Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Rain // A Poem

Happy Wednesday, readers! Pardon the absence of a post last weekend... I was gone on a youth trip and forgot to schedule something ahead of time. ;) 

I have another poem today. Do you enjoy seeing poems on Chosen Vessels? Should I continue sporadically with them or stop throwing these cringe-worthy writings y'all's way?  

sitting on the porch 
rain pouring down 
it patters on the roofs

ringing against the metal
making pelts on the road 
soaking the grass

the dampness encompasses me 
as the storm grows 
increasing in fury
but I don't fear it 

there's a special peace in the rain 

with rain droplets on leaves 
and trickles in gutters
it enters a dirty world 
but leaves it different 

the same effect Christ has 
when He enters our hearts 
our dirty hearts 
sin-sick lives 
made clean 
in His love and grace 


P.S. I recently found out that a friend of mine's mom is battling breast cancer. She is a blogger, and some if not all of you are probably familiar with their names, but the family doesn't wish to have that information disclosed at this time. God knows who they are, and I know your prayers would be appreciated. <3 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A Belated Mothers Day Post {2017}

Well, I'm a bit late to jump on board with all the other bloggers posting beautiful poems and such honoring the mothers, grandmothers, and mother figures in their lives. 

Why, you ask? Honestly, I don't know. Other than that I don't feel like I can write a poem that would fulfill everything I would want it to say. So I'm going to go with a simple list of attributes I see in the lovely lady who has raised me. 

My Momma... 

...she's truly a godly lady who loves the Lord 

...she's a leader among the ladies at church 

...she's patient, loving, and kind 

...she's my favorite teacher 

...she's my mentor 

...she's my friend 

...she's my example to follow 

Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. 
~ Proverbs 31:30 KJV

Love you, Mom!! <3 

Monday, May 8, 2017

It's the Little Things...

It's the little things that make the difference. They make me happy, make me smile, make me feel all whimsical inside. Things like... 

children's smiles 

~ blowing dandelions

~ chatting and being goofy with a friend 

~ colored pens 

~ dancing in the grocery store until I realize someone is watching me (it was this older lady and she just grinned and kept going ;D) 

~ wildflowers 

~ hyper puppy dogs 

~ perfectly-creamed coffee 

~ new books

~ those times when people look at you and make eye contact and smile. And it just convinces you that there is still goodness in this world.  

So what's my point in all this? It's quite simple, really. 

A recent prayer of mine is for God to used me to bring people to Him. For His light to shine from me. And after overlooking what was right in front of me for quite awhile...I came to a conclusion. 

We don't have to do anything drastic to touch people's lives. 

And what do I mean by that? It's the little things that make the difference. A smile, a laugh, acknowledging someone's presence even if they're a total stranger. Be open and happy. Let His light and His love shine through you. 

One person may only be able to touch a handful of lives, but what if we all did this? What if we all tried to reach out to those around us? The impact would be multiplied so many times over.  

Wanna join me? Take up the challenge and strive everyday to reach out to those around you with what you have -- a smile, your time, your love. Whatever they need that you have. That's all, nothing drastic. 


Hopefully y'all could something out of that disjointed collection of thoughts...until next time! 


P.S. Between wisdom teeth removal, Camp NaNoWriMo, end of the school-year gunk, and life in general, this blog has been neglected lately. Hopefully I'll get back in the groove soon, and maybe until then y'all can appreciate the good parts of my sporadic-ness. :) 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Resurrection Sunday {Easter 2017}

He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it. 
~ Isaiah 25:8 KJV

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? 
~ John 11:25-26 KJV

And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. 
~ Luke 24:5-7 KJV

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 
~ John 3:16-17 KJV

What is Easter? 

It's not about pretty dresses and new shoes, it's not about cute hairstyles and Easter eggs. It's not about chocolate bunnies and baskets of candy. 

It's a celebration of Jesus Christ defeating death and rising from the grave on that third and glorious day. It's about never-failing, agape love. It's about redemption and grace and joy. It's about salvation and eternal life. 

Rejoice in His goodness, bask in his presence, and spread the news of His salvation... 

Happy Resurrection Sunday, friends!! <3