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Promise is a wonderful treasure,
Precious and delicately formed.
She’s to be valued beyond measure;
Protected from theft and harm.


Plenty would seek to steal your blessing,
As innocent as they might seem.
So brazenly without redressing;
Unashamed of killing a dream.


Don’t let them come near your heart and soul
With their propoganda and lies.
It’s promise that helps to keep us whole;
To guard her is prudent and wise.


If you clothe Promise and Dreams in light
Of truth, reality and grace;
If you hold to what you know is right,
These treasures will come take their place.


Hold Promise tightly, embrace her;
Then listen to Dream’s hopeful word.
Pursue your heart’s longing without fear;
Rejoice when they begin to stir.




Rainbows are signs of hope,
Reminders of promise
That help us to press on
And watch for better times ahead.

They can’t come without rain,,
Sent to wash and nourish,
Often so dark and cold,
Settling like a wet blanket.

All creation huddles,
Tucked in against the rain
That falls like endless tears
As Mother Earth cries, just because.

Even she will keep watch,
Searching for the rainbows
That comes so faithfully,
Reminding us that hope is good.



A spring garden is full of surprises:  It seems like nothing is alive there; then blossoms open overnight.  The frozen, sleeping ground softens and wakes up; mud gives way to young, green shoots.

Birds return with happy songs, building their nests and laying eggs.  Soon they’ll be looking for yummy treats to feed their babies; then, they’ll teach them to fly.

Spring’s fragrance is unique and pungent:  A mixture of warming earth, rain-washed air, new grass and blossoms.  So different from the cold smell of winter.

Oh, the thrill of new life, it’s promise, unrealized dreams and possibilities!  May all that is birthed in this young season grow to maturity and fruition.

very good…and true

A couple of days ago,  NgobesingRomanus posted this on

and asked what people thought.
It’s really quite intriguing and thought provoking:

“If you are going to be successful in creating the life of your dreams, you have to believe that you are capable of making it happen.
You have to believe you have the stuff, that you are able to pull it off.
You have to believe in your self,  whether you call it self-esteem, self-confidence, or self-assurance,
it is a deep-seated belief that you have what it takes the abilities, inner resources, talents, and skills to create your desired results.”
– Jack Canfield.

Thank you for this gem, Ngobesing Romanus;  I went and considered it for a while; now I have some quotes in return:


“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
Theodore Roosevelt


“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
Eleanor Roosevelt


“I believe that God has put gifts and talents and ability on the inside of every one of us. When you develop that and you believe in yourself and you believe that you’re a person of influence and a person of purpose, I believe you can rise up out of any situation.”
Joel Osteen


“We are what we believe we are.”
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
CS Lewis


…and just for fun…
“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”
Also by CS Lewis


One thing that catches my attention is the tremendous struggle we have when it comes to believing in God and ourselves.  We can all think of scams and advertisements that are “too good to be true.”
When it comes to God’s goodness, all that HE puts into us and the wonderful possibilities we each have, however, it is very good…  AND true!



Mother Earth stretches and yawns.
She wipes the sleep out of her eyes
As Sun’s warmth caresses her
And kisses her awake.


All of her children rise, too.
They inhale Morning’s new fragrance
As winter quilts melt away
Setting them free once more.


Things that seemed dead come alive.
They sing the new song of promise
That proclaims the joy of Spring,
Until the whole world smiles.