Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The Bookmark of Saint Teresa of Avila

Let nothing disturb you;
Let nothing make you afraid.
All things are passing;
God alone never changes.
Patience gains all things.
Who has God wants nothing.
God alone suffices.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Happy Birthday Mummy

Blessings, blessings, blessings,

Blessing I pray
For you obeyed Him
Though all else yelled impossible!
You obeyed Him, and allowed life

Blessing I pray
For you remained faithful to Him
In all moments,
From Him did you gained all wisdom and strength

Thank you Mummy
For giving me the greatest gift of all
The gift of faith in Him
Like you, I too will cling to Him at all times.

Happy Birthday Mummy , love you dearly.


In Your time Lord,
Comfort for the broken,
Strength for the weak,
Courage for those in fear.

In Your time Lord,
Tears wiped away,
Strength renewed,
Eyes opened to Your infinite glory.

In Your time Lord
The fruits of faith shall bloom
Purifying fires put to rest
Strength of stone bestowed

In Your time Lord
The purpose revealed
For each and all
Who choose You as Lord and Saviour

These and more,
You have promised,
For Your people,
For those who wait upon You .

Monday, February 19, 2007

I received an email last week. An email that stirred my innermost being , not only provoking thoughts..but confirming what I felt I should be doing…

i replied the email and shared it with my closet friends…they prompted me to share it with all. The meditation he speaks of is what was posted in my previous post.

Here it is..

Dear Louisa,

I found your wonderful poem today by "divine accident." Every week, I search via Google for the phrase "will you bless me" because it's the title of a children's book I helped publish. This week's search brought me directly to one place: your poem!

The heart and words of your poem, "I'm home, My Love" are so timely and inspiring to me. Why? Because a very close friend of mine (named Peter) just learned that his wife (Sarah) has decided to separate from him after 23 years of marriage. It's a very painful, heartbreaking situation, and it seems to me that only a miracle willd restore this broken marriage and family of four.

I know your poem speaks of straying from God and returning to the Lord Himself, your First Love. But as I read it today, the words also seemed so fitting for Peter and Sarah's circumstances. So, as huge as a miracle as it would be, I am hoping and praying that the heart and words you wrote would flow from Sarah's heart -- not only for the Lord Jesus Himself, but also for her husband Peter. Would you join me in that prayer?

Today, I printed out your poem and was ready to walk away from the computer to share it with my family -- but then I felt inspired to write you this word of encouragement and thanks, realizing that you'd never know how personally meaningful it was to someone here thousands of miles away in the USA. It also dawned on me that you'd especially appreciate this Meditation (printed below, which speaks of your mission.).

May the Lord of the Universe
continue to inspire you and
guide you along the path.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Thank you Joseph for sharing this with me.

God has created me
to do Him some definite service.
He has committed some work to me
which He has not committed to another.

I may never know it in this life
but I shall be told it in the next.

A bond of connection between persons
He has not created me for naught
I shall do good — I shall do His work
I shall be an angel of peace
A preacher of truth in my own place
while not intending it
if I do but keep his commandments.

whatever I am, I can never be thrown away if I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him if I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him.

He knows what he is about
He may take away my friends
He may throw me among strangers
He may make me feel desolate
make my spirits sink
hide my future from me – still

- John Henry Newman

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

I'm home , My Love.

I was climbing the highest mountain
You were leading me…
You showed me safest paths
Your strongest guards, sent forth for me

You held me close…
The prettiest flowers of the valley
You placed upon my hair
By the coolest waters..You allowed me rest.

But from the path I strayed
To paths that were no longer safe…
Your guidance…I forced away
Your flowers..I crushed

I stood on rocky edges..
On quicksand I place my tents
Poisonous flowers and fruits I ate..
And all I began to feel…was pain

My Love, I have fallen
From You I strayed
You I have betrayed
You I crucified

Please, will You forgive me?
Please, will you bless me with the grace to forgive myself?
All I want to do is be faithful to You, my love
I long to come back onto your paths..

My love, I have never felt more sorry
The pain of my fault hurts so very much
A pain I willingly bear..for so great was my fault
To Your perfect love , I long to return.

My Love, I need Your strength
My Love, I need Your guidance
My Love , I cant live without You
I need You. Now. More than ever before.

Be my strength in my weaknesses
Be the balm that soothes this pain
Be the joy the my trickling tears are
For I love You..and only You

Friday, February 9, 2007

Jesus take the wheel by Carrie Underwood

She was driving last Friday on her way to Cincinnati
On a snow white Christmas Eve
Going home to see her Mama and her Daddy with the baby in the backseat
Fifty miles to go and she was running low on faith and gasoline
It would been a long hard year
She had a lot on her mind and she didn't pay attention
She was going way to fast
Before she knew it she was spinning on a thin black sheet of glass
She saw both their lives flash before her eyes
She didn't even have time to cry
She was sooo scared
She threw her hands up in the air

Jesus take the wheel
Take it from my hands
Cause I can't do this all on my own
I'm letting go
So give me one more chance
To save me from this road I'm on
Jesus take the wheel

It was still getting colder when she made it to the shoulder
And the car came to a stop
She cried when she saw that baby in the backseat sleeping like a rock
And for the first time in a long time
She bowed her head to pray
She said I'm sorry for the way
I've been living my life
I know I've got to change
So from now on tonight

Jesus take the wheel
Take it from my hands
Cause I can't do this all my own
I'm letting go
So give me one more chance
To save me from this road I'm on

Oh, Jesus take the wheel
Oh, I'm letting go
So give me one more chance
Save me from this road I'm on
From this road I'm on
Jesus take the wheel
Oh, take it, take it from me

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Happy 4th Birthday Rahul !

A precious gift to more than one,
A heavenly blessing,
Every inch crafted perfectly
With every smile, joy, joy immeasurable

The moon could have never told
How your little snore four years ago
Could have melted the least worthy of them all
A memory, able to warm the coldest day

The stars could have never shown
The healing your innocence would channel
Love in its truest form
I was taught, looking into your eyes

The winds could never have whispered
The warmth your embraces have
The laughter and amazement all you say bring
Rahul , such a blessing , such a gift you are.

As the clouds pass on
Each day a memory made with your precious smile
I look to heavens, and I thank Him for the gift of you.
This amazing creation, my humble life has been blessed with.

Happy 4Th Birthday Rahul.

Love you so very dearly.