Treat Tenderly

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Treat hearts tenderly ~

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Remember they’re fragile, may not be much resilient…

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Even the wizened, encased in ancient armadillo armor

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Are vulnerable:  deep abrasions, agony from arrogant embraces, all due to awkward

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Trust placed in those unworthy…scars tattooed by cruel magic spells of Truth-disabled.

Treat tenderly all hearts.

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Heart to Heart Conversation

Sheep know Shepherd’s voice

Love’s words recognizable

Even in half-sleep

Heart to heart conversation

“I’ll not fail you, nor forsake”

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King James Bible
And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.  Deut 31:8

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Weary Year Finally Ends

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Limping toward last hours

Wrinkled calendar meets end

Frayed triumphs tear-blurred

Blind faith, hope, dreams clutched in bag

*To be redeemed in New Year

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*The Lord’s Encouragements:

New International Version
“The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.” ~Ecclesiastes 7:8

18 “Do not call to mind the former things, Or ponder things of the past. 19* “Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert.  Isaiah 43:18-19 ~~  New American Standard Bible

27 And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. 28* And we know that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose. 29 For those God foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brothers.… Romans 8:27-29 ~~  Berean Study Bible

In the Almost Lost

In the “almost lost”

Faith clings to mountain, weeps, waits

(Doubts…) prays God’s rescue

‘Midst this “almost” soul decides

Persevering trust or Death

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During “almost lost”

Heart is no less radiant

Volcano-burnished

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Call For Extravagant Hearts

Extravagant hearts

What whole world needs in New Year

Desp’rate souls languish

Big money, small consciences

Self-consumed “all about me”

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Cozy Tableau

Cozy cuddled beneath gray winter clouds

One season obscured, God’s seeds planted mute-deep

Zoo of plush bears, koala, kangaroo…keeps heart

Young and creative, door open, soul true

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Faith Confession

Heart would not tempt stones*

To shout o’er my confession

Jesus Lord, I praise

Confess, exalt Christ true God

Let rocks weep their obeisance

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*Luke 19:37-40

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