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Crawl Into Crazy

Well, here I sit. 55 years old and back in therapy. My Neurologist asked if I had ever experienced any trauma or abuse. I just laughed. Only my whole life, lol. Then I said, “Yes.” He referred me to a Psychiatrist for evaluation. Here is a poem I wrote thinking about things.

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CRAWL INTO CRAZY

– Copyright 2019 Diana Rasmussen

I walk through the door and thought all was well

until the Dr came in with that look on his face

He sat down and said, “well it doesn’t look good.”

I froze and prayed God I’m gonna need some grace

My mind is racing all I think is, ” How can I just be free?”

I don’t want to hear what he says

God please make it all go away

before I crawl into crazy

I know this never-ending numbness

it’s when I shut down

I bow my head and pray

to God for a miracle instead

My tears fall to the floor

as I sit and rock like a baby

God show me your grace

before I crawl into crazy

The Dr told me there would be more tests

not sure know how long it will take to find out the cause

I’m googling every symptom I thought I could see

I want to know what is the matter with me

I’m fighting with fear of what it might be

I didn’t ask to be sick, I don’t want to be here

God please make it all go away

before I crawl into crazy

Crazy is the box that whispers her name

gets her to crawl in

only to slam down the lid

Please God help me now

don’t let me crawl into crazy

I prayed and asked God “why, why is this happening to me?”

He stretches out His arm, takes my hand and says, “Just walk with Me.”

He covers me with His mercy and grace as we walk through the door

God’ s gonna make sure I don’t crawl into crazy.

 

 

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Walk Forward in Liberty

Walk Forward in Liberty

~Copyright 2015 Diana Rasmussen

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Oh Lord our God

the Majesty and the

glory of Your Name

Fills all the Earth and

overflows the Heavens

I’m a Minister of Reconciliation

an Ambassador of the Lord

sent to perform His will on earth

His glory will be restored

As the Heavens declare He is Lord

not my will but thine be done

As He increases His territory

The Earth shall reflect

the Glory of the Lord as

I walk in victory

Miracles, signs, and wonders

follow all those who believe

I’m sent in Christ’s Authority

His purpose is alive in me

I speak to the infirmities

the strife poverty or demons

I command them to leave

cast them into the abyss

by the Authority of Jesus

given to me

Be healed and made whole

through the blood of the Lord

walk forward in liberty

John 8:36 – If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

John 8:32 – And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

2 Corinthians 3:17 – Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord [is], there [is] liberty.

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
 

 

My Masterpiece

Imagine God is talking to you – right here and right now…

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My Masterpiece

Copyright 2015 Diana Rasmussen

You’re  the picture on my fridge
I love to color outside of the lines
The mountains might be purple
The sky it might be pink
And know my plans for you
Are bigger than you think
chosenLift up your head and turn your gaze
I’ll fill you with my peace
Let your troubles fall to the ground
I’ve got you child I’ll provide you with all things
Don’t worry about tomorrow
I’ve got you in my arms
Don’t see yourself through their labels and their licitizenes
look to me and I’ll open up your eyes
You’re not what they say
but you’re beautiful and free
Made with love and mercy
You’re my masterpiece

Bride of Christ Arise

Bride of Christ Arise

~Copyright 2015 Diana Rasmussen~

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
Sit down next to me
And tell me what you see”

I can see His glory coming
in waves over a sea
Reigniting His broken body
setting believers free

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

Addictions, sickness fall away
cast off by the sea’s crest
Anxiety and depression
like seaweed they left

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

I see the lame man dancing with new limbs
I see the dumb man talking to his friends
I see the blind man gawking at all he sees
I see the fatherless adopted into Your Royal Family

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

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You’re the Picture on God’s Fridge

You’re the Picture on God’s Fridge

~Copyright 2015 Diana Rasmussen~

You’re the picture on God’s fridge

He loves to color outside of the lines

The mountains might be purple

The sky it might be pink

And God’s plans for you

Are bigger than you think!

 

 

P.S. If you are Anywhere near Janesville, WIJamie Grace will be playing live at Freedom Fest on Sat, July 27th at 8pm!

15 Quotes on Being Satisfied With Life

Are you satisfied with your life?

Are you happy?

Are you peaceful?

Remember when you were a little kid? And going to the store and getting that candy bar at the store – now that was satisfaction! And then being a teenager, and your parents gave you the car keys for your night out? That was satisfaction. And maybe later in life you got married, and you thought now this is satisfaction. Then the kids came and again – that was satisfaction. But isn’t it funny, how things change as you go through life? Suddenly what you thought would bring satisfaction didn’t anymore.

