Dark Dwindling Days

You might still be in that bed that is becoming so hard to crawl out of,  your eyes half closed. It is tempting to stay there in peace with low pain.  Your morning bathroom stop gets longer, sitting on the toilet for half an hour hoping for the prune/bran/apple cocktail to work. You might be reclined in your easy chair or reading a book or a newspaper, it suddenly dawns on you. Your days on this earth are “dwindling down to a precious few.” The life that you happily led is slowing down at what seems like a blurringly fast pace.

Medical costs from you’re wasting body is taxing your financial health. Your guarantees and safety nets are tattered and torn. You try to remain positive but how can that be done? You cautiously and quietly realize in the back of your mind  that  everything you ever loved and lived for will soon be left behind.

Our goal has always been since birth to master life on this Earth. We were always taught to live a life of HOPE. Now as that earthly hope seems gone, we are offered a brand new hope and a new life and a peace that is beyond what we can comprehend. We have that hope to leave this earth and spend eternity in a new body, at a homecoming with no cares or woes.

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Let Your Light Shine

 

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Let Your Light Shine

We have had this picture “Christ of St. John of the Cross”. Since the 1950s, the artist was Salvador Dali. This was one of his more publicized paintings, he had led a very colorful life. Maybe born a generation to early! He saw himself in a different light when this work of his was finished, possibly. I’m not sure just how this picture speaks to me, it has a light about it. It makes no difference where you hang it, even in darkness the light of the cross is there.

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This lamp is a old cast-iron goose neck table lamp. This was one of the first lamps our family bought when we got the magic of electricity. It has been a very good table lamp plus, a durable utility light to carry to another work area. It has been my favorite lamp for about seventy years now. The designer must have considered that, when it was made with a heavy cast iron base, it does not get knocked over very easy.

That heavy cast iron bottom of that lamp would have made a very lethal weapon. I know my mother grew up around the light from the Cross. She came from a family of believers, or she surely would have used that cast iron lamp base on my dad’s head. He could have met with an early demise on many different occasions. The light of the cross saved him many times. I hope it did the same on his last day.

 

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These last two photos are pictures of my grandfather’s diary from 1935, and my mother’s diary from 1947. My mother’s diary has a wooden cover both front and back and linen paper for the pages. The binding on it is made from Birch Bark. The book was hand made in Finland.. It had a Finish Coat Of Arms on the cover and was given to my mother in 1947 by my grandmother.

My grandfather Andrew faithfully wrote in his diary every day. He was born in Norway and came to this country as a teenager, his penmanship was perfect. I feel both my mother and my grandfather left a little light shining for us in those diaries, for all of the family to read and hopefully be guided by what they have written. What they have done in a way lets their light shine through the memories they wrote in their diaries.

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Eternity Travel Limited

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Eternity Travel Limited

Life is a fleeting thing, we are only here on this earth for a very short time and then we are gone for an eternity. If you believe in returning to earth in a different form or as a different creature, the eternity question has been solved for you.

If you’re considering eternal life at another destination, it is best to have your travel plans made in advance. There is an old saying, “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.” I don’t know if that means it is filling with people faster but probably not if it is a bottomless fiery pit. It doesn’t sound like hell will ever be filled, there will always be places for new residents to warm up to.

The flip side is Heaven, it has always had favorable advertising on the streets of gold and all. You never hear of overcrowding, even on weekends. It sounds like a very good place to spend eternity. You go with the hope of seeing many of your old friends there. I have never read anywhere about heaven turning people away. Everyone in the world is welcomed with open arms if they truly want to go there. There isn’t much chance it will get overbooked but an early decision might be prudent.
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Can’t Feel At Home

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There is an age-old question. “Was it God Who created man, or was it man who created God.?”
Tribes and peoples from all over the world since the beginning of time have believed in a creator maybe not the same God as some religions. People have lived their lives in different ways, with the belief that they had been created and some day they would spend eternity with that creator.
I decided to write this post as a way of reaching out and touching people who might feel they are undecided with the idea of a creator and everlasting life with that creator after they die. I have added an old song to my post

This world is not my home I’m just a passing through
My treasures and my hopes are all beyond the blue
Where many friends and kindred have gone on before
And I cant feel at home in this world anymore

Many who believe in a creator and live their faith, seem to have a peace they find hard to explain, because it can’t
be explained. They live a life without stress and strain and other unhealthy conditions. There creator is looking out for them.

Over in glory land there is no dying there
The saints are shouting victory there’s singing everywhere
I hear the voice of them that I have heard before
And I cant feel at home in this world anymore

For those people who are undecided on this idea of our creator caring about us, wishing us well, trying to keep us out of trouble and keep us from harming ourselves. Some might say, “I had a guardian angel protecting me last week when I was almost in a car accident.” Or I was just coming out of surgery and it seemed as though I was going down a long hallway with a bright light at the end and I was peaceful and I didn’t have a care in this world anymore, I felt I was going home to be with my creator. There are millions of stories like this exchanged all the time and it has gone on forever.

Oh lord you know I have no friend like you
If heaven’s not my home oh lord what would I do
Angel’s beckon me to heaven’s open door
And I cant feel at home in this world anymore

We can live in this world for many years if we take care of our bodies and eat right and exercise right. As we get older we start to realize many of our friends are no longer with us they have passed on. Some have the feeling that relatives are watching them from heaven and wishing them well and looking out for them. There is a peace in this too, it is hard to understand also.

Heaven’s expecting me that’s one I know
I fixed it up with Jesus a long time ago
He will take me through though I am weak and poor
And I cant feel at home in this world anymore

There are times in our lives something happens and we are in extream danger, the human body wants to live. We feel in danger of dying we start talking to our creator, maybe for the first time. Testing our wings at prayer, please help me, I don’t want to die. Please get me through this and I will be a new person I will turn over a new leaf, will quit my old wicked ways. This is like playing let’s make a deal with your creator but it doesn’t work. He wants your faith to be reflected in how you live your daily life, how you treat you neighbor.

Oh I have a loving mother over in glory land
I don’t expect to stop until I shake her hand
She’s gone on before just waiting at heaven’s door
And I cant feel at home in this world anymore

We don’t tend to think about our life ending until were getting into old age and our final chapter in this world. Then we have more time to consider the end is not too far away possibly. Have I done anything about it? Most all religions tell their people you will not find eternal life through your good works and trying to be a good person. It must come through your faith and your faith alone in the creator who made you.

Can’t Feel At Home
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