Friday, May 3, 2013

Five Minute Friday-Brave

She puts on a brave smile, for the world to see. When all the while, it takes every bit of strength she has, just to be. Another day, what will she say? I am fine, no worries here. But, it is perfectly clear, worries abound in her life. She strives to stay alive, yet she wonders, when He will arrive, to take her away. Until that day, here she will stay,. Bravely putting one foot, in front of the other.

43 comments:

Joy said...

Beautiful poem with a strong message.

Cassi Brightforest said...

How so many of our days go

1 of the Creekside Team said...

oh that word 'fine' hides who we truly are ... blessings, my online friend ... blessings!

Linda

Lisa in Texas = ) said...

As I read this post - my heart went out to you, although I am dealing with whole other set of problems, I can so relate to how you are feeling. You have been such a blessing to me, I wish there was something I could do to help you feel better. Not only have you been an encouragement to me but you have also helped me realize the importance of us as Christians to be encouragers of others along our journey through this life. I will be praying for you today that God will comfort you and will heal you, Love you sweet lady, Lisa :O)

dayebydaye said...

Your words remind me that being brave is not about faking it, but about knowing WHO to take our worries to! Thanks, Denise!

Amy Tilson said...

Beautiful! I listened to your video. So nice to hear your voice and see your face. Didin't realize you were in Chattanooga. For some reason I had Florida in my mind. Thanks so much for being a constant encourager.

Paula Barnett said...

You, Denise, personify brave! So glad I have the pleasure of knowing you {& your bravery} through FMF!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh my goodness...is this poetic or what?!!!

Did you compose this?!!! It's extraordinary.

Rabia said...

Beautifully said!

Lady Of Virtue said...

I love your poem! sometimes life is very hard, and it is brave just to look for Him. Thank you for visiting LOV and your prayers.

Krista D said...

Love it!

Mel said...

Beautiful, my friend. I love this and am so blessed by your constant encouragement.

Sharon said...

Love this. And this perfectly describes YOU - one of the most courageous and faithful women I know!

GOD BLESS!

The Heart's Hunger said...

I really like that last sentence!
ANd I enjoyed your video-blog too, you made me laugh!!
God Bless!

thedayofsmallthings said...

So true. Sometimes being brave is simply putting one foot in front of the other.

Good to read your words, Denise.

Jennifer Peterson said...

You are the bravest person I know!!

Alecia Simersky said...

You are very brave, Denise!

Mia De Vries said...

Dear Denise
Come to think of it, dear friend; it is all we can do. Just putting the one foot in front of the other while trusting our Pappa God's grace.
Blessings
Mia

Eileen said...

wow, you've said so much in so few words. Nicely done, Denise.

Missindeedy said...

One foot in front of the other, indeed! I love how simply you put this into perspective, Denise!

Cassandra said...

Denise, your poem was very sweet and heartfelt. Thank you for sharing and for your kind words on my FMF post today.

Amber said...

I love this!!! Beautiful! God Bless you!

s.rae said...

moment by moment.


Plays with Purpose said...

Denise - That was just so where I have been and find myself sometimes. You have it right, one foot in front of the other, one day at a time. I pray for Gods grace in sufficiency for each of those steps. You are brave.
Hugs,
Kelly

Dolly @Soulstops said...

Oh, Denise, so well said...yes, brave does mean to keep walking when we would rather quit...blessings to you, my brave friend :)

Ann O. said...

I appreciated your poetry and honesty. Blessings to you and I hope you're feeling well.

Farida said...

Stay brave :)

Lauren @ The Thinking Closet said...

Beautiful, artfully chosen words. Thanks for popping by my blog to comment. It has been so much fun meeting the FMF community!

Warmly,
Lauren
The Thinking Closet

Rebekah@weliveinspired said...

I have witnesses this same bravery in many loved ones who also had to fight just to make it through each day (many with cancers, a mom that had mini strokes..etc.). It's very tough and yet you choose to be a light to the world. That is fabulous!

Pia said...

You are an inspiration, denise.

Nikki @ Simplystriving said...

you are so very brave.

Cathy said...

Love you, dear, sweet Denise. Praying for you ~ {{{Hugs}}}

Dieneke said...

Thank you Denise for these beautiful words!
Tender blessings from Jesus to you!!!!

Dieneke

Wendy Meijer said...

Yes, one foot bravely in front of the other

Wanda's Wings said...

Very nice.

Wanda said...

Bless to you for having the courage to keep taking another step. May God continue to strengthen you.

Lisa said...

Sometimes bravery is just doing the next thing, putting 'one step in front of the other'. ;) Beautiful contented words.

deena said...

Do you read my mail? One foot in front of the other...with the Grace of my Lord Jesus...I will make it.

Thank you for sharing

LeAnn said...

Beautiful faithful thoughts from one that has walked the path of struggles.
Your faithful positive attitude shines through those dark clouds.
Blessings and hugs!

Tam said...

We have all done this from time to time. I read somewhere that sometimes a leap of faith is the only mode of transport available. Indeed, it is.

Pam Williams said...

Well said, Denise! Many blessings!

Denise said...

Beautiful.Are you the author of this one?I know you are good with words.I really like the "travelling" word's across your border,you're also good with computers :)

Jacqui said...

Beautiful! It is brave to persevere and trust, to draw on Jesus for joy in the trial. God bless you, Denise!