Wednesday, September 28, 2016

hope is...

hope is hearing a baby laughing
hope is a song that makes you want to dance
hope is a purpose. hope is finding you, who you are.

hope is getting the test results back negative
hope is a compliment on a bad day
hope is a feeling. an inner thought process. the little things.

hope is seeing a new life in christ
hope is seeing someone you haven't seen in a while
hope is a mindset. whether it's negative or positive. will you be hopeful or hopeless?

hope is looking back at memories on a late night
hope is knowing you did the right thing
hope is character, supplying you, bit by bit with self-control.

hope is speaking with a stranger
hope is smiling at someone who's hurting
hope is a piece of us, a piece of god, a piece of the puzzle called life.

sincerely,
allie d.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

verses #1

1 corinthians 10:13
no temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. and god is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. but when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

james 4:7
submit yourselves, then, to god. resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

1 john 1:9
if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

2 corinthians 5:17
therefore, if anyone is in christ, the new creation has come: the old has gone, the new is here!

sincerely,
allie d.

Monday, September 19, 2016

one of those days

if you're having one of those days, let me tell you, i am too.

if today has been a battle, let me tell you, you aren't alone.

if you are so down in the dumps, that nothing can get you out, i know how you feel.

i hope you know, darling, that i'm here too.  to cheer you on in life and to help you know that i notice you.  you aren't invisible, you are enough.

if today is one of those days, shoot me a message, a comment, an email, let's get through this together.

because you're special, because you're enough, because you're amazing, because god's got you in the palm of his hand.

and you don't have to worry any longer, because tomorrow is a new day and it will not be one of those days.

love y'all.

sincerely,
allie d.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

that's l i f e

i can't stand to be still
i don't like being quiet
being s t i l l
being content
there's something in me
that tells me i can't be free

yes, it doesn't make sense,
but i haven't learned to master it
these things have pros and cons
good and bad, black and white
i don't want to be alone, i want to know
i have to c h o o s e
life is all about c h o i c e s
 but i can't be s t i l l
i can't be content
these voices are telling me

he asked me where they were coming from
but honestly, i don't know
they were sneaky and they were one by one
they stole all the fun
and i didn't want to be around anyone at the time
hidden in my own corner
i wasn't ready for company
but he knew what was best for me and he wouldn't go away

in that moment i was learning
to be c o n t e n t
with what i can't change
with the unknowns
and the challenges
it was hard to see the silverlining then, but my time was coming
these thoughts were fleeting

what most people don't see
is that the worst trial in life
is sitting still
the hard part
is being content with n o t h i n g
when N O T H I N G is happening
it's hard to see the other side
the other side of relationships,
of heartbreaks
of l i f e
because all of it is hard

but we aren't here to know the unknowns
we aren't here to be s i l e n t
we are here to be c o n t e n t with who we are
to be content with  l i f e
when n o t h i n g is happening
when e v e r y t h i n g is happening
we are here to rise above the s i l e n t and a w k w a r d situations
to be c o n t e n t with what we said
with the mistakes and what we did wrong
because that's the growing and doing best at this thing called l i f e
that we're living
of course, when n o t h i n g is happening
but also when e v e r y t h i n g is happening

sincerely,
allie d.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

no worries in the skies

she always looked at me with eyes that were longing...longing for love, for recognition, for something to live for.

she beckoned for me to come over and sit beside her, by the window. i sat and stared at her bright blue eyes, what made her so beautiful. she looked at me, but never spoke.

she looked back out of the window, her dark brown hair blowing in the midnight breeze.

the stars in the sky were bright tonight, and all the worries of the world were gone.

i sat next to her, the stars glowing on her beautiful face. she rested her small head on my shoulder, and we sat there, no worries in the skies.  and there was peace.

sincerely,
allie d.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

i won't sit still

it's like i've been kicked out.

kicked out of my own life.

kicked out of who i am.

the world has taken me and kicked me out of who i wanted to be.

i have faith that the love that set me free will help me in need.

i want to know you know i'm here.

i'm waiting for you to notice who i am.

who i really am.

who i want to be.

who i dream to be.

i'm more than you think i am.

i want to be more than who i've been.

i want to be more.

more than who this world wants me to be.

because i am more.  i am good enough.

i have been found. i'm no longer lost.

i know my name.

it's beloved. saved. believed. acknowledged. beautiful.

because you called me to do something.

something higher than just sitting here waiting.

something beautiful.

something that i can't grasp alone.

something.

i'm ready. i've prepared. i've doubted.

i'll go.  i'll go where you want me to.

take me to where i can be me.

help me to be me.

i can't do it without you.

you called me and i won't sit still.

i'm ready now.  i've thrown away the makeup and i'm ready to be myself.

i'm ready.  show me through your holy spirit who i am, god

sincerely,
allie d.