Archive for September 2012

We Are Meant to be Turned Inside Out   Leave a comment

Always we’re so curious to see what others see
Are they reflecting, something inside of me
If they can be so bold
Let their truth be told
Help me God to do the same
Before I get too old

D Birdsell

Posted September 29, 2012 by doreenbirdsell in Spiritual Impressions

Chasing Patience   Leave a comment

At first I didn’t know there was nothing more to do
To wait upon God’s will and activate good faith
Meant calling upon Patience
Who often feels left out
So rarely I remember
She’s the cure for fear and doubt

D Birdsell

Posted September 28, 2012 by doreenbirdsell in Spiritual Impressions

When There is Lack   Leave a comment

When there is lack

In substance, heart, or soul

Your Love, Your Grace, and Mercy mixed

Together makes all whole

The Spirit moves in ways unknown

And often when all hope seems gone

Surrendering, You enter in

 

D Birdsell

Posted September 27, 2012 by doreenbirdsell in Spiritual Impressions

Surprise   Leave a comment

This morning I wrote a poem – then wondered what I’d photograph to compliment the words … I looked around at a dark morning landscape that didn’t inspire – and decided to let it go.  In the mid-afternoon a friend stopped over who loves photography.  To demonstrate LightRoom, one of the software programs I use in post production, I downloaded an image I shot last night that I might have overlooked or dismissed if not for our conversation.  When I saw the image and the possibilities, I was so surprised and immediately saw it as the manifestation of this morning’s poem.  I love God…This is one of the ways I see the Spirit at work …

Thoughts they limit and lean on less

My own devices encourage stress

When I see through the lens of Spirit’s eyes

I never cease to be surprised

 

D Birdsell

Posted September 25, 2012 by doreenbirdsell in Spiritual Impressions

In God We Trust   Leave a comment

For a long time I suffered from financial fear – especially after becoming self-employed.  Fear that I couldn’t pay bills, make the rent, afford to eat…basically survive.

I couldn’t even think it through; the fear blinded me.

That’s what the boogey-man does…disables rational thinking, disarms hope, eradicates faith, and increases heart rate and blood pressure seeking to eventually kill and destroy.  In the interim stealing all forms of peace along with self-esteem, causing a social death, and spiritual lameness.

It took years of spiritual conditioning and inner work, to repossess my thoughts…because I was out of my mind…and when that mental “no vacancy” sign goes up, there’s a host of dark clouds ready to move in.

Gratefully, I now live in such a healthy state of mind with wellness of heart, and most of all, spiritual conviction of what God has freely given me. Peace, love, joy, and the right to thrive. Nothing or no one can take it away. The greatest fear of all was doing what I love … exercising God’s given talents and believing I wouldn’t starve or go homeless.  Today I surround myself with people I call winners and reminders that I am not alone.

Mara Fine, a good friend and a fine artist made this bracelet for me at my request in 2007 so I could always remind myself to, Trust in God.  I wear it every day. Spiritual messages often come to me in the form of finding money in the most unlikely places. Today I found a nickel on the barbeque grill. It’s not the money I see; it’s the words inscribed, “In God we Trust” as my reminder of the Spirit’s ever abiding, faithful presence.

D Birdsell

Posted September 24, 2012 by doreenbirdsell in Spiritual Impressions

Trusting   Leave a comment

Thank you to the One who has the power-

To break the binding chains of sorrow-

Nothing can be kept from You, nothing is unknown-

Cannot see Your face, yet know we’re not alone-

Plant so firm and deep Your seed-

To grow each thought and word and deed-

Wipe away the tears of yesterday-

Burn bright the path to walk today-

Doreen Birdsell

Posted September 24, 2012 by doreenbirdsell in Spiritual Impressions

The Best Things in Life are …   Leave a comment

~Late September Sunday~

The undiscovered, not on plan, just for fun, time on hands

Free and easy thing to do

Posted September 23, 2012 by doreenbirdsell in Spiritual Impressions

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