Hope Defeats Gloom, Despair, and Agony

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Sometimes we are engulfed in the tempest of despair, discouragement, and darkness. If you live long enough, you will travel through a few dark tunnels of life that are frightening, discouraging and leave you feeling bewildered and anxious. 

Yet, as we look ahead through this darkness, we manage to focus on a pinpoint of light drawing us closer to it. It is in that pinpoint of light that we see hope.

Within this hope, that faint light at the end of the tunnel begins to grow larger, because we are focused on that light, refusing to look back into the darkness from whence we came. We look into the throat of the tunnel’s mouth and see a glimpse of victory, freedom and the pursuit of courage and joy. 

Once you have stepped into that light which reveals a world of clarity, opportunity, love, and possibility, it draws you closer to it and you never want to look back and return to that dark tunnel again.

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Be the Light in the Midst of Darkness

Sunlight, Light

I am always in awe of a new day where my surroundings look familiar, yet remarkably they are never the same. The sun in all of its grandeur shines its powerful light as we look around and visibly see things throughout the day that we probably never noticed before. The Light.

Moon, Light, Night

At night around a certain cycle of the month, the phase of a full moon comes out. Amid the darkness in the absence of the sun that full moon pierces and deeply penetrates the night with its lunar luminance. No, vampires and werewolves will not torment you because it is a full moon. LOL Its brilliance mesmerizes us and makes us stop and stare at its heavenly presence. The Night Light.

But what about our atmospheric darkness, that spirit in our world where evil runs rampant leaving people swirling in a constant pit of confusion, aloofness, fear, defeat or a feeling of doom? How can we renew that sense of compassion and shepherd people into a pasture of light, life, and love? How can we be or become those encouragers who can turn gloom into gladness? How can we be that light in the midst of someone else’s darkness? How can we bring hope back and restore our faith once again? How can we project our inner light?

I noticed that more people I know are heavily medicated or diagnosed with some type of disorder I have never heard of, let alone can pronounce. People appear to be less compassionate, more polarized and tribal, at least that is what the current climate of our world seems to reveal. When will the great divide end? How do we stop negativity, deception, and evil from winning? Where is our light?

Light, Candle

During those dark and treacherous times, when it seems like we as a society have fallen into the deepest pit of despair, it is then that we can’t cave into the intimidation of darkness. We must let our light so shine that others may see our good works and glorify our Father which is in Heaven. Be that light to brighten someone’s night!

Don’t Start Your Day Off Worrying

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Do you ever have those days when you wake up and start thinking about problems that need solving before you get out of bed? You either feel a huge sense of dread or try to remind yourself to steer clear of distractions and negative thoughts before your day gets started. Sometimes I go through this thought process more than I care to admit, which is why I wrote this motivational affirmation as a reminder to look on the bright side of life, to be more than a conqueror, to make time to sit quietly, to be still and try to avoid worrying about the small stuff!

“Don’t start your day off thinking or worrying about unsolved problems from yesterday. Begin your day with a grateful heart by seeking new, undiscovered opportunities lying just ahead.”  -Kym Gordon Moore

Did Curiosity Really Kill The Cat?

Curiosity, Courage, Warrior

When we hear the idiom, “Curiosity killed the cat,” we think about the term used to warn someone about the danger of being nosy, snooping or prying in business or affairs where it does not belong.

Curiosity, however, is a quality related to inquisitive thinking such as exploration, investigation, and learning, which is evident by observation in humans and other animals. Curiosity is a quality in which those who enjoy the process of learning new, empowering things and continued education, possess such an insatiable and adventurous appetite within their mind, body, and spirit that we watch them soar like an eagle. C’mon, aren’t you the least bit curious?

Oh Mighty Lioness

Like a haute couture runway model on the catwalk
her prowl, deliberate, poised and with purpose
she doesn’t simply exist in the wild, she flourishes
running towards danger that makes her want to run away

her feistiness is cool, cautious and uninhibited
a warrior and hunter, swift, leaping and powerful
compassionate and protective den mother for her cubs
to ensnare her, your efforts may be futile and deadly

she is the one animal most feared by the lion
to pique her curiosity it didn’t kill the cat
it taught her how to live and survive
molding her into a mighty Lioness in the jungle!

©Kym Gordon Moore

Hope: Something To Hold On To

Hope, Expectation, Desire, Possibility, Optimism

Sometimes to get through the day, we need to hold on to a little bit of hope. 

Hope, Expectation, Desire, Possibility, Optimism

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Hope, Optimism, Expectation, Desire, Faith

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Hope, Faith, Expectation, Encouragement

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Hope, Faith, Charity, Desire

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Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV)

Grateful for Blessings

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Although we will not forget the horrific September 11, 2001, events that occurred in the U.S., we are taking this moment to pause, meditate and recognize our blessings each day.

You can’t quantify a blessing but you can be grateful as a result of it. -Kym Gordon Moore

Poetry of the Day: Oh Troubles Sail Away

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It seems like trials and tribulations can weigh us down and bury us deep. With divine intervention, we can surrender those troubles, as if we are tying them to a balloon and watching them float away.

Oh Troubles Sail Away

Like a helium balloon
ever climbing and reaching upward
I tie my hardships to its flagging string
releasing it from my constricted grasp

I watched it sail into the lucid air
drifting in the arms of a gentle breeze
I surrender the weight of unsolicited burdens
wherever it goes I do not care

no longer does it hoard my inner sanctity
like dumping bricks from a wheel barrel
the higher it goes the smaller it gets
sail away oh mighty troubles, sail away.

© Kym Gordon Moore