Monday, February 28, 2022

Confession

 Let me say

That everything 

In my life

Right now

Is great

And yet 

My soul

Grieves

I’m counting 

Gratitude 

That I can

Articulate this

I haven’t taken 

A breath

In years

Oxygenate

My lungs

Lord

I’m tired 

Of waking up

Exhausted 

Because 

My need for control 

Has superceded

My need

For You

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Sunday

Rise and shine

It’s the Lord’s day

Praying for Ukraine

Smile, your alive

Friday, February 25, 2022

Smiling and standing

 I still smile

When it’s bleak

Hope must stand

When I cannot 

💛💙

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Smile

 What is making you smile?

Who is making you smile?

What are you making?

Last book you read?

Prayer requests?

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Monopoly board

 Life right now

Looks like

A monopoly board

You don’t get to skip

And collect 

Two hundred dollars

I’ve not wanted

To share

What I don’t like

But doing 

What I don’t like

Is bringing peace

And a freedom

I’d feared 

I’d lost

Getting to know moi

 In every Amazon order I have at least one book

I have six destinations on my bucket list

As a snack I like SmartSweets candy

I have music on when I write

I have so many clothes in my closet, but wear the same things every day


Share yours?

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Door

 Lord

Give me

The will

To be kind

When I’m fraying

The light is flickering

And my cranky ways

Haven’t found the door

Monday, February 21, 2022

Learning

 Lesson learning. I deleted so many posts today because God knew my heart was not in the right place. When I’m hurt or offended, I will do the same to others. I’m human. My posts this morning sought human approval, but when you are convicted right after you hit publish, it’s Him. I argued with Him. I did not win. My conscience would not let me rest. That is a feeling I want none of you to have. After deleting the post, I’m lighter. I’m okay. Just because I didn’t get my way doesn’t mean I take it out on others. God will call you on it. That I know. The question is this. Will you listen?

Monday

 Physical exertion

Brings me

A mental peace

I can’t describe

And I’m grateful

That my body cooperates



Friday, February 18, 2022

Friday fun

 Off of my latest post. I will go back to posting as I’m led. What I’m being led to do now is a little more fun

Getting to know Regine

My favorite NFL player- Peyton Manning. I asked my sister for his jersey for Christmas. It still hangs in my closet. It’s the Colts jersey. 

My go to song is James Taylor Fire and Rain

I love collecting stationery and stickers

Landing in Venice Italy in dense fog in frigid February is a memory I treasure. 

I like ordering the weirdest options on the menu at restaurants. Almost always I regret ordering them. 

I’m sucked into playing Wordle every day. 


Will you play along?

Friday

 I am slowly coming back to this. I need to share the unsavory of my life. I can’t let others’ negativity dictate what I need to share. I’ve strayed from my mission. I don’t have passion for what I’m posting now. I’ve been dimming my light. I can’t do it anymore. If there’s a comment I don’t like, I will read it, and see if has merit. If it doesn’t. Im praying for you. You are hurting. My words haven’t hurt you, something else is. God bless you all. 

Thursday, February 17, 2022

See

 I finally realized 

I can’t fight

What is meant

To help me

The pride

And shame

Need to go

So I can be

The version of me

God desires to see

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Wednesday

 Last book you read?

Last sweet treat you ate?

Last thing you bought?

What made you smile?

Last prayer request you made?

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Hide

 Facing the fear

That has consumed me

And spit me out

For all the world

To see

Is not my proudest moment

The anxiety has returned

I can’t lie

Confronting it

Rather than hiding it

Monday, February 14, 2022

Happy Valentine’s Day

 Hot red nails

Pale pink flowers

And a strawberry

For good measure


Happy Valentine’s Day

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Football

 What snacks are you making?

Who are you rooting for?

Favorite sports movie?

Favorite sports book?

Who is your team?

Friday, February 11, 2022

Cool

 Cool

Calm 

Collected

Something

I’m working on

Right now

Even if 

I can’t 

See it 

Right now


Tell me something good from your week?

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Lovely

Life is
A savory
Bite of brisket
Dipped in barbecue sauce
A creamy spinach casserole
That melts
In your mouth
And leaves
One satisfied

A nice walk downtown
Looking at all
The storefronts 
And wondering
Which ones
Will call
My attention
And make
Me want to
Stop in

A rare 
February day
That is pleasant
Enough 
To brush up
Against 
My bare skin

Wednesday

 In your presence 

I’m finding

That I must wait

To get the answers

I need and want

But the key is

The wait 

Is where

The answer

Is really at


Tell me something good

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Lunch

 A bowl 

Of shrimp

And grits

At lunch

Still has

My mouth 

Salivating

And me 

Licking my lips


Monday, February 7, 2022

Bath

 Rainy and wet

Moisture dripping

From the sky

As the livestock

Crowd around

Awaiting an 

Unexpected bath



Sunday, February 6, 2022

Chilly

Chili in the crockpot
Cornbread in the oven
A delicious meal
On a chilly 
Sunday

How is your Sunday?

Friday, February 4, 2022

Questions

 What are you reading?

What are you eating?

What are you listening to?

What are you watching?

Something good that happened this week?

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Praise

 Coffee in hand 

Music beside me

Praising

As I contemplate

My next move

On this warm

Spring-like day

I recall days 

Of drinking fruit juice

And eating tuna salad

At the swimming pool

On Miami Beach

Speaking Spanish

With mi abuelita 

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Bless

 Arching up my heels

Looking up

Arms reaching

For the heights

And extraordinary depths

With expectant gratitude

That You

Lord 

Continue to 

Bless and bestow

Goodness

And mercy 

On me

A humbled 

Lowly servant

Of King Jesus

Thank you for 

Giving me words

To write

Turning over

A new leaf

Uncertain of 

Where it may lead

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Pray

 I’m grateful for the majority of you who speak life into me. The few that don’t even when meant well is not well received. I will continue to share, but it will be done more carefully. I’m taking proactive steps to protect my mental health. Peace is imperative for me. You can be strong yet sensitive. My desire to help others has come as at a cost. One, I’m not sure I can no longer incur. I need to pray for what exactly to share that does both. I’m hoping I can thread the needle. Please pray for me. Tell me something good today. 

Regine