6. WatchmanWhile galaxies are all yours to commandMore Like This
You spend your days beside me without cease,
And nights are never lonely, for you stand
A watchman in the darkness, bringing peace.
Your universe of glories is untouched
Compared to what the human mind may know,
And yet in all its splendor, light, and such,
It's less to you than I, and how I grow.
The proof of this is seen in your release
Of all of Heaven's glory for a birth
And life and death among us--we the least,
Of all deserving of your gaze. This earth
Has seen you die and live again for grace,
And all there is of love is in your face.
Lent 4- BloodI spend my days bathed in crimson,More Like This
and the scarlet covers my stains.
Blood can drown a multitude of sins.
The drops fall from my fingertips
and bloom as lilies in the parched dust.
I am the colour of the setting sun.
This is the blood of Man, the blood of God.
It washes away the slaughtered bull,
bears away holocausts in its torrential flood.
It is the blood of the living, yours and mine,
spilled from the veins of the unborn and the ancient,
all who have been and will be.
We are the children of blood,
richer than wine, sang real,
dyed ruby, the colour of life.
Perfect ContritionIn a proper Catholic church, everything echoes. Any sound uttered within the building bounces of the floor and the walls and the high, vaulted ceilings, so much so that I imagine that they could easily reach the ears of God himself. It's a rather poetic thought, the voices of mere mortals ringing towards Heaven with the help of good acoustics, but that thought's tempered by the fact that it includes every single noise: the coughs of emphysemic old men, the rustling of an impatient young girl's dress, and the taps of even the softest rubber-soled sneakers are no exception. On rainy days like this one, those shoes tend to squeak, which probably hurts God's ears as much as it does mine. If I didn't feel like I had to be here today, the noise would be enough to drive me out the heavy double doors.More Like This
I didn't make it in time for Massand I honestly wasn't in a rush for it anywayso the church is mostly empty save for the few waiting in line for the confessional. This church h
God is LoveDoesn't matter if you're: Gay, Bisexual, Black, White, Spanish, Yellow, Purple, green with red polka dots, Atheist, Agnostic, Muslim, Any other religion out there, a hippy hugging a tree, a basket case, or dead.More Like This
God Loves everyone the same.
He is not a respecter of persons.
He Loves you as though you were the only person alive.
If you were the only one who sinned in the entire world, he would've still sent his son Jesus to die for you on that cross anyway.
Go to him as you are! - He will tell you what is wrong and what is right in his eyes.
He Loves you more than you could ever fathom.
Give your life to Jesus, go to him as you are...
....and He WILL show you the true and ONLY way to Heaven.
He will reveal to you what is right and what is wrong.
He Loves you all, but hates sin.
Follow Jesus; He is the Narrow Door. - "Luke 13:24"
God Loves you; yes YOU!!!
Receive the Living Water from him and thirst no more
Be blessed in Jesus' name
Memorial For PeachesTragedy has struck my heart in the extreme, when my most beloved crested gecko, my precious Peaches, died yesterday. She was 11.5 years old. :iconsadplz:More Like This
I bought Peaches in 2004 and she had some birth defects such as a twisted pelvis. She also had larger eyes than other crested geckos. I read that unusually large eyes is also a birth defect. Personally, I loved her large eyes. She could see right right into my soul...
She went blind in her left eye when she was 4 years old and the pupil stayed white for the next 5 years. But then 2 years ago the entire eye turned completely blue (cataracts, I believe) and it started to shrink. But she was still active and doing well despite the gradual deterioration of her eye. But then this week, I noticed she was developing a "groove" under her good eye and it was kind of sinking back into the socket. And she was not moving around much at all...she went downhill fast since I noticed this on Monday. I believe she died from the progression of he
Sorry guys and galsFeeling so unwell and suffering 'Culture Shock' and 'jet lag' on top of a 'frozen shoulder' which started before I left SL.More Like This
Feel so lousy, my head feels like I have bees in it....everything is ACHING!
I am using MOSTLY Emoticons....easier for my arm than writing!
Should be better soon.
In case anyone is interested: Sri lanka beat Pakistan in Cricket this winning the Asian Cup!!!!!!! Yay!
Please keep reading my last Journal, I am updating it all the time with GOOD Groups.
HUGS and xxxxxxxxx's to you all and thank you for all the Fav's and Comments which I cannot answer.
