Put out into the Deep, dear friend
Put out into the deep dear friend.
Put out deep and trust in the Lord
There is nothing so lovely as to see a happy smile, especially if that
smile is on a happy person and even more especially if that person
happens to be your own beloved husband.
Because every smile is
A smile touches your heart. A smile brightens the day. A smile is God’s
secret gift to the world, because when you see a smile, you feel joy
and that joy brings great freedom in that moment. Even if you feel a
little down ( or a lot), then a smile can touch your heart and the
world can seem suddenly brighter.
There are so many different smiles; there is the smile that says I
love you, the smile that says I am shy, the smile that says ‘oh, you
have seen me!’ and there is the smile that comes from your boots right
up to your ears, the smile of a person who has achieved something big,
who has, through skill and determination, made something happen that
will make a difference in potentially thousands of people’s lives.
The happiness that comes from genuinely reaching out to others, is
indescribable, for it is lifted by the Spirit into the Heart of Love
and blesses the whole world.
It is a smile that greets me every day. This is the smile that says
everything is ok. This is the smile that won my heart.
I am very proud to announce our Wedding Anniversary. Like every single day, it will probably be one of moments, in between the torment, agony, paralysis, hypersensitivity and pain.
My experience of God is not one that is found through the prism of life in all its business, interaction or out and about through fellowship in the community, for my life is one of isolation and separation, simply to survive. My experience, then, is one, rather, of silence, withdrawal, limitation, inability, pain, negation and indescribable agony, going on decades. It is one of necessary silence and enforced stillness, brought about by continual, unpredictable, repeated brutalising paralysis and pain so vast that its intensity is unimaginable and its continuity over so many many years, flabbergasting.
Into this life, my God has come, gentle, bright, warm, present, compassionate, encouraging, inspiring and uplifting. His peace, truly not of this world, is the gift He brings. A peace that flows around, between, within each painful moment and infills all my being with His Love. It is vast, ever flowing, gentle yet strong, here yet there and everywhere at once.
It becalms me. It strengthens my heart and keeps me safe. It blesses me in its tenderness. It encourages my faith and knowledge. It keeps me in the present moment, rather than in the loss of the past or the fear or longing of the future.
It stills me in my distress. It is golden and resonates with beauty. It is all that sustains me through every moments trial and bodily torment.
When I lose awareness of it, I am battered. When I find it, it is everything, for it lives in me and I become one with God in it and He is ever-present in me.
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