I’ll Be Your Hero, But Only If…

Still true. I am blessed.

Marbles In My Pocket ~ The Official Blog of Charles L. Mashburn ~ Poems, Short Stories, and random thoughts from the author of "Be Still... and know that I am God"

It’s not her birthday, nor is it our anniversary, and so, what better day to tell the world how special she is, and how blessed I am to have her in my life.

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There Are Angels

Mom's cloud - Angels poemThere were angels with my mom yesterday. Celebrating her birthday. Some of them I’ve never seen before, and some I’ve known for many years. There was a special new angel among them, one I recently met. I repost this poem for all the angels that watch over my mom, but especially for Lorena.

I have heard them

Sometimes in a word—just one

Sometimes in a conversation—a long one

 

I have seen them

Sometimes for a moment—a smile

For a short season—or many years

 

Sometimes from a distance

With only a picture

Or with words on a screen

They have touched me

 

Always there

Always watching

Sometimes carrying me

Sometimes simply being there

 

And sometimes…

Oh, yes…

Sometimes…

I have felt them…

Seen them…

In the eyes of a mere mortal

As my soul was soothed

By kind eyes

 

Copyright © C Mashburn 2019

 

 

Copyright © C Mashburn 2019

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Happy Birthday, Mom!

From my book of encouragements, Be Still.

Marbles In My Pocket ~ The Official Blog of Charles L. Mashburn ~ Poems, Short Stories, and random thoughts from the author of "Be Still... and know that I am God"

Today is my mom’s birthday, and I can think of no better tribute than this excerpt from my book, Be Still. If you click on the link (or if you have a copy), you will see her picture on the cover. I began writing these encouragements for Mom about three years ago, and published the book last year as a gift to her. The Bible tells us we should honor our mother, and that I certainly do! Happy birthday, Mom! I love you!

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Happy Birthday, Sherry!

Happy Birthday!

Marbles In My Pocket ~ The Official Blog of Charles L. Mashburn ~ Poems, Short Stories, and random thoughts from the author of "Be Still... and know that I am God"

Today is Sherry’s birthday, and this is my tribute to her. It is taken from my book, Be Still, and it says all I want to say quite well.

 A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. Proverbs 31: 10-12

me & sherryYes, today, and every day, I celebrate this special lady who helps me face life without fear; loves me more than I deserve; brings peace into my life and fills my days with joy.

My precious Sherry celebrates her birthday today—I believe she said she was 39—and I just want to thank God for her. I can’t imagine where I might be without her, and I cannot plan a future where she is not by my side.

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Don’t Buy That House!

Yard 9-2019I’d just finished the yard—which is looking pretty good, if I don’t say so myself—and was sitting in a lawn chair cooling off, when I noticed a guy looking at the house behind ours. He was about my age and looked to be very interested in the house. He must’ve walked around it five or six times. As he finally seemed to be finished and started toward his pickup, I went over to the fence and said howdy, then asked him if he was looking to buy the house or paint it. He caught my sarcasm and chuckled, then said, “Buy it. The realtor hasn’t shown up yet. She’s late. You know anything about the house?” I said, “No, but I do know the nearest neighbor’s kinda mean and can be pretty difficult sometimes.” He glanced around then asked, “Which one?” I threw a thumb over my shoulder at my house. He grinned, frowned, grinned, frowned, then looked at me like we might be fixin to fight. I laughed, put my hand on his shoulder and said, “Don’t worry ‘bout it though. Her husband’s a real nice guy.”

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So Many Wonders

Can we truly say we have not seen God? Can we look around at the wonders that are His creation and say Easter rose (2) quote 2we do not see Him?

God created us in His image. God is love, and I believe He created us to be love—an image of Him. I’ve not seen the face of God, though I’ve imagined it. I’ve imagined a smile and love-filled eyes; a brow unlined and long hair, gray and shining. I’ve heard His voice as well as His silence. And yes, I believe in Him. And yes, I am filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.”

 

Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy. 1 Peter 1:8

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Forgiveness

Where would we be without it?

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forbearing one another and forgiving one another if any man have a quarrel against another: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. Colossians 3:13

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