I often think we live in a bubble, worried about our needs and the latest trends, but never realizing the reality beyond that. While we worry that our phones or electronics are last year’s model, there are people who haven’t had a bite to eat all day (or perhaps for several days). Let’s challenge ourselves to create awareness for the needs of our brothers and sisters in need, be informed, get involved, and keep them in our prayers. As the bible says “it is better to give, than to receive”.
I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. (1 Timothy 2:1 NLT)
In Mathew 24 Jesus reveals signs of the end of times, and among those is that love will grow cold. Today’s passage is a challenge to let our actions speak louder than our words. Although love may have grown cold, it hasn’t completely frozen over and died out. Today, rather than say we love, let us show it.
Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. (1 John 3:18 NLT)
For many years, writing has been a passion, but it wasn’t until a year ago that I began to share it with the world. My plan was to first introduce the writing, and then myself. So, a year later I’m doing just that. My name is Lisa and I am the writer behind the pen.
The page has been more of a therapy than anything else. Writing is my outlet not because I don’t have a voice, but because the thoughts and feelings flow better this way.
My main goal is not to use this platform for gain recognition or to vent frustrations, but to write something that will hopefully impact someone’s life. If something in a poem, image or reflection brightens someone’s day, brings a smile, consoles, or inspires, then I’ve attained said goal.
My faith and beliefs are very important to me, as they have helped form me, carried me through some of the darkest moments in life and are part of my daily living. Now laughter…well that has been like a soothing balm to my heart and soul.
One of the best lessons my mother taught me was to always aspire to be great, but to be grateful for what I have. I try to remind myself of this daily. In moments of frustration or sadness, I look at the blessings that surround me and am reminded that gratitude keeps us humble.
I believe that everyday is a gift, hence “present”, let’s make the most of each one. Tomorrow is never promised so yes, do all the cliches; sing like no one is listening, dance like no one is watching, love like you’ve never been hurt, laugh when you can, apologize when you should, let go of things you can’t change, say “I love you”, forgive, pray everyday and just be……HAPPY!
I’d like to thank you for taking the time to read this, as well as those who have liked, commented and shared. Moreover, I’m especially grateful to God who is first in my life, to my family for their love, and to friends who have supported me and have encouraged me to embark on this journey of sharing the pages of my heart. I cannot conclude without extending my sincerest gratitude to two very good friends who made it possible to have the pictures posted here. Thank you Jess from lifesatriphotography.com and Yiyi from @talkwithyiyi on Instagram, you guys are the best!!!!!
“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.” Our world is far larger than the bubble in which we live in. The book of Proverbs tells us that pride comes before the fall, but before that happens let us remember to think of those in need. Moreover, there’s no need to tell everyone what we do for others, like the popular saying goes; Work hard in silence and let your success make all the noise.
“Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.” (Phillipians 2:4 NLT)