Friday Faith ~ Guest, Paul Lenzi

This week, for Friday Faith, I’m pleased and honored to once again feature Paul Lenzi—poet extraordinaire, and a man of deep and tested faith.  Click the link to comment on his blog.  Thanks, Paul—may God richly bless you ♥Stella, 2017

Leap of Faith

small fluid dynamics

the barely perceptible

nourishing nuances

gently enmeshed in

the ebb and the flow

within delicate tissues

an aqueous breathing

of crystallin lenses

miraculous organs

enlighten the brain

taking into one’s ken

form and function

of all that exists

in the visible world

concrete insights

admitting of knowledge

and yet despite all

that is seen remain

deeper realities ever

invisible mysteries

vital insensible truths

that may only be reached

by one daring enough

to suspend the mechanics

of cognitive vision

shirk safety and

step from the edge

of that rational ledge

direct into the

ungrounded air

of a brave

leap of faith

Keepsake Faith

“Believin’ in the things you cannot see~

It’s hard sometimes, but it’s the way for me~

‘Cause things I saw began to fall and slowly fade away~

But the things the Lord has shown to me are in my heart to stay.”

Dallas Holm, from “If All I Ever Knew” (Christian music artist http://www.dallasholm.com/about/)

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Image ~ Pixabay

Good News for the New Year

Here are 10 Things GOD Wants YOU to Remember (from Numbers 6:24, NIV):

I AM For You

I LOVE YOU

I BELIEVE In You

I Will NOT Fail You

I Will BE With You

I Will PROVIDE For You

I WILL BLESS YOU

I Will GIVE You REST

I Will STRENGTHEN You

I Will ANSWER You

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Happy New Year  ♥Stella, 2017

End Notes for 2016 ~

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One of my very fave movie lines is so appropriate for the end of one year, and beginning of a new one.  It’s from “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”—and if you’ve not seen it, and the sequel, you’re truly missing out.  If you’re unfamiliar with the film, it takes place in India.  The line, a native gem, is spoken with lovely fervency by the Marigold’s hotelier, “Sonny”—who is a most delightful character!  Here it is:

“Everything will be alright in the end…so, if it is not alright…it is not yet the End.”

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In 2016, I …

Burned a few bridges

Deadwood, unsafe for travel

♥ Heart’s burden lightened

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Prayed for my neighbors

Instead of mutely cursing

♥ Room for heart-burden

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Grew bumper-crop, “Faith”

Full barn with plenty to share

Encourage others ♥

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Opened more new blogs

Keeping readers on their toes

Loyal followers ♥

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Tiny bits of snow

Fell…year’s last day ~ ground looks like

Manna from Heaven ♥

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I have very much to be grateful for this day, God is so faithful to take care of every detail in our lives.  Thank you, thank you—to those of you I’ve come to know from a distance, yet are as close as the Comment Box.  Be assured that I keep you in my heart, and prayers—I wish you ALL GOOD THINGS, GOD’S BEST BLESSINGS throughout 2017 ♥Stellarose-4

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