What Does It Mean??

     The bird's eye view... this expression sums up the way I see things... it's my personal take... my analysis of the circumstances. That's what this blog is all about... a personal view of a period in my life that still holds power over me, even more than thirty years after the fact...
     I like the term - PERSPECTIVE, and the thought of this little bird's perspective is especially appealing. In my mind  I visualize that bird flying higher and higher, looking at the landscape from different angles and elevations. Her interpretation of what she sees changes, maybe improves, maybe becomes more focused, as she continues to circle and examine. 
     That's what is happening in my head and heart as time goes by and I move  further away from all that happened to me. Further away doesn't mean 'fading away.' It's all about the passing of time. Getting further away from it has given me a clearer view. I have had time to think... study... grieve... pray... and hate. Yes... even hate.
     Now I need to write it down. It will be difficult to put this history of events into any kind of logical order. Maybe I'll just write down the scattered parts of the story as they are recalled, and try to sort them all out later.
     It is most important, for me, that I write it all down. I think I am finally ready to do that. I invite you to read along...

BIBLE VERSES TO HELP ME___________________________________

Psalms 37:40—"And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him."

Jeremiah 23:1-4—"Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture" declares the Lord. Therefore thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who care for my people: "You have scattered my flock and have driven them away, , and you have not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for your evil deeds," declares the Lord. "Then I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them, and I will bring them back to their fold, and they shall be fruitful and multiply. I will set shepherds over them who will care for them, and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall any be missing," declares the Lord.


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Someday, Lord I pray,
there will be a place for me,
where ears take time to listen,
where eyes take time to see.
A place where I can laugh and cry
and know that I belong.
Someday, that's where
I will sing my song.

And someday, Lord I pray, in a place......


The Power of Pentecost
This sermon helped me so much... and gave me the push I needed to begin the healing process in earnest. Thank you to the minister who wasn't afraid to preach it!

Looking Forward In Faith
[part 1]

[part 2]

During a recent Sunday morning worship service I was blessed to hear a sermon that spoke to my heart, and reminded me that I am forgiven. I will cling to these words as I continue to move from victim to survivor to thriver.

Oh, For the Wings of a Dove

Oh, for the wings,
for the wings of a dove,
Far away,
far away would I rove!
Oh, for the wings,
for the wings of a dove,
Far away,
far away, far away,
far away would I rove!

In the wilderness
build me a nest,
And remain there
forever at rest
In the wilderness
build me, build me a nest,
And remain
there forever at rest