Apr 22, 2017

Unsinkable Faith by Tracie Miles (my review)



My Review

Unsinkable Faith offers hope and encouragement to a hurting soul.  The book is full of stories about the author herself, along with stories of other women who have gone through storms and trials.  I really enjoyed reading this book.  At the end of each chapter there are Chapter Challenges, and the author lists several Bible verses of hope and encouragement to meditate on, write down and/or memorize.  I really loved the verses the author chose to use with each chapter.

The author talks about the way we look at things in our lives can affect the way we think about them, and how that will be a positive or a negative result.  I loved reading the stories of all the women in this book and how they dealt with their own situations. 
I highly recommend this book and it gets 5***** from this reviewer. 

*****I received a copy of this book from the author.  All opinions stated are my own*****

Mar 13, 2017

Day 13 Slice of Life

Day 13

Wow, I have missed the last 3 days and boy did I really miss you all.  I have been struck by migraine city and it really took its toll on me.  I just couldn’t get myself to get on the computer and write a blog post.  I’m feeling better today.  It’s still there, hanging on…but for the most part I do have some relief. So I’ve written another poem.  This one is called Lost, because that is how I feel so much of the time.  I just have no idea what to write.  I hope you enjoy it…

Lost

Trying to find my way
Walking around in circles
Don’t really know which way to go
Trying to write
All I get is a blank
A blinking cursor
Staring back at me
Daring me to type something
Will it be good enough
To share with others
Or one to shove away
In the drawer
With all of the rest
That didn’t pass
The test of sharing
I really hope
That all is not lost
For writing
Is what I do
It’s how I let out my emotions
Whether happy or sad
Hoping to inspire
Others along the way
To pour out their hearts
Their inner souls
Finding the way to peace
Through our words
Well at least I took a chance
On this white screen
That dared to challenge me
Feel like I can breathe again
Whether good or bad
I’ve finally let it out

©  Shannan Lee Williams

Until tomorrow…

Mar 9, 2017

Day 9 Slice of Life

Day 9

So it appears that not only am I becoming a late night slicer but a last minute slicer!  These last two nights have almost passed me by. 

Today I wrote a poem about a broken friendship.  It’s really sad I’ll warn you, but I needed to get the words out.  A person whom I thought was my best friend…we couldn’t make it when push came to shove.  And…I guess that’s ok.  People come into our lives for certain seasons and that’s that.  It may not last more than the season that it’s supposed to (I really hope that made sense). So I decided to share this poem tonight.  Here goes…

So Called Friend

We’d been through a lot
Knew absolutely everything about each other
Best friends
At least that’s what I thought
When it came down to it
When push came to shove
You left me emptied and used
Left me hanging and confused
I thought we would stand the test of time
But there I was
Like a leaf left out in the rain
Soggy and wet
Then crispy and wrinkled
Someone walked on by
And on me they trampled
Crushed me into tiny pieces
That is what you did to me
I guess you did me a favor
A blessing in disguise
For what I didn’t realize
Was how much you put on me
You brought me down
Where was the sun
It had been gone too long
Because putting up with you
Left me dragging in the dark
The truth is
As the saying goes
“You never know who your true friends are
Until you are in need
You’ll be surprised who shows up”
So thanks for letting me know
That you are not
That kind of friend.

© 2017 Shannan Lee Williams

Until tomorrow…