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These Tears are Diamonds 

These Tears are Diamonds

-Copyright 2017 Diana Rasmussen-

Tears from sorrow 

Tears from the pain

Will I ever 

Get up again?

Pressure and stress

Not feeling blessed

Will this season

Ever be done?

Only God can take

These tears like lake

Plant them as seeds

For joy to grow

Those who sow in Tears 

Shall reap in joy. 

He who continually goes forth weeping, 

Bearing seed for sowing, 

Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, 

Bringing his sheaves with him. – Psalm 126:5-6

I can’t believe all those years I cried. All those years of sorrow. I didn’t think God knew or even cared. I was wrong.

He collected every tear. He put it in his bottle. He planted it for a future harvest.

Today my life is way different. I am happy. I am blessed. God took all those years and planted them as seeds. You know what grew? Joy. Yes – joy! God doesn’t waste anything. He is faithful. He will turn your sorrow into joy – He promised!

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The Joy of Family

The Joy of Family

-Copyright 2016 Diana Rasmussen-


We all want family 

A place to belong

And be loved 

Where we are accepted 

Despite our flaws

And covered with grace 

Just because.

We stick together 

No matter what 

The good, the bad,

And the ugly.

Family can come by blood

Or by love, 

either is the same.

Because we are one

In life, in love, 

and purpose.

 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.- 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a

Forgiveness

Forgiveness

-Copyright 2016 Diana Rasmussen-

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Forgiveness doesn’t mean that I accept what you did to me

Forgiveness means I let go of taking vengeance against you

Forgiveness means I trust my God to deal with you because He told me, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay.”

Forgiveness means I don’t have to think about you or what you did to me

Forgiveness means I am free from your prison of pain

Forgiveness means I can move on and go forward

Forgiveness frees me to be who God made me to be, regardless of what you do or don’t do

Forgiveness gives me the freedom to pray for you

Forgiveness let’s me be me

Forgiveness frees my Father in Heaven to forgive me

For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. – Matthew 6:14-15 NIV

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Grateful For Every Day

I am grateful for every day I have spent with you

You have taught me how to love, and live and be 

And though today you see m from Heaven

Your life and love lives on in my heart 

A mothers love lives outside time

And in the sacred place of

Her child’s precious heart 

1 Corinthians 13:3-10

If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love. 

Love never gives up. 

Love cares more for others than for self. 

Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. 

Love doesn’t strut, 

Doesn’t have a swelled head, 

Doesn’t force itself on others, Isn’t always “me first,” 

Doesn’t fly off the handle, 

Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, 

Doesn’t revel when others grovel, 

Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, 

Puts up with anything,

Trusts God always, 

Always looks for the best, 

Never looks back,

But keeps going to the end. 

Love never dies. 

-love you Mom and Oma. Dance with the Angels today!


Here is a song about being a Mom. My son Adam shared this with me – it made me cry. Love this!

BE AS YOU ARE

I See

I See

-Copyright 2016 Diana Rasmussen

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I see the scars upon your arms

My heart skipped a beat as I thought of what I could say

To take away the pain that brought you to that place

How I wish I could change the things that you’ve been through

I’m here today to sit and listen if you choose to share

I remember what it felt like

To be the girl with the scars

You are in my prayers each and every day

I ask God to shine His light

upon the darkness of your heart

Your story is not over

Things will change with a new start

I have carried you to Jesus

with my prayers to heal your heart

So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!  All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:  that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.  We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. – 2 Corinthians 5: 16-21 NIV

 

According to an article from TeenHelp:

The National Library of Medicine reports the following nonsuicidal self injury (NSSI) statistics:

  • 1/3 to 1/2 of US adolescents have engaged in some type of self injury.
  • Cutting and burning are the most common types of non-suicidal self-injury.
  • 70% of teens engaging in self-injury behavior have made at least one suicide attempt.
  • 55% had made multiple suicide attempts.

 

Let us bring light into the darkness and see the hurting. We know the Healer of Souls. Lord, use us today to bring hope and healing to those who cross our paths today, in Jesus Name.

 

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The Enemy is Under Our Feet

The Enemy is Under Our Feet

~Copyright 2016 Diana Rasmussen~

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from dailylifeverse.com

 

Submit yourselves to God

Resist the Devil

and he’ll flee from you

Jesus is above all powers and principalities

The Name above all names

Exalted to the Highest Place

He carried our sins and sickness away

At the Cross of Calvary

Christ’s victory is our victory

We’re seated with Christ in Heavenly places

Far above all principalities and all powers of darkness

We are above and not beneath

The enemy is under our feet

 

 

God, Who is our peace, will soon crush Satan under your feet. May the loving-favor of our Lord Jesus be yours.
 -Romans 16:20 NLV

Abba’s Love

This song started from a picture on a Facebook post from a fellow traveller. I still have to come up with some chords and a melody, but here are the lyrics. Here is the picture and the post -“Write the saddest story using only 4 words”

 

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How about it?

