Saturday, September 27, 2008

O taste and see

As I bit into a piece of delicious cheese cake, I thought how wonderfully it tasted,
As I calculated every bite, I savored the moment and it appealed to my appetite,
I thought to myself
O taste and see
And take a bite of God's word and how it appeals to my spiritual appetite
O taste and see
How good it is as we spiritually digest slowly this great delight
To become full of God's word is to stand in the power of HIS might
O taste and see
That the Lord is good
So let us read, praise and pray to Him like we should
Our spiritual food does more than natural could
O taste and see
That the Lord God Almighty is GOOD

Rev. Cheryl Thomas

Copyright © 2008

Psalm 34:8 O taste and see that the Lord is good
Blessed is the man that trusteth in Him

Photos by Trish @ Through the Viewfinder

Photo: Food Table by LJN

Thank you to my niece Rev. Cheryl Jackson for another beautiful writing!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tell her Again, Tell me again, and Say it again…

He whispers it in her ear, it startled her. Her eyes began to soften as she focused in on his face.

He said from the start that she would never hear those words spoken unless they were really

He told her that these words may not be spoken very often and that she would know beyond a shadow of a doubt that he would always be there…until death do we part.

He knows that these words are not said to her as much as she would like to hear them or needs to hear them… for him they will forever be the same.

This has never been his need… from the start he presented her with you should always know this. Now he understands her need… So he whispers to her I love you!

And he will tell her Again… Tell me Again… Say it again…

Written by Trish

Photos by Trish @ Through the Viewfinder

"For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart.
It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul." - Judy Garland

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Another Wedding Anniversary...

Out with the old and in with the new!

I have recently noted that just as our Wedding Anniversary is approaching we seem to have one, two, and (sometimes) three arguments. Having an argument a week or three days before your anniversary is a real let-down. However I would not trade in any of those arguments for anything else that could happen in a marriage. Such as infidelity, mental or physical abuse, emotional infidelity, your spouse telling you that he/she doesn’t love you anymore and wants a divorce. I know that this may seem strange to some, but I truly believe that these arguments are meant to happen, especially at this time.

I can not exactly tell you when or how we developed into placing some of our problems/issues under a rock and then proclaiming that we had reached a resolution to the problem/issue. I discovered the reason why we did this was because we did not want to admit to our self or to each other that we were deficient in any way. Instead of grasping a hold of the deficiencies and fear of having them, we just placed them under that familiar rock. We would both agree that the issue was resolved until in an argument we were met with the same “buzz” words that were so commonly associated with “THE RESOLVED ISSUE”, much to the surprise of both of us we finally realized that this time we had only one choice and that was to face the deficiencies in our self and in our relationship, so that we could make things right.

I now see those arguments as an “airing out” if you will. Now when our anniversary day comes I have a great sense of wholeness with myself and in our relationship that is coupled with a feeling of a new beginning. We have developed the right tools in which we can now take our relationship even higher than we could have imagined!

For me our anniversary day doesn’t just represent the number of years that we have been married to each other, but rather the number of years that we have been building a relationship with one another. I now view our anniversary as a ringing out of the old and a ringing in of the newwhat an exciting feeling that is!

Thank you LJN for loving me unconditionally for 36 years!

"Love is patient, Love is kind, It does not boast, It is not proud." I Corinthians 13:4.

Photos - Grass Rock & Cloud Frame by Trish @ Through the Viewfinder

***Additional Photos - Courtesy of TLJN Archives