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Laughing Horses

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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"

horseI seldom edit my poems–if that’s what they are. I’m not sure what the definition of poetry is, so I’m assuming, and you surely know what’s said about that. I put my thoughts down and toss them to the world; easy to do these days with this Internet thing we have. My thoughts are sometimes strange, and I love to picture a classroom full of students trying to figure out what I meant, or what I was trying to say. And then the one–there’s always one–mumbling, “That guy was messed up.”

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Today Is Someday!

Just a reminder. No time like the present. Gitter done!

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"

I heard someone say recently that today is someday, and it made me smile. I love the concept that today and every day can be our someday; the day we reach a milestone or goal, no matter how big or small it might be.

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The Good Times

just us kids 2We weren’t poor when I was a kid. We didn’t have a lot, but we always had enough. There were bad times and good times, but we were happy for the most part. I give Mom credit for that. Read the rest of this entry »

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Come Hell or High Water

I haven’t written a short story in ages, but for some reason I’m feeling a bit creative today. I used to write a lot of them, before my good friend, Kellie Elmore, decided she wanted to be a photographer. She used to do a “Free Write Friday” on her blog, and I enjoyed the heck out of it. So here ya go! Hope you enjoy it! Read the rest of this entry »

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Laughing Horses

horseI seldom edit my poems–if that’s what they are. I’m not sure what the definition of poetry is, so I’m assuming, and you surely know what’s said about that. I put my thoughts down and toss them to the world; easy to do these days with this Internet thing we have. My thoughts are sometimes strange, and I love to picture a classroom full of students trying to figure out what I meant, or what I was trying to say. And then the one–there’s always one–mumbling, “That guy was messed up.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Sometimes We Cry

This morning, I came across this poem I wrote several years ago, and I couldn’t decide if I should re-post it. I wrote it on a day I was feeling like I wasn’t worthy of God’s love, much less anyone else’s. We all have those days, and sometimes they come down on us hard. I truly wish we could’ve known then what we know now, but… we don’t get a do-over. We do, however, get a start-over.

The reason I hesitate to post things like this, is because I want to encourage others—I feel it’s my job now—and, on the surface this doesn’t seem encouraging. But on the other hand, it is, because it encourages me—and you, I hope—to forgive ourselves our mistakes and misdeeds. God does.

I Cried a Lot Today

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Enjoy the Ride

merry go roundSometimes it feels as though life is overwhelming us, and we’re clinging to the cold steel bar of a merry-go-round spinning way too fast. It sometimes feels like victory is nothing more than surviving the ride but, to use one of my favorite terms, we shouldn’t intend to merely survive, we should intend to thrive.

God is the handle we must hang onto. Amazingly, when we cling to Him, the ride begins to slow, and the things that once whirred past in a blur begin to come into focus. The ride is once again fun and something to be enjoyed, rather than survived. Accept God’s love! Enjoy this awesome ride!

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

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