Showing posts from January, 2013

He Showed Me the Rain

As I have become older, I have thought about the impact we each have on the lives of others. I have grieved over the loss of good friends who are gone. And I have wondered "What happened?" to acquaintances who did not stick around long enough to be more than an acquaintance. Usually these people were needy and took the gift of friendship and left. Friendship takes time. Friendship is like learning to dance. Step by step you figure out the friendship rhythm without losing your own beat. Friends complement your dance even if occasionally they step on your toes. As I pondered the wonder and gift of friendship, the Lord showed me the rain. The slow steady drizzle, a mist, and the drenching rain. Rain that falls quickly, rain that covers with moisture and rain that arrives with noticeable intent. As I questioned Him, "How and why can we pour out love and help into another person and just be forgotten? Used in some instances and then discarded? And He showed me

At Heart I Am a Child

At times I publish some of my poetry from my poetry journal, Letting Go of Cockatoo Dreams. Here is one of my poems. At heart I am a child  and the world and its trappings to much to bear I am hidden  as I pool my tears behinds eyes and ears Hating the soul tear that rends my resolve to not cry To not care To hold my resolve   a broken baby doll And then I remember daddy My father, God who holds me gently and gathers my tears Who reminds me while my sobs still hang in the air Hush my child It is alright to care To fall, yet fly,  under girded, safely guarded  In the shadow of His wings It is there  that I fly At heart I am a child learning to forgive, learning to forget pressing forward unto a new way At heart I am a child His child and today  is a new day ~ 2012 Debbie Turner Chavers Psalm 56:8 Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: [are they] not in thy book? Psalm 17:8   Keep me as the ap