passed
And something changed
Your life was rearranged.
You thought your mistakes made you an outcast.
But home is still home.
It’s not a perfect place,
But a permanent space
Where no matter what, you’ll never be alone.

Who You Are

 Drew Hays
Picture By: Drew Hays

Why do you hide?
You say, “I’m such a mistake.”
Who told you that lie?
You just went and cried.
I asked why you were a mistake.
You named everything you didn’t possess,
So I told you being true was better than being fake.
But still you chased worldly success.
I wondered why money would fix you.
“Then I could have everything,” you reprove.
But you’re lying, your words aren’t true:
Money can’t buy you love.
I asked you if you wanted to be content.
“Yes,” you said, in awe.
So I told you how to live without regret:
Just be who you are.
Stop hiding.
Stop chasing money.
Stop lying.
Start believing.

Rough Water

Water by Das Sasha
Picture By: Das Sasha

You’re knee-deep in life.

The water rising every day.

You’re lost in a sea of doubt,

Trying to come to shore.

You’ve lived in strife

Trying to find your way,

Rough water rocks your boat

You just can’t take it anymore.

So if you’re lost,

Look down.

There in the water – you’ll see a shadow,

Follow it as it flies to shore.

The Courage to Fly

The Courage to Fly by Ryan Jacques
Picture Taken By: Ryan Jacques

We can stand against the wind,

Let it carry us to the end.

Stumbling, falling, twirling

We will let everything unwind:

And find the courage to fly.

We can land in obscurity,

And have each other for surety.

Uncertainty does not matter:

We’ll find the courage to fly.

Building a Wall

Piece by Piece by Martin Wessely
Picture Taken by: Martin Wessely Image Courtesy: unsplash.com

Sometimes we forget that walls are built one brick at a time, not just overnight.  Just like we forget some things take time before they’re completed.  Wherever you’re at: be patient.  All things get built in time.

 

 

Fields of Freedom

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Picture Taken By: Cornelia Buchse
Image Courtesy: unsplash.com

At the edge of the fallen stalks,

At the edge of the city,

Away from the blocks and blocks

Of nothing but gritty:

I find freedom.

Standing looking up at the sky,

Standing watching the wind in the willows,

Looking at the birds fly,

Standing, watching the clouds like pillows:

I find freedom.

You see, this freedom was bought.

Brave men, brave women, brave families

They fought

So that I could stand here with this testimony

Of how wonderful it is

To look at fields of freedom.

 

Daily Tip: Day 19: Like a Champion

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image courtesy: beckahshae.com

 

Daily Tip: A champion is not a person who never loses, they are a person who loses and keeps on going.

A while ago I had to write a paper and I was told to redo it.  It was a time when I had gotten knocked down and I felt like I didn’t want to get back up – but I realized that I was having an awful attitude about it.  I should be grateful that someone took the time to tell me what I had done wrong, who hadn’t lied to me: who was seeking to make me stronger, smarter, better.  So now I realize that I might have lost but I have to keep on going if I’m ever going to be a champion.

This can be you too… whenever something goes wrong keep on going, “Even when I want to quit, I just keep on pushing it.  Determined to make a hit, I just keep on aiming to win.  Like a champion.” (lyrics from Beckah Shae song “Champion”).  In this big world keep aiming: because one time you will get it right.

Dail Tip: Day 16: A Little Bit

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Image Courtesy: thedailyquotes.com

 

Daily Tip: Wherever you are show a little bit of love, a little bit of sympathy, a little bit of courage, a little bit of thankfulness, a little bit of hope, a little bit of light, a little bit of the Kingdom.

As the picture with the quote by Michael P. Watson says: we lose nothing by lifting other people up.  As the strong people of this earth we are called to help and love others.  I firmly believe that.  Wherever you go: your smile alone is help to the person who is frowning.  Your slight laugh is a beacon of hope to the person who has only heard screaming.  Your small act of bravery is strength to the person behind you who doesn’t know what to do.  Your ample thankfulness is a behavior check for the unhappy person watching you.  Your abounding hope is help to the person behind you who is about to die of discouragement.   Your little bit of the Kingdom is a light to the person who is walking in darkness.

People are always watching you.  And while they might not watch you like teen girls would watch Justin Bieber or Austin Mahone: people do watch and look up to you.  They watch you and follow your actions.  They respect you – even if they’ve never met you.  So lift them up.

In this big world, be a little bit of lovely for the people watching you.