LEAVING FOR AWHILEIt is with a heavy heart that I inform all of my friends and watchers that I will be leaving deviantART for awhile. Not to panic, however, as I am not deleting my account and plan on returning sometime in the future. Some of my page features are put away and I have decided that the Award Of Excellence will be either shortened or all together cancelled for 2014. I will leave my art up, especially the last work I submitted, as it is a poem that really personifies why I am needing this time away. I am not myself, and haven't really been so for some time now. I need to find myself again, and will journey as long as it takes to find that man. I have troubles that I will no longer bother you with, as each of us have our own struggles as it is.More Like This
God bless each and every one of you, and may he continue to bless you each and every day. Blessed Be to my many Wiccan friends, and may you find love and joy wherever you look. May Allah bless yo
Hi dear friends, just an update!First of all, I really really want to say from the bottom of my heart, how much I appreciate all of your beautiful well wishes, messages and words of encouragement and strength...they really have made it so much easier to bear this incredibly miserable journey, these past 8 weeks!!! Thank you all so much!!!More Like This
Honestly and openly...I will never take my bed for granted ever again LOL, I miss it so much 8 weeks and counting since I've actually gotten to lay down, but I am gaining hope a little each day, thankfully! I went for physio therapy yesterday for the first time, because I was in so much pain I wasn't able too before, and for the fact, I couldn't drive there either. Anyway, it went well although I was scared I might set myself backwards but no, it went well! I'm a bit sore today, but managed to sleep well in the chair More therapy next week
Hey, if anybody wants a great tip if they have neck problems and cannot lie down, but
ResolveMore Like This
I resolve to be a successful author, as in George RR Martin successful. I will have millions of dollars. I will create breathtaking worlds. I will create memorable stories. Nobody is going to stop me. Not angels or demons or beasts or men.
Not even this piece of garbage city that I live in where you have to constantly beat down and shoot rival gangbangers to survive. F#ck the ghetto. F#ck the police. F#ck corporate America and all of the brainwashed people who hold me back.
I've been toiling away as a slave for the government and fighting in this garbage slum for far to long to ever be happy without true freedom. Freedom comes with money. Money comes from success. I resolve to acquire success.
Thanks to all of my watchers, people who favorite, people who comment, and the great artists and writers who I work with. You're really helping me claw my way from the bottom to the top.
February 17, 2014 @8:30am Mountain TimeFebruary 17 8:30am mountain time:More Like This
It is with heavy hearts that we must inform you of the passing of our darling daughter, Alie. Her final days were fairly peaceful, sleeping much of the time but also able to watch some of the Winter Olympics and enjoy her favorite event, figure skating. Her final moments were peaceful with both parents by her bedside.
We have all been preparing for this day for the past several weeks, knowing it was coming far faster than we hoped. From the moment in December when the news came of her terminal illness, Alie has continually amazed us with her positive attitude and limitless spirit. We have all learned from her selfless approach to life, her giving nature, and her passion for the possibilities that life hold for all of us She was so thankful for all of the outreach shown to her by her friends and family and we share in that gratitude. Unfortunately she was just too weak to be able to a
The Diamond Between two HeartsThe diamond dealer’s voice on the radio:More Like This
sounding like a tacky, screaming queen.
Repeating the lies that brittle chunks
of carbon somehow equal ‘love’…
Every year, it’s the same old scene.
“It’s Valentine’s Day-
you have to buy her a diamond!
How else will you
prove to her that you love her?!?”
My response is:
“How about I just get her
six dead African children instead:
the real cost of that diamond for my dear?”
And I’ll send a scarlet-dripping valentine,
from my friendly, neighbourhood warlord;
that I exchanged for more rounds,
for his child soldiers’ AK-47s…
Each one my own
little valentine to give them
the unique opportunity to take for themselves,
the faster route to Heaven.
’Cause flowers are trite and boring,
and chocolate means you sleep on the sofa;
but you can never go wrong
with a brittle, bloody diamond:
they’re a girl’s best friend, or so advertising has told us.
Valentine's Day Art Exchange!More Like This
DIGITAL LOVE IS IN THE AIR!
The Valentine Exchange is back! We asked you to create Valentine-themed deviations and submit them to the Valentine Exchange category. Now, it’s time to send your love-filled deviations to your deviantART friends, family, and secret admirers! From February 12th to 19th, the “Send a Valentine” button has been activated on deviation pages for deviations in the Valentine Exchange category, so you can send your custom creations and valentines made by others. Love is in the air!
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CONTINUED HOSPITALIZTIONThings were going OK for the first few days after coming home from the hospital. Then last Friday I became depressed over things and tried to overdose on Klonopin. I was sent to the hospital where they pumped my stomach out and kept me for the next 24 hours. I was then transferred to the mental hospital and kept an additional 72 hours. I was really depressed having lost my job, lost my therapist as he dumped me, our money is starting to disappear, and I cannot get control of my mental faculties right now. While in the hospital I got set up with a new trauma therapist who I hope can work with me, I am set up with a regular Psychiatrist named Dr. Venard, and I met some people who have the same illness I do, so it helped not to feel so alone. Becky has been so very supportive, though she has been stretched thin taking care of everything while I have been ill. I still have to go to an Intensive Outpatient Program for 10 days before I can be eMore Like This