Monthly Archives: January 2015

on poetry

I’m not one for poetry… I like rhyme, but well…

then I read this one in George MacDonald’s book, “The Lady’s Confession” (Michael R. Phillips, Editor)


it’s based on the scripture in the Bible about God knowing when EVERY bird dies.

It helps me.


Consider the Ravens


George MacDonald (1824-1905)
“Lord, according to thy words,

I have considered thy bird;

And I find their life good,

And better the better understood:

Sowing neither corn nor wheat,

They have all that they can eat;

Reaping no more than they can sow,

They have all that they can stow,

Having neither barn nor store,

Hungry again, they eat more.

Considering, I see too that they

Have a busy life, and plenty of play;

In the earth they dig their bills deep,

And work well though they do not heap;

Then to play in the air they are not loath;

And their nests between are better than both.


But this is when there blow no storms;

When berries are plenty in winter, and worms;

When their feathers are thick and oil is enough

To keep the cold out and the rain off.

If there should come a long hard frost,

Then it looks as thy birds were lost.


The bird has pain, but has no fear,

Which is the worse of any gear;

When cold and hunger and harm betide him,

He gathers them not, to stuff inside him;

Content with the day’s ill he has got,

He just waits, nor haggles with his lot;

Neither jumbles God’s will

With driblets from his own still.


But next I see in my endeavor,

Thy birds here do not live forever;

That cold or hunger, sickness or age,

Finishes their earthly stage;

The rook drops without a stroke,

And never gives another croak;

Birds lie here, and birds lie there,

With little feathers all astare;

And in thy own sermon, thou

That the sparrow falls dost allow.


It shall not cause me any alarm,

For neither so comes the bird to harm,

Seeing our Father, thou has said,

Is by the sparrow’s dying bed;

Therefore it is a blessed place,

And the sparrow in high grace.


It cometh therefore to this, Lord:

I have now considered thy Word,

And henceforth I will be thy bird.”


From the Bible:

1 Kings 17:4 – “I (God) have commanded the ravens to provide for you.”

1 Kings 17:6 – “The ravens brought him (the prophet) bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he would drink from the brook.”
the scriptures referenced in the poem:
Luke 12:24 – “Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn,
and yet God feeds them;
how much more valuable you are than the birds!”
Matthew 10:29 – “Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.”
Matthew 10:31 – “So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.”
Luke 12:6 – “Are not five sparrows sold for two cents? Yet not one of them is forgotten before God.”

Luke 12:7 – “Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.”

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on the longest night of my life

Actually it was morning…



I’d rather call them muscle-contractions… Helps my frame-of-mind.

Around 7am,

I read from my devotional Bible the following verse …


I landed on top of my Bible:

Psalm 37:4

“Delight yourself

in the Lord



will give


the desires

of your heart.”

My husband found me passed out on the bathroom floor sometime before 8am.

He’s the best man I’ve known.

He let me crawl back in my make-shift bed in the tub before going to our bed…

I wanted to make sure the bleeding


maybe I should call it the gushing

was over.

He brought me brunch when I finally woke up … mission figs may be a new favorite food.

Energy = low-ebb.

Going back to bed.


We’ll bury baby Sky soon.

I believe it was a little blonde-headed girl,


God is taking care of her in Heaven until we get to meet.

She was 9 weeks old.

I don’t think her heart ever started to beat.

I’ve never seen so much blood,

in such a short amount of time

from one person

in my life,


I’m a nurse.

Grateful I had just listened to my pastor’s teaching on the lady with the issue of blood…

I’ve been bleeding since Christmas Day.

I KNEW if God could help the lady in the Bible, He would help me.

On New Year’s Eve, God gave me the verse:

John 15:4

“Remain in Me,


I will remain you.

No branch can bear fruit by itself;

it must remain in the Vine.

Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in Me.”

All babies are God’s.

My husband and I are believing He will give us another.

God’s timing is always perfect – in everything.

I think Baby #2 will be a boy.

We serve an AWESOME God!

He took care of me every step of the way…

He prepared me in the days and weeks before the miscarriage.

I am blessed.

I waited to post this until all my family was notified.

I found this link on a dear one’s Facebook… there’s even verses at the end. I hope it helps others… I hope my blog helps others too.



Tuesday morning before work… what I thought was my period after thinking I was pregnant again…

was yet another miscarriage.

Yet, I trust God. His timing is perfect. I don’t have to understand it, but #3 will be right on time.

Daniel Kent I’m glad u r with Emili Sky.



While at a job, Hunter Perry joined them in Heaven.

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