Thursday, August 6, 2009

I'm Blessed!

By Dorothea Barwick

When the heat comes on to warm my skin,and there's peace and contentment abiding within

When I have plenty of time to meditate and prayer see the rainbow before it fades away
When I have nourishment to drink and to eat,and clothes on my back and shoes on my feet
When my mate tells me that I am loved,and I send thanks to God's in His heaven above
When I have enough money for my bills to pay,and from the doctor's office I could stay away
When a son or daughter runs to my side,with a happy expression and arms open wide
When the dishes are done and the night descends,and there's no one to whom I must make amends
And even when the day starts out wrong with heavy heart and no joyful song
And when my body fights against aches and pains,and there's only storm clouds bringing more rain
When the road of life gets rocky and steep,and my feet slip and slide 'til I fall and weep
When the night turns cold and the fire goes out,and the enemy tries to get me to doubt
When death and sorrow have taken their toll and I need comfort way down in my soul
How do I know?
Because these are the times when God's nearest to me,when I put aside pride and from temptation flee.
When the peace of His presence fills me inside,and He wipes away all of the tears I have cried.
When I know in my heart without fear or doubt that God will restore my joy and my shout

~ A Note from the Author ~
How we praise God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we belong to Christ.
If today it seems like life is just one battle or disappointment after another to endure, just remember YOU ARE STILL SO BLESSED!

I received this lovely poem in an E-mail from Denise over at Shorty Bear's Place this morning.

I just love pink roses and what a beautiful poem this is about how blessed we are!!!

Thanks Denise!!


Denise said...

I am glad you enjoyed it sweetie, love you so much.

Shirley said...

Hi Grams, we truly are blessed and that is a very nice poem, indeed. Just last evening when I was sitting out by the pond with a little fire in the fire pit, my mind kept going over that little chorus we sing at church..."I am blessed". Now, this morning a nice reminder from you. Have a blessed day, my friend.

Hootin' Anni said...

Beautiful my friend!!! Love the victorian graphic you chose to use with the post too.

WE are blessed having you with us in blogland!

If you have time today, come on over....I have more 'water' scenes. LOL

Have a super Friday Grams.

Flip Flop Floozie said...

You know things should not get worse or harder as we age..they should get easier so I think things are mixed up...
We are blessed though. I asked a lady how she was thing morning and she said.."I am blessed." What a response. Guess that should be something we say..

Mary said...

Grams, this is absolutely beautiful! Hope you have a great weekend.


Barbara H. said...

Good reminders!

Love Bears All Things said...

So True, So True. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Mama Bear

bettyl said...

Such a lovely poem, and so very true! Thanks for posting it.

Melli said...

True, true, true! We are ALWAYS blessed! (just harder to remember that sometimes!)

PEA said...

Too often we forget just how blessed we really are and this beautiful poem is a reminder of it! Thank you so much for sharing this with us, dear Carolyn. I hope that all is well with you and that you are enjoying the days of summer:-) xoxo