Accept Who I Am Today

Photography, Poetry, Praise

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How do I thank you for coming and being born as a baby.
To give hope, love, grace, mercy and light to all who receive you.
So much love and grace I know you have given to others and to me.
I wonder what it is that I can do to show your love.
Many years you have given me and so thankful for that I am.
Independence is what I long for but it never seems to come.
Maybe acceptance is what I need to do.

Accept Who I Am Today, what I can do today.
Start each day with renewed strength in You.
That the day has been given me to serve You by serving others.
Thank You God, for giving us love and light through your Son.
Give me strength to do all You want me to do.
And to Accept Who I Am Today.

Gay Nell Olive

Sailing Through Life

Photography, Poetry, Praise

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My first post of the new year. How wonderful to start a new year on this blog.   Thank you to all my followers and supporters.

As we sail through life.

The waves may be rough and high.

If Jesus is our captain,

Peace will abide.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ©GayNell Olive

 

Merry Merry Christmas

Poetry, Praise

        Merry, Merry Christmas                                                                                                                                   How I love to say those words                                                                                                                         Happy Birthday to Jesus                                                                                                                                   Is what our words convey                                                                                                                                 Born by the virgin Mary                                                                                                                                   A gift of love given to us                                                                                                                           An unimaginable sacrifice                                                                                                                                                                                                    Words cannot describe                                                                                                                       Unconditional love, eternal life                                                                                                                     If we believe in Him                                                                                                                                           God gave His son, Jesus gave His life                                                                                                           No higher price for a gift could be paid                                                                                                      How I love to say those words                                                                                                                         Merry, Merry Christmas  

Thankful For This Day

Photography, Poetry

sky-102-1                                            Thankful for the day                                                                                                                                                      Let peace and love surround us

Different We Are

Photography, Poetry

Different we are                                                                                                                                                 As this pear tree’s twisted form                                                                                                                   Our fruit still to bear

 

Just to Know

Photography, Poetry, Praise

Just to know you are not alone.                                                                                                                     Just to know someone understands.                                                                                                           Someone hears, someone knows.                                                                                                               Gives a peace that came from above.                                                                                                           That was sent just for you.                                                                                                                               Hold on to it, it was a gift.                                                                                                                               Others  understand and care.                                                                                                                         You are not alone.

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It’s Given Freely To Those That You Treat

Poetry, Praise

 

When you care for us.

You see, listen and care.

Warm compassion and understanding is felt.

Not something that you have learned.

This is sharing something of you.

Given freely to those that you treat.

Your heart we do see as we sit before you.

Through the gentleness and kindness of each thing you do.

The beauty you have in your heart.

Radiates the love you have for your Lord.

Thank you for sharing that love.

When you treat me.

I Thank You Lord

Poetry, Praise, Thoughts Today

This is a poem of praise I wrote several years after the event that left me in a mind and body I did not know.  I knew if I did not do everything I could on each day I had been given, I was dishonoring God for giving me that day.  So this is not a recent event I am writing about, but I just decided to share it publicly.  My journey to this point has been long, and it was accomplished only with His help.

 

i thnak you Lord

Natural Beauty Inside and Out

Poetry

What a joy to see her walk into a room.
Brings sunshine and smiles everywhere.
One person so full of love.
Sharing the sweet kindness given her.
A jewel she is, given to us.
With radiant beauty to brighten all our ways.
Looking always upward to her Father above.
Showing us where her strength does lie.
A jewel she is ,given to us.
Natural beauty inside and out.

Gay Nell Olive

TWISTED VINES AND TWISTED ROADS

Poetry

Twisted Vines/Twisted Roads

Twisted vines in all directions

How do you know where to go

Up and up the trellis you climb

No end it seems you can find

 

Flowers pretty on the vine

Leaving sights and smells to behold

Have I flowered on my twisted road

Given beauty to behold

 

Twisted our roads in life may be

Going, it seems, in all directions

Upward, forward, reaching for the goal

Always more to be done

 

Looking backward on our vine

What is it that we see

Flowers of love and kindness

Fragrance to be remembered

 

Times with dried blooms

Weak and non-producing

Restoration we had to receive

Never broken from our source of strength

 

Your flower is gone but beauty remains

As on the trellis you do cling

Our lives are much the same

Hoping beauty remains

 

The beauty of sharing God’s love

Given freely to everyone

With the fragrance of kindness

On twisted vines and twisted roads

GAY NELL OLIVE

THE HUMMINGBIRD

Poetry

Hummingbirds flying back and forth.
Rushing they are to their source of strength.
Some share and some do not.
They want it all for themselves.
Peaceful it is watching them.
And hearing them humming in the air.
Many thoughts I have as I watch.
How we rush to our source of strength.
And sharing with others.
The blessings given to us.
Or standing on guard.
Protecting what we have.
Lessons, many there are to learn
Sitting and watching the Hummingbird.