So we got the MORE mentality. If I get more money, more fun, more stuff – then I’ll be satisfied. So we do it. And it does not bring the peace that we thought it would. Until we realize that:

Satisfaction is not in what we do or what we have.

I have found that the only way to satisfaction in life is Jesus. There is no other thing that can fill that God place but Him. Not money, not jobs, not family, not friends, not relationships – just Him.

GOD is the SOURCE of my satisfaction.

We all have a place in our heart that longs for His presence and His touch. He is our Creator and He made us that way.

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Does Life Have a Name?

© 2014 Diana Rasmussen

Tried chasing money, tried make-believe fame
Had lots of power, just got devoured
Lonely and empty in my fancy position
my name it’s on the door
there has to be more

Does Life have a Name?
I’m so tired of playing this game.
Success feels like failure turned inside out

I’ve worshiped knowledge, with liars and politics
rules of tradition, lots of religion
This world can’t fill me up, my cup’s almost empty
I’m grasping at straws, seeing all of my flaws

Does Life have a Name?
I’m so tired of playing this game.
Success feels like failure turned inside out

lonely in a crowded room

Does Life have a Name?
I’m so tired of playing this game.
Success feels like failure turned inside out

15 BIBLE QUOTES ON BEING SATISFIED WITH LIFE

  1.  I will satiate the soul of the priests with abundance, And My people shall be satisfied with My goodness, says the Lord. – Jeremiah 31:14

  2. The Lord will answer and say to His people, “Behold, I will send you grain and new wine and oil, And you will be satisfied by them; I will no longer make you a reproach among the nations.” – Joel 2:19

  3. You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, And praise the name of the Lord your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you; And My people shall never be put to shame. – Joel 2:26

  4. As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness. – Psalm 17:15

  5. The poor shall eat and be satisfied; Those who seek Him will praise the Lord. Let your heart live forever! – Psalm 22:26

  6. They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house, And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures. – Psalm 36:8

  7. As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness. – Psalm 17:15

  8. The poor shall eat and be satisfied; Those who seek Him will praise the Lord. Let your heart live forever! – Psalm 22:26

  9. They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house, And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures. – Psalm 36:8

  10. He waters the hills from His upper chambers; The earth is satisfied with the fruit of Your works. -Psalm 104:13

  11. The people asked, and He brought quail, And satisfied them with the bread of heaven. – Psalm 105:40

  12. A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, And the recompense of a man’s hands will be rendered to him. –  Proverbs 12:14

  13. The backslider in heart will be filled with his own ways, But a good man will be satisfied from above. – Proverbs 14:14

  14. A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth; From the produce of his lips he shall be filled. – Proverbs 18:20

  15. Do not love sleep, lest you come to poverty; Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with bread. – Proverbs 20:13

(Featured Image Source: http://www.faithfulandfruitful.com/god-is-most-glorified-in-us-when-we-are-most-satisfied-in-him/, post image from Pinterest)

The Pioneer Spirit of Adventure

The Pioneer Spirit of Adventure

-Copyright 2015 Diana Rasmussen

A Pioneer Spirit

Agent of Change

Leaving time and old places

New adventures to chase

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Courageous warrior

Passionate

No fear of the future

I’m committed to Truth

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The mountains are calling

I must go

To discover new lands

Can you understand?

 

 (P.S. No, I am not going anywhere – just feeling adventuresome today 😉 Diana)

(Images from Pinterest)  

Find the Beauty

Find the Beauty

find the beauty~Copyright 2015 Diana Rasmussen~

Like the farmer who found buried treasure

In the field was wealth beyond measure

Like the shepherd who left the flock

To find the one sheep that had wandered off

I’m willing to find the beauty

Even in the ugly days

I’ll search for it like gold

Sell everything I own

I’m willing to find the beauty

Even in the ugly days

Like the woman that crawled on her knees

To touch the Kings robe and receive

Like the farmer who planted his seed

No matter what kind of soil was at his feet

I’m willing to find the beauty

Even in the ugly days

I’ll search for it like gold

Sell everything I own

I’m willing to find the beauty

Even in the ugly days

get over your hill

AFTER THE STORM

By Mumford and Sons

(All images from Pinterest)

The Girl with the Dreams

Sometimes I dress like a dork. Really. And I forget to look at myself before I leave, lol!  I have a conference this Saturday so I thought I would go find something nice to wear. Off I went to our local mall with my head in the clouds. Busy thinking about this and that and the other thing. Until I get there – and look down…ugggh!  You can see my one pink sock clashing with my one yellow sock. And my old gym shoes with my fancy leggings. I forgot to put on my boots! Oh man, yeah, here I am Ms Suzy-Q looking at all these really expensive clothes with my clashing socks.  I laughed so hard I almost peed myself!

