Friday, April 21, 2017

Surfing Lessons

When your fear is currency
And you feel that urgency
You want peace but there's war in your head
Maybe that's where life is born
When our fa├žades are torn
Pain gives birth to the promise ahead

Switchfoot, "I Won't Let You Go"

My poems and my blog are to encourage and for reminders to people, life lessons if you will and sometimes I need to read it again! Also my posts sometimes tend to be long winded, so here's an excerpt that was helpful to ME: From  "Cowards, Codependency and UnConditional Love" about SURFING LESSONS: 

I've been loving the band Switchfoot for awhile now but only just last year (2013)? I think, that I learned that they are from California like me AND that "Switchfoot" is a surfing term! Duh! I always said, "What an unusual name. What does it mean?"
In December 2013 I wrote a post about depression, suicide and cutting and in it I talked about our adventures in Boca Raton and trying to surf.  (Sea Monsters)

Well I took those pictures to Sparks (K-2nd graders- Awanas) last Sunday and also some pics from my last post.  In that post I tell the story of Peter walking on the water to Jesus. First I asked "Who likes to go to the beach?" Then I asked, "Who remembers which Disney Princess I am?" Because another time I told them how Disney's "The Little Mermaid" parallels the story of Jesus and redemption (and that my nickname was "Mermaid" in high school.) They yelled out, "Ariel!" Then I told them the story about the disciples in the boat- Alone! Then I said how when the weather was great (stormy) we DID NOT have Uncle Dave's surf board and on the next day we did and it was CALM AS A LAKE! LOL THEN I SAID JESUS ALLOWS "STORMS" IN OUR LIVES SO WE CAN LEARN HOW TO SURF. 

On the day we borrowed the surf board the ocean was calm as a lake! I guess I'll have to visit my fam in Cally and learn to surf there!

Here's a new poem for my next book of poetry, RED: Redeemed- Equipped- Delivered

He's my Keeper
He keeps me,
I look back and see,
Wow, he wanted me?
How'd I get outta that one?
There's a washin' in the rain,
There's a purpose in the pain,
If the waves never came,
How could I learn to surf,
Or swim?
I'd sink!
These trials produce patience
You'll be tenacious,
I'm making gold,
Something Beautiful
Full of Power, Peace, Patience
Joy, Jesus,
Justice will prevail
After all of your travail,
The joy of giving birth
You are the salt of the earth!

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