Posted by Clay Owens on Friday, January 22, 2016

 

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source – giveustoday.com

Abba’s Love

-Copyright 2016 Diana Rasmussen

Grief echoes like broken windows

In her abandoned heart

Sulking in the darkness

she doesn’t know where to start

 
She’s not sure how to move on

Fears whisper in the wind

Ever since he left this world

and crossed over to the next

 

That’s where the Light breaks through

All the shadows of darkness flee

Abba’s love makes all things new

Abba’s love makes all things new

 
She crawls out of the corner

Leaving behind the despair

One touch from Abba

gave her strength to stand

 
She walks freely through the doorway

into her destiny

The ugly past behind her

Her future’s brighter and secure

 
That’s where the Light breaks through

All the shadows of darkness flee

Abba’s love makes all things new

Abba’s love makes all things new

 

Surrounded by love

Surrounded by mercy

Surrounded by peace

She lifts up her head

 
That’s where the Light breaks through

All the shadows of darkness flee

Abba’s love makes all things new

Abba’s love makes all things new

 

 

  •  For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.  The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again;rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.  And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”  The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.  Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. – Romans 8:14-17 NIV

God Be the Thread

 

God I need you to be the thread

To sew up my broken heart again

Give me the strength to believe

That with Your help 

things can change

John 15:26-27 “But when the Helper Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of Truth who comes from the Father, He will testify and bear witness about Me. But you will testify also and be My witnesses, because you have been with Me from the beginning. 

Let My Faith Increase

Let My Faith Increase

Copyright 2015 Diana Rasmussen

Help me remember

your plans are good

when life is hard

and I’m misunderstood

Show me your light

when the world is dark

You are faithful to me

despite my many doubts

Show me Your Glory

fill me with peace

I trust You forever

let my faith increase

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 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 NIV

The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you. – Luke 17:5-6 NIV

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I Am

I AM
~Copyright 2015 Diana Rasmussen~

I am

I was praying in the spirit
Seeking my daily bread
When the mighty voice of waters
Spoke to me and said

Bride of Christ Arise
Come up into the Heavenly skies
Prophesy what you see
Sit down next to me
And tell me what you see

Bride of Christ arise
I AM the Way
I AM the Door
I AM the Light
And the giver of Life

From this new perspective
I see His glory going forth in waves
Healing His body of believers today
I see the lame man dancing with new limbs
I see the dumb man talking to his friends
I see the blind man beholding Your Beauty
I see the fatherless adopted into Your Royal Family

Your Glory comes in waves
Covers your body today
the bound are loosed
addictions and sickness fall away
Anxiety and depression leave the fold
The broken hearted are filled with joy
The Splendor of Your Holiness
Lights up our way

Your worship defeats enemies
Your praise opens doors you can’t see

I AM the Way
I AM the Door
I AM the Light
And the giver of Life

 

 

Exodus 3:14 “And God said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM’ and He said , “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, I AM has sent me to you.”

 

I AM
by Eddie James

Love Boldly Poems for National Poetry Month

Here is a collection of some of my favorite Love Poems. I have assembled this for Proflowers and National Poetry Month. Head on over to Proflowers and their #Love Boldly Campaign and buy your muse a beautiful bouquet today! I dedicate all these poems to my husband, Bob Rasmussen. He is the reason I have learned to love again despite all the heartache I have been through. God restores all things – even love!

 

Here is the invitation I received from Proflowers:

With August being National Romance Month (http://www.proflowers.com/loveboldly) and Poet’s Day being celebrated this year on August 21st, we’re reaching out to some of our favorite literary bloggers for our upcoming Poet’s Day campaign.

Source - Proflowers.com
Source – Proflowers.com

DID I TELL YOU

©2013 Diana Rasmussen

I see the ocean in your eyes
years of laughter and surprise
Waves of sorrow, tides of tears
Being together all these years

The moon sparkles on the water
Reflects my devotion always
Our love is tried and true
Time is still when I’m with you

Did I tell you I love you today?
I thought I would ask and say
Like the waves on the shore
Can I tell you once more
I love you today
and forever more


Source - Proflowers.com
Source – Proflowers.com

MERLOT

©2015 Diana Rasmussen

Like a dark Merlot

My love for you flows

Passion waiting to explode

In your arms again


Source - Proflowers.com
Source – Proflowers.com

Created to be Loved

©2015 Diana Rasmussen

The Creator of the universe
is the creator of your life
He paints His grace and mercy
on the canvas of your face

He molds you and He makes you
into the masterpiece we see
You are created with the love of God
His breath’s inside of you

You are created to be loved
endowed with power from above
What a marvelous display
to be captured by His grace

He’s the Lord of all creation
as you look upon His face
Rest in His forgiveness
You’re created to be loved

 

 

(All images from Proflowers.com and their #Love Boldly Campaign.)

My Rock

My Rock

Copyright 2015 Diana Rasmussen

  
On those days I don’t want to get out of bed

Just turn over and hide under the covers instead

Or maybe I park myself on the couch

Watch tv for hours pretending to be someone else

God You are faithful to me

There’s hope beyond what I see

I’m clinging to your Word

regardless of these waves

You’re my rock in this stormy place

When I don’t answer my phone because I’m hiding from bills

Then I burn dinner trying to do too many things

The kids and I fight because they don’t respect the rules 

Remind me that it won’t always be this way 

God You are faithful to me

There’s hope beyond what I see

I’m clinging to your Word

regardless of these waves

You’re my rock in this stormy place
 

 

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