Detached

There comes a time in our lives that we are tempted by something that can change our lives in a way we can never imagine. In some circumstances we can have what I’m going to call a flesh attack. In case you don’t know that is when your flesh demands satisfaction. In that state we forget about the consequences or we just don’t care. A free for all is not necessarily free at all. Someone is going to pay be it one or both involved.

Her future had taken a sudden turn

The flesh got in the way

Never again would she be

The carefree teen she was yesterday

A decision that never crossed her mind

Had been made for her

The secret fun she enjoyed

Had gone a bit too far

She wondered as tears

Streamed down her face

How could this happen to me

No more will life be carefree

When she shared the news with him

He turned and walked away

Hadn’t seen or heard from him

Since that dreaded day

The unexpected bundle of joy

Had made his way

The pain and push

Now complete

Is here to stay

Where is the joy that abounds

Blank face and stony heart

Cold eyes starring into space

No connection to be found

Detached from the start

Facing A Fear

This coming weekend I’m taking a CHL class. Before taking the class I needed to go to the range and practice the targets.

I should have completed the class a while ago but fear stood in the way because someone tried to take my life with the very thing I’m going to get a license for-a gun.

A friend was supposed to go with me to the range but for reasons unknown to me he didn’t show. After sitting in the parking lot for fifty-five minutes I had to leave for another appointment I couldn’t miss so I headed out.

Now comes the dilemma-when can I get back to the range to practice before the class this weekend. After my appointment was over I googled Eagles and found they were open until 9 pm. I prayed and enlisted God’s guidance and made my way back there again. I had been there before but never alone so I was nervous. I was met with friendly faces who were eager to help me get registered and a nice gentleman who attended to my needs on the inside.

The biggest thing that unnerved me was the sound of the guns firing. I’d jump every time I heard someone shoot but I stood against the fear I felt until it left. Every time I pulled the trigger I closed my eyes and I couldn’t tell if I hit the target or not. After becoming aware of what I was doing I had to make myself keep my eyes open. By that time I’d fired fifty rounds and it was time to go. While practicing I only jammed the gun twice. The nice man got me out of those jams.

All year things from my past have been popping up for me to deal with. So now was the time for my fear about my life almost being taken from me to be absolved. Today no more fear concerning that lives here. That journey was mine alone and no one else could help me.

I will attend the class, pass the test and get my license.

#atozchallenge – Zero

ZERO

Thirty days of April is when we accept the challenge

To write our very best though some days it’s hard

Many have a plan and others take each day as it comes

No matter the struggle we’re having fun

Every day the challenge is staring you in your face

You may get behind but don’t give up on the race

Wondering how can I get through this

So many things on my plate

Some how there is grace

Although they might be posted late

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the race

To complete your commitment

The A to Z challenge

Twenty-six out of a thirty-day pace

The next day is Zero

Though it is number one

Congrats to all the A to Z Challengers#

#atozchallenge – We All Praise YAH – James Vincent

We All Praise YAH – James Vincent

We all praise YAH during our times of trials

We all praise YAH our God

When seasons change

Faithful One you stay the same

We all praise YAH our God

For the One who was

And the One who is

For the One who’s coming again

We all praise YAH we all praise YAH

We all praise YAH our God

When the days grow dim

Surety of the life has passed

Into the hands of men like me

I will lift my eyes

For He is my Hope

And I will still praise

YAH my God

#atozchallenge – X Marks the Spot

X is the mark that decorates test or homework papers. X usually means there are wrong answers or assignments are not correct.

Red is the color of the dreaded X. The paper grader makes sure you see your mistakes with the bright red staring at you making it known.

No one wants big fat red X’s on their papers. Well, they need to study harder and pick the right answer.

NO MORE X’s, NO RED X’s!

#atozchallenge – Quick Trip-Quiet Time

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Q         Quick Trip-Quiet Time

 

There is a gas station that is called Quick Trip. It’s a place you go to when you need to make a quick trip to gas up your car or your lawn mower needs gas to cut the grass.

 

At Quick Trip you can get snacks, drinks and for those who smoke cigarettes. If you’re feeling lucky you can spend your last two dollars on a lotto ticket. Your last two dollars can make you a millionaire or a thousandaire. (My spell check said that isn’t a word-I just made it up)

 

Sometimes we don’t need a quick trip, but a little quiet time. A time to step aside from the hustle and bustle of the moment, day or week and reflect on the good and bad of the day. It’s good to be able to take a deep breath and exhale slowly while we count the things to be grateful for.

 

Whether on a quick trip or having quiet time enjoy the journey.

#atozchallenge -Peter’s Fight

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         Peter’s Fight

Unaware of the fight that was ahead Peter kept moving forward on

A course that could bring misery and dread.

Especially because he wasn’t prepared

He kept wandering here and there in great despair

Although pretending not to have a worry or care

Peter took a deep breath and slowly released

All the distraction around him that disturbed his peace

He stood still and waited till all was calm

Until he was sure which way to go

After all the confusion that turned him around

Peter got settled on firm ground

He opened his eyes and saw a new way

To win the fight that caused his delay#