Pilgrim of The Way

Buffeted some days

Pilgrim in this foreign land…


Have I none, but of The Way

Soul is ardent follower—

The Shepherd leads me

Onward, places undefined…

Faith, trust built stronger

With every step, mile we gain

His Presence ever remains

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Balm for ‘Blurry Wobbly’


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Life can often feel

Blurry…wobbly, crossing bridge

One season to next

“Don’t look down” I tell my soul

“God holds you steady, Believe”

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“Do not let your heart be troubled (afraid, cowardly). Believe [confidently] in God and trust in Him, [have faith, hold on to it, rely on it, keep going and] believe also in Me.” John 14:1, Amplified Bible

“Peace I leave with you; My [perfect] peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. [Let My perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge.]” John 14:27, AMP

“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” Isaiah 26:3, New Living Translation

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All My Days (Twiglet-291)


All my days called forth

By breath of God in Heaven

His eyes upon me

He drew, painted each detail

Rich canvas, journey—my life

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“Surely goodness and mercy and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, And I shall dwell forever [throughout all my days] in the house and in the presence of the LORD.” Psalm 23:6, Amplified Bible

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Share Your World

Thanks to Sadje for the image today!


I haven’t done Share Your World in years, but it’s so dang HOT, what else is there to do?  The link above will take readers to the challenge info and invitation—pour a glass of ice tea over your head and check it out😉  Basically, it works like this:  the host asks questions—we who accept the challenge, answer them.


Do you ever feel more excited about getting the package in the mail, rather than the item that’s in it?

No—unless the package is delivered to my door so I don’t have to trek down to the mailbox.

What is the difference between your ideal self and your real self?  (i.e. what attribute or physical feature would allow you feel the ideal ‘you’?)

Ideally, I’d still look 50…slender, Natalie Wood beautiful (those days are forever dead).  My ideal self would be mellow (sweet never-ruffled Bible-hugging church lady)—instead of not-mellow, i.e., edgy, impatient, critical, subject to irritability, rants, unstable moods, and a frown that makes demons flee.

If you found $2,000 on the ground and there were no witnesses, what would you do with it?

Are you crazy?  I’d grab it!  (And then think about reporting the find—truly willing to return it…after all, God always has His eye on me!)

Are you ever morally obliged to take action? Under what circumstances?

Fortunately, I don’t recall being in a situation where the question arose.  Like many people, I lack courage to “take action” because retaliation is a serious possibility in these increasingly violent times.  But until you’re smack in the middle of a moral dilemma, you don’t know with certainty how you’ll respond—I might suddenly be anointed with holy boldness and become a force to be reckoned with.  (It could happen😉)

Gratitudes:  I’m ever grateful to the faithful (“Way Maker”) wow-God who’s with me in this fiery furnace heatwave—and thankful, blessed that He’s provided a patient woman as my caregiver twice a week.  Tomorrow she’ll drive me anywhere there’s A/C!

©Leyde Ryan

Automatic (Honest) Response


My automatic response to this brutal heatwave is to whine, accompanied by severe (unwanted) irritability/crankiness.  (It’s 91.6 degrees INSIDE at 6pm.)

After I regain my senses, however temporarily, I think with compassion on all who are suffering much worse than myself, and pray for them…

After all, I have The Good and Loving God who sustains me.💙

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