Some days I feel on top of things and everyone’s content,
But then come days just like today—composure’s quickly spent.
overrated. Give me grace
to let myself live,
to be human, to learn from
both victory and failure
May 4, 2017 ~ Tanka
© 2017 Angela Umphers Rueger – All Rights Reserved
Photo taken in Virginia Beach, VA, 2017
This poem is based on the book by the same title that I am currently reading, written by Emily Ley. I’ve had a good many Wow! and Aha! moments while reading this book. I’ll go through it more slowly the second time (if that’s even possible), making notes and underlining/highlighting as I go along. I am brainwashing myself into believing that perfectionism is bad. It’s been my way of life for so long that it will take some effort to loosen its grasp on my mindset.
And just for the record, she is not paying me to promote her book, but I included a link above for you to buy it (her name) if you’re interested. I am happy to endorse it because it has changed my life by changing my mindset. Highly recommended!
Dear heavenly Father,
Please show me what You want me to do
And strengthen me to do it with all my heart.
Teach me to discern when I ought to say no,
Then give grace for the one
And courage for the other.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
This mother’s heart has been pierced.
“A soft answer turns away wrath.”
The rebuke sits heavily on my ears.
I have no reply,
by John Newton
Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.