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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Sparrow’s Response

I’m delighted (and grateful) that Keith graciously allowed me to use his image which sparked my poem!  Click the link (name) if you’re not familiar with this fine gentleman…his “ramblings” are full of life, and often amuse me😊

Sometimes loud questions

Loom dour, heavy over me

Resembling hooded

Ghost, Ebenezer’s Future…

I shrink within, then feel rage

Desire to grasp them

One by one, twist murky life

Fast from last whisper

What voice, that dares to spook me

Steal joy out of simple days?

You blind fool, Darkness

I’ll see blessed Eternity

Heaven worry-free

Challenges of earthly life

Will all be closed behind me

So, annoying Haunt

Make your futile efforts scarce

This faith-filled sparrow

Nests in God’s great able hands

Feasts on provisions daily

©Leyde Ryan, 2022 ~ All rights reserved.

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