I used to know my purpose,
The work I would do
As teacher and healer;
To help people through
The hard times and seasons;
Finding new ways
To understand life
And build brighter days.


My identity seemed sure;
My position strong
As person and woman
Who sings her own song.
Learning and growing;
Stronger each year;
Filled with confidence;
Conquering her  fear.


But everything I once knew,
The dreams that I held
Have shattered to pieces
And to the ground fell.
I’m actually okay with that:
I am at rest,
Because I’m left with
The knowledge that’s best.


All that I know is Jesus;
I trust Him alone.
It is Him I treasure;
He’s the only One
Who truly counts at all;
Savior and Lord;
Lover of my soul;
Jesus, Living Word.

About lifehelps

I am like a rich tapestry, full of texture and color. I'm a musician, composer, poet, gardener, homemaker and friend. I worked as anLCSW for 22 years; as a socialworker for 26 years all told. Before that, I was a rehabilitation teacher. My passion is to come alongside others; to empower and bless them. That is why you will find plenty of variety in my blog. Two very important things to know about me is that I am a life-long learner - An explorer and sojourner. I also belong to the Lord, before you get tweeked out: I am not saying I am "religious." There is a huge difference between all of the rules and empty practice that often gets associated with Christianity and the kind of life that comes from being in a relationship with the loving God. May you find encouragement, inspiration, insight, good ideas and a laugh or two as you read my posts and comments.

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