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PEACEFUL SUNRISE

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PEACEFUL SUNRISE

Watching sunrise
through the trees,
still and quiet
nary a breeze.

Let this peace
that I can see
fulfill my day—
enriching me.

Sky is changing
brighter now
embed this view
in me somehow.

Take a photo
that may do
so you can see
this peaceful view.

Picturesque
in every way
very grateful
to have this day.

Jean Kay
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CELEBRATING CANADA

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CELEBRATING CANADA

Let’s celebrate Canada every day,
not just July 1st each year,
remembering how fortunate
we are to be living here.

We have so many opportunities
and also the freedom to choose.
Participating is what’s important,
no matter if we win or lose.

We can express opinions
on all topics to which we relate,
by word of mouth or in print—
that’s a big reason to celebrate.

Natural beauty is evident
in this vast country of ours,
rivers, lakes, mountains, forests,
meadows – I could go on for hours.

Appreciate all your surroundings,
both near to you and far,
whether you’re walking close to home
or going for a drive in your car.

Take a quiet moment
to be grateful, to feel at peace,
it empowers body, soul and mind
and allows stress to be released.

Celebrate with family and friends,
associates and neighbours too.
Be aware of your surroundings
and treasure each unique view.

Jean Kay

Have a safe and wonder-filled long weekend everyone.

DO WE UNDERSTAND? by Jean Kay

DO WE UNDERSTAND?

I find English often needs translating from old language styles into what is understood better today. Bible verses, especially, can get lost in the meaning and interpretation. Here is my attempt to translate my two favorite bible readings.

Psalm 23
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness, for His name’s sake.

There is so much power, guidance, and peace of mind provided in that one small section of psalm from that big ancient book.
Are we translating the messages so they have meaning for life today?

My translation:
God takes care of me and provides my every need
He allows me to rest in the assurance of abundance
He quenches my thirst for a gentle flow in life
He re-energizes the spirit of my being
He will guide me on the right path, I just need to stay aware of  His presence.

 

The most recited poem in the bible is The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father which art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.
Amen.

Here is my interpretation which is in my book Morning Light.

My Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, dear Father, Whose heaven’s on earth,
we’re all in Your kingdom, we have been since birth.
Help us to stay on our own unique path
that is the way we’ll be free from all wrath.
You provide everything we’ll ever need,
help us to share and not be filled with greed.
Forgive us, dear Father, when we go off track,
whenever we stray – we can always come back.
Lead us from temptation that’s in every hour,
help us to know You’re the source of our power.
Fill us with love, every minute, each day,
love always comes back when we give it away.
For You, our dear Father, are our very breath,
through You is eternity – there is no death.
Help us believe that – to know that it’s true,
for the power and glory come only through You.
Amen!

I sang that interpretation onto my page many years ago and have sung it silently every night since. It helps me to have a good sleep.

Jean Kay

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Easter Revival

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My Garden Christmas Eve

Garden Christmas Eve

MY GARDEN ON CHRISTMAS EVE

Carrots from my garden
will be part of Christmas dinner.
To be gardening on Christmas Eve
makes me feel like a winner.

We still have roses blooming,
primrose are showing their heads.
Birds are noisily feeding
before they seek their beds.

A Downy Woodpecker, Hummingbirds,
Chickadees, Pine Siskins, Juncos,
Sparrows along the hedgerow,
are all birds that come and go.

Soggy lawn but lush and green,
kale is still prolific.
To live here on Canada’s south west coast
I feel blessed, it is terrific.

Merry Christmas Everyone
Jean Kay


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Making Time

Making Time

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FOGGY MORNING

OCT 16 2015 SUNRISE

FOGGY MORNING

Fog gives an ethereal shield
to what, I know, is there.
It outlines trees in the foreground
as if the background is bare.

Fog creates the sound of silence,
very good for my soul.
It deadens noise I sometimes hear
from commuters on the roll.

Those driving to work>
will not like the fog,
it adds time to their drive
as each minute they log.

It makes them slow down.
Is that really so bad?
When the fog burns off
I’ll be a bit sad.

The sun has risen
but not broken through.
There’s enough light to give glow
to a thick morning dew.

I feel very blessed
when I take time to see
all beauty of nature
which calls out to me.

Jean Kay

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