Spirit of Life

Quietly the mighty river runs while my baby sleeps, beside the cool running water
Cool running water, crystal clear, music to my baby’s ears, sunshine and water
Oh! a day beside the running water, watching my baby sleep
While waiting on my love, through kisses and dreams of life
Cool running water running softly while my baby sleeps
I imagine the dreams of a child, my child
I pray for your life to be that of peace
I hear your murmur as you sleep
It soothes as I day dream beside you
Quietly the mighty river runs while my baby sleeps, beside the cool running water
Cool running water, crystal clear, music to my baby’s ears, sunshine and water

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A day to dream

 

 

As Autumn turns into winter
Throughout these mellow days
Sky’s soft and powdery blue
Sometimes cloudy and grey
Yet perfume lingers, pursuing my heart
Sit idle pondering your day
Let us lie down and dream
A day is varied by the dream

Sunshine is gentle
The warmth of the sun is softened
To daydream in this time of the year
A warmth from heaven is leaning
On your heart

The waters lie calm, see how calm the day is
The definition of a dream beneath the sky
As the sun draws on a haze, glistening above
Dreams float away on these gentle days

Lay down the pen, compile a thought
The battle within your thoughts cease
The tide lay silent as nature rests,
Dreams for the season, float

While life waits, work waits
So does my heart, wait for my thoughts
Gather my pen in the hours of rare warmth
Write down thoughts of gold
As winter nears

Sometimes I dream too long
My dreams get me through
“I wonder do you dream too long?”
We must wake, sometimes shivering
At a gentle touch, those hours we lost
Dust of the dreams, flowers that have withered

We make ready for winter, stormy days and nights
Autumn days, soft and gentle, golden days
With sky, so powdery blue, light hazy sky’s
My heart, guides my pen.
As the day is varied by the dream.

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Your image waiting for me

A journey through despair
Across valleys
I came through a journey once
My sight more powerful than the darkness
Through the night visions of the past
Fair memories of eyes that once smiled
Perfume lingered, as I came through the valley
,
Through the journey I began to see
Fair and far, images floating looking up
Searching the stars, leading them
Toward the shore, of my lost
The arrow, now lingering, floating
Hope, now lingers in the future
As I journey across the valley

Empty from a journey through the valley
Though a light now shines, like a beam
Lightning flashes across the horizon
Desolate, in despair, loves eyes now searching
Dear God, I have journeyed, but I fell
My soul searching for you God,
Now as I come through the valley
I recognised Your image waiting for me
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In Jesus name Amen

Children and babies utter gentle words

Children and babies utter gentle words
Singing songs of play, entwining a magic web
Silencing enemies around the world

A look to the heavens, gentle hands
Reaching out, creating the sun, the moon and the stars
Entwining a magic web

Children of the universe, babies of the universe
Become people of the universe
“Why do we think about them?
Why do we notice them?
Why do we care about them?
Why are they important to us?

With all the glory and honour
They are almost like Gods
All the people of the universe
Now in charge of everything
You put everything under their control

The sheep, the cattle, and all the wild animal
People of the universe
Rule the world, the birds in the sky
The fish in the ocean

The world brings you praise
For You created heaven and earth
And the people

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The value of a friend

This is an important post to me, I have been thinking about words that were offered to me be two special people in my life. My Dad and his brother two very wise men who cherished the core values of life. They taught me a great deal about words friends, I listened, but my life went in other directions. I write this for them, as I did remember what they taught me, one very important phrase I remember from them is “A friend is like a good book, treat your book with care and life will treat you well.”

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
Mark Twain

As we look up the definition of, Friend: There are people who are aware of how different you are and still enjoy your company. People who make you laugh till you cry. A friend who will share a tear with you is a true friend. When you don’t have enough money to get a ice cream, they chip in. A true friend will offer support and not expect anything in return.  I did not look up the real definition of the word friend; it is how I feel about friends today. I guess I always did feel this way, but till I was prepared to let the walls down and share my life with other people did I realize what a true friend really is.

As I have opened up my life and let people in, I have seen from firsthand experience what a friend can be. Sharing my life with people letting people get to know me has shown me the true feeling of friendship. Not false.

Over the years of my life I’ve struggled to connect with people around me, there has been seasons where I evolved in a community, I felt as though I was living but today I’ve realized I was not. Today now, I’ve learned so much on what it feels like to live in a world where we can thrive.

