True Love Speaks to His Soul

True Love Speaks to His SoulA Poem for My Husband, the Man of My Heart whom God will Bring She looks into his eyes as though she is searching the ocean’s shorelines for a glimmer of light, the lighthouse of his soul. She desperately searches for her lover as though lost at sea. She places…

A City on the Hill

  A City on the Hill In 2007 when the Lord showed me that we were about to embark on a journey that would take me beyond my capacity for understanding, He said, trust and believe.  I dreamed I and others were looking toward a mountain—a city of lights on the top of the Hill….

Sword Sharpeners

The Armor of God ” Finally, be strong in the Lord and his mighty power. 11 Put on God’s full armor so you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and…

True Love Speaks to Your Soul

The Shulamite Seeks Her True Love “By night on my bed, I sought the one I love; I sought him but did not find him. “I will rise now,” I said, “and go about the city; in the streets and the squares, I will seek the one I love.” I sought him, but I did…

Octopus Minds

Octopus Minds The Octopus has nine brains and three hearts; he is an intelligent creature with a personality of its own. He can be playful, sneaky, manipulating, or dangerous. Unlike other fish, when captured and placed in a tank, the Octopus will find a way to escape the tank flexibly; he can maneuver through small…

TIDES, WAVES, AND ANGUISH

TIDES, WAVES, AND ANGUISH When I think the tides have subsided, another wave becomes more potent than before. And it’s time to hold my breath again. One year is drawing near; it would have been my son’s forty-fourth year; I can see the giant waves on the horizon, the waves coming at a distance, and…

Storytime for Our Inner-Child

When I write children’s stories, I know I need to go scuba diving into my subconscious mind to search for understanding from a child’s perspective to understand as an adult with an adult perspective. Doing so can help my inner child and set her free from her bondage, and she can reclaim her growth process….

Listen to Time

Listening to the Sound of Time A strange thing happened last year at school, most of the digital clocks stopped working. Then, after the tech repaired one, another stopped working until the school eventually replaced all the digital clocks with the good old-fashioned wall clocks. Do you remember the older watches with a big hand…

TODAY

A psalm of praise. Of David. 1I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. 2Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever. 3Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. 4One generation commends…

Buried Alive

Last year my counselor recommended that after my divorce, it is wise not to jump into another relationship for at least a year. She said I needed to grieve the death of my marriage, what was lost, future memories, dreams that would never come to pass, etc. She said I needed to have funerals for…

The Enemy of Our Soul

The Beast of Shame The Enemy of Our Soul One day while conversing with my granddaughter about my desire to remarry, she cringed and said ewe, gross!  I was taken aback by her attitude and laughed out loud because I had felt the same way for years because of shame.  Of course, I didn’t tell…

The Beast of Shame

Revised from the original text by Lisa Rene Delgado “Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise Your name; the righteous shall surround me, For You shall deal bountifully with me” (Psalm 142:7) NKJV. Shame Silenced Me For a long time, I suffered silently and tried to fight my battles alone, but I…

I Loved Them Anyway

Some would think I live a life of denial; I am ignorant of the wrongs inflicted upon me.Yet, I choose to love them anyway.They say I am blind; I cannot see.Oh, but I see; I see every wrong and unjust thing. The crimes committed were committed against me. Yet I chose to love them anyway….

Digging Through the Ruins

Talking to God My Road to Recovery has not been what I imagined while living ignorant of God’s nature and control of all things internally and externally. I learned that inner work is exhausting; sometimes, I feel it would have been better to stay ignorantly blissful: however, I would still have my family stuck in…

Would He Be Ashamed of Me

P.F.C. Seth BakerA.A.B., Alliance, Nebraska Not my works, because it is Fourth of July weekend, I thought it best to honor our service men and women with the writings of a serviceman shared with me by a fellow serviceman, RGG, in 2010. I would like to pass this on and share this beautiful poem as…

Waves of Grief

Grief comes like waves; some subtly cover your heart like waves gently coming to and fro, washing over the filth of past shame, guilt, and regret. Grief says, “Come sit with me for a while; I wish you no harm. Healing is my desire. With me, there is no shame; I know the depth of…

Free Bird, My Adventures with Jesus

FREEBIRD “If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, let Israel now say-if it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when men rose against us, they would have swallowed us alive. So then, when their wrath kindled against us, the waters would have overwhelmed us; the stream…

NO TRESPASSING

“Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.”  (Prov.4:23, NKJV) Since the death of my marriage, I have experienced the pain of my losses and some relationships. What could have destroyed me made me more diligent as the gatekeeper of my heart. What my enemy meant for harm,…

Where is Home?