Gay Nell Olive

GARDEN GRAZING

Poetry

My friend has taught me some finer things in life.
Things I did not know I was missing.

Garden grazing is one of those things
Sounds so very strange to my ears.

Without my friend I could not manage.
Helping me with so many things.

Hard aches and trials she does have.
Ones you would not want to claim.

She knows the word endurance.
And what life is all about.

She has taught me some finer things in life.
Things I did not know I was missing.

Garden Grazing

Garden Grazing

Garden grazing is one of those things.
Sounds so very strange to my ears.

A tomato, I may have eaten from the vine.
Even, blueberries,blackberries ,apples and figs.

But okra ! I was in shock.
Green beans,yes green beans.

And let us not leave out peas.
Just go ahead and shell them and eat.

Some finer things in life I’ve been taught.
Things I did not know I was missing.

Garden grazing is one of those things.
Sounds so very strange to my ears.

Gay Nell Olive

A “Gift” Came Your Way

Poetry

Many years ago, a gift came your way.
Unexpected it was, shocking and life changing.

Challenges so many,
Were brought your way.

Forward you stepped, full of strength,
That only God can give.

Someone special it takes.
To be chosen to receive this gift.

Someone who is loving,
Caring, wise and giving.

Twenty-four/seven,non-stop resilience,
No one really understands but you.

Long it wasn’t for you to be filled with love.
Chosen for this “gift” that came your way.

Gay Nell Olive ( for a friend)

I AM GOING TO SLEEP

Poetry
I AM GOING TO SLEEP Lying under the stars at night, In the warm night air. Thinking of animals, That might be near by, Caused no hesitation, For this nature lover. All wrap up as in a cocoon. Enjoying the nature God had provided. Music playing in the background. Of all the sounds of the woods. Crickets, a soothing constant. And the toad a spasmodic annoyance. Would, could sleep possibly come. Crickets constant and toads croaking. Bugs flying.  What just fell? I'm relaxed.  I love this. There are no animals around. I am  going to sleep.

I AM GOING TO SLEEP
Lying under the stars at night,
In the warm night air.
Thinking of animals,
That might be near by,
Caused no hesitation,
For this nature lover.
All wrap up as in a cocoon.
Enjoying the nature God had provided.
Music playing in the background.
Of all the sounds of the woods.
Crickets, a soothing constant.
And the toad a spasmodic annoyance.
Would, could sleep possibly come?
Crickets constant and toads croaking.
Bugs flying. What just fell?
I’m relaxed. I love this.
There are no animals around.
I am going to sleep!  Gay Nell Olive

Today Is The Day

Poetry

Today, today is the day,
God made special for us.
One of three it started,
Then four and five were added.

On this day he created you.
Gave to us a life so rare.
Full of love, joy and kindness.
Serving and loving her Lord.

This is your day,
God gave you live.
Today, today is the day,
God made special for us.

Gay Nell Olive

Written for for my sister on her birthday

Mr. Mockingbird

Poetry
Mr. Mockingbird

Mr. Mockingbird                                Gay Nell Olive

Mr. Mockingbird on the window’s ledge.

What makes you go up and down,

Pecking on my window pane?

Is it your reflection that you see?

Protecting your babies you must think,

As in their nest they lay close by.

Up and down, morning until night,

Pecking on my window pane.

Gay Nell Olive

April,27 2015

Poetry

April 27, 2011.
Winds blew and swirled about,
Not carrying what they touched.
Trees twisted, pulled up by roots.
Broken limbs everywhere.
Homes destroyed, lives taken.
Devastation everywhere.
Only seconds and all is gone.
The life that once we knew.
We must start all over again.
Where can we find the strength.
Disaster it did come.
But God’s grace and love was evident.
Outpouring of kindness and goodwill
Abounded everywhere.
It still hurts so much to look back,
And not see the same thing there.
But it’s forward that we shall look.
This is the day that we are given.
April 27, 2015.

Gay Nell Olive

Understanding Others

Poetry

Understanding Others

Easy it’s not to understand others,
When in their shoes we’ve not walked.
But love is the same no matter what.
He who created me, created them.

Love is patient and kind, believing,
Trusting and enduring all things.
Leaving judgement to our creator
Brings understanding others with ease.

Gay Nell Olive

THS 50th!!

Poetry

Fifty years, how can it be
Just doesn’t seem true to me
You’ve gone your way,I’ve gone mine
And now we meet once again

How blessed we are, to see each other
For some of us, we will miss
We loved them then, and love them now
Their place in our heart remains

It seems like yesterday,we walked those halls
With carefree and fun filled lives
As the day approaches, we anxiously await
Blessed and happy we are, this is our THS 50th!!

Gay Nell Olive