Thankful 2017.4 WordPress Happiness Engineers

My Sweet and Delightful Lord, how can I thank You enough for the help You give me through the WordPress Happiness Engineers? It may seem so trivial to many to thank You for such things… but they are not things… they are people! For the last several months they have helped me through so many frustrating and long nights, yet they have been there… with patience… with wisdom… with reality checks. Tonight, I had a reality check that issues I have been trying to resolve were not supported in my current chosen theme. So as You have been doing in my life quite a bit lately, it called for change.

It was a change I was weary of, but trusted You and the advice of the WordPress Happiness Engineer that You gave me. How delighted I was that not only were the issues were resolved, but so many changes were everything I had been trying to do! I was finally able to connect the comments to the actual post, even see at the top of the post that there are comments and how many, I was able to move the header to the top of the page and keep my sidebar widget, and I didn’t have to redo everything because WordPress did it for me! Best of all, I was “finally” able to add the picture of where I “first” saw Your beautiful ocean!

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That picture is the first time I realized Your oceans were real! I knew knowledge wise, but my world was always too consuming to focus on anything else but the moment. In this moment I realized the other side of the world was real, there really were people around the world… who had never heard of You, and that burdened me… in a good way… a loving way. Though I was afraid of the ocean, I was ready to cross over to tell anyone I could how much You loved them! That picture also made me realize how insignificant I was… that Your little finger could wipe me off the face of the earth if You chose to. But that’s not You. Instead, You are in love with me for life, and are hopeful that I am in love with You for life… and I am! ❤ I absolutely, divinely am!

Thank You so much for helping me to trust! Your devotional today told me…
Be Thankful in everything. Trust Me at all times.
So I thank You, I praise You, and I delight in You for the help You’ve given me through each WordPress Happiness Engineer! There have been many! Bless them each one, Lord. A special thank to the creator of this Lovecraft theme… Anders Noren.

 

Corrective Concern

Such a small hand
to have to place correction,
but when he is lost
I am his direction.
Such beautiful eyes
to ever shed a tear,
but when he’s in danger
I must say, “No, Dear.”
What a beautiful smile
to ever see turn down,
but when he’s being hateful
he’ll end up with a frown.
What a shame to hear a laughter
scream into a cry,
but when he’s endangering others,
I can’t stand by.
I love my child so much.
I just want to keep him safe,
but it’s so hard to be authoritative
when you hear them cry and play.

3-27-91 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)
PS… Of course I wrote this thinking of my little one when he was little ❤

Entrusted by God

Entrusted by God
with life’s many things,
all to glorify Him
with all it brings.
We have a challenge
to obey in all.
Sometimes we rise to it.
Sometimes we fall.
Can God entrust
to us anew?
Will He ever declare
I give up on you?
His word says He’ll lead
and guide us aright.
I pray the Holy Spirit
would be my guiding light.
Thank you, Lord,
for taking the chance
to trust me despite
I am so human.

11-20-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

Listen for God’s Messages

God sends messengers to relay His message.
May be a prophecy or to quote His passage.
But in those words are what He is saying.
He doesn’t want editing or someone playing.
He especially hates when someone flat out lies,
saying it’s from God just to add to their disguise.
This misleads the people and angers God.
When they say, “He said” and He did not.
To cause people to rebel or go stray
will bring judgment eventually their way.
So it’s important to guard our hearts
and keep our relationships strong with God.
That way we will be able to hear
“Walk not with them” or “Do not fear”.
Stay in His word and remain just.
God is mighty and able to trust.

10-28-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

The Bugler Is A Minister

Who would’ve thought
the bugler is a minister,
called to serve God
amidst the sinister?
Heading out to war,
he is to make the call.
It draws God nigh
and makes the enemy fall.
Irving Berlin
and all his songs.
God bless America
keeps us strong.
Thanks for the song,
the alarm, and words.
Such an awesome way
to say You’ve heard.

10-24-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)
Inspiration: Numbers 10:9 KJV

Hand in Hand With You

You’re leading. I’m following,
or at least I’m trying.
You’re speaking. I’m listening,
or at least sighing.
Your pathways can be many,
yet one at a time.
Your lamp is shining.
Help me follow the light.
You’re teaching. I’m learning,
or trying to be discerning.
You’re guiding. I’m trailing
while trying to avoid failing.
Stay close by with guard rails.
Your perfect love never fails.
Hand in hand with You,
I know we’ll make it through.

10-6-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)