Where is Home Self-Awareness As I reflected on the past few years, I saw myself standing upon the mountaintop with hands lifted victoriously. I thought of Christian from Paul Bunyon’s book, Pilgrim Progress. Like him, I felt like I was carrying a heavy burden, and although I laid them at the foot of the Cross…

Journaling on My Day’s Journey

8 June 2022 Today a lovely woman of God invited me to live in her home. A stranger, yet not strange. I felt a connection when I met her yesterday when my long-time friend introduced her to me. So now, here I am in a home I have never known, owned by a woman of…

R.U.N

If you are in a toxic relationship, R.U.N R: Reach out and get help. Reconnect with friends, family, and people who can support your recovery. Remember why you left; we easily forget the pain; keeping the memory alive helps us move forward instead of backward. Healing takes time; give yourself the time you need to…

The Likeness of God

Last week after attending my second visit to the GreifShare meeting, we talked about the goodness of God. We spoke about Romans 8:28. I said I knew that scripture, I quoted it many times, and I had experienced the goodness of God when I left my abusive husband. However, I can’t see the good in…

My First Year

My First Year Today should be a celebration not only a celebration of motherhood but also a celebration of freedom for me. One year ago today, I made the decision that changed my life. When faced with the reality of choosing between life and death, I chose life, I chose me, and I walked away…

S.T.O.P

As Mothers Day is quickly approaching, can I give you a few tips on what not to say or do in the presence of a grieving mother?  Stay with me for a minute, don’t avoid me because my pain is unbearable. I need you to be near; I need your shoulder to cry on. I…

Silence is Golden

SILENCE IS GOLDEN FOR THE ABUSER; SPEAK UP; YOU ARE STRONGER THAN YOU THINK. IF YOU LIVED WITH AN ABUSER, YOU ARE A SURVIVOR, BE YOUR OWN WARRIOR, GET HELP! National Domestic Violence Hotline Hours: 24/7. Languages: English, Spanish, and 200+ through interpretation service  Learn more 800-799-7233

Soul Chains

While I walked through the day, I felt iron on my ankles; it took great effort to put one foot in front of the other. In addition, I felt a heavy burden on my shoulders and a burning pain between them. It was an invisible force; it felt like I had soul chains holding me…

Fill My Soul

When my son died, I felt like my heart went into shock. It went completely numb. I couldn’t cry; I couldn’t cry. I couldn’t feel pain; my heart couldn’t grieve. It felt mechanical and lifeless. Every bit of my being left, I felt mechanical, without a soul. I stood over his coffin; it wasn’t him….

Soul Chains

“Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise Your name; the righteous shall surround me, for You shall deal bountifully with me (Psalm 142:7).” I wondered if it is even appropriate to share what has been going on as I try to navigate life independently and without complete clarity of my future during…

The Courage of A Child

Finding Courage He sat across from her during art class, scorning, criticizing her. Yet, she sat silent and did not shed a tear. His words did not pierce her heart, seemingly unaffected as though she deserved this treatment; she welcomed this form of abuse as punishment. As I witnessed her endure this mental beating, I…

Grieving the Holiday’s

Alfonso Ramon Liles (September 20, 1978-October 31, 2021) Yesterday, we laid my Son to rest, and this was the most painful experience I have ever had to face. He is here in what feels like a moment, and then I get that dreadful phone call informing me that my Son is gone. After the shock,…

Christmas Gift of 2020

Holidays can be a tough time of year, and COVID left many in a state of despair and hopelessness. 2020 will be the year everyone would rather forget. However, we can choose to reflect on the life lesson that came out of it. Although the media and politicians continue hammering fear, division, and hate into…

Upside Down

A Discussion from the Readings of: Apologetics At the Cross, 2018; Chpt. 12; Chatraw D. Joshua & Allen D. Mark When Jesus spoke of the beatitudes, He turned every act of seeking justice upside down. Instead of paying evil for evil, he said, do good to those who persecute you and say all kinds of…

Perspective on your Day’s Journey

While looking at this picture, we can view this from different perspectives. One perspective can be looking ahead as something long and daunting. It can be overwhelming to see how much further to get to your destination and give up “Direct my steps by Your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me” (Psalm…

Where am I, Where are You?

