Peaceful Moments should be available on Amazon in early March! The picture above is a preview of what the journal will look like.
Poetry has been an integral part of my healing journey. It’s been a safe way for me to process my struggles, worries, fears, hopes, dreams, and faith. It is also a way for me to show my appreciation to my Creator for the world around me. Over the years I have written poems as part of my prayer journaling so it was only natural for me to compile them into a devotional journal for others to use as a part of their quiet time with the Lord.
It was stretching for me to put this little journal together to share with others. As people read the poems in the book they will be looking through a window into my life. They will see my joy, laughter, struggle, pain, tears, insecurities, hopes, dreams, and triumph. I struggled with including one particular poem in the devotional journal. The Battle was written during an extremely dark time in my life. There is nothing uplifting nor edifying about that poem –even the ending lacks hope. However, Holy Spirit would not allow me to leave it out. He prompted me to place it in the middle of the book. I may share that poem and the story behind it in the next blog post. I am confident there is a reason Holy Spirit prompted me to include that picture of a very oppressive time in my life. I may never know the reason on this side of heaven but my prayer is that it and the accompanying scripture will help someone find victory.
If you are in the middle of a dark difficult journey, know that you are loved and precious to Father God. Your life has meaning and purpose. There is a reason that you are here. You have gifts, talents, wisdom, and love to offer to others. I care about you, your hurt, and your pain so does your Heavenly Father. My prayer is that those who read the poems and Bible verses and journal their thoughts and prayers will begin to see themselves through the eyes of our Heavenly Father. May the poems, paintings, and Bible verses that I have included in this book touch the readers’ lives as much as they have mine.