I feel as though I have been open and honest about my life, I had to be as I was making my way as a single person in a new world. I was so nervous talking to people yet amazingly as I travelled my life story had to come out. People are inquisitive and want to know where you come from or who you are. As I am an introvert this was hard for me but now I say “Hi” and move on and try to move the conversation in a different direction. I can talk about my past now, but I talk about it in a different way, there is no more hurt in my voice. You have to be open and honest if you want to form a true friendship.

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
Albert Camus

I try to remember the little things, it is important because friendships cannot always be one sided. Life is not always about you, other people you meet have stories as well they need to share. Friendships that have built up over the decades are special; there are reasons why they have lasted. Maybe you celebrated victories shared a special moment over time. A special memory that you remember; over time which stays with you forever a memory only know by you both. It does not take much to pick up the phone and have a chat to a friend. A friendly sms, or a friendly email as it happens in today’s world. Or even a snail mail note can be a special gift from the heart to a friend.

A few milestones are creeping up in my life, special birthdays, and victories in life. Sharing these celebrations has been different as my life has grown in different directions.  Learning to smile and say “Hi” can create a healthy life and celebrate the core of friendships.

Creating a basis for support in a friendship is important, if people need help that is recovering from surgery or other personal needs. Today I try to keep a diary to remind me of things that are going on in my life and around me.

Throughout our daily lives communication and the use of words is a vital part of any relationship, especially ones that last a life time. To me I try to listen carefully and pay attention to conversations. I try to choose words carefully and use words wisely. Before I used to hide my emotions, I kept my life a closed book. Today I express my feelings openly which has given me space for healing and growth. I was so vulnerable to everything surrounding my life; I think as I have progressed along my journey I have made real long lasting connections and friendships that are stronger. I’ve opened up and shared my story with many making a lasting bond.

My aim is to keep learning and keep growing, the friendships I’ve made in the latter half of my life have shown me I can adept to change and different circumstance of life. Sharing my thoughts on life with a friend now means more to me than it ever did before; life is so flexible now constantly evolving. Something new every day happens in the country.

I’ve written and learned a great deal about forgiveness, to forgive freely in a relationship is important. We are human and we all make mistakes, nobody is perfect. To experience a lifelong friendship, there are plenty of opportunities where there can be hurt feelings or mistakes can be made. Life in this world today is so much better living in harmony together. Learning to open up and pressing on in life has been the best thing for me as an introvert. Creating true friendships in a new lifestyle.

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Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: 10 If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!

John 15:12-15

12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.

Have you ever?

Have you ever?
Wondered where all the joy is gone!
Felt so flat, in a world full of balance
There is no purpose left in life

Have you ever?
Wanted to cry, cry so hard you will flood the room
I sometimes sit and wonder, what I would do
I know I will get through, I challenge myself each day
Many struggle to climb out of the hole

Have you ever?
I used to wonder, would anyone care
If I was not around, life will go on with out me
I have cried lately it’s not fair!

Have you ever?
Feelings, hopes and dreams
Wondered where they have all gone
Dreams trampled, feelings trampled, hopes all gone

Have you ever told yourself?
‘Life is full of hard knocks,, get up, go out and live’
No matter what the challenge you can do it
Get up get going!

Have you ever told yourself?
There is hope
There is someone that cares
You can cope
Just one person
Who needs you in their life

Now realise, there is meaning to life
Life is not always dark
Life is not always lonely
There is a reason to life
Turn on the light of life

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‘Life’ a dramatic word so often used

Life has been offering me some twists and turns lately, so me from doing what I want to do. Making me feel a bit angry, now it is teaching me to be patient, accept help as I know now I need it. Above all try anything and my health will improve.

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Life a word so often used
Life hands us so many twists and turns
So much joy is offered in ‘life’
I wonder where it goes at times
We have the right to wonder
We often remark “Life is not fair”
Or it is “Just life and no fault of yours”
Learning to live ‘life’
Growing out of a shadow
Learning to stand and be noticed
You can win at life
We made our choices
Do not despair
There is always a solution
Slow down ‘Life’
Look deep inside
You will find the strength
To run the race of ‘life’
And not give in to the demons of ‘life’
When you have not lived
And now I must get on with life
And live the ‘life’ I destined for myself

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