Who am I?I was very young; I felt like a nomad wandering in a world where I did not belong; I needed answers to the myriad of questions in my heart.However, when I gave my life to God in Jesus Christ, one of the first books I read was the book of Hosea. I was…

Train Of Life

When I was a child, I loved trains and imagined living like a hobo and traveling through the country sitting on the side of an open car. One day while driving past a train track, my mother told me the story of my great grandfather’s death. She told me that he committed suicide by deliberately…

Emmanuel

Thank you Lord Jesus for my family and friends. As I have walked in this journey, I see Your compassion through their eyes, Your hands reaching out to me through the doctors, nurses, and all medical staff, and counselors; You send an army; You are the Commander of, “The Lord’s Army in our time of…

The Greatest Gift

The Greatest Gift from God is the Gift of Knowledge of Himself Lisa Rene Delgado Arizona Christian University   The Greatest Gift from God is the Gift of Knowledge of Himself “For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may…

Scratched Record

Maybe you are too young to know what this is, and if so, this a record player. As a teenager, I spent most in my time listening to the record until it was completely worn out; and it did not matter if the record was scratched and kept repeating the same words over and over…

Brain Noise

Sometimes, we just need to find a corner, sit quietly and reflect. We don’t always need to hear the opinions of others shouting in our minds. I find solace when I find a corner anywhere and sit quietly. 6Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests…

August 8

Today Photo Credit: Mel Kramb O Lord , You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You maintain my lot. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Yes, I have a good inheritance. I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel; My heart also instructs me in the night…

Today

Prayer: Lord Jesus, there is so much I can not comprehend; this why I need Your Perfect Peace. Fill my mind with Your thoughts and my heart with Your Love, amen You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Isaiah 26:3 NIV https://bible.com/bible/111/isa.26.3.NIV

Today

Prayer For everything you have brought me through, and every time I have been tried and tested Lord; the one thing that was always proven true is that You remained faithful even while others questioned my journey. People pleasing is not required of me; I am approved by God through Christ Jesus your Son, my Rock,…

Companion Planting

Revised and edited from original context by Lisa Rene Delgado March 27, 2019 The Companions in My Mind “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit….

August 8

Today Photo Credit: Mel Kramb O Lord , You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You maintain my lot. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Yes, I have a good inheritance. I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel; My heart also instructs me in the night…

Sing Your Own Song

Things change when you sing a new song over your  life. When others criticize and sing negativity over you, Sing Louder! Faith Persevering in Trial Psalm 40:1-4 I waited patiently for the Lord, and He inclined to me, and heard my cry. He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the…

March 31

Today On this mountain, he will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations; he will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove his people’s disgrace from all the earth. The Lord has spoken. Isaiah 25:7‭-‬8 NIV https://bible.com/bible/111/isa.25.7-8.NIV Prayer,…

Today

For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.2 Corinthians 5:14‭-‬15 NIV Your mercies are new every morning, and every…

Today

For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”Matthew 18:20 NIV Wherever I go today, whatever I do today, whomever I meet along the way, may Your name be Exalted Lord Jesus, be exalted above my fears, be exalted above my enemies, don’t let the beast of the field devour…

Today

I can do all this through him who gives me strength.Philippians 4:13 NIV Prayer for Today In each day You have given us twenty-four hours. Help me by Your wisdom, guidance, and strength to accommodate You and Your desire to accomplish all that You have planned for today. My heart is heavy and I am…

Today

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.Hebrews 4:12 NIV May Your Holy Spirit fill my mind with Your thoughts Lord Jesus; for Your thoughts are higher than my…