So I did what any songwriter would do, I came home and wrote a song about it. (And no, I haven’t found what to wear yet – there is always tomorrow. Maybe I’ll wear pink and purple socks…)

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The Girl with the Dreams

~Copyright 2015 Diana Rasmussen~
She went to the mall after dropping off the kids
Moved hanger after hanger of the latest styles
Who should she be today?
Rifling through racks trying to decide
Where was the girl with the dreams?
Was she the stay at home mom or the busy man’s wife?
What could she pick to bring everything back to life?
Where’s the girl who used to put on satin and fringe?
The girl with the dreams
She looked down at her shoes and her mismatching socks
Realized she left without putting on her boots
as she silently screamed
Can she be found in the clearance racks?
Where was the girl with the dreams?
Was she the stay at home mom or the busy man’s wife?
What could she pick to bring everything back to life?
Where’s the girl who used to put on satin and fringe?
The girl with the dreams
She saw that she wasn’t alone
there were tribes of women
all trying to be found
inbetween the designer gowns
There were stay at home moms and busy man’s wives
Bringing everything they touched back to life
They may be older but they wore satin and fringe
Girls who grew up and were living their dreams

AND here is a BONUS – 45 QUOTES FROM A 90 YEAR OLD WOMAN courtesy of PopSugar – great advice here! (Click on the picture or the link above)

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Water – Splashing Around with Daddy God

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Water

~Copyright 2015 Diana Rasmussen

This longing inside I just can’t hide
I hunger and thirst for your love deep inside
Let’s smile and laugh until the sun goes down
Let’s play, pick me up daddy please

I dive in your mercy
I jump in your grace
I’m splashing around till I see
The water on your face
Water that flows
Water that races
Water that fills
every empty place

Pick me up, put me up on Your shoulders
Daddy God I need You to hold me closer
Take me in Your arms, spin me around
Let’s play and never let me go

I dive in your mercy
I jump in your grace
I’m splashing around till I see
The water on your face
Water that flows
Water that races
Water that fills
every empty place

“Yet hear now, O Jacob My servant,
And Israel whom I have chosen.
Thus says the Lord who made you
And formed you from the womb, who will help you:
‘Fear not, O Jacob My servant;
And you, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen.
For I will pour water on him who is thirsty,
And floods on the dry ground;
I will pour My Spirit on your descendants,
And My blessing on your offspring;
They will spring up among the grass
Like willows by the watercourses.’
One will say, ‘I am the Lord’s’;
Another will call himself by the name of Jacob;
Another will write with his hand, ‘The Lord’s,’
And name himself by the name of Israel.” (Isaiah 44:1-4 NKJV

(Image sources – womenlinvingwell.org, Pinterest)

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STAND

STAND

Copyright 2015 Diana Rasmussen, Dedicated to Bob

https://soundcloud.com/diana-rasmussen-music/stand

When the money’s gone and the bills come in

When the sky turns black lightning, thundering

When our friends or family betray

We’re gonna forgive them anyway

 

We’re gonna get through this

We’ve been through a whole lot worse

We’re gonna get through this

Dig down deep and take my hand

Together we stand

 

When the work is long and the pay is slow

When our hair turns gray cause we’re getting old

When the kids move out to find their way

We’re gonna love our life anyway

 

We’re gonna get through this

We’ve been through a whole lot worse

We’re gonna get through this

Dig down deep and take my hand

Together we stand

 

 

They may kick they may bite

They may slander and they may fight but

 

We’re gonna get through this

We’ve been through a whole lot worse

We’re gonna get through this

Dig down deep and take my hand

Together we stand

 

 

Be careful—watch out for attacks from Satan, your great enemy. He prowls around like a hungry, roaring lion, looking for some victim to tear apart. Stand firm when he attacks. Trust the Lord; and remember that other Christians all around the world are going through these sufferings too.

 After you have suffered a little while, our God, who is full of kindness through Christ, will give you his eternal glory. He personally will come and pick you up, and set you firmly in place, and make you stronger than ever. (1 Peter 5:8-10 TLB)