Oh That I Would Ever Wonder

Photography, Praise

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Oh That I Would Ever Wonder

 

Oh why is it, that I would ever wonder, how You know
Each person’s need, each person’s hurt, each person’s heart.
Why oh why is it that I would ever wonder how You know.
You are so faithful, so true.
Giving constant abiding love.
Unspoken to anyone, You hear the small voices inside the heart.
You hear the cry of Your child.
And in ways so gentle you work, You speak.
We have to listen or we will not hear or see.
The need is met, the heart and the hurts are comforted.
Love is given, love is shown.
Comforting the cry of Your child.
Oh, why is it that I would ever wonder how You know.                                                                                                                           Gay Nell Olive

 

 

The Way Beneath My Feet

 

How beautiful the way beneath my feet

Watching each step that I take

Can anything but joy feel my heart

To see all these natural creations

Given to us by God

pretty rocks

 

rocks hills

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giving thanks always for everything
to God the Father
in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Ephesians 5:20 (HCSB)

 

 

Photography, Praise

BE STILL

Photography, Praise

   BE STILL

Be still in the moment.
Listen, look at life.
Acknowledge Him.
          

 

 

PSALMS 46:10

10 Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth! NKJV

 

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As freezing temperatures approached,  I  cut the stem and brought the blooms inside.

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Amaryllis 2017

 

Keep Me Focused On The Purpose

Photography, Praise

While walking in my yard yesterday and I noticed an amaryllis bulb that had grown and produced a  strong stem with a richly colored bud.

Single Amaryllis Bulb Focused on Its Purpose

 

I knew it was  getting ready to open into a beautiful amaryllis flower. This is the first year for one stem to grow by itself. There are many more bulbs at the same spot that have not grown yet.  I was fascinated by this one amaryllis fulfilling its purpose, all alone, yet strong and beautiful. Hence the poem below:

 

focused on the purpose

 

Job 14:1-2
Man born of woman
is short of days and full of trouble.
He blossoms like a flower, then withers;
he flees like a shadow and does not last.
(HCSB)

 

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  

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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Peace and Comfort

Photography, Praise

Feeling prayers everywhere.                                                                                                                           Knowing God is with you.                                                                                                                               Brings peace and comfort.                                                                                                                             That nothing else can do.

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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

Gloria In Excelsis

Praise

 

“Angels We Have Heard On High (Traditional)”

Angels we have on heard high
Sweetly singing ore the plains
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains

Gloria in excelsis Deo
Gloria in excelsis Deo

Come to Bethlehem and see
Christ whose birth the angels sing
Come adore on bended knee
Christ the Lord the newborn King

Gloria in excelsis Deo
Gloria in excelsis Deo

See him in a manger laid
Whom the choirs of angels praise
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid
While our hearts in love we raise

Gloria in excelsis Deo
Gloria, in excelsis Deo
Gloria in Excelsis Deo

 

Information from Wikipedia:

Angels We Have Heard On High is a Christmas carol of French origin , author unknown, in the public domain. The song commemorates the story of the birth of Jesus Christ found in the Gospel of Luke, in which shepherds outside Bethlehem encounter a multitude of angels singing and praising the newborn child.

THE LOVELY FOX SQUIRELL

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FOX SQUIRELLI enjoy watching these every year scurrying around finding nuts and acorns, eating them and burying them for later consumption. I have tried on many occasions to get a close-up picture. Today is the first time I feel that I have one slightly close of  being worthy to be posted. My photography is so limited but I do enjoy it.

We have weather changes approaching and many days of rain in the forecast so the squirrel we call our pet friend, is busy today preparing!

ALL THAT YOU NEED

Praise

ALL THAT YOU NEED

If words could heal.
And bring you comfort.
I would fill the page full.
I would write to there was no end.
To ease the pain.
I know you are in.

Prayers so many are being prayed.
For you just now.
We all hurt, we all care.
Look up to God above.
Your heart and mind He does love.
Peace and comfort He can give.

Tell Him all about how you feel.
He cares so much for you.
Your pain and hurt will still be there.
But easier you will find.
To carry the burden and the load.
That your heart fills.

Let go, look up and take His hand.
Let Him walk beside you.
Or carry you if you need Him to.
Just call Him by His name.
You will know that you are in His care.
And that is all that you need.

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

HUMMINGBIRDS SHARING AND IN FLIGHT

Photography

HUMMERS HUMMINGBIRDS SHARING  

(Sharing a poem I wrote about the Hummingbird with their pictures)

THE Hummingbird

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

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

All THAT YOU NEED

Praise, Thoughts Today

(First shared July 6)

ALL THAT YOU NEED

If words could heal.
And bring you comfort.
I would fill the page full.
I would write to there was no end.
To ease the pain.
I know you are in.

Prayers so many are being prayed.
For you just now.
We all hurt, we all care.
Look up to God above.
Your heart and mind He does love.
Peace and comfort He can give.

Tell Him all about how you feel.
He cares so much for you.
Your pain and hurt will still be there.
But easier you will find.
To carry the burden and the load.
That your heart feels.

Let go, look up and take His hand.
Let Him walk beside you.
Or carry you if you need Him to.
Just call Him by His name.
You will know that you are in His care.
And that is all that you need.

Gay Nell Olive