Today 

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.Psalm 46:10‭-‬11 NIV Although Your word says, do not be afraid, do not fear, I tremble Lord, and I…

Today

Heavenly Father,You’re above all things. Everything You have created awakens the dawn in awe and worship of You, our Savior, Redeemer, King, and Provider. Your ways are higher than ours, and Your thoughts are not ours. May Your Spirit control my mind and fill it with Your thoughts, may my eyes see Your Likeness in…

Today 

Short Prayers for your Day’s Journey May Your Holy Spirit fill our hearts with gratitude and our minds with grateful thoughts Lord Jesus. May a new song rise among us; a song of victory, and praise to our God, our Redeemer(Is.48) Amen, Amina Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach…

Today

“And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, a Man stood opposite him with His sword drawn in His hand. And Joshua went to Him and said to Him, “Are You for us or for our adversaries?” So He said, “No, but as Commander…

Today                       

May I hear Your still small voice from the depths of my heart Lord Jesus. Calm the storm from within, and give me Your Peace which surpasses all understanding. Come and clean up the mess in my heart; forgive all my sins. Lord, shut the mouth of the enemy; my critic who devises his plans…

Remember “The Person” Domestic Violence Month

As Domestic Violence Awareness Month, remember that domestic violence is a way of life for many. If you know someone struggling in this area, please, let her know you are here. “How To’s” is not the answer they are looking for at the moment, and pointing out all their faults pushes them deeper into despair….

Mighty Tree

The Mighty Hand of God Prophetic Poetry It was dark; I could barely see as I walked a path I knew I had to walk. I could not see where I was going, just light as a path for my feet, nor did I understand why I was walking on this path, but I knew…

Beautiful Prison No More!

      Conclusion: Beautiful Prison Revised and Edited by Lisa Rene Delgado (April 1, 2022) Now, I am free from the guilt of my past. Shame no longer has a hold on me. I was covered with shame; soap could not wash off. I am now clean. The chains that controlled me,  the power…

Beautiful Prison

Beautiful Prison By: Lisa Rene Delgado Edited by: Lisa Rene Delgado (2022) The door is wide open, the latch and key lay fallen. Am I free? A voice calls me, “Come out, come out, you are free from your prison. Come out, and follow Me!” I stand at the door, looking out, yet my feet…

Today

2 John 1:1-2 1The elder, To the lady chosen by God and to her children, whom I love in the truth—and not I only, but also all who know the truth— 2because of the truth, which lives in us and will be with us forever: Prayer Cause me to understand the way of your precepts, that…

Today

Psalm 101:1-8 I will sing of your love and justice; to you, Lord, I will sing praise. I will be careful to lead a blameless life— when will you come to me? I will conduct the affairs of my house with a blameless heart. I will not look with approval on anything that is vile….

Today

Ephesians 2:14-18 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations.His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, and…

Today

May Your Song, Lord Jesus, rise in our hearts as we are awakened. May our first thought be of Your love and faithfulness. May our lips praise You throughout today. The earth is filled with your love, Lord ; teach me your decrees. Psalm 119:64

What would God say about you and me?

I often wonder what my life would have been like if I had made better choices. What would God say about me right now if He and I were standing on a mountaintop looking down? What if He took His measuring rod and surveyed my life at this point. Not in the future, but at…

Just a Thought

Will you be, Just A Thought or a Breath of Fresh Air? Life is a serious business, not something taken lightly, not for a moment! Someone takes her first breath, and a final breath breathes one last time. Yes, some will mourn for you, but unless specific memories arise about you, a choke followed by…

Hear My Prayer, Lord

TODAY Hear my prayer and give us rest. Please give us the strength to move forward. Take away all our fears and deliver us from the hands of evil, from those who wish us harm. Shield us from our enemies, and cause them to leave our territory for fear that the Lord has overwhelmed them.May…

True Love Speaks to Your Soul

The Shulamite Seeks Her True Love “By night on my bed, I sought the one I love; I sought him but did not find him. “I will rise now,” I said, “and go about the city; in the streets and the squares, I will seek the one I love.” I sought him, but I did…