Poetry, Short Stories

Thankful for another day

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I’ve been bombarded by many trials lately
But amid all the chaos,
I have lots to be grateful for.

As I write this,
I’m thankful for my lunch break.
It may seem simple or comical,
But a few moments of silence
Can certainly make the world of difference.

Silence is precious to me lately,
At times, I may spend too much time
in my own thoughts sometimes
But the quiet brings comfort —
A word that has been foreign
to my vocabulary lately.

What are you thankful for today?

 


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Contents compiled: March 16 2017
Originally published: March 17 2016
Copyright © 2016 Inner Ramblings Boulevard


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Short Stories

Finding Peace…

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Surviving adversity requires strength. Where your strength comes from is entirely up to you, however, mine comes from God.

Psalms Chapter 121

1 (A Song of degrees.) I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

2 My help [cometh] from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.

Of late I’ve been experiencing a sense of peace and calm that I haven’t felt in a very long time — so long that it was almost unrecognizable —  I thought I was ill!  But then, when no symptoms of illness presented and I realized my attitude in certain situations was different than normal, I began to understand what was happening — I was changing!

Remember how scared, out of place and disoriented you felt the first week at your new job? But when you finally started figuring things out the tension subsided and you started to settle in and feel more comfortable? Well that sense of comfort is what I’m feeling right now. The pieces are finally starting to fit together, I am finally understanding the role I’m supposed to play and I feel less overwhelmed by my responsibilities. I can finally breathe a sigh of relief for I have found a sense of peace.

Psalms Chapter 30

11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;

12 To the end that [my] glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

Thank you God for bestowing this mercy upon me. I am forever grateful!


Contents written January 16, 2015  |  Originally published: January 16 2015  |  Copyright © 2015-2016  Moylom Enterprises


Reblogs, Uncategorized

I am Grateful That God Is…

On this the anniversary of 9/11, may we pause for a moment to remember all those who passed on from this world that day. May they rest in peace.

But as we all know, though our hearts are still heavy, we must find a way to move forward. There are loved ones who need us to be present, to not take them for granted, to make special memories now that will last forever, to focus on today and the future. In so doing, we have to remember to give thanks for the many blessings we do have, so we may open hearts to the humble understanding that today is a gift and tomorrow is not promised. Cherish your loved ones today!

You were introduced to Isabella yesterday, so in this, her 2nd spot to showcase her work, I’d like to share a special list she compiled of why she’s grateful. Have a read and be sure to show some love. Enjoy! 🌷

September 11 2016 (Showcase Reblog)


Here is Isabella’s post:

I am Grateful That God Is… – http://wp.me/p74ONU-yT

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1000 followers!

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Hello beautiful people…
Guess what happened? You and God happened!!!

On Thursday, September 8 2016, Inner Ramblings Boulevard achieved a phenomenal milestone — Yep, 1000 followers! We wouldn’t be here without all of you, and for the simple fact that we feel blessed daily from above. Thank you!!

In all honesty, this happened way ahead of schedule so we’re very humbled that you appreciate our presence here on WordPress and demonstrate that daily via your ‘likes’  and ‘kind comments’. Your support keeps us going and every weekend it is our new initiative to return the love by ‘showcasing’ the work of our dedicated followers aka ‘Showcase Reblogs’. Stay tuned for more details on this in the upcoming weekends.

That’s all for now. Thanks as always for stopping by, and thanks for ‘following’ !

Hugs,
A + B.

 


Contents written: September 9 2016
Originally published: September 9 2016
Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises


Short Stories, Uncategorized

The Thirst…

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In my quest for knowledge I found God.

As I yearned to understand HIM HE blessed me with knowledge.

– Moylom Enterprises

I was raised Christian, specifically, Seventh Day Adventist Christian. But the rules, oh so many rules, made me develop a certain distaste for the entire situation in my teenage years and I eventually stopped going to church after I turned 18. In my early adulthood I didn’t even bother to pray — I figured God, if He was keeping up with my activities, wouldn’t want anything to do with me so I stayed away. Why bother ask HIM for anything, or tell HIM my troubles? Surely, HE had far more important, upright souls more worthy of HIS time than I did! But my spirit was uneasy —  my life, although pretty good, felt a certain amount of emptiness that money, travel, parties, friends, wine, vodka, spas, furnishings and general good times could not and did not fill. I needed something more…

For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

– Matt 16:26

In the later part of winter 2012, a horrible tragedy befell me and my family and a series of unfortunate incidents followed at a very rapid pace. Everything I had was gone and I almost died! I went from riches to rags — I felt like Job.

…the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; …

– Job 1:21

In the middle of all the mayhem, I still did not cry out to God. I felt I deserved everything that was happening to me and so I suffered in silence as I accepted what I assumed was my punishment. But when the shock of all the trauma wore off and my brain finally began to process all the events I fell to my knees and cried out to God, not for my sake but for the sake of my then 3 month old daughter. I needed to petition for her because she now had only one parent — me. Seeing the mess I was in made me realize I needed help to be the mother she deserved. All my immediate family were thousands of miles away — we were, for all intents and purposes, alone. Sadly, I still never prayed for myself, but thankfully my mother and aunts petitioned to God on my behalf. They prayed fervently, and I prayed too: to be strong (for her), to be a good example (for her), to make things better (for her), to give her the life she deserved. I left myself without so she could have what she needed to thrive in spite of our circumstances. I did whatever I could for her and slowly things began to change. But sadly my pride never let me pray for myself. I did, however, offer prayers of thanks for God’s blessings, for giving me the strength and will to carry on even on the days when I felt I couldn’t take another step or lift myself out of bed. Then one day, it all seemed to be a bit too much and I asked God why. Even though I thought I knew the answer I needed to ask HIM why all this was happening. And as plain as day I heard a voice say, “I have a job for you to do”.

To this day I’m not quite sure what my assignment is, but from that moment on I began to pray for myself. If God needed to use me for something I needed to develop a relationship with HIM. I needed to let HIM in. I needed HIM to repair my broken soul. I also began to read the bible (from the beginning). I felt that if I wasn’t going to church I should at least get to know God for myself, for how else would I know what HE expected of me if I didn’t do research on HIS ‘organization’ and its mode of operation? Just like a prospective applicant would do when applying for employment.

The more I studied, the more I understood how to be a better person. And slowly things have started to fall into place. My faith has been strengthened, my perspective is different, my will to go on is now two-fold — for HIM and for her. I no longer feel defeated for even on the days I fall HE is right beside me with outstretched arms to help me up. I AM NO LONGER ALONE. I no longer chase after the riches the world has to offer since true happiness only comes when we hunger and thirst after God.

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and HIS righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

– Matt 6:33

I get it now!!!!

 

*Originally published January 2015


Contents written Jan 3 2015. Edited January 11 2015 | Copyright 2015 Moylom Enterprises