Lean Hard

“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee” (Psalm 55:22).

Child of My love, lean hard,

And let Me feel the pressure of thy care;

I know thy burden, child, I shaped it;

Poised it in My own hand, made no proportion in its weight to thine unaided strength;

For even as I laid it on, I said

I shall be near, and while he leans on Me,

This burden shall be Mine, not his;

So shall I keep My child within the circling arms of My own love.

Here lay it down, nor fear to impose it on a shoulder which upholds the government of worlds.

Yet closer come; thou art not near enough;

I would embrace thy care so I might feel My child reposing on My breast.

Thou lovest Me? I know it. Doubt not then;

But, loving Me, Lean Hard.”

“Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you” (1 Peter 5:7)

Octavius Winslow

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She is Spring

Born in Spring

A Sister to all in need

Her memory forever keeps me

(c) s l jennings

words commemorating birthday of Grandma Eliese


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“The medicine within each one of us is the foundation for healing our planet’

(c) s l jennings words and image

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“Rainbows are expressions of joy meeting eternity here on earth in the form of spiritual contentment”

      (c) s l jennings


            This writing inspired by

 🌈Genesis 9:13-16❤️

  the light in the rainbow body རིག་པ &

this lovely poem by Charlotte Richardson

The Rainbow

Soft falls the shower, the thunders cease!
And see the messenger of peace
Illumes the eastern skies;
Blest sign of firm unchanging love!
While others seek the cause to prove,
That bids thy beauties rise.

My soul, content with humbler views,
Well pleased admires thy varied hues,
And can with joy behold
Thy beauteous form, and wondering gaze
Enraptured on thy mingled rays
Of purple, green, and gold.

Enough for me to deem divine
The hand that paints each glowing line;
To think that thou art given
A transient gleam of that bright place
Where Beauty owns celestial grace,
A faint display of Heaven!



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Better Than Yesterday

Better Than Yesterday

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View from North Avenue

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2014 © Christopher Martin

“Zay Zay Zoo Zay Zee”

♪♫ Jazzy ♪♫

Sings She

♪♫ Air ♪♫

The morning bird

Just before dawn

♪♫ Calls ♪♫



“Come On!”

Thus evergreen this island of you
Like lightning flies through kindred prairie fields
Electric quick light you ignite dark night
Intense energy ♪♫ Life ♪♫ No fence conceals
This existence more than subsistence speaks
In mass flash strikes, kiss’d against hands of time
Which split asunder in marches of thunder
Brisk distances you keep weep not for its peaks
Each footstep’s depth sinks not in the climb
Its effort instead primes time as pure wonder

Though cloudy eyes oft try to interfere

And consequently, blur a second absurd

Your steps shant stumble nor falter in fear

For breath ascends not to descend deferred

A lightning strike charge to atmosphere

Rising above all things

“Zay Zay Zoo Zay Zee”

Your spirit sings

♪♫ Rave ♪♫

♪♫ Rave ♪♫

♪♫ Life ♪♫

is the Journey

Before the grave

(c) s l jennings

written in memory of my late aunt’s zest for life


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Open Window

 “Let there be many windows to your soul, that all the glory of the world may beautify it.”

~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Soul of my soul
My heart an open window
I am the fulfillment of freedom’s breeze
Fragrant in pure essence of life
Aware of impermanence
I wrap today in future presents
Gifted by my own hand to worthy recipients
without discrimination
or expectation of return
I return
To the soul of my soul
An open window
A breeze I share
with all beings
A prayer
For all elements
To blend in harmony

(c) s l jennings

Re shared on #flashbackfriday in memory of my Aunt ~ her words “we must hold open our hearts ♥️ to the love of others” inspired this poem.

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I am deeply saddened my Aunt Norma passed away yesterday. I love her more than words can say.

She was a teacher, writer, rancher and lifelong adventurer. Above all else, she was a loving, kind, generous and caring human being. She is my inspiration as a person and the reason I started writing stories as a child.  Her presence was a blessing in the lives of her family and many others.

She lived to be in her mid-80s; though her dementia worsened in recent years causing her to move from her ranch home to an assisted living facility. I spent time visiting with her this past summer and I could still feel her warmth and love despite her condition.  She still kept journals and tried to write in moments she was with it.

While visiting her, I was blessed to see the above poem she wrote in February 2000 posted outside of her room. Her spirit and her writing still live on & today, I share Aunt Norma’s poem in honor of her memory and meaning 💜

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