THOUGHTS of THANKS

This is going to be one busy, crazy busy month! We're moving!
To a little smaller 2 bedroom apartment
at the site where I work.
We'll be in place should we need to ever
access more care.
Looking forward to getting settled in.
We've already got a few boxes full and lined up.
We're still taking one week vacation to visit our children
up north for the Thanksgiving weekend.
How am I going to get through this?
I'll tell you!

MY SOURCE

 How do I conquer the battles of life?
What do I do when there's discord and strife?
How do I cope when there's turmoil within?
When my soul's sad and my heart cannot sing?
Who is the source of my strength?

How do I juggle demands made on me?
Who, what and where should have priority?
How do I cope when my energy is faded?
When outlook and attitude seem somewhat jaded?
Who is the source of strength?

Where do I go to recharge my soul?
Find purpose in life, to be made whole?
How can I give, and, yes, keep on giving
To others, and make life worth living?
Who is the source of my strength?

My help comes from Jesus, God's precious Son!
Only through Him are all victories won!
His Spirit teaches, comforts and guides,
His Word is the truth in which I abide.
He is the only source of my strength.

I'm touched by His love, redeemed by His grace,
Renewed to keep giving just where I am placed.
To glorify Him is my heart's desire!
Through your Spirit, Lord, keep me on fire!
Yes, Christ is the source of my strength!

Karin Ristau

5 comments:

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

Amen, Karin! Yes, Jesus is our source of strength... every day, every moment.

Thanks for this powerful poem. Beautiful!

And thanks for visiting my blog, and for your wonderful suggestion. I should go and visit Mike, and see what's going on with him now.

Hope everything goes well with your transition into your new place.

Blessings.

Doris

T.O. Geezer said...

I hope your move goes well and you have great time with your family over Thanksgiving.

Have a nice day Karin :-)

& BTW, thanks for your recent comment on my WCS post. ~Ron

NCmountainwoman said...

I hope the move goes well and that you will be settled in soon. Good luck.

Maple Lane said...

I pray that you two will be as happy as John and I are in our little bitty home. It has made life so much easier/less stressful for John especially. Yes, indeed, God is our strength.

Betty said...

Just catching up now. I hope your move is going well and you are feeling at home in